Scout Magazine http://scoutmagazine.ca Vancouver Food And Culture By Andrew Morrison Wed, 06 May 2015 01:16:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 GOODS | Vij’s Somm Mike Bernardo Launches Okanagan Crush Pad’s Latest “Campus” Wine http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/05/goods-vijs-somm-mike-bernardo-launches-okanagan-crush-pads-latest-campus-wine/ http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/05/goods-vijs-somm-mike-bernardo-launches-okanagan-crush-pads-latest-campus-wine/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 01:16:34 +0000 http://scoutmagazine.ca/?p=115522 The GOODS from Okanagan Crush Pad Kelowna, BC | Okanagan Crush Pad winery in Summerland, BC introduced the Okanagan Wine Campus series in 2011, in an effort to further British Columbia’s already rich wine-and-food culture. This philanthropic program aims to foster the education of professionals in the industry by connecting all facets of the wine […]

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The GOODS from Okanagan Crush Pad

Kelowna, BC | Okanagan Crush Pad winery in Summerland, BC introduced the Okanagan Wine Campus series in 2011, in an effort to further British Columbia’s already rich wine-and-food culture. This philanthropic program aims to foster the education of professionals in the industry by connecting all facets of the wine industry, from budding professionals to industry leaders.

Each year, the winery opens its doors to the recipient of the British Columbia Sommelier of the Year award, and invites that person to create his or her own wine label at Okanagan Crush Pad. The Sommelier of the Year award has long been regarded as an industry nod to an individual who is recognized by their peers to be top in their field.

The winners of this coveted Okanagan Wine Campus award takes part in the full decision-making process that is involved in creating a wine label, from viticulture, grape selection and winemaking, to the final blending, labeling, marketing, and bottling process. The result is a unique 100-case production from which profits are redirected.

The proceeds from the sale of Wine Campus projects are donated annually to the BC Hospitality Foundation. These funds are put toward scholarships for students enrolled in recognized, accredited wine programs in British Columbia. To date, $20,000 has been awarded to 16 individuals with further scholarships.

Mike Bernardo is currently Director of Operations and Wine Director for the Vij’s Companies. He has led the Vij’s wine program to win several awards, including the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and Gold Prize for best wine list from Vancouver Magazine. In 2014, Mike won The Vancouver International Wine Festival and the Vancouver Magazine’s Sommelier of the Year awards. Mike was inducted into the B.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame, Industry Front of House. This makes him tied for the youngest Inductee into the Hall of Fame.

The Mike B Riesling Cabinett ($24.90) is from a small vineyard on Tucelnuit Drive in Oliver. The wine was made in stainless steel and concrete tanks to build complexity and showcase bright acid and mineral style. Lemons, lime, and pure fresh Okanagan minerality all lead to a Riesling with a bracing zing and a touch of residual sugar. A perfect match to Indian cuisine or for casual sipping.

This wine is a natural expression of the fruit we were working with and the real hard work was done in the vineyard, noted Bernado. “We let it do its own thing, wild fermentation and no intervention. We were aiming for a style that was off dry with big bright acids – it’s all about the balance. I’m totally happy with the results”.

Now Available in Stores and at Restaurants:

Brewery Creek Liquor Store
Legacy Liquor Store
Marquis Wine Cellars
My Shanti Restaurant
Vij’s Restaurant
Sutra Restaurant

Details

16576 Fosbery Road, Summerland, BC | V0H 1Z6
Winery phone: 250-494-4445 | Order wine: 604-800-3738 alison@okanagancrushpad.com
Web: www.okanagancrushpad.com | Facebook | Twitter
Order wine: 604-800-0601 | orderdesk@okanagancrushpad.com

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The People

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Christine Coletta, Owner
Steve Lornie, Owner
Matt Dumayne, Chief Winemaker
Jordan Kubek, Sparkling Winemaker
Julian Scholefield, Operations Manager
David Scholefield, Wine advisor
Alberto Antonini, Consulting viticulturist & winemaker
Leeann Froese, Marketing and Communications
Alison Scholefield, Brand Manager
Whitney Law, order desk and THE Club @ Crush Pad

About Okanagan Crush Pad

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Okanagan Crush Pad, producer of Haywire and Narrative wines, is quickly building a reputation as one of the premium producers in the Okanagan. The winemaking team includes world renowned Tuscan-based consultant Alberto Antonini, wine expert David Scholefield, and winemaker Matt Dumayne.

Located in beautiful Summerland, BC, the winery overlooks Switchback vineyard, an organic site that is also home to roaming sheep and chickens. Okanagan Crush Pad crafts wines that are symbolic of the region’s unique high mountain/northern desert setting which has an intensely hot, short growing season with hallmark cool evenings.

The winery is the first in Canada to extensively use concrete tanks and wines that are fermented and aged in concrete carry the Raised in Concrete™ designation. Visitors to the guest center, built right into the heart of the production facility, get a rare glance into the art of winemaking.

Tasting Lounge & Wine Shop Hours of Operation

April – May | Open Thursday – Sunday from 10:30am to 5:30pm
June – October | Open daily from 10:30am to 5:30pm
October 15 – December 15 | Open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Off Season | Outside the above noted times our wine shop is always open for purchases by appointment.
Please call ahead so that we can be sure someone is available to assist you: (250) 494-4445 ext 1

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Haywire Gamay Noir Rosé 2013 | Vancouver Magazine Top 100 Category Award Wine for Best Rosé Wine. “Okanagan Crush Pad is at the forefront of innovation in B.C., with superstar consultants Alberto Antonini and terroir expert Pedro Parra helping define new directions. Light, crisp, and bone dry, our best rosé combines the juicy berry fruit of gamay and savoury, herbal aromas of the Okanagan. Seriously structured and ageable, it is a lovely expression of our unique climate. Its tart finish is perfect for Dungeness crab cakes or melty grilled cheese sandwiches.”

Haywire Canyonview Pinot Noir 2011 | Lieutenant Governor’s Award Winner 2014 for Excellence in BC Wines. 91 points by Tim Pawsey. “One of just 12 wines awarded in this year’s B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Awards, from low yield, with judicious use of used French oak, dark cherry notes with some mineral hints, well-structured but very approachable (91 points, $35 from the winery (haywirewinery here.com). – See more.

Haywire Wild Ferment Pinot Gris 2012 | 92 points by John Schreiner. “Haywire Switchback Vineyard Wild Ferment ($29.90). This is 100% Pinot Gris but the varietal has been omitted from the label. The winery is trying to establish its organic Switchback Vineyard as a stand-alone brand. Think Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, which does not put the varietal on its label either. This is a richly textured wine with aromas of honeysuckle and herbs and flavours of pear and citrus. The finish lingers.”

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by Michelle Sproule | The main objective of this website is to scout out and promote the things that make Vancouver such a sweet place to be. We do this with an emphasis on the city’s independent spirit to foster a sense of connectedness within and between our communities, and to introduce our readers to the people who grow and cook our food, play the raddest tunes in our better venues, create our most interesting art, and design everything from what we wear to the spaces we inhabit. The Scout List is our carefully considered, first rate agenda of super awesome things that we’re either doing, wishing that we could do, or conspiring to do this week. You can also check it out in the Globe & Mail, from our calendar to theirs…and yours!

IMAGINE | The Rio Theatre is having a Studio Ghibli Night this Wednesday. Scoot in for a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s excellent My Neighbour Totoro at 6:30pm and stick around for Isao Takahata’s Grave of the Firelflies at 8:30pm. Both movies are seriously magical and will run in Japanese with English subtitles.
Wed, May 6 | 6:30 & 8:30pm | Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway) | DETAILS

WRITE | This Thursday is Letter Writing Club at The Regional Assembly of Text. This is good for many reasons, chief among them being that Mother’s Day is imminent and if you haven’t done anything about letting your Ma know just how much you love and appreciate her, this is the perfect opportunity to get moving on it. If you’ve never heard of it before, the wonderful Main Street store sports a brilliant collection of books, paper, cards, stamps, chalkboards, boxes, and – yes – even clothing. On the first Thursday of every month they host an evening of letter writing that’s free and open to everyone with supplies provided. Just imagine your mother’s face when she opens the mail to see a hand-penned letter from you waiting for her. Good move, genius.
Thu, May 7 | 7:30pm | Regional Assembly of Text (3934 Main) | Free | DETAILS

GIG | There’s a special kind of energy that happens at a hometown gig. It’s just one of those things you have to experience for yourself. Such an opportunity presents itself this week. Vancouver rock band The Gay Nineties kick off their cross Canada Liberal Guilt Tour at The Venue this Thursday night with a free concert. Also performing: Oceanographers and Dan Moxon of Bend Sinister. It’s gonna be good – see you there!
Thu, May 7 | Venue Nightclub (881 Granville St) | DETAILS

OF A FEATHER | This is Bird Week, folks. Being that Vancouver is a smack in the middle of the ‘Pacific Flyway’ route for migratory birds (the north-south route that flows from Alaska to Patagonia), we get to see plenty of seasonal species, and the city boasts a number of bird specialists willing to share their knowledge. There are so many great ways to get involved: tag along with an expert on a bird walk at one of many Vancouver area parks, attend a bird-related lecture or workshop, get creative with bird related projects, and so on. Dig in, become a bird lover!
Now through May 9 | Various times and locations | Free | DETAILS

SCIENCE | Dig yourself a bit of science and astronomy? This is a good weekend to hit SFU (the Burnaby campus) for Science Rendezvous. Get in on a full day of free interactive and family friendly science-centric activities. Researchers, engineers, innovators and scientists will be on site to lead the curious through crafts, science shows, talks, and moments of woah. The theme is the International Year of Light. Expect a talk about the Apollo missions and the Northern Lights as well as an Amazing Race-style science challenge. Good, clean, clever fun!
Sat, May 9 | 11-4 pm | Academic Quadrangle, South and East Concourse, 3000 level | Free | DETAILS 

PHOTOGRAPHY | Eraser Street continues at the Grunt Gallery, featuring a collection of photos by Henri Robideau that chronicle “moments, milestones, and monuments in Vancouver history.” This Saturday between 1 & 4pm there will be a roundtable discussion about Housing and Photography in Vancouver facilitated by Clint Burnham with Audrey Siegl, Wendy Pedersen, Lorna Brown, Eugene McCann, Jeff Derksen, Henri Robideau, Clint Burnham.
Sat, May 9 | 1-4pm | Grunt Gallery (350 E 2nd Ave) | DETAILS

EXPLORE | The Jericho Sailing Centre opens its doors for the curious this weekend. If that isn’t a sign that warmer weather is near, I don’t know what is! Find out about upcoming programs and learn about what the centre can offer you and your dinghy, windsurfer, stand-up paddle, sailboat, or kayak. Best of all, it’s a great excuse to get yourself up and on to the deck at The Galley where you can grab a burger and a beer and take in the incredible view.
Sat, May 9, | 12-4 pm | Jericho Sailing Centre | Free | DETAILS

COMMUNITY | The Stone Soup Festival goes down on Commercial Drive this weekend. The celebration of food, art, environment, and community will include growing, planting, spice blending and bee behaviour workshops, storytelling, card making (it is Mother’s Day on Sunday, after all), live music, food and plant vendors, and free soup! A strong and united community can do some amazing things (note: this is the 20th anniversary of this free community festival, so wooohooo!).
Sat, May 9 | 12-5 pm | Britannia Community Centre (1661 Napier) | Free | DETAILS

WILD EDIBLES | Looking for a different sort of Mother’s Day activity? How about taking a trek through local forests with the well-informed culinary peeps at Swallow Tail Tours? Not only will your wildcraft guide take you on a two hour plant-identifying hike that will cover where to find and how to identify edible plants (eg. wild mushrooms, fiddleheads, licorice, stinging nettles) and how to prepare them, but you’ll also get to feast upon wild ingredient sandwiches and wild herb tisane (sun tea).
Sun, May 10 | 11am | Lynn Headwaters, North Vancouver | $39 | DETAILS

HOORAY  | It’s happening! Farmers are starting to trickle back into town with their fresh fruits, veggies and eggs. Joining them are bakers, cheesemakers, beekeepers and even the occasional pickle purveyor. Yaletown Farmers Market kicks off this Thursday afternoon, followed by Trout Lake Farmers Market on Saturday (9am–2pm at 13th and Lakewood), and Kitsilano Farmers Market on Sunday in – this part is confusing so take note – Riley Park. Welcome back farmers! Oh, how we’ve missed you so!
YALETOWN | May 7 | 2-6 pm at Yaletown | DETAILS
TROUT LAKE | May 9 | 9am–2pm | 13th and Lakewood | DETAILS
KITS | May 10 | 10am–2pm | Riley Park | DETAILS

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late-may-2009-169Michelle Sproule grew up in Kitsilano and attended University in Australia and the University of Victoria before receiving her graduate degree in Library Sciences from The University of Toronto. She lives in beautiful Strathcona and enjoys wandering aimlessly through the city’s streets with her best friend – a beat up, sticky, grimy (but faithful) camera.

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GOODS | Five Alarm Funk To Kick Off The Red Truck Parking Lot Concert Series On June 13 http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/05/goods-five-alarm-funk-to-kick-off-the-red-truck-parking-lot-concert-series-on-june-13/ http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/05/goods-five-alarm-funk-to-kick-off-the-red-truck-parking-lot-concert-series-on-june-13/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:57 +0000 http://scoutmagazine.ca/?p=115506 The GOODS from Red Truck Beer Company Vancouver, BC | The Red Truck Beer Company, CFOX and 93.7 JRFM are pleased to announce the launch of the Red Truck Parking Lot Concert Series at the Red Truck Brewery (295 East 1st Avenue). The outdoor concerts will be held over four hot summer afternoons and will […]

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Vancouver, BC | The Red Truck Beer Company, CFOX and 93.7 JRFM are pleased to announce the launch of the Red Truck Parking Lot Concert Series at the Red Truck Brewery (295 East 1st Avenue). The outdoor concerts will be held over four hot summer afternoons and will feature Canadian radio icons The Trews, the groove juggernauts Five Alarm Funk, blues rockers Head of the Herd and rising country star Logan Mize .

The Red Truck Parking Lot Concert Series debuts just after the Red Truck Brewery opens its much-anticipated on-site restaurant, The Truck Stop Diner, on June 3rd. The concert series will take place in the Red Truck Brewery’s outdoor lot and will feature a variety of delicious Red Truck Beer, food trucks, bands, DJ’s and sunshine in the heart of East Vancouver.

Following the kick-off on June 13th, the next three concerts will take place on July 11th, August 15th and September 12th. Confirmed artists include: The Trews, Five Alarm Funk. Head Of The Herd, The Dudes, No Sinner, Good For Grapes, Logan Mize, Rich Hope, Tonye Aganaba, Kutapira, Ice Cream Social DJ’s, Vinyl Ritchie, and more!

More details, including the line-ups for each concert, will be announced in the coming weeks. Please visit: redtruckbeer.com/concertseries for the most up-to-date information.

The 1st RED TRUCK PARKING LOT CONCERT will feat.
FIVE ALARM FUNK, TONYE AGANABA, KUTAPIRA + VINYL RITCHIE
SATURDAY, JUNE 13th
RED TRUCK BREWERY PARKING LOT (295 EAST 1st AVE.)
DOORS: 4PM // CONCERT STARTS: 6PM
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 8th @ 10AM PDT VIA REDTRUCK.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM

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295 East 1st Avenue | Vancouver B.C | V5T 1A7
Telephone: 604-682-4RED (604-682-4733)
Email: info@redtruckbeer.com
Website: www.redtruckbeer.com
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If you are a licensee and would like to serve our great beer at your establishment, please contact us at 604-682-4RED or drop us a line at kegs@redtruckbeer.com

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Our Signature Beers

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Red Truck Ale | A blend of premium Belgian malts, plus German and Pacific Northwest hop varieties gives this luscious, copper-hued ale a wonderful complex aroma, a rich depth of flavour, and smooth drinkability.

Red Truck Lager | Made with Canadian Prairie tow-row malted barley and hops imported from Germany and the Czech Republic. Red Truck Lager is a beer with world-class credentials.

Red Truck I.P.A | This is a bright IPA filled with lovely floral, pine, and citrus aromas and flavours. A soft sweetness followed with a lingering bitterness makes this beer an easy drinking friend suitable for all occasions.
6.3% abv / 69 IBU.

Be on the lookout for our latest Releases of the immensely popular ‘Red Truck Limited’.  Red Truck Ltd are unique seasonal products only available in limited quantities at specific locations throughout Vancouver.

About Red Truck

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Red Truck Beer is built on the values of a simpler time when bars only served beer and whiskey, when trucks were working vehicles and not status symbols, and when business deals were sealed with a handshake and a toast.

The Red Truck Brewing Company has been one of the fastest growing breweries in BC over it’s 8 years in business. The  Red Truck Beer Company is  an operation that is focused of making and delivering the freshest beer available currently based in North Vancouver

About the only thing we like more than making beer and enjoying it ourselves is sharing it with those who appreciate the difference that comes with being delivered fresh. Our brewing team has been painstakingly brewing delicious Red Truck Lager and Ale and ‘Limited’ as slowly as they can, always maintaining the notion of quality over quantity. Fortunately for the Red Truck Beer Company, The brewing team has been doing a fantastic job. So good in fact, we have to move from our brewery in North Vancouver to new digs on East 1st Avenue – smack dab in the middle of the city in Brewery Creek.

Complete with a 50’s-style Truck Stop, Red Truck Beer Company will be packaging its fresh beer in bottles, cans, bombers, growlers and kegs from this home that is set to open in spring of 2014.

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Pasteurization may be good for milk, but it’s bad for beer. That’s why we don’t ‘cook’ our beer to preserve it. Mostly because our beer was meant to be enjoyed today. And also, quite frankly, because it never gets a chance to stick around that long anyway.

Craft-brewed in Small Batches

We’re not a factory. We don’t crank out billions of bottles of our beer. We’ll take quality over quantity every day of the week. So if we ever happen to run out of your favourite kind of Red Truck beer, don’t worry. We’re brewing more as slowly as we can.

Red Truck is a member of CAMRA B.C, and proud sponsor of Slo Pitch For Kids/ Make A Wish, as well as the Underwear Affair. A supporter of all that is local, we are excited about our plans to move into our Brewery Creek facility and increasing our role in the community in Vancouver and beyond. Until then and forever forward, we will continue to take quality over quantity every single time.

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AWESOME THING WE DRANK #688 | Sons Of Vancouver’s Super Delicious No. 82 Amaretto http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/05/awesome-thing-we-drank-688-sons-of-vancouvers-super-delicious-no-82-amaretto/ http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/05/awesome-thing-we-drank-688-sons-of-vancouvers-super-delicious-no-82-amaretto/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 16:30:04 +0000 http://scoutmagazine.ca/?p=115131 Photo: Katie Huisman We drank plenty of interesting craft spirits at BC Distilled last month, but the big takeaway for us was Sons Of Vancouver‘s superb No. 82 Amaretto. Made with vanilla beans, apricot kernels, and local blackberry honey, it’s shockingly complex, long-lingering, easy-sipping (26% ABV), and not the least bit saccharine in its honey-nutty […]

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We drank plenty of interesting craft spirits at BC Distilled last month, but the big takeaway for us was Sons Of Vancouver‘s superb No. 82 Amaretto. Made with vanilla beans, apricot kernels, and local blackberry honey, it’s shockingly complex, long-lingering, easy-sipping (26% ABV), and not the least bit saccharine in its honey-nutty sweetness.

On its origins, one of the “sons” in Sons Of Vancouver, James Lester, explained that he and partner Richard Klaus “were inspired to set out and make it our way and try something new and that balanced differently than anything we could find.” In this, the two driven 20-somethings succeeded, albeit after 81 batches (hence the name).

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Right now, they’re trying to keep up with demand. “We kinda fell into being an amaretto distillery,” Lester admits, adding that he and Klaus are totally fine with that. “We still make 25 bottles at a time but are scaling up every other week. We bottled 150 (750ml) last week and plan on doing 200 this weekend.”

Where can you get yours? Head to the distillery in North Vancouver (14531 Crown Street), where 350ml bottles are $22.5o and 750ml bottles are $40. If you can’t cross the bridge, Legacy Liquor Store can you hook you up with all of Sons of Vancouver’s products (they also make vodka) in Olympic Village.

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COOL THING WE WANT #467 | Circular Ping Pong Table For Fun, Crazy Multiplayer Rallies http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/05/cool-thing-we-want-467-circular-ping-pong-table-for-fun-crazy-multiplayer-rallies/ http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/05/cool-thing-we-want-467-circular-ping-pong-table-for-fun-crazy-multiplayer-rallies/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 16:00:18 +0000 http://scoutmagazine.ca/?p=114736 (via) Until very recently, we had a ping pong table in the Scout office. We had to lose it because it took up too much space, but in a perfect world, we’d have several of them or, better yet, something along the lines of this circular table envisioned by Singapore-based artist Lee Wen. There’s just something […]

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(via) Until very recently, we had a ping pong table in the Scout office. We had to lose it because it took up too much space, but in a perfect world, we’d have several of them or, better yet, something along the lines of this circular table envisioned by Singapore-based artist Lee Wen. There’s just something so delightfully Dr. Seuss-ish about it: “Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all…”

One removable section acts as a gate to let players inside the circle, turning the Olympic sport of table tennis into a true multi-player game. This rendition involves a lot of running for participants on the outside of the table, and a lot of spinning in circles for those on the inside. Considered an interactive art exhibit, the portable Ping-Pong Go-Round has toured the world since Wen first created it in 1998, most recently gaining exposure at the Art Basel festival in Hong Kong.

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TEA & TWO SLICES | On Marred Protests And The Premier Bribing God To Save Our Children http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/04/tea-two-slices-on-marred-protests-and-the-premier-bribing-god-to-save-our-children/ http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/04/tea-two-slices-on-marred-protests-and-the-premier-bribing-god-to-save-our-children/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 22:25:14 +0000 http://scoutmagazine.ca/?p=115327 by Sean Orr | M’aidez: Vancouver May Day celebration marred by protests and stabbing. Marred by stabbing I get, but marred by protest? May Day is a global day of protest. Wayne Regretzky: Gretzky wrong to call Harper “one of the greatest prime ministers ever”. There are better ways to become a senator, Wayne. How […]

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by Sean Orr | M’aidez: Vancouver May Day celebration marred by protests and stabbing. Marred by stabbing I get, but marred by protest? May Day is a global day of protest.

Wayne Regretzky: Gretzky wrong to call Harper “one of the greatest prime ministers ever”. There are better ways to become a senator, Wayne.

How can we celebrate any Prime Minister when this is actually a thing: Canada’s race problem? It’s even worse than America’s. Maybe our biggest problem is that we keep comparing ourselves to America.

Jesus Christy: Christ Church Cathedral receives $1 million contribution from province. But no money for badly needed, long overdue seismic upgrades to our crumbling schools? Or maybe she just bribed God, who has promised not to deliver us unto the evil of his earthquakes? Good deal, Christy. Good deal.

Meanwhile, Christy Clark pledges money, gives assurances amid Surrey gang war. Thereby further fuelling gang war. Le sigh.

Letter to Premier Clark: where’s your due diligence on Woodfibre LNG?. I am embarrassed to admit I had no idea about this Sukanto Tanoto person:

In 2012, he was fined $200 million US after conviction for tax evasion. His companies are known to flout government regulations. He has set up a system of corporations in B.C. which are so designed that every dollar made can be skated to Singapore where there’s no tax or royalty on LNG which under agreement with Canada, Singapore has the sole power to tax.

Catch me if you can: Vancouver developer denies links to Chinese corruption case.

Smoking gun: Postmedia Told Edmonton Journal to Endorse Jim Prentice, Says Edmonton Journal. This is completely disgusting but wholly unsurprising. They bought Sun News after all.

Bonus: My Life Is a Joke.

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POLL | Do You Think City Hall Should Put A Stop To Market Developments In Chinatown? http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/04/poll-do-you-think-that-city-hall-should-put-a-stop-to-new-developments-in-chinatown/ http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/04/poll-do-you-think-that-city-hall-should-put-a-stop-to-new-developments-in-chinatown/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 21:33:54 +0000 http://scoutmagazine.ca/?p=115461 If you live or work in or around Chinatown or have visited its 10 blocks often enough to notice, you’ll have no doubt seen how the pace of development has quickened to a startling, Yaletown-like gallop. Community groups and residents are concerned that all the new condos, buildings and businesses going in are going to price […]

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If you live or work in or around Chinatown or have visited its 10 blocks often enough to notice, you’ll have no doubt seen how the pace of development has quickened to a startling, Yaletown-like gallop. Community groups and residents are concerned that all the new condos, buildings and businesses going in are going to price them out. The G-word threat that these people – many of whom are senior citizens – face is very real. Some of them have already faced renoviction. The Mayor acknowledged and accepted a petition signed by 1,400 of them, but that’s it. He surrendered a handshake and a look of concern. Because camera. What are your thoughts?

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VANCOUVERITES | Playing With Scissors In Designer Sara Armstrong’s West End Studio http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/04/vancouverites-playing-with-scissors-in-designer-sara-armstrongs-west-end-studio/ http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/04/vancouverites-playing-with-scissors-in-designer-sara-armstrongs-west-end-studio/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 18:37:41 +0000 http://scoutmagazine.ca/?p=115376 by Grady Mitchell | If clothes began as a purely protective measure, in the millennia since taken on myriad new and subtle meanings. In an age where so many of the life and death problems that hassled our ancestors have been handily boxed up, the way we dress has become more symbolic than strictly practical. It’s […]

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by Grady Mitchell | If clothes began as a purely protective measure, in the millennia since taken on myriad new and subtle meanings. In an age where so many of the life and death problems that hassled our ancestors have been handily boxed up, the way we dress has become more symbolic than strictly practical. It’s just about the quickest way to communicate something about yourself. “That’s something I’ve always been interested in,” says Vancouver designer Sara Armstrong. “The appearances we put on, clothing as armor.”

Inside her West End studio, Sara’s pieces are bold and angular. Before fashion design she studied sculpture, and the influence is clear in the sweeping, graceful cuts of her largely monochromatic garments. She has a varied artistic history -  “I could draw before I could read,” – and in addition to sculpture she’s studied sketching, painting, woodworking and welding. Clothing acts as a sort of catchall for her artistic interests. “There’s still a lot of architecture and line and form, and then there’s the great collaborations with video and audio, it’s a whole package,” she says. School gave her the technical skills, but her real creative education has been ongoing since childhood.

In a way, garments are a kinetic form of sculpture or architecture. “Your body is almost like a canvas,” she says. Utility is important to her, as is responsible design, and she sources locally and sustainably as often as possible. Inspiration comes from numerous sources: an image, person or palette, a detail or technique. Often her designs are informed by specific periods of art history, and she’s pulled on her Scottish heritage for certain pieces. “I love the way that we’ve kept certain habits, traditions I guess,” she says. “But it’s really just something that someone told us to do, and we still do it.”

To see more of Sara’s work, visit her website.

OTHER INTERESTING VANCOUVERITES

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GOODS | Best Of The Okanagan Showcased At Quails’ Gate Summer “Harvest Table” Dinner http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/04/goods-best-of-the-okanagan-showcased-at-quails-gate-summer-harvest-table-dinner/ http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/04/goods-best-of-the-okanagan-showcased-at-quails-gate-summer-harvest-table-dinner/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 18:16:58 +0000 http://scoutmagazine.ca/?p=115447 The GOODS from Quails’ Gate Winery West Kelowna, BC | Quails’ Gate Winery is pleased to announce the launch of a Summer ‘Harvest Table’ Dinner that will take place on Saturday, July 25 2015. Building on the success of its Dinner in the Vineyard series, the winery will host an al fresco long-table dinner that […]

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The GOODS from Quails’ Gate Winery

West Kelowna, BC | Quails’ Gate Winery is pleased to announce the launch of a Summer ‘Harvest Table’ Dinner that will take place on Saturday, July 25 2015. Building on the success of its Dinner in the Vineyard series, the winery will host an al fresco long-table dinner that combines locally sourced cuisine and world-class wines at a welcoming communal table.

The Stewarts, owners of Quails’ Gate, are pioneers of the Okanagan wine region, and their vision for fine dining as part of the winery experience has been actualized during the past decade with the success of their onsite dining facility. As the profile of Quails’ Gate wines has risen internationally, the winery’s Old Vines Restaurant has also attracted attention from food lovers who appreciate the unique synergy of food and wine produced in the same geographical region. In recent years Old Vines was named one of the Top 20 Winery Restaurants in the World (dailymeal.com), and one of the Best 100 Restaurants in Canada (opentable.com), as well as repeatedly earning medals from Vancouver Magazine for their popularity.

The upcoming dinner is a great opportunity to experience firsthand the restaurant’s cuisine de terroir: each dish on the menu will be designed to complement the diversity and styles of the Quails’ Gate wine pairings, to be enjoyed in an atmosphere that invites guests to embrace culinary exploration and savour the moment.

Tickets for the dinner are $170 per person, including all wine pairings, and will be available starting May 15th at www.quailsgate.com or by calling 250-769-4451 or 1-800-420-9263 ext 221.

Quails’ Gate Summer ‘Harvest Table’ Dinner
Saturday, July 25 2015
6:00pm reception
$170 per person including tax and gratuity.

Details

3303 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna, BC | Canada
Telephone: 250.769.4451 | 1.800.420.9463
Web: quailsgate.com | Facebook | Twitter

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The People

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Proprietor: The Stewart Family
Chief Operations Officer: Tyler Galts
Winery Chef: Roger Sleiman
Winemaker: Nikki Callaway

Members of the Quails’ Gate team are well respected and viewed as some of the most talented in the wine and hospitality industry, making their mark as innovative and knowledgeable leaders. By having been provided many opportunities for development, our staff strive for personal achievement and development. The Stewart family ensures that the best skills in the business are recruited, developed and retained. Winery staff feel that they work for the best winery in the country.

About Quails’ Gate

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THE WINE

As one of Canada’s foremost family owned and operated estate wine producers, Quails’ Gate is internationally recognized as a top quality producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Quails’ Gate wines are premium and terroir focused. The entire portfolio of Quails’ Gate wines is consistently endorsed by wine experts as one of Canada’s most outstanding.

THE DESTINATION

Not only is Quails’ Gate one of Canada’s foremost wine country destinations, it is also internationally and nationally recognized as a premier agri-tourism destination. Having been provided with a friendly, sophisticated and educational wine and culinary experience, visitors return again and again. The Quails’ Gate onsite experience is most relaxing and welcoming. Onsite hospitality staff are among the most professional, friendly and knowledgeable in matters of wine and food in the country.

THE SITE

The facility and grounds of our vineyards reflect the premium quality of Quails’ Gate wines. The care and attention to detail given to the vineyard and winery landscape echo the attention to detail given to all other areas of the company. Quails’ Gate continues to be a leader in advanced viticulture practices, placing the Stewart family’s vineyards among the most prized grape growing sites for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other focused varietals in North America.

OLD VINES RESTAURANT

An all season culinary destination, Old Vines Restaurant & Wine Bar is an exceptional vineyard side location on the slopes of the Boucherie Mountain Bench. Guests are warmly welcomed in our must visit West Kelowna site with expansive and picturesque southern views of Lake Okanagan.

Chef Roger Sleiman offers menus with ingredients sourced from surrounding fields and pastures, our kitchen garden and regional British Columbia farms all paired perfectly with our Estate Wines.

Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate highlights the abundant resources of the Okanagan Valley, harmoniously matched with gracious service, breathtaking views and sublime wines. A long leisurely sunset dinner, al fresco bistro lunch or small bites and wine flights in our Wine Bar in summer or Fireside Lounge in winter, Old Vines Restaurant is the perfect location for dinner, light luncheons, mid afternoon grazing or après work sipping.

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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | “Laughing Stock” Is On The Lookout For A Tasting Room Associate http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/04/opportunity-knocks-laughing-stock-is-on-the-lookout-for-a-tasting-room-associate/ http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/04/opportunity-knocks-laughing-stock-is-on-the-lookout-for-a-tasting-room-associate/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 17:28:18 +0000 http://scoutmagazine.ca/?p=115428 GOODS from Laughing Stock Vineyards Naramata, BC | Laughing Stock Vineyards is now accepting applications for a Tasting Room Associate for the 2015 season. We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a passion for wine, who is outgoing, enjoys meeting new people, and can deliver excellent customer service. The ideal candidate has experience with […]

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GOODS from Laughing Stock Vineyards

Naramata, BC | Laughing Stock Vineyards is now accepting applications for a Tasting Room Associate for the 2015 season. We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a passion for wine, who is outgoing, enjoys meeting new people, and can deliver excellent customer service. The ideal candidate has experience with wine sales and some formal wine education (ie WSET). Weekend shifts are standard in this position; full days on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays will be required, including long weekends. The position will start out 3 days a week over weekends in May, and increase to full time (5 days a week) in June, July, August, September, and 1st half of October.

Job Description: The Tasting Room Associate is responsible for the daily operations of the tasting room.

Qualifications: Exemplary customer service skills – Solid wine knowledge – Good computer skills – Must be able to stock store, including lifting 35 to 40 lb cases of wine – Able to stand for long periods of time – Professional attitude and a strong work ethic – Holds a Serving it Right certificate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Pouring sample tastes of wine – Educating guests about our wines and the winemaking process – Promoting wine sales – Explaining and promoting the Wine Clubs – Restocking of wine and merchandise – General maintenance of tasting room appearance – Packing wines and taking wine out to guest’s car when necessary – Working with the Laughing Stock team to maintain normal daily operating elements – Discerning the appropriateness of serving wine samples in regard to pour sizes, patron’s legal age and sobriety.

Time Period: Position is available immediately. Shifts include Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 – 5:00. This seasonal position ends in mid-October when the Tasting Room closes for the season, but will begin again in May – October 2016.

Please submit resume and cover letter by email to kendall [at] laughingstock.ca.

DETAILS

1548 Naramata Road | Penticton, BC
Tel: 250-493-8466
Email: info@laughingstock.ca
Web: www.laughingstock.ca

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The People Who Make It Happen

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Owners | David Enns (Winemaker) & Cynthia Enns (Vineyard Manager)

About Laughing Stock Vineyards

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Located on the picturesque Naramata Bench, Laughing Stock Vineyards is a serious enterprise with a lighthearted attitude. And with a name like Laughing Stock, we wake up everyday with the motivation of not living up to our name. Thus we aim to produce the highest quality small production wines from the burgeoning Okanagan Valley. What choice do we have? Founded by David & Cynthia Enns in 2003, Laughing Stock focuses on making a few wines well, including Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Portfolio, our flagship Bordeaux blend.

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GOODS | Great Summer Music Line-Up To Play Mission Hill’s Stunning Outdoor Amphitheatre http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/04/goods-great-summer-music-line-up-to-play-mission-hills-stunning-outdoor-amphitheatre/ http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/04/goods-great-summer-music-line-up-to-play-mission-hills-stunning-outdoor-amphitheatre/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 17:16:41 +0000 http://scoutmagazine.ca/?p=115421 The GOODS from Mission Hill Family Estate West Kelowna, BC | The artists are larger than life, the venue is iconic and the concerts will be legendary. Mission Hill Family Estate is proud to announce the performers appearing this summer at the winery’s spectacular outdoor Amphitheatre. The live musical performances include the triumphant return of […]

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The GOODS from Mission Hill Family Estate

West Kelowna, BC | The artists are larger than life, the venue is iconic and the concerts will be legendary. Mission Hill Family Estate is proud to announce the performers appearing this summer at the winery’s spectacular outdoor Amphitheatre. The live musical performances include the triumphant return of multiple Grammy Award winning jazz artist Chris Botti on Friday, July 24th, country music icon Martina McBride and the Everlasting Tour on Sunday, July 26th, and the first ever Okanagan appearance by the L.A.-based band The Wallflowers, fronted by Jakob Dylan, on Saturday, August 15th.

Tickets for the 2015 performances in Mission Hill’s intimate 1,000 seat Amphitheatre will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, May 6th and are expected to once again sell out quickly as these summer concerts become the hallmark of the summer in the Okanagan Valley. The concerts at Mission Hill provide a unique opportunity to see these artists perform in a unique setting at one of Canada’s premiere outdoor concert venues.

With the creation of the Amphitheatre, Proprietor Anthony von Mandl, a strong proponent of the arts, created a unique opportunity to enjoy live music performances in an unrivalled setting. Situated on a prominent hill rising above the Okanagan Valley with majestic mountains and a scenic lake creating the perfect backdrop, guests enjoy a gorgeous summer evening of music, wine and cuisine at a concert venue unlike any other.

For artists normally reserved for much larger venues the small capacity Amphitheatre provides a rare treat for those searching to engage with their fans on a more intimate level. Artists that have graced the stage at Mission Hill include: Tony Bennett, Gipsy Kings, Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett, and LeAnn Rimes.

“A concert performance under the open sky at our outdoor Amphitheatre is a truly unforgettable experience,” states von Mandl. “There is something extraordinarily special about this intimate hilltop location; a wonderful outdoor concert experience reminiscent of the grand performances staged at Europe’s historic open-air Roman amphitheatres. We are thrilled to welcome these exceptional musical performers to the winery this summer.”

Chris Botti – Friday, July 24th:
The multi-Grammy-award-winning Chris Botti, critically acclaimed for his latest CD, Impressions, appears for the third time at Mission Hill on Friday, July 24th. The Italian-American trumpeter and composer from Portland, Oregon, is the world’s best-selling jazz instrumentalist selling more than 3 million albums worldwide. Botti has performed with such luminaries as Andrea Bocelli, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, Sting, Josh Groban and Michael Bublé.

Martina McBride – The Everlasting Tour – Sunday, July 26th:
Martina McBride’s astonishing country soprano will float over the Amphitheatre on Sunday, July 26th. The most-played female vocalist on country radio, McBride has produced 20 top 10 hits and six number one smashes, has been nominated for 14 Grammy Awards, has sold more than 18 million albums worldwide and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, the ultimate honour for any country music performer. The pop-country crossover performer brings her extraordinary talent to Mission Hill Family Estate for the first time on her Everlasting Tour.

The Wallflowers – Saturday, August 15th:
The Wallflowers, a two-time Grammy-winning alternative rock band that has sold more than seven million records worldwide, will captivate the audience on Saturday, August 15th. The band’s classic song, ‘One Headlight’, is listed among Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Pop Songs of all time.

Concert Tickets & Experiential Package Options

Tickets go on sale to the public Wednesday, May 6th at 10:00am. Mission Hill Family Estate is also offering Experiential Packages for guests to enjoy an unforgettable evening of food, wine and song.

Package #1: Terrace Dinner & Concert:
Includes reserved concert seating at the base of the Amphitheatre and a 3-course pre-set seasonally inspired dining experience with wine pairings and breathtaking panoramic views of Okanagan Lake at the award-winning Terrace Restaurant. Dinner by advance reservation between 5:00-6:00pm. Available seating for the popular Dinner & Concert Packages is reserved for a maximum of 88 guests.

Package #2: Long Table Dinner & Concert:
New this year! Long Table Dinner & Concert Package includes reserved concert seating in the first three rows of the Amphitheatre bowl and a 3-course seasonally inspired dining experience with wine pairings at a long Harvest table. Dinner begins at 5:00pm. The new Long Table Dinner & Concert package is limited to a maximum of 60 guests.

Package #3: Loggia Wine Lounge & Concert:
Includes reserved concert seating at the base of the Amphitheatre and access to the winery’s outdoor covered Loggia gallery adjacent to the Amphitheatre. Along with a reserved seat, guests will have exclusive access to the Loggia and be treated to wine service and hors d’oeuvres prior to the commencement of the concert. The Loggia Wine Lounge will begin at 6:00pm. This experiential package is available for a maximum of 100 guests.

Package #4: Reception & Concert:
Includes reserved concert seating at the base of the Amphitheatre and an elegant pre-concert reception in the winery’s beautiful Visitor’s Centre. Along with a reserved seat, guests will be treated to wine service and hors d’oeuvres prior to the concert. The Reception & Concert will begin at 6:00pm. Capacity for this popular pre-concert reception is limited to 100 guests.

Package #5: Chef’s Artisan Sandwich with Wine Pairing & Concert
Enjoy an artisan sandwich created by our Executive Winery Chef served with truffle parmesan popcorn, 500ml bottle of still water, and 375ml bottle of Mission Hill Reserve wine. Guests will have the opportunity to make a wine selection at time of pick-up. Limited to 100 packages.

To Purchase Tickets:
missionhillwinery.com | Phone: 250.762.5050

DETAILS

1730 Mission Hill Road | West Kelowna, BC V4T 2E4
Telephone: 250-768-7611
Email: info@missionhillwinery.com
Web: www.missionhillwinery.com
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Hours

The Winery is open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm with wine tasting and tours offered.
The Terrace is open from May to October for lunch and dinner. For restaurant or tour reservations, visit our website, or call 250-768-6467

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The Team

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Proprietor: Anthony von Mandl
President: Rick Bonitati
Chief Winemaker: John Simes
Executive Winery Chef: Chris Stewart
Wine Education: Ingo Grady

About Mission Hill Family Estate

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“The centerpiece of the Canadian wine tourism industry…understated wines which rank among the country’s best and the Terrace Restaurant on the estate’s front lawn is one of the most glorious dining experiences around.” Travel & Leisure Magazine

Located in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Mission Hill Family Estate is a family-owned winery that crafts boutique wines. Majestic mountains, scenic lakes, and lush orchards encase the winery’s dramatic architecture and culminate in a setting that celebrates wine, food and the arts. Our Chief Winemaker John Simes, uses a ‘pruning to bottle’ program for the viticulture to winemaking process that ensures all our wines reflect the origin and unique character of the Valley. Visit us at the winery’s Education Centre for workshops and seminars on tastings, viticulture, wine and food pairings and more or enjoy our elegant tasting salons which provide a luxurious setting for an exclusive sampling of Mission Hill Family Estate wines.

We invite you to join us for patio dining at The Terrace and enjoy lunch or tapas overlooking our lush vineyards. Our Winery Chef’s innovative culinary style of Cuisine de Terroir, a seasonal and regional approach to gastronomy, is globally influenced, but locally crafted. Our Chef selects only the freshest local ingredients and seasonal fare is handcrafted to compliment our wines. Year round private dining is also available with the pinnacle Chef’s Table dining experience, an intimate evening with our renowned Winery Chef.

The Terrace is a proud member of OceanWise.

Accolades

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Mission Hill Family Estate has been honoured with numerous awards including:

* 4 Times Winery of the Year 2001 + 2007. Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards, 2011 Intervin International Wine Competition and 2013 Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada
* Best Chardonnay 1994, International Wine and Spirits Competition
* The Terrace, Top Five Winery Restaurants in the World by Travel and Leisure Magazine
* The Terrace, Best Okanagan Restaurant, Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

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DINER | Bufala & Wildebeest Owners To Open New Seafood Spot “Supermarine” In Kitsilano http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/04/diner-bufala-wildebeest-owners-to-open-new-seafood-spot-supermarine-in-kitsilano/ http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/04/diner-bufala-wildebeest-owners-to-open-new-seafood-spot-supermarine-in-kitsilano/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 16:55:23 +0000 http://scoutmagazine.ca/?p=115268 by Andrew Morrison | Award-winning restaurateurs James Iranzad and Josh Pape are just a few weeks away from opening their third eatery together. First there was Wildebeest in Gastown (2012), then there was Bufala in Kerrisdale (June 2014), and soon there will be Supermarine in the heart of Kitsilano. Located in the old Abigail’s Party location at 1685 […]

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by Andrew Morrison | Award-winning restaurateurs James Iranzad and Josh Pape are just a few weeks away from opening their third eatery together. First there was Wildebeest in Gastown (2012), then there was Bufala in Kerrisdale (June 2014), and soon there will be Supermarine in the heart of Kitsilano.

Located in the old Abigail’s Party location at 1685 Yew Street, the new 35 seater will focus squarely on seafood. Jacob Deacon-Evans will be the executive chef. This will be his first time at the helm, but it sounds like he’s ready and raring to go. Before he rose to the chef de cuisine position at Wildebeest, Jacob toiled on the line at local legends such as Bishop’s and West, so he’s no stranger to excellence or pressure.

From what I understand of the concept, the threesome’s goal is to bring the “seafood restaurant” idea forward in Vancouver without being too fancy, formal, or precious about it. Without knowing anything about the menu save for occasional hints dropped in broad strokes, the pedigrees of those involved would steer anyone to expect good things. I certainly do. If you love seafood, you should be excited.

Pape is one of BC’s top barmen, so Supermarine’s cocktail program is also something to look forward to. He’s aiming for a strong list of classics to help expand cocktail culture in the neighbourhood. We’re talking 12 to 15 well made standards, plus 8 to 10 contemporary drinks, among them a Wasabi Sour and a Green Snapper (gin, pineapple, mint, cilantro). Fans of slushies are in luck, as the bar will sport the requisite machine (and the will to use it).

As for wine, Iranzad tells me the list will stick close to the menu, but adds that every wine will be able to stand on its own deliciousness. He says we’ll see “albarino, muscadet, Loire sauvignon blanc, gruner, fiano, gavi, Clare Valley riesling, sparklings, roses galore, pinots, zweigelt…tasty over regionality all the way.” The menu isn’t exclusively seafood, so we can also expect – as Iranzad puts it – “the odd starfucker red for your surf & turf pleasure.”

Dinner will be served from 5:30pm to 2am, six nights a week (closed Sunday evenings). Weekend brunch was an institution at Abigail’s Party, so I trust it will be here as well.

It all sounds pretty perfect for the address. Bonus: killer sidewalk patio just a block up from the ocean.

The images below were taken just before the last service at Abigail’s Party a couple of months ago. Supermarine will look very different. The bar, for example, is being moved and expanded from four seats to seven. The rest – to me, at least – is a complete mystery. We’ll try to show you what it looks like again as opening day approaches.

EXPLORE THIS NEIGHBOURHOOD

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GOODS | “Burghound” Names CedarCreek’s 2012 Block 4 Platinum Pinot Noir Best In BC http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/04/goods-burghound-names-cedarcreeks-2012-block-4-platinum-pinot-noir-best-in-bc/ http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/04/goods-burghound-names-cedarcreeks-2012-block-4-platinum-pinot-noir-best-in-bc/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 15:52:59 +0000 http://scoutmagazine.ca/?p=115403 The GOODS from CedarCreek Estate Winery Kelowna, BC | CedarCreek Estate Winery is pleased to announce that Allen Meadows of Burghound – the most respected writer on Pinot Noir in the world – has selected their 2012 Block 4 Platinum Pinot Noir from 54 of the Okanagan’s best as the province’s top Pinot Noir. Allen Meadows […]

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The GOODS from CedarCreek Estate Winery

Kelowna, BC | CedarCreek Estate Winery is pleased to announce that Allen Meadows of Burghound – the most respected writer on Pinot Noir in the world – has selected their 2012 Block 4 Platinum Pinot Noir from 54 of the Okanagan’s best as the province’s top Pinot Noir.

Allen Meadows founded Burghound in 2000 as a quarterly review of the wines of Burgundy, and it is devoted exclusively to the coverage of Burgundy and Pinot Noir as well as rotating coverage of Champagne and sparkling. He spends nearly five months a year in Burgundy and visits more than 300 wineries in that time. He is popularly regarded as the world’s authority on Pinot Noir and acts as an advisor to some of the world’s most established collectors of Burgundy and Pinot Noir.

Fifty-four wines were submitted to Mr. Meadows from 27 Okanagan Pinot Noir producers, including three from CedarCreek – all three wines were rated exceptionally well – the 2012 Estate Pinot Noir – 90 points, 2012 Platinum Block 2 Pinot Noir – 91 points and the 2012 Platinum Block 4 Pinot Noir captured a BC-leading 92 points. A full report of his Okanagan Pinot Noir review is available for purchase at burghound.com.

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“Pinot Noir is emerging as a strength in the Okanagan, and we see this recognition as a direct result of our increased focus on block-specific wines,” said Darryl Brooker, Winemaker at CedarCreek Estate Winery. “We’re really focused on discovering what CedarCreek is capable of in a site-specific way, down to the block-to-block nuances within our vineyards. The Block 2 and 4 Pinot Noirs couldn’t be more different as wines, but they’re only a stone’s throw apart in the vineyard. Revealing these site-specific variations in wine are, for me, the most exciting part of winemaking.”

The showing is further reinforcement of the Okanagan’s emergence as a region where cool-climate Pinot Noir – the heartbreak grape – thrives. The recognition adds to the region’s showing where Pinot Noirs from the Okanagan Valley have garnered awards internationally. “Everyone asks what the Okanagan’s great wine is. What’s our signature wine?” added Brooker. “We’re starting to see very clearly that the Okanagan can be great at Pinot Noir.”

These wines are currently available for purchase at CedarCreek.bc.ca.

Details


5445 Lakeshore Road | Kelowna, British Columbia | MAP
Telephone: 778-738-1020
Email: info@cedarcreek.bc.ca
Website: www.cedarcreek.bc.ca
Twitter: @CedarCreekWine
Facebook: CedarCreekWine
To order wine: 1-800-730-9463

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About The Location

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CedarCreek Estate Winery is located 20 minutes from downtown Kelowna – making it an ideal destination for locals and those touring wine country. Situated on a hillside, you are treated to a panoramic view of lush vineyard, lake and immaculate grounds and beautiful gardens.

The Wine Shop is over-flowing with wonderful gifts for home and the wine aficionado in your life – from the newest in Riedel glassware, tempting cookbooks and interesting wine accessories.

CedarCreek is committed to providing guests an intimate and educational experience in an exceptional setting.

Wineshop Hours: May – October 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, November – April from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tour are offered seasonally: May 1 – October 14, daily at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
Vineyard Terrace Restaurant: Open mid June – mid September from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

People

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Scott Locke, General Manager
Winemaker, Darryl Brooker
Anahita Pouget, Marketing Manager
Heather Courtney, Director of Hospitality
Justin Adams, Manager of Vineyard Operation
Darryl Brooker, Winemaker

About CedarCreek Estate Winery

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Purchased in 1986, CedarCreek released its first wines in 1987 and was one of the first 8 pioneering wineries of BC. With four generations of agricultural heritage and more than a quarter century of experience, we have pursued perfection and produced some of the valley’s best wines resulting in CedarCreek being twice recognized as “Canada’s Winery of the Year”. Today, we look proudly towards the future to further promote our region.

In February of 2014 the Fitzpatrick family announced the transfer of ownership of CedarCreek Estate Winery to the von Mandl Family. With this, two of the region’s pioneering winemaking families have come together with a shared vision for the Okanagan Valley, one that will continue the Fitzpatrick family legacy for generations to come.

Our knowledge of the terroir of the Okanagan and dedication to the craft have brought many awards and international acclaim, to our winery and our region. We are committed to building on our success by continuing to refine our approach to wine growing. Passion, tenacity, care and hard work are vital but above all we seek truth in wine. And the results show in every bottle. On that, you have our word.

Awards/Press

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Wine Access Magazine has recognized CedarCreek Estate Winery as Canada’s WINERY OF THE YEAR in 2002 and 2005, as well as runner up in 2008.

Read more at http://www.cedarcreek.bc.ca/awards

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Vancouver, BC | We are looking for a full-time energetic individual who understands (or in the process of understanding) local, sustainable cuisine. Some pastry knowledge is an asset. Can either come into the restuarant with resume betweem 11 and 3 or email Jack via jack [at] farmersapprentice.ca.

DETAILS

1529 West 6th | Vancouver, BC
Telephone: 604-620-2070 | Email: info [at] farmersapprentice.ca
Web: http://www.farmersapprentice.ca | Twitter | Facebook
Lunch | Tuesday-Friday | 11:30-2 pm
Brunch | Saturday + Sundays | 11:30-2 pm
Dinner | Tuesday-Saturday | 5:30-10:00
Sunday Supper Series | 5:30pm -9:30 pm

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Chef / David Gunawan
Owner / Dara Young

ABOUT FARMER’S APPRENTICE

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Our intention is to serve unique food and wine in a comfortable setting accessible to everyone. We would like to welcome everybody with our passion and sincerity. We invite you to join us whether it is for a cup of coffee, glass of wine, snack, a quick lunch or even to pamper yourself with our 3-5 courses daily created inspirations for dinner. Its simple; we have something for everyone….

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MOTHER’S DAY GUIDE | 30 Sweet Things You & Your Mom Might Want To Do This Weekend http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/04/mothers-day-guide-30-sweet-things-you-your-mom-might-want-to-do-this-weekend/ http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/05/04/mothers-day-guide-30-sweet-things-you-your-mom-might-want-to-do-this-weekend/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 15:28:56 +0000 http://scoutmagazine.ca/?p=114932 Mother’s Day is coming up fast (Sunday, May 10th) and we’ve received lots of awesome pampering ideas from the Scout Community. Rather than post them individually so that they flood the front page, we’ve organised them into a single guide featuring deals, meals, and ideas from the good folks at The Acorn, Much & Little, […]

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Mother’s Day is coming up fast (Sunday, May 10th) and we’ve received lots of awesome pampering ideas from the Scout Community. Rather than post them individually so that they flood the front page, we’ve organised them into a single guide featuring deals, meals, and ideas from the good folks at The Acorn, Much & Little, Cadeaux, L’Abattoir, Minami, and many more. Take the day to celebrate your Mom!

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MUCH & LITTLE

Much & Little, Vancouver’s much loved gift shop, has put together a Mother’s Day Gift Edit featuring handcrafted and locally sourced gift ideas.

Vitruvi $38 | A fresh new Vancouver brand, Vitruvi is a contemporary line of ultra fresh aromatherapy oils, aiming to bring luxury aromatherapy products to the masses. In partnership with Nobel Peace Prize nominated charity, Free the Children, Vitruvi supports sustainable essential oil farming and community health programs in the countries like India where they source their oils from, a concept that Much & Little loves.

Sleep Shirt | From Vancouver born lingerie company The Sleep Shirt, a classic Japanese cotton nightie. With it’s adjustable neckline this nightie is one size fits most average size $264. Striped Nightshirt in Japanese cotton is $145.

Trois Petite Points Lockets from $82 | Coolest line of keepsake jewelry. This Parisian collection of charming yet elegant lockets is elegant and modern, and customizable.

Handmade mugs by Nelson-based ceramic artist Kalika Bowlby. $28

2541 Main Street | 604-709-9034 | muchandlittle.com

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CAVALIER

Treat your mom to something special this Mother’s Day! Pick out a beautifully handcrafted gift made by a local designer or custom design a piece of jewellery by consulting with our in-house designer.

#217-207 W. Hastings St. | 604.681.0047 | www.cavaliergastown.com

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JOY ROAD CATERING

Mother’s Day – Sunday May Theme Dinners Featuring Spring Bounty. Join us for our long table dinner in the vineyard overlooking Skaha Lake for a Celebration of Similkameen Asparagus, Wild Foraged Nettles & Watercress, BC Spot Prawns, and our favourite locally crafted wines of the season. Only $85 plus GST

For tickets visit www.joyroadcatering.com

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LA PENTOLA

Celebrate moms with brunch at award-winning La Pentola in Yaletown. Enjoy our signature pancetta and porcini eggs benny, or buttermilk pancakes with candied pine nuts. As a special Mother’s Day treat, all moms will be served a complimentary glass of bubbly. Sunday, May 10th from 10:30am to 3:00pm.

350 Davie Street | 604-642-0557 | www.lapentola.ca

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L’ABATTOIR

L’Abattoir is now accepting reservations for Mother’s Day. The special lady in our lives deserves a day she’ll be bragging to her friends about for months afterwards. Brunch is served from 10am to 2pm, and guests can treat their moms to warm, house-baked pastries, poached eggs topped with smoked pork belly, and so much more. If dinner fare is more her style, come try the baked Pacific oysters with black truffle or smoked duck breast with confit leg meat, fresh beetroot and endive.

217 Carrall Street | (604) 568-1701 | labattoir.ca | www.labattoir.ca

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THE FAT BADGER

This Mother’s day, come and enjoy Neil Taylor’s proper British brunch at The Fat Badger. And just ‘cos it’s for yer mum, we’ll be taking reservations that day, (Sunday, May 10th).

1616 Alberni Street | 604-336-5577 | info@fatbadger.ca | www.fatbadger.ca

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THE ACORN

Statistics show moms prefer The Acorn to sports bars and steakhouses. Come join us for our special Mother’s Day Harvest with the freshest seasonal vegetables available. Because your mom deserves nothing less!

3995 Main Street | 604-566-9001 | theacornrestaurant.ca

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CHAMBAR RESTAURANT

Introduce your mom to Civilized Debauchery at Chambar – open from 8am until late on Mother’s Day weekend. We will be offering special cocktails and brunch features with mom in mind. Reservations are recommended and can be made on the reservations page of our website or by calling 604 879 7119.

568 Beatty St | 604-879-7119 | www.chambar.com

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MARKET BY JEAN-GEORGES

On Sunday, May 10, show how much you love your mom with a special Mother’s Day Brunch at MARKET by Jean-Georges. From brunch staples to Jean-Georges’ classic favourites, MARKET’s Mother’s Day Brunch will leave her smiling. Each mother in the room will be eligible to win one of six impressive prizes from the restaurant and the Shangri-La Hotel. The $48 menu starts with Jean-Georges’ signature Cashew Sticky Bun followed by a choice of appetizer, main and dessert.

Shangri-La Hotel – Vancouver 1115 Alberni Street , 3rd Floor | 604-695-1115 | www.marketbyjgvancouver.com

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CHEWIES

Chewies is hosting a Domaine Chandon New Orleans-style Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch on Sunday, May 10th from 10am to 3pm, featuring live jazz from the Tim Sars Trio and a 3 course chef’s tasting menu that includes Domaine Chandon Blanc de Noir for $35. Bonus: great deals on all bubbles!

055 West Hastings St. | 604-620-7634 | chewies.ca
2201 West 1st Avenue | 604-558-4448 | chewies.ca
Reservations to jenn@chewies.ca or online.

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BELGARD KITCHEN

On May 10th, we are hosting a day of mimosas, unique brunch dishes from 10am-3pm, and evening dishes from 3pm-11pm for your special mamma! We will be taking reservations all day for all party sizes. Please book online or by calling or emailing us info [at] belgardkitchen.com.

55 Dunlevy Avenue | 604-699-1989 | www.belgardkitchen.com

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MINAMI RESTAURANT

Celebrate moms at Minami Restaurant in Yaletown this year with a set brunch. Enjoy a specially-created Minami Zen composed of a selection of four seasonal mini-dishes, five pieces of Aburi Sushi, and miso soup. Follow this with a matcha ice cream and sakekasu espuma made just for moms and toast with a glass of mimosa. This one-day menu is $35.

1118 Mainland Street | 604-685-8080 | www.minamirestaurant.com | OpenTable

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MIKU

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Miku Restaurant with a special $60 set menu, featuring Aburi sushi, Haida Gwaii Halibut, and BC spot prawns. Finish with a specially created strawberry-raspberry almond tart just for moms. Optional sake pairing also available. Call or book online.

70-200 Granville Street (Canada Place Way and Howe Street) | 604-568-3900 | www.mikurestaurant.com

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POURHOUSE

Join us at Pourhouse for Mother’s Day Dinner, featuring live music with The Burying Ground from 7-10pm. Reservations are available and recommended as they fill up fast.

162 Water Street | 604-568-7022 | www.pourhousevancouver.com

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLATBREAD

Rocky Mountain Flatbread shall be serving a complimentary warm double chocolate brownie with home made ice-cream to all Moms when they order a main course. Happy Mother’s Day!

4186 Main Street | 604-566-9779 | rockymountainflatbread.ca/events
1876 West 1st Avenue | 604-730-0321

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SIENA

Celebrate May 10th with a delicious Italian style brunch, featuring warm Mediterranean flavours, festive beverages, and fresh baked goodies. It’s a special day for mom, so treat her to a great brunch and we’ll do the cleaning up! We have a kids menu, too!

1485 West 12th Ave | 604-558-1485 | www.eatsiena.com

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TABLEAU BAR BISTRO

We are serving Mother’s Day Brunch on May 9th and May 10th with the following features: breaded & fried camembert cheese, pears & endive salad, lemon vinaigrette dressing; grilled prosciutto wrapped asparagus, poached egg & béarnaise; and rhubarb & strawberry pavlova.

1181 Melville Street, Vancouver BC. V6E 0A3 | 604-639-8692 | www.tableaubarbistro.com

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HOMER ST. CAFE AND BAR

We are serving Mother’s Day Brunch on May 9th and May 10th with this special dish and many other features: Lobster, tomato, egg white frittata, wild arugula, caviar.

898 Homer St. Vancouver, BC. V6B 2W5 | 604-428-4299 | www.homerstreetcafebar.com

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HART HOUSE

Voted “Best Place to Take Mom on Mother’s Day” (Burnaby Now), Hart House offers a signature buffet that will make mom feel like a queen. The whole family will enjoy dishes that range from the Epicurean (Baby Shrimp Orzo Salad, Artisan Cheeses, Duck Confit Fregola) to traditional favourites like Challah French Toast and Scrambled Eggs. Dessert options include Fruit Pies, Bread Pudding, and more.

Sunday, May 10 2015 $38.95 per adult (exclusive of tax & gratuity); $24 per child aged 2 to 12.
Please call us at 604-298-4278 to reserve your space.

6664 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby | 604-298-4278 | www.harthouserestaurant.com

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THE DISTRICT BRASSERIE

This Mother’s Day, treat mom to a one-of-a-kind brunch at North Vancouver’s foodie hub, The District Brasserie. With a sunny patio overlooking the city, irresistible offerings like the Bacon & Blue Cheese Eggs Benedict, Crab Cake Bowl or Croque Madame, a trip to The District is certain to make you mom’s new favourite.

13 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2E4 | (778) 338-4938 | www.eatatdistrict.com

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CADEAUX BAKERY

This year Cadeaux will have a special on for 6″ five layer cakes for Mother’s Day. Pre-order yours today for $25 or swing by the store to see what we have on the shelves. We also offer a variety of hand rolled truffles, cookies and individual desserts.

172 Powell Street | 604-608-8889 | www.cadeauxbakery.com

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EAST VAN ROASTERS

The long anticipated encore of the “May in France” bar, featuring bing cherry and rose in 70% single-origin dark chocolate. Choose from one of our signature confection boxes or a duo of truffles in a tiny ribboned box perfect for mom.

319 Carrall Street | 604-629-7562 | www.eastvanroasters.com

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BEAUCOUP BAKERY & CAFE

For a very limited time (May 5 through Mother’s Day), Beaucoup Bakery is offering the perfect Violet Cassis Cake for your beautiful mom. Priced at $5.50, these gorgeous individual sized desserts are layered with black currant mousse, violet cassis gelée, vanilla pastry cream and choux sponge cake, and decorated with edible flowers and gold leaf.

2150 Fir St.| 604-732-4222 | www.beaucoupbakery.com | hello@beaucoupbakery.com

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OYAMA ON GRANVILLE ISLAND

Spoil mom for the whole weekend with delicious treats from Oyama such as Truffled Duck Sausage, Champagne Truffle Chicken Sausage, Okanagan Bordeaux, or special terrines and patés such as Strasbourg Terrine, Mushroom Armagnac paté, and a special Campagne terrine just for this special weekend.

Granville Island Public Market 1689 Johnston St. | 604-327-7407 | www.oyamasausage.ca | moreinfo@oyamasausage.ca / orders@oyamasausage.ca

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LES AMIS DU FROMAGE

The Salty Cookie Company and Livia Sweets join forces for a Sweet Pop Up Shop at les amis du FROMAGE in Strathcona on Saturday, May 9th. Drop by to support these young start-ups and sample their wares.

843 East Hastings | 604-253-4218 | buycheese.com

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DOI CHAANG COFFEE

We don’t know where all the mamas out there get their energy, but this Mother’s Day Doi Chaang Coffee is here to help. For the month of May when you order a 12 pack of our Fair Trade, Certified Organic and 90% biodegradable single-serve aroma cups online we will send you an additional 12 pack free with your order. Happy Mother’s Day from Doi Chaang Coffee!

110-807 Powell St. | Vancouver, BC | 604-689-3312 | doichaangcoffee.com

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MILANO COFFEE

Mother’s Day Pop-Up Flower Shop Opens at Milano Coffee. Milano Coffee is making it easy to remember moms by bringing together three of the world’s greatest inventions – coffee, flowers and moms – in two places. Serpent Botanical pop-up flower shops will be open on May 8 and 9 at Milano Coffee in Gastown and on West 8th, 7am until sold out.

Milano Coffee, 36 Powell Street & Milano Coffee, 156 West 8th Ave. | MilanoCoffee.ca

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TERRA BREADS

Our idea of the perfect Mother’s Day? Tea + cupcakes. Our rich, moist Raspberry Chocolate and Vanilla Black Currant cupcakes are available until May 10th. We’re also introducing a flaky and delicious Ham + Gruyere croissant just in time for Mother’s Day brunch!

Fifth Ave Bakery + Café | 53 5th Ave West | 604-873-8111 | terrabreads.com
The Village on False Creek Café | 1605 Manitoba St.| 604-877-1183
Kitsilano Bakery + Café | 2380 W 4th Ave | 604-736-1838
Granville Island Bakery | Granville Island Public Market, 1661 Duranleau St. | 604-685-3102

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GREENHORN CAFE

Get that special mama in your life a Greenhorn Cafe gift card between May 1-10 and get 5% off. Join us on Mother’s Day for our brunch special: fricassee of braised short rib and wild mushroom stew lardons, roasted potatoes, aged white cheddar, 2 poached eggs served with greens and sourdough bread – $15.

994 Nicola Street | 604-428-2591 | www.greenhorncafe.com

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SONS OF VANCOUVER DISTILLERY

Get a sneak peak at Sons of Vancouver’s upcoming cocktail program with complimentary Amaretto Sours for every mother who makes it into the tasting room (because your mom is awesome). Their Amaretto just stole the “other spirits” category at the BC Distilled craft spirits festival, and they make a mean Amaretto Sour. While you’re there, get a free sample of their 2nd and 3rd placing Vodka and Chili Vodka. Bonus: if time permits, James and Richard might be able to give you and your Momma a little tour!

1431 Crown Street, North Vancouver | sonsofvancouver.ca

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