Holiday Celebrations at Reflections

Reflections is set to transform from the summer’s idyllic outdoor patio into a festive winter wonderland, just in time for the holiday season. Located in Rosewood Hotel Georgia – Vancouver’s landmark luxury hotel – the all-new makeover of the elegant al fresco bar and lounge will allow guests to enjoy the space for the first time ever during winter months. Opening its doors on November 24th, the winter terrace will be outfitted with cozy holiday décor and will feature a menu inspired by signature holiday dishes.

said Philip Meyer, managing director of Rosewood Hotel Georgia. “Complete with share plates, festive cocktails, and cozy décor ideal for lounging and visiting with friends, we look forward to making the winter pop-up a new favourite tradition for guests and locals alike.”

The perfect spot for a warm winter cocktail and quick bite after a day of holiday shopping, the intimate lounge space will be decked out with twinkling Christmas trees, posies of mistletoe and over-sized candles. Heat lamps throughout will ensure a toasty evening – and for extra chilly nights, guests can cozy up on comfortable couches complete with plush blankets.

Created by Executive Head Chef Harold Lemos, the winter terrace menu will include the lounge’s signature share plates along with new festive additions ranging from Georgia Cheese Fondue to Beef Cheek Crousillants and Turkey-Sage Sausage Rolls to a Pizza Maitake with confit mushroom, caramelized onion, roasted garlic cream, and Okanagan chevre. Along with classic winter sippers like hot toddies, warming mulled wine, and an extensive range of whiskies, the hotel’s award-winning bartenders will also be serving up Christmas-inspired concoctions, such as Little Helper with rum, port and topped with eggnog; and Winter Wonderland with champagne and cognac enhanced by winter spices.

Wildebeest Brewery Dinner – Brassneck and Four Winds

It’s beer season and Wildebeest is off and running with a fresh series of outstanding beer dinners for your drinking & eating pleasure! Starting off phenomenally well is November 15th’s dinner with Vancouver breweries – Brassneck and Four Winds. Chef Alessandro Vianello and his team have prepared a delicious four-course Southern-style menu exclusively for this one night event. With the brewmasters and principals in attendance pouring some very special and rare beers, visit us at wildebeest.ca for tickets.

Added bonus: the highly coveted Four Winds Pomona and Brassneck ‘One Trick Pony’ Mosaic will be pouring on tap all night! Continue reading “Wildebeest Brewery Dinner – Brassneck and Four Winds”

Ancora Introduces A New Prix Fixe and Caviar Menu

On November 2, Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio will unveil a selection of feature dishes for the event, showcasing global varieties of the rare delicacy. And that’s just a teaser: now and through fall and winter, the restaurant is also offering a value-driven prix fixe menu that infuses seasonal West Coast ingredients with exotic flair. Continue reading “Ancora Introduces A New Prix Fixe and Caviar Menu”

Edible Canada Fixe Holiday Menu

Edible Canada is starting to take holiday party bookings for their beautiful bistro on Granville Island. Their 2016 Holiday Private Dining Package has just been released, and the holiday menus are both innovative and full of local ingredients. A good Christmas party has three things; an interesting venue, good food and drink, and a few details which surprise and delight your guests. Edible Canada offers all three.  Continue reading “Edible Canada Fixe Holiday Menu”

Christmas in Yaletown – CandyTown

Christmas in Yaletown this November, fantasy becomes reality at CandyTown, a free Christmas festival that invites holiday makers to indulge in the season’s sweetest surprises.

On Saturday, November 26, 2016, the fifth annual CandyTown will bring to Yaletown a Christmas bash that’s just as fun and bustling as Santa’s workshop. Continue reading “Christmas in Yaletown – CandyTown”

Steamworks HopAttack Fresh Hop IPA

Steamworks’s fresh hop IPA now available at their store or if you are lucky, at the Yaletown BCLS where we purchased it from. It has a nice pale gold color.On the nose it is round with notes of grassy pine, like being in a forest. The pine forward taste makes it an unmistakable fresh hop. Relatively light for an IPA with a crisp and dry finish.