Bells and Whistles Set to Open

Bells and Whistle set to open in the Fraserhood District this fall features 150 Seats, Wrap-Around Patio, Casual Fare and Local Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktails Exclusively On Tap.

Open for lunch, dinner and late-night drinks seven days a week with seating for 150 guests in its 3,000-sq.-ft. dining room and wrap-around heated outdoor patio, Bells and Whistles is the latest venture for Gooseneck, which includes respected restaurateurs James Iranzad and Josh Pape as well as new Bells and Whistles co-partner and longtime Gooseneck employee Nick Miller.

With a menu comprising homespun, locally and ethically sourced dishes designed by Wildebeest Executive Chef Alessandro Vianello, Bells and Whistles will serve up burgers, tacos and fresh salads, ballpark-inspired fare like chili and garlic fries, as well as a selection of soft-serve ice cream flavours.

Boasting a full bar that offers a rotating selection of notable craft and import beers in addition to ciders, cocktails and wine all available exclusively on tap, Bells and Whistles brings together the best of the local brewery scene as well as one-of-a-kind creations like imperial stout floats and citrus-forward IPA soft-serve beer pairings and slushie concoctions such as frozen radlers.

Designed by Milltown Contracting and Ricky Alvarez of Tinto Creative, Bells and Whistles also features an interactive games room that offers Skee-Ball, hoops and foosball tables with complimentary Happy-Hour plays, floor-to-ceiling windows with plenty of natural light and big screens showing live local and international big-league sports action.

“Our mission is to bring a restaurant that is anything but ordinary to the Fraserhood,” says Miller. “We’ve gone to great lengths to design an out-of-the-box, approachable space and we’re excited to introduce a whole new concept not only to the area, but to Vancouver as a whole.”

Cheese and Meat Festival at Roundhouse Community Centre

Cheese and Meat Festival showcasing cheese and charcuterie takes place in Vancouver September 30th 2017 at the Roundhouse Arts and Community Centre.

The festival allows mom and pop shops to showcase their homemade recipes and products while gaining marketing exposure they would not normally be able to afford”, Daivd Bain Cheese and Meat Festival Producer. Attendees will be able to pair with wine, cider or beer.

The festival will also include live entertainment, seminars. Seminar’s such as Glenlivet’s Find Your Cheese Spirit and Hops into the Charcuterie World. You can also purchase products from the pop-up shop on site

Tickets: $55 plus tax and service fee
Location: Roundhouse Arts and Community Centre
When: September 30, 3 – 5:30 PM and 7 – 9:30PM

Purchase Tickets on Eventbrite

Superbaba Now Open in Downtown Victoria

Superbaba a middle eastern fusion cafe, now open at 1325 Blanshard St. in the heart of downtown Victoria.

With seating for 38 and another 12 on an outdoor patio, Superbaba is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. The menu features fresh, faithful takes on Middle Eastern favourites like falafel and hummus in a variety of bowls, sandwiches and sides, as well as chicken and steak kebabs, fresh-baked pita, turmeric cookies, iced Turkish coffee, house-made pickles and fried cauliflower. Continue reading “Superbaba Now Open in Downtown Victoria”

Liquidity Easter Egg Hunt for Adults

This Easter, adults are invited to join in the hunt through 30 acres of scenic vineyard for Liquidity Wines’ Third Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt. On Saturday, April 15, the vineyard will stash scrumptious treats, coupons, and other surprises and delights within the property’s lush tangle of vines. Also on offer: a pre-search wine tasting and Easter brunch for the whole family at Liquidity Bistro.

Now celebrating three years of Easter fun, Liquidity’s grownup-themed egg hunt opens the vineyard for those who are kids-at-heart to explore at their leisure. The event is free of charge and takes place from 12pm to 3pm, though guests who arrive early can fuel up for the hunt by sampling a range of Liquidity’s award-winning wines. No tickets are required; simply arrive any time within the event hours to pick up a map and learn the details.

While the egg hunt is geared toward adults, the entire family can enjoy Easter brunch at Liquidity Bistro. Located in the Heart of Wine Country™, be sure to bring a camera as the space is perfectly situated to capture stunning views of Okanagan Falls. Enjoy special features on Saturday, April 15 between 11am and 3pm, such as potato roesti with goat cheese, thyme and farm-fresh eggs; decadent banana bread French toast adorned by banana compote; and maple glazed ham cassolette served alongside baked white beans and potatoes.

Sunday Paella Series at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will once again plate up the rustic flavours of Spain’s national dish with the return of its popular Sunday Paella Series

Beginning on March 5 and continuing Sundays throughout March and April, Executive Chef Alex Chen and team will serve up a three-course menu featuring paella — with Pacific octopus, local clams and mussels, prawns, chorizo sofrito, saffron and shellfish stock — as the centerpiece of each communal, Spanish-inspired feast. Boulevard’s Sunday Paella Series is one of several family-style suppers hosted by the restaurant each year, which transitions to their wildly popular Seafood Boils in the summertime followed by their “Pig & Pinot” nose-to-tail feasts in the fall. Continue reading “Sunday Paella Series at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar”

Romance at TWG Tea Valentine’s Day

TWG Tea offers the perfect setting for you and your beloved on this special occasion, with a tea-infused Valentine’s Day Set Menu. Start your evening with a glass of bespoke Bain de Roses Tea infused Champagne cocktail. Followed  with  pan-seared scallops complemented by a dashi broth infused with White Desire Tea; accompanied by steamed garden vegetables and White Desire Tea leaves; served with garlic Korean brown rice. Round off your tête-à-tête over a delightful treat of Bain de Roses Tea infused mousse and raspberry confit, served with scoop of Vanilla Bourbon Tea infused ice cream and fresh berries. The Valentine’s Day Set Menu is paired with a pot of Mon Amour Tea, for a true celebration of love.
The TWG Tea Valentine’s Day set menu is available exclusively on 7 to 14th February 2017