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By: Food Vancouver  09-12-2011
Keywords: Restaurants

September 21, 2009 - Vancouver, BC

The fourth annual Eat & Drink BC! program launches October 1, 2009, and promises to deliver some of� BC’s best dishes. With over 150 establishments across the Province serving up BC’s best bounty, there is certain to be something for everyone.

This year’s program encompasses a wide spectrum of restaurants at a variety of price points throughout the Province.� Restaurants will be providing either a 3 course menu at varying price points (under $20, under $30, under $40 or $40) or a BC Bundle - consisting of one or two uniquely BC items.

Eat & Drink BC! program now is in its fourth year, found itself in the� unique position of having to decide to continue this program or not.� Funding that had been provided by the government in past years was no longer available.� When asked why the BCRFA felt it was crucial to continue this program despite the lack of support,� Ian Tostenson, President and CEO had this to say ” The buy local initiative behind this program has multiple effects for the Province’s economy.� Dining programs with consumer value drives much needed restaurant sales, chefs and restaurateurs support our local growers when they buy their product, and marketing encourages consumers to buy local whenever and wherever they can.”� to not continue the program was not really an option.

The program was also extremely fortunate to have the support of previous presenting sponsor BCAA return, along with our gold sponsor BC fresh, and new sponsors this year Vincor and Pure Blue.� “Without the generous support of our sponsors, none of this would be possible” says Sharron Tulk, Director of Marketing.� “In this economy, we are so grateful that these companies see the value that this program has to offer.� Supporting this program shows their commitment to being business leaders in the Province.”

To kick off the program and drive awareness, the Eat & Drink BC team will be hosting� booths at BC farmer’s markets in North Vancouver, Kelowna and Victoria on Saturday, September 26th.� .


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Mission Hill Family Estate to host BC’s Premier Celebrity Chefs Okanagan Book Launch & Charity Dinner: Chefs’ Table Society, Vancouver Cooks 2

West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia (September 22, 2009) - WEST KELOWNA, OKANGAN VALLEY, BC - SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 - Forget what you’ve heard about too many cooks in the kitchen, Mission Hill Family Estate will host the official launch of the Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia cookbook, Vancouver Cooks 2, with an exclusive reception and five-course dinner, October 9. Sharing the evening’s spotlight with Mission Hill’s Winery Chef Matthew Batey are four of British Columbia’s premier chefs, including: Pino Posteraro of Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill, Vikram Vij of Vij’s and Rangoli, Ned Bell of Cabana Bar and Grille, and Rob Feenie of Cactus Club Restaurants.

A reception in the Wine Shop will kick off the festivities, with an optional tour for guests of the underground Barrel Cellar. A sumptuous five-course wine and food pairing will follow in Mission Hill’s Chagall Room, named for the exquisite tapestry by Russian-born painter Marc Chagall that adorns the room - one of only 29 Chagall tapestries ever made.

Guests will enjoy a culinary homage to British Columbia with delicious selections prepared by the all-star chef line-up. The menu features cookbook-inspired dishes by the chefs paired with Mission Hill’s premium wines a sampling includes fennel marinated sablefish with Reserve Riesling, seared Qualicum scallops and squash ravioli with Perpetua, and south Okanagan Valley venison with Quatrain.

Completing the evening will be a special take-home gift — each guest will receive a copy of the Chefs’ Table Society cookbook, Vancouver Cooks 2 with the authors available for personalized book signings.

Later this autumn, Mission Hill will also be offering a special Chefs Table Society culinary workshop at the winery based on recipes from the new cookbook.

Chefs’ Table Society Book Launch
Reception and Dinner
Mission Hill Family Estate, Chagall Room

Date: Friday, October 9, 2009
Time: 6:30 - 11:00 pm
Cost: $175 plus taxes (per person)

Whistler Spa Escapes - relax, unwind and rejuvenate in a picture perfect mountain setting

Whistler, B.C. - Relax and rejuvenate mind, body, and soul during Whistler Spa Escapes this fall. Ten participating spas in Whistler are offering visitors the ability to unwind and revitalize - and save up to 50 per cent on spa services and wellness products from now through November 2, 2009.

Combine these heavenly spa specials with exceptional accommodation rates, fresh mountain air, award-winning restaurants, a spectrum of shops and limitless activities - and you’ll want to get here fast, and then slow down.

Leave the stress of a busy summer behind and indulge in a variety of treatments and specials, including manicures, pedicures, facials, massage treatments, body scrubs and more.

Participating spas are:
Avello Spa & Health Club (at the Westin Resort & Spa)
Beauty of Whistler Esthetic Services
Blue Highways Shiatsu and Massage
Eco Chic Spa Whistler
Loka Wellness & Yoga (at Nita Lake Lodge)
Solarice Spa
Spa at Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa
Vida Wellness Spa (at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler)
Vital Spirit Spa

Spa Escapes has teamed up with VISA to offer a special promotion. Use your VISA to purchase a Spa Escapes service at one of the participating spas and you will automatically be entered to a chance to win the ultimate Whistler pamper package**. One grand prize consists of a half day spa treatment for two, a $150 CAD dinner certificate plus accommodation in Whistler.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

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