Pemberton, Whistler, Fraser Valley, and the Okanagan have played host to some of B.C.’s finest al fresco dinners. It was just a matter of time until these outstanding farm-to-table fetes would arrive in Vancouver.
Over five years, we have done our fair share of dining, which means we have had the good fortune to sit down with some fine chefs in the restaurants they make special. The food scene, ever-evolving, remains constant in that it is never the same, and never boring.
With a close proximity to a world-class wine region, a number of Vancouver restaurants are partnering with Okanagan and Similkameen wineries to develop branded house wines. It’s a marriage of terrior, cusine, and culture, all from the West Coast.
An unsung hero of grape-based spirits, grappa is made by distilling the skin, pulp, seeds, and stems left over from the winemaking process. The spirit is enjoying a small renaissance in bars and liquor stores worldwide.