Archive for the category "food"

The Helm Vancouver Launch

December 4th, 2010 @ 3:31pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver welcomed a new restaurant to its search engines, directories, and foodie rosters last night. The Helm opened up at 1180 Howe in a familiar location but with a refreshing menu worth discovering. World-renowned chef and television personality David Adjey was on-scene with cameras in tow as The Helm was part of the “The Opener” […]

Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria

November 30th, 2010 @ 11:10am by Rebecca Bollwitt

For nearly one hundred years the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria has been a regal monument of elegance and luxury. The most popular activity at the historic hotel would have to be its world-famous Afternoon Tea, enjoyed by tourists, locals, globetrotters and celebrities alike. Thanks to an invitation to tea by the Empress on Twitter, […]

Behind the Scenes at the Westin Whistler

November 29th, 2010 @ 11:49am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last Saturday the Westin Whistler hosted the annual Indulge Gala, benefitting the Whistler Health Foundation. Through a special arrangement, John and I were given a behind the scenes tour of gala preparations by Executive Chef Brad Cumming. Chef Cumming paired up with chefs from four other Westins including Chef JP Fillion from the Westin Grand, […]

Silk Road Tea in Victoria

November 25th, 2010 @ 11:53am by Rebecca Bollwitt

During my stay in Victoria with Keira we were booked to to a tea workshop at Silk Road Tea in Chinatown. Recently expanded along Government Street Silk Road is a tea shop, tasting room, and spa rolled into one. Upon entering we were greeted with samples of their Westcoast Peppermint and were surrounded by infusers, […]

Nanaimo Bar Trail

November 24th, 2010 @ 11:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Chelsea Barr from the City of Nanaimo has been promoting the city’s latest (and sweetest) attraction. She’s put together the “Nanaimo Bar Trail” in honor of the famous 3-layer chocolate dessert invented in (and named after) Nanaimo. Photo credit: edwardkimuk on Flickr Normally served up in bar form with a layer of vanilla custard between […]

Nanaimo Arts & Culinary Culture Walking Tour

November 23rd, 2010 @ 10:02am by Rebecca Bollwitt

For most of my life, the only time I had ever spent in the Nanaimo are was either at Departure Bay or Duke Point ferry terminals. Nanaimo is a port for vessels carrying tourists, travellers and commuters however in recent years its own downtown core has become known as a great place to eat, shop, […]