Archive for the category "food"

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, […]

Touring the Thompson Okanagan: Kelowna’s Hotel Eldorado

November 17th, 2010 @ 5:08pm by John Biehler

The following photo essay was experienced and contributed by John Biehler exclusively for Miss604.com. After a full day of travelling around Kelowna, we arrived at the Hotel Eldorado. After checking in, our group met for dinner and we were treated to a special menu from the hotel’s Executive Chef, Michael Lyons. We started with scallop […]

CinCin Festa di Funghi

November 12th, 2010 @ 2:25pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Perched atop a glow of retail neon on Robson Street, CinCin is an Italian oasis of fine dining, comfort, and indulgence. John and I were recently invited to taste the latest culinary creations from the heritage wood-fired cucina during their Festa di Funghi. We were in Chef Todd Howard’s hands in terms of the menu […]