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by Editor on February 8, 2013

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Valentine’s Day at Thierry; The GLOWBAL COLLECTION: Family Nights at SOCIETY + Trattoria; Local tech startup iTendr for iPhones featured in the Wall Street Journal and on Bloomberg; Celebrate love with Sequoia!; Michelin-Star Chef Philip Howard to cook at Hawksworth Restaurant; British wine writer Jancis Robinson celebrates the 2010 JoieFarm PTG; Wine for Waves; February is futures month – time to invest in Portfolio 2011;


Thursday, February 14th

This Valentine’s Day, share the love with Chef Thierry’s inspired collection of beautifully packaged sweet delicacies. Featured items include a limited-edition macaron, cake for two and Chef Thierry’s famous handcrafted chocolates.

Cupid’s Maracon
Jasmine-Strawberry Macaron – filled with Chef Thierry’s house-made
strawberry jam.
Exclusive for Valentine’s Day.

Macaron Trio
Macaron 3-pack – pink praline, lychee + vanilla.
Something sweet for that special someone.

Cake for Two
Coconut-Strawberry Cake – Coconut + strawberry mousse, coconut sponge, topped with a white chocolate flower.
Ideally sized for two to enjoy.

Handcrafted Chocolates
Customize your own chocolate box with your loved one’s favourite flavours!

Looking for the perfect place to celebrate?
Thierry is fully licensed and open until midnight daily. Pop in for fresh treats and chilled bubbly to cap off your special evening!

Featured Valentine’s Day items are available February 14th only, while supplies last.

Founded in the traditions of acclaimed maître pâtissier Thierry Busset’s native France,
‘Thierry’ offers a contemporary approach to the finest handcrafted chocolates, macarons, pastries, and desserts, as well as an all-day menu of healthy and delicious savoury items, made from the best and freshest ingredients.


Kids eat FREE on Sunday + Monday nights

Vancouver, BC (February 5, 2013): Just in time for BC’s first Family Day on Monday, February 11, The GLOWBAL COLLECTION happily announces that its casual Trattoria restaurant on West 4th Avenue is now offering a weekly Family Night on Monday evenings, where kids eat free*! Trattoria joins sister restaurant SOCIETY in the promotion, which offers its Family Night on Sundays*.

The weekly promotion is sure to be a hit with parents looking for dining experiences that are big on taste and easy on budgets. The kid’s menu at both restaurants feature a variety of fun dishes, including: cheese pizza, penne pomodoro, grilled cheese sandwiches, grilled salmon, and beef tenderloin. Parents will find grown-up versions of favourites on the regular dinner menus, including pizzas, pastas, burgers and entrees such as Angus Reserve Striploin (SOCIETY) and Veal Saltimbocca (Trattoria).

The best part of SOCIETY’s and Trattoria’s Family Nights? No need to argue over whose turn it is to do the dishes…

*SOCIETY: Kids under 12 eat free when ordering from the kid’s menu. Every Sunday, from 4:30 pm onwards. Not valid with other promotions.
*Trattoria: Kids under eight eat free when ordering from the kid’s menu. Every Monday, from 4 pm onwards. Not valid with other promotions.

The GLOWBAL COLLECTION is comprised of nine restaurants: glowbal grill steaks & satay, COAST Restaurant, Italian Kitchen, Trattoria Italian Kitchen, SOCIETY, Black+Blue, The Fish Shack, two IK2GO locations; and two lounges: AFTERglow and O Lounge. The energy, bustle and allure of these celebrated Vancouver restaurants are what most people notice first. In addition, flawless service, exquisite wine lists, and some of the most inventive, celebrated cuisine in Vancouver define every restaurant in the collection. glowbalgroup.com.

Check out The GLOWBAL COLLECTION blog for the latest news on all the restaurants.




“Vancouver is a hotbed of innovative app development” states iTendr co-founder and CEO Patrick Malone. “This is the deep end of the tech talent pool.”

iTendr provides restaurants with a workaround OpenTable costs and reckless reviews that will now be accompanied by amateur photography thanks to this week’s purchase of Foodspotting for $10 million.

Many restaurants burnt by reservation no-shows have opted for a first come, first serve policy which maximizes the efficient use of finite seating capacity. This reduces or eliminates corporate client traffic as a confirmation of availability is necessary for most business dining.

iTendr allows restaurants to have a covert, two-tier reservation policy; one for retail clients and the high speed – high tech iTendr Advantage for the lucrative institutional market.

Response from both corporate executive assistants and accredited restaurants has been tremendous, iTendr launches in Vancouver and Toronto in the coming weeks.

For more information please see www.itendr.com



Say it with dinner…

This Valentine’s day, treat your special someone to an unforgettable night out at any of our Sequoia Restaurants.

February 14-17, our restaurants will be serving four unique 3-course menus and some delicious Chef’s features.

Soak in the longest sunset in the city at the Teahouse or dine marineside at Cardero’s Restaurant. Enjoy the twinkling city lights at the highest point in the Vancouver atSeasons in the Park or wind down to the sultry tunes of our baby grand piano at theSandbar Seafood Restaurant. Whatever you imagine for your sweetheart, we have a special spot for you!

Sure to fill up, so book early to avoid disappointment! Afterall, along with amazing food, we also serve up four stunning and spectacular views!

Please visit our website
to see full Valentine’s Day menus and details!



Two award-winning chefs join forces for an unforgettable culinary experience
Vancouver, BC (February 7, 2013) – The Hawksworth Restaurant team will welcome Michelin-Star Chef Philip Howard to their kitchen for a two-night guest chef appearance on February 28 & March 1, 2013.
Chef Howard is the driving force behind The Square in London’s Mayfair, a two-Michelin-starred restaurant with a distinctive modern rench flair, which has enjoyed great ritical and consumer success for over 21 years. Numerous personal accolades have followed for Chef Howard, including Chef’s Chef of the Year 2012 at the National Restaurant Awards, Chef of the Year for The Catey Awards, the AA Restaurant Guide Awards and The Craft Guild, anchoring The Square as one of the leading restaurants in Europe.

Chef Hawksworth and Chef Howard will together create an exquisite six-course tasting menu, available exclusively for two evenings at Hawksworth Restaurant. Costing $175 per person, dinner includes a personalised copy of The Square, The Cookbook, Volume 1: Savoury by Phil Howard ($50 value).
This won’t be the first time the duo have cooked together; Chef David Hawksworth spent a year working with Chef Howard during his ten-year tenure in London. “I admire his poise and command of the kitchen and honest approach to work ethic,” praises Chef Hawksworth. “Chef Howard has a contemporary plating style, which feels in keeping with the elegant plates at Hawksworth Restaurant. I am very proud to share with him BC’s bounty of produce, as well as the talents and technical skills which are present in professional kitchen across the city.”
Chef Philip Howard’s will be the first Guest Chef appearance at Hawksworth, but international connections are nothing new: the Hawksworth team spent two weeks at SEVVA in Hong Kong in February 2012; Chef Hawksworth travelled to the Napa Valley’s Cakebread Cellars in September 2012, for their American Harvest Workshop; and September 2013 will see Hawksworth Restaurant showcased at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City.
To make a reservations please contact the restaurant directly on 604.673.7000 /info@hawksworthrestaurant.com. For more information, visitwww.hawksworthrestaurant.com/events/phil-howard.

Renowned  British wine writer Jancis Robinson MW published a recent article in London’s Financial Times based on a tasting of 50 of Canada’s top wines.  Robinson lauded the2010 JoieFarm PTG  as “perhaps the most original wine in the entire shipment”and the #3 red wine in the entire tasting.

Her personal website reviewed the 2010 JoieFarm PTG as a “Really clever Canadian take on Bourgogne Passetoutgrains, blend of Pinot and Gamay. Refreshing and fruity. Racy and really satisfying. “ and she rated it 16.5/20 points.

The 2010 JoieFarm PTG sells for $24 and may be ordered directly from our website.



Laughing Stock Vineyards has opened the Futures Offering of Portfolio 2011, our signature Bordeaux-style blend. For this month only, the Futures Offering provides early subscribers with the option to secure orders of Portfolio at a reduced price before it is released to the public later this Fall.

Portfolio was recently recognized by well known international wine critic, Jancis Robinson as beingone of the top 3 Canadian reds tasted in aFinancial Times article this week.

The 2011 vintage is a showcase of the best reds Laughing Stock grows with a blend of the classic Bordeaux varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. This was a cooler vintage and thus early blending trials are showing a very elegant and classic expression of fruit.

The futures price is $35 per bottle (unchanged since we launched the winery in 2003), thus the program offers discounts from the release price of $42 in Fall 2013.  See wine-searcher.com for historic price chart.

If you purchase Portfolio annually, you may be interested in becoming a Preferred Shareholder to gain specific benefits such as free shipping as a wine club member.

February is Futures month and this offer is only open until FEBRUARY 28, 2013.

Order online or call the winery at 250.493.8466 and we’ll ship direct to your door upon release.



Presented by Vancouver Aquarium and Naramata Bench Wineries Association.

Be the first to experience new spring release wines from the Naramata Bench – while supporting the conservation of our oceans.

On April 26, join us for a delightfully delicious evening as we uncork Naramata Bench’s first and finest spring release wines. Sample tasty Ocean Wise culinary offerings, meet the Naramata Bench winemakers and owners, and bid on silent auction items of fine wines from Naramata Bench and exclusive prize packages.

It’s like a pre-season visit to Naramata Bench for one magical evening!

Tickets are in great demand, so purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

When: Friday, April 26, 2013, at 7 p.m.

Where: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, 791 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver

Tickets: vanaqua.org/wineforwaves


For more information on Wine for Waves, please visit vanaqua.org/wineforwaves. For more information on Ocean Wise, please visit oceanwise.ca.



Tuesday, February 5, 2013 (Vancouver, BC) – Local food businesses in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley are signing up to Meet Your Maker, one of three BC networking events for local food buyers and producers to meet, network, and grow their businesses.

Since 2008, hundreds of restaurants, caterers, grocers, food delivery companies, food processors, farmers, fishers, and ranchers have met, negotiated, and sealed deals through Meet Your Maker, generating sales of more than a million dollars. “Without Meet Your Maker, it would normally take weeks to make face-to-face business connections of this calibre.” says Robert Giardino of Lilikoi Specialty Foods. “It’s a huge opportunity for anyone wanting to market their product, and for retailers it eliminates the leg work by putting everyone in the same room at the same time.” Erin Nichols, event organizer, agrees, “At Meet your Maker, everyone in the room has the same goal, to grow the local food economy in the Lower Mainland and in BC as a whole.”

Meet Your Maker is collaborative project of FarmFolk CityFolk and the Vancouver Farmers Market, with generous support from Vancity. In addition to “speed dating” and open networking, workshops are offered that are beneficial to attending businesses. This year, at the Vancouver event, Retail Marketing and Food Processing Consultant Andrea Gray-Grant will be talking about Getting Your Brand into the Retail Market, while FarmFolk CityFolk’s Barbara Joughin will be highlighting the secrets to Building Relationships Between Buyers and Growers. Each year, the event sees returning businesses and those new to MYM. They come to develop new opportunities and to deepen existing ones. “Sometimes, we get a producer that comes once, makes a great deal with a buyer and never comes again,” say Tara McDonald, Executive Director of the Vancouver Farmers Market, “and that’s a good thing!”

This year is FarmFolk CityFolk’s 20th anniversary of celebrating local food and supporting sustainable agriculture in BC.  In 1993, Founder Herb Barbolet pioneered British Columbia’s local food movement, building relationships between food producers and buyers, and educating the public about the origins of their food. The success of Meet Your Maker is a culmination of the deep relationships with fellow community groups and the various businesses that make up the local food network in BC that have been fostered over this time.

This year, the Vancouver event is scheduled for Monday February 18 in Vancouver. Meet Your Maker Okanagan, sponsored by Overwaitea Food Group, will be Wednesday March 6 in Westbank, and new this year, Meet Your Maker Vancouver Island will be Monday February 11 in Saanich. Nichols adds, “FarmFolk CityFolk is excited about working with the Island Chefs Collaborative and Vancity to bring the event to Vancouver Island.”

This local food networking event is modeled after Portland, Oregon’s very successful ‘Farmer-Chef Connection.’ This year, organizers are urging more local chefs and grocers to come to Meet Your Maker and make new connections. Businesses interested in attending can find more information, testimonials, photographs, videos, and a registration link on FarmFolk CityFolk’s website under “Events.”


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