Tickets to Whistler Cornucopia are now for sale on their website. Cornucopia, Whistler’s autumnal tribute to wine, food, and all things excess, has long been an Eat Vancouver favorite. If you plan to go, I’d reserve tickets sooner rather than later, as it’s actually one of those events that does sell out quite quickly.
Sounds like a good chance to try a whole bunch of different things at a reasonable price. That’s always fun, right?
Press release below.
“ON THE WOOD”
The fourth in a new monthly tasting series at FigMint
Once a month, Thursday nights 6pm to 7:30pm
16 seats along the bar – $25 per person
Also available as a group booking in the private room in FigMint, minimum 12 people
Below is a press release describing Shaun Layton’s recent victory at a mixology contest. Layton is a bartender at George Ultra Lounge in Yaletown.
I went to George a couple of times and while I must say they do cocktails the right way, they are dead expensive. And the clientele has an unmistakeably douchy aura about them. But besides that, thumbs up. The cocktail (full recipe below) actually sounds very good.
In a haze of packing, kayaking and last minute shopping, my brother and I found ourselves famished at 3pm on West Broadway and Fir. A whole bunch of places were closed until dinner and we didn’t feel like going to Earl’s, so we stopped into this new pizzeria that was having some kind of soft opening. The pizzas they were selling by the slice had clearly been around for a time, but we decided to have a go anyway. It’s a chain restaurant, but it seems like a pretty nice family runs this franchise. I paid with a $50, and the owner’s daughter gave me change for a $100. So there’s always the chance you could get a really good deal there (I kid).
Anyhow, for the first day, the pizza was alright, if a bit thick for my taste. But they seem like good people, and they just sent me the following email, and menu. Could be worth a shot.
Following this brief interlude, stay tuned for a press release about Figmint‘s new mojito series. Because when reading about mojitos, it’s best to listen to The Submarine’s new upbeat hit, You, Me and The Bourgeoisie. And let’s face it, I’m always right.
Now, when I’m entertaining in the summer, I often go the old BC-fruit mojito route. It’s a real crowd-pleaser, and I get to break out my muddler to boot. But can you really call something a mojito if it’s not simply lime, mint, sugar, rum and club soda? I’m thinking we need some new names for these, especially my new classic BC cherry mojito (the tart cherries leave less chance of an oversweet product). How about: The Chancellor?
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a restaurant review
By Jason Chin
Eat Vancouver writer
Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
** and 1/2 (of four stars)
It can’t be easy to maintain a successful hotel restaurant. Besides all of the other difficulties inherent in running a profitable standalone restaurant, there is the small task of feeding a hotel. For instance, there are few fine dining restaurants that have to worry about a breakfast service every morning, but hotel restaurants do. And then there’s the small matter of room service, conference center catering, and providing a watering hole for weary tourists and business travelers. But to attempt all of this while also being nestled snuggly the post-apocalyptic war zone that is Cambie street? It’s probably needless to say that Figmint, the restaurant in question, is not in an altogether enviable position. Not to mention the fact that Figmint is located in the Plaza 500 Hotel, not exactly a household name and a building that looks more like an apartment building than a hotel.
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This just in, Medina Café, Chambar‘s waffley counterpart, is now serving a full breakfast and lunch, as well as brunch on weekends. Breakfast and lunch will be served Tuesday through Friday, from 9am to 3pm. Brunch is 10am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday. It’s a date! Find the menu –> here < --.