Category Archives: events

The Cocktail Kitchen Series

The Refinery, known for having one of the most innovative cocktail programs in Canada, is now proud to launch a six month interactive and educational competition called “The Cocktail Kitchen Series”. Due to launch on July 8th 2010, “The Cocktail … Continue reading

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

by Lauren Mote (all photos by the gifted Melissa Gidney of Melissa Gidney Photography) Although completely inspired by Lewis Carrol’s book, the adventures shared on June 06 were hardly of a predictable fashion. In fact, take the concept of Alice … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day + Whiskey = Love.

The second installment in the Refinery’s whiskey seminar series is a definitive look at Bourbon Whiskey. As it has claimed many people’s hearts in the past, let us indulge your palates on Tuesday February 2, 2010. What better host than … Continue reading

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Cornucopia: Reflections of a Seasoned Alcoholist

by Lauren Mote (original story can be seen at http://www.urbandiner.ca) We ended one festival to start another. After Victoria’s Art of the Cocktail was successfully put to bed the previous weekend in Victoria, Cornucopia, Whistler’s celebration of wine and food, … Continue reading

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Women of the Sortilège Cup

Original story can be found at: http://urbandiner.ca/2009/12/01/women-of-sortilege-cup/#more-9405 December 1, 2009 at 2:16 pm · Similar Stories in Cocktail Culture, Competitions, Danielle Rabkin, Events by Danielle Rabkin, Urban Diner An unlikely venue for a cocktail competition, the Hospitality Expo at the … Continue reading

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Important Holiday Events

by Lauren Mote I have two projects I’d like to share with you, in hopes that some of you would like to be involved. 1) Holiday Blood Donation via Canadian Blood Services “BOUDIN NOIR” The Restaurant Industry Gives Back. As … Continue reading

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Immaculate Conception: A Whiskey Dinner

’tis the season to drink a lot of whiskey… GOOD whiskey. December 8th 2009 marks a very special evening. The Refinery and Cask Strength present “Immaculate Conception” an evening dedicated to joys of whiskey and food. Similar to the Whiskey … Continue reading

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A Night with Theo Chocolate

Artisan chocolate meets wine, beer, cocktails and canapes Mark your calendars: Thursday, November 20th will be the chocolate event of the year. Joe Whinney, CEO and founder of Theo Chocolate, will make a rare appearance in Vancouver for this special … Continue reading

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DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER

An Evening of Sustainable Food, Wine and Fashion Design Celebrate earth-friendly lifestyle options at An Evening of Sustainable Food, Wine and Fashion Design November 19th at Terminal City Club. Hosted by The Beat 94.5 FM’s Kid Carson and Nira Arora, … Continue reading

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ART OF THE COCKTAIL – VICTORIA FILM FESTIVAL

The Best of the Pacific Northwest Bartending Challenge will test the knowledge and skill of mixologists all over the left coast. The competition will be held in 3 rounds: Written Test, Blind Tasting and Mix Off, and is designed to … Continue reading

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