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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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A MyPressi Experiment

Mark Prince – more commonly known as the “Coffee Geek” – invited me over to the CoffeeLab to check out this new little contraption he was loaned for demos and reviews. The little guy is called the “MyPressi”. Its slogan … 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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Boozing – The Christmas Cocktail Edition.

by Lauren Mote Here is a list of delicious contemporary and “spins” on classic cocktails perfect for the holidays. 1) Best noggin’ your eggs have ever seen: Single Serving: 1 cold organic whole egg 2 oz 35% cream 1/2 oz … 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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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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The Refinery Taking Ordinary To Extraordinary

by George Froehlich It’s a trend. A trend that is evident in some of Vancouver’s finest restaurants – young Turks are the new chefs on the block and the fruits of their labour are pretty amazing. Two come to mind … Continue reading

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