Tag Archives: Urban Diner

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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Mission Hill Portfolio Tasting

When I was invited to taste the Mission Hill portfolio, I couldn’t help but think about the bargain bin at the local liquor store. What else exists between their innocuous stock wines and Oculus? The Shangri-La hosted a complete tasting … Continue reading

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Coast Restaurant ~ Exclusive Sneak Peek

by Lauren Mote Original story can be found at http://urbandiner.ca/2009/07/07/coast-restaurant-exclusive-sneak-peek/ July 7, 2009 at 1:06 am · Similar Stories in Downtown, First Look, Lauren Mote, Opening Soon, Openings & Closings, Restaurant News, Rick Green, Special To UD, Tofino “We’ve gone … Continue reading

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The Art of Cocktail Bitters with Lauren Mote

Original story located at http://www.urbandiner.ca June 11, 2009 at 3:37 pm · Similar Stories in Cocktail Culture, Lauren Mote, Paul Kamon, Pictorial Lauren Mote, the new GM and talented mixologist of The Refinery on Granville Street invited a few special … Continue reading

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Gold Medal Plates, Vancouver 2008

by Lauren Mote Last Wednesday night, some of British Columbia’s elite chefs, wineries, athletes, diners and industry professionals, gathered at the crowded Westin Bayshore Hotel in Coal Harbour for one of the most prestigious culinary competitions in Canada, The Gold … Continue reading

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Urban Diner Cheese Safari

by Lauren Mote Cheese Vancouverites never had it so good. Between the eclectic dining scene and all the new specialty food shops popping up all over the city, it is easier than ever to find unique, quality food products for … Continue reading

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East meets West: A Toronto foodie adapting in Vancouver

by Lauren Mote This is a story of passion. A story about someone seeking validation in eating just about everything for the sheer experience of it. I am a food enthusiast, bartender and freelance food writer from Toronto, Canada, and … Continue reading

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