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The ongoing series will see a different distiller or brewer commandeer Homer St. Café’s bar and kitchen for a week every month, offering drink specials, collaborative menu items and ticketed tasting dinners with experts from the participating brewery and/or distillery.
J.P. Wiser’s Whisky Takeover runs January 8-14. Wiser’s and the Northern Border Collection (Lot 40, Pike Creek and Gooderham & Worts) will feature cocktails and whisky flights alongside special dishes that incorporate the whiskies on the Fresh Sheet. $1 from each featured cocktail and flight will go to the Whisky Wisemen Society’s charitable fund.
The event will close with a guided, family-style tasting dinner on Sunday, January 14 hosted by Wiser’s Brand Ambassador Colin MacDougall. The dinner will feature a welcome cocktail, a Northern Border Collection whisky flight (paired with Executive Chef Tret Jordan, Head Chef Chris West and their team’s first course) and Lot 40 Cask Strength, Pike Creek 21 yr. and Gooderham & Worts Little Trinity 17 yr. (paired with the main course). A Pike Creek cocktail will then follow along with the dessert selection.
Tickets to the dinner are $75 (including tax and gratuity).
Upcoming Takeover Series in 2018:
- February 2018: Phillips Brewery and Fermentorium Takeover
- March 2018: Edrington Group Takeover (Cutty Sark, Famous Grouse, Highland Park, Macallan, Brugal)
- April 2018: Powell St Brewery Takeover
- May 2018: The Glenlivet Takeover
* Dates and Takeover partners subject to change.
For more information on the Takeover Series and to purchase tickets to the tasting dinners, visit homerstreetcafebar.com/events.
Homer St. Café & Bar
898 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5
Cuisine: Pacific Northwest
Monday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
As the weather gets colder and Autumn-Winter approaches it is very important to nourish ourselves from within. This snow pear longan sweet soup (雪梨芡實桂圓排骨湯) is suitable for all ages. It helps to nourish the lungs and reduces coughing, reduces fire, removes dampness and heals the […]
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What do you use for healthy glowing skin? And where exactly does this “glow” come from? Your vanity counter probably holds many jars of “hope” – snowy, silkened glamorously colonized glass jars of rich face cream. Yet you’ve likely never heard of Metrin Skincare System. This 85 year old, independent brand is based in Vancouver, British Columbia with a simple 5-step skincare system designed to work with your skin’s natural renewal process to be its best!
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Did you think I was going to skip gift guides this year? I thought so too, but then I was able to curate them on my phone while I cradled Emily – because there is only so much Netflix one can watch in one sitting.
While I thought of a holiday gifting lift for the Chef, I really thought what I wanted for our home. What would complete the look in the kitchen and be put on display. So here we are. Lots of gold, wood and mid-century modern inspired items to make cooking dinner more fun!
- Home bartenders, you’re in luck. Copper is pretty sick too!
- You can never have too much bread or bread boards
- Corgi snowglobe just raised the bar on all snowglobes!
- You probably already have a can opener but I bet it isn’t gold!
- And what about this flatware set in gold and white? It also comes in gold and black!
- I love these clean, modern salt and pepper shakers
- Cake tastes that much better with a set of gold servers
- Every Snake plate and fig tree deserves a pretty nest like this mid-century leg standing planter
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Christmas is less then two months away. It’s time to talk Christmas. One way to set the mood for Christmas are specialty advent calendars. Here is a list of our favourite non-traditional advent calendars filled with delicious treats, beauty and home products, and even BC Craft Beers to keep you cheering in December. I love advent calendars because they are great to get you to try something new everyday!
Get them while quantities last. I have a feeling they will disappear real fast!!
Saje Wellness: 12 Days of Wellness Advent Calender $109
Blended with ingredients grown natively in each region, these limited edition blends celebrate the vibrancy of our diverse planet. Let’s show gratitude for the world that we live in and all that it has to offer. Gratitude can travel any distance.
Davids Tea: 24 days of tea $45
Count down to the holidays with our legendary tea-filled advent calendar.
OLE HENRIKSEN: 12 Days of OLE Glow Skincare Advent Calendar $82
Count down to the holidays with this OLEHENRIKSEN Advent calendar, featuring a handpicked selection of must-try skincare minis.
Inspired by the holiday tradition of Advent calendars (Julekalender in Danish), Ole created this set so clients could bask in the excitement of the season as they reveal their favorites—including bestselling Truth Serum® and Sheer Transformation® Perfecting Moisturizer—and discover new ones. The 12 numbered panels feature a unique modern twist on the festive seasonal stamps popularized in Denmark in the early 1900s.
Ciaté London: Ciate Mini Mani Month Nail Polish Set $70
Ciaté’s annual Mini Mani Month is back with a super glossy upgrade for 2017. Treat yourself (or another nail polish lover) to the ultimate holiday countdown and a season full of magical holiday manis.
This year’s set includes 19 minis and one full-size pot of the new and improved, long-wearing, GELOLOGY formulation. Five of these are new and exclusive shades. The set also features a mini treatment base coat and a magical top coat so you can dazzle through the party season. Each product is tucked into its own box for the ultimate unwrapping experience.
TWG Tea: 12 Days of Christmas $198
Enclosed in a gold and ruby-red chest and elegant sleeve, the 12 Days of Christmas Gift Box is an advent calendar in your teacup. On December 25th, awaken to chilly winter mornings with TWG Tea’s ultimate festive offering, the 12 Days of Christmas Gift Box, composed of an enchanting collection of 12 ornament-sized mini 25 gram tea tins filled with our favourite fine harvest teas and most beloved blends.
L’Occitane: Signature Advent Calender $69 and $134
Discover our captivating Signature Advent Calendar, featuring 24 irresistible beauty products and beautiful illustrations. Also discouver the Premium Advent Calender with irresistible treats you’ll want to keep for yourself! Featuring a selection of must-have skin care, body and bath, and hand care gifts
After our last visit for Notch 8’s extravagant Canada 150 Afternoon Tea, it’s time to play a game. Notch 8 turns to the imaginative world of classic board games t deliver a playful game board of sweets and savories like scones with clotted cream, delectable savory […]
I am a firm believer that having healthy glowing skin is always better than makeup. After all, having a fresh supple palette goes a long. After my Advanced HydraFacial Treatment at SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic, I was smitten my their Forget Beauty skincare line. Their natural […]