Taste of BC 2012 gives Vancouver a taste of Canada
With everything from beer and ale to cider and wine, Taste of BC offered all the flavours of BC in one room.
Over 500 Vancouverites wined and dined for a great cause at Taste of BC 2012. Over 50 different drink vendors attended the event serving everything from Pinot Noir to organic vodka, to pale ales.
All photos by Kelly Marion.
A few standout flavours included Forbidden Fruit Winery’s crisp, flavourful peach cider and Lighthouse’s Deckhand Saison, a rich, thick Belgian beer. Another notable beer was the Thirty Beaver, a smooth medium ale from Tree Brewing Company. The crowd’s favourite wineries of the night were Domain de Chaberton Estate Winery and Cedar Creek Estate Winery. R&B Brewery was the brewery of choice with their variety of creamy ales and oatmeal stouts.
With hundreds of different spirits, beers and wines to sample, the evening’s appetizers were more than welcome to balance things out.
Fresh-shucked oysters from Rodney's Oyster House
Rodney’s Oyster House brought along fresh local oysters to compliment the many white wines and La Baguette & L’Echalote offered a variety of petite canapés including duck liver pate and curry chicken choux to start the night off. They also served petite macarons in a variety of flavours including blueberry, coconut and raspberry.
Myriad of colourful macarons from La Baguette & L'Echalote.
Donnelly Catering served a crisp golden beet chip topped with savoury beet-cured salmon and kumquat preserves, a light but tasty bite. Savoury Chef Foods won the guests over with their pumpkin spice tart. A delicate fig and goat cheese tart and a smoked duck and celery root combination on a rye crisp were also on their menu.
Savoury beet-cured salmon with kumquat preserves on a beet chip.
Assortment of tasty canapes.
Hagensborg chocolate supplied the night’s dessert with an assortment of delightful little truffle pigs and wild boar chocolate. To accompany the night’s dessert wines, Trees Organic Coffee served rich mouthfuls of luscious mocha and New York cheesecake.
The three-hour event hosted by the Liberty Merchant Company raised over $15,000 for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Oak Tree Clinic. Taste of BC 2012 was held at Four Seasons Hotel on West Georgia.
Visit the event website for a list of food and drink participants.