Things to do in Vancouver: Win Tickets to 2012 Dish n’ Dazzle

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Contests and Giveaways, Things to Do in Vancouver | 26 comments

A few weeks ago, we announced a highly anticipated event in Vancouver, 2012 Dish n’ Dazzle gala, happening on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

We’re excited today for 2 more reasons.

Firstly, they’ve announced their star studded line up of restaurants and bartenders that will strut their creations that night. The wineries, sponsored by Wines of Argentina, will be pouring some fantastic vino all night too.

Secondly, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to this spectacular event. Keep reading on to find out how to win.

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From the press release:

2012 Dish n’ Dazzle Participants Include Top Names in Food & Drink

The British Columba Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is pleased to announce the names of the restaurants, wineries, liquor sponsors, and bartenders who will participate in its annual fundraising event.

On Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel will host the Dish n’ Dazzle gala, which is always one of the most talked-about nights of the year, as industry insiders gather to socialize, be entertained, and enjoy outstanding food and drink as they support this great cause.

Dish n’ Dazzle is truly a collaborative effort which could not happen without the support and participation of tremendous organizations and incredible individuals

Celebrated Vancouver restaurants will wow your tastebuds with their culinary creations:
·         Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
·         Cafe Pacifica – The Pan Pacific Hotel
·         Fleuri  at the Sutton Place Hotel
·         Heron’s West Coast Kitchen + Bar
·         House of Empanadas
·         Hy’s Encore Steakhouse
·         Kits daily Kitchen
·         MARKET by Jean-Georges
·         Oru at the Fairmont Pacific Rim
·         PIER 7 restaurant + bar
·         Rockford Wok|Bar|Grill
·         Sanafir of the THE GLOWBAL COLLECTION
·         The Granville Room
·         Chef Anne Kirsebom

Refreshments will be provided by the following wineries, all members of event sponsor Wines of Argentina:
1.        Amalaya
2.        Casa Bianchi
3.        Casa Montes
4.        Catena Zapata
5.        Clos de los Siete
6.        Dante Robino
7.        Escorihuela 1884
8.        Familia Schroeder
9.        Familia Zuccardi
10.     Finca Decero
11.     Finca Flichman
12.     Flechas de los Andes- Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmund de Rothschild
13.     Las Perdices
14.     Michel Torino
15.     Norton
16.     Pascual Toso
17.     Santa Ana
18.     Santa Julia
19.     Tapiz
20.     Terrazas de los Andes
21.     Trivento
22.     Vistalba

Liquor sponsors will provide liquid inspiration for the “Shakedown” cocktail competition:
·         Belvedere Vodka
·         Cointreau
·         Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky
·         Hennessey Cognac
·         Hornitos Tequila
·         Mount Gay Rum

And local Bartenders put their Cocktail creativity to the test for your delight:
·         Grant Sceney – Fairmont Pacific Rim
·         Justin Taylor – YEW, Four Seasons Hotel
·         Katie Sita – CinCin
·         Trixie Blumel – Shangri-La Hotel
·         Joey Donnelly – The Granville Room
·         Katie McDonald – Veneto Lounge, Hotel Rialto (Victoria)

A raffle prize put together by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts includes
·         2 nights on Fairmont Gold at the Fairmont Waterfront
·         A trip for 2 on the Sea to Climb on Rocky Mountaineer
·         2 nights on Fairmont Gold at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler
·         A trip for two via Harbour Air from Whistler to Victoria
·         2 nights on Fairmont Gold at the Fairmont Empress
·         A flight for two from Victoria to Vancouver on a Helijet Helicopter

The silent auction is MASSIVE and filled with everything hospitality….hotel stays, restaurant gift certificates, foodie gift baskets including:
·         Large format wine bottles from Okanagan wineries
·         Chef’s Table dinners at Q4 Centro, PIER 7 restaurant + bar
·         Luxury bedding from Northern Feather
·         Top of the line Natural Gas BBQ
·         Jewelry from Sugar Lime and Jeweliette
·         Luxury hotel stays

Legacy Liquor Store will be supplying a lounge atmosphere where patrons can relax in a sexy space, sip enticing cocktails and wine while listening to a fabulous DJ.  Reidel glassware will be showcased and will be available for ordering at a special show price.

All proceeds from the evening, which also includes live music and a silent auction, will go to the BCHF, which provides financial support for hospitality industry members who are facing extraordinary medical expenses and awards scholarships to future industry leaders .

The event is a perennial favourite, so avoid disappointment and reserve your tickets now by visiting

Dish N’ Dazzle
Wednesday, May 16 2012
6:30 – 9:30PM

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver

Tickets $75 per person


We thank them for providing us with 2 tickets to to give away to 1 lucky winner.

Win a pair of tickets to 2012 Dish n’ Dazzle

[UPDATE] Congratulations to Melanie L, the winner of the Dish n’ Dazzle tickets. Thank you to everyone that entered.

3 simple ways to enter :

  • Follow us both and Tweet: Win 2 tickets to #DishNDazzle @bchospitality from @VanFoodTour
  • Facebook: “Like” this post and share it with your friends. FB allows us to see who’s shared the post.
  • Comment: Tell us which restaurant/ winery/ bar you anticipate tasting from most by commenting below.

Each method counts as a separate entry. The winner will be drawn and announced on May 9th.  Best of luck!

Melody Fury is the founder of Vancouver Food Tour. She is an award winning entrepreneur and food writer that specializes in Vancouver restaurants and cocktails.

Connect with her on Twitter @VanFoodTour or on Facebook to see more.



Join the conversation and post a comment.

  1. Candice

    Bistro 101 !!! It rocks!

  2. Kevin

    Fleuri @ Sutton

  3. Nicolb

    I have yet to try MARKET! Can’t wait. :)

  4. Megan

    I anticipate tasting from Shangri-La Hotel the most.

  5. Mubnii M.

    Excited about MARKET by Jean-Georges!!!

  6. Bennett

    I’m looking forward to tasting goodies from Kits Daily Kitchen. I’ve heard some good things about this resto, but never tried. And definitely looking forward to trying ALL the wines. (oops, was that my inside voice?)

  7. Jen

    Sounds amazing! I’m most anticipating trying Heron’s tasty treats!

  8. Melanie L

    I’ve heard great things about Hy’s Encore Steakhouse’s dishes and haven’t had the chance to try them yet! It would be amazing to be able to taste one of their great creations at the Dish n’ Dazzle!

  9. Bryan Toy

    Love to try the garlic cheese bread

  10. Anita

    Heron’s West Coast Kitchen + Bar
    Casa Bianchi

  11. Tracy

    Kits daily Kitchen

  12. Ray

    Hy’s Encore Steakhouse and ALL the wineries!

  13. Linda C

    I am most excited to try Hy’s Encore Steakhouse’s food out!

  14. Ryan L

    Market by Jean-George….can’t wait!

  15. Melanie

    Definitely Oru!!!

  16. Jon S.

    I’d like to try Hy’s Encore Steakhouse!

  17. Andy

    MARKET by Jean-Georges is what I’m most excited about!

  18. Linda

    I’d be very excited to try Sanafir.

  19. Areta

    I would love to try MARKET by Jean-Georges and wines from Tapiz. I tweeted and liked on FB!

    Wine and food from amazing restaurants in Vancouver all for a good cause to support BC Hospitality. They in turn support people in the food industry who need assistance due to illness. I’d love to be there!

  20. Sue

    I’d like to try Shangri-La Hotel

  21. Xing

    I would love to try food from Cafe Pacifica. I am also interested in the “shakedown” cocktail competition!

    This event supports people employed in the hospitality industry who have medical challenges and awards scholarships to future industry leaders. It is truly a meaningful event!

  22. Stephanie S

    Im excited for MARKET!

  23. Martha D

    Sanafir! amazing, as always!

  24. Kim

    I am excited for Shangri-La Hotel!

  25. Kym

    MMMMMMMMMMMMARKET! Can’t wait. Plus I’ve never met a Malbec I didn’t like. :0)

  26. Jane

    Kits Daily Kitchen. I hvnt got a chance to try it yet.

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