Whew! Halloween weekend is finally over! It was a fun few days of baking Halloween Macaron Bears and enjoying a Tipsy Evening Tea Event. Now I’m looking forward to the winter holiday season. It’s such a special time of the year with all the different holiday parties and gatherings. I love being able to have everyone in the same room enjoying a nice candle lit dinner, laughing and talking. Life always seems to take over in our busy modern day lives so its always nice to have an excuse to set everything aside to meet during the holidays.
I thought it would be nice to feature a dreamy dinner I was invited to a while ago which would make a great venue for a holiday gathering. We sampled a scrumptious six course dinner and I had the pleasure of dining with fellow foodie pals and industry members in an elegant setting. I was especially happy to be seated one seat over to Matt from Poplar Grove Winery. He, along with his family own and operate Poplar Grove, a winerery which I have visited and dined at on several occasions while in Pentiction. A few years back, I had taken some wine tasting courses at UBC so it was really nice to hear Matt’s insights on the subject. What a pleasure it was to hear him describe his love for growing grapes in the terroir of the Okanagan Valley and having that transcend into the bottles upon bottles of award winning wines that are sold on store shelves.
We had the opportunity to taste a few of the Poplar Grove wines that were carefully chosen to be paired with each of our six courses prepared by Chef Hochhausen and his team. It was not only delicious but also visually impressive. I found the overall ambiance and service to be unpretensious but refined at the same time. It’s definitely a place where you can impress your guests and comfortably enjoy yourself at the same time.
Here are some of the photos from the night:
SHOWCASE RESTAURANT & BAR
Address: 1122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 4R5, Phone: (604) 639-4040
Hope you enjoyed this little holiday party inspiration and I look forward to this holiday baking with you.
Disclosure: This was a by-invite event. All food and beverages were complimentary. All opinions are my own.
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