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.  OnWednesday, May 16, 2012  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
  • 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 www.dishndazzle.com.


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

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver

Tickets $75 per person


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About Wines of Argentina: Wines of Argentina is an organization responsible for the branding and promotion of Argentine wine around the globe. It brings together more than 200 wineries from every wine region in the country.

About the BCHF:  Formed in 2006, the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial support to individuals within the hospitality community who are coping with extraordinary costs arising from a serious health crisis.  Since its inception, the Foundation has expanded to also award scholarships and bursaries to students enrolled in hospitality programmes.

About the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel: The Fairmont Waterfront provides relaxed luxury on the West Coast coupled with a world-class Vancouver experience. The hotel is in an urban retreat with elegant accommodation, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and breathtaking harbour views. Guests can enjoy a taste of local flavour in Herons West Coast Kitchen + Bar, then visit the hotel’s rooftop garden and honeybee apiary to discover where the restaurant’s fresh herbs and honey are sourced from. fairmont.com/waterfront


www.bchospitalityfoundation.com   www.dishndazzle.com                  www.winesofargentina.org

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