Written By Anya Levykh Causes / Folks Oct 11, 2011 Pink Ribbon Teas and Latte Art SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterestleft: Winner Masahito Orita's Latte Art, right: pink confections at the Fairmont, credit: Anya LevykhOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and although the CIBC Run for the Cure has come and gone, you can still eat and drink pink all month long in support of the cure. Fairmont Hotels have put together a couple tasty options this month, including their Pink Ribbon Tea. At a recent preview, we feasted on mini sandwiches of smoked salmon on dark rye, chicken and sundried cranberry salad, ham and camembert croissants, as well as raisin scones with Devonshire cream and berry preserve. And, of course, the sweets were all a little pink, including the raspberry mini cheesecakes, chocolate tarts and pink cupcakes. The children’s version is $18, and includes cookies and “bubblegum” tea for pickier palates.For those who don’t want a full meal deal, Heron’s at the Waterfront Hotel is offering a pink dessert, rose pot de crème with rosé wine-braised fruit. Two dollars from each dessert and tea sold during October goes to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation BC/Yukon branch.And if you’re more interested in playing host, you can plan your own event. It’s free to register, and you receive free, printable invitations, recipe ideas and sponsorship forms. Get all the info at www.pinkribbontea.com.Blenz Hosts International Latte Art CompetitionIt was a first for me. I’ve judged plenty of food and drink competitions, but never one where taste had absolutely no part to play. This was all about the visual, as competitors from Canada, Japan, etc., gathered in the promenade of the Vancouver Public Library’s downtown branch to strut their mad crema skills. Competitors in the free pour competition were judged on aesthetic beauty, definition and colour, balance in the cup, degree of difficulty and creativity, and speed. The winner, Masahito Orita, who works at a Blenz in Japan, won with his complex and elegant tulip design, a form that proved popular with second-place winner John Giannakos of Revolver Coffee in B.C., and 3rd place winner Koji Kozuka, also hailing from a Blenz in Japan. I’ll never look at crema quite the same way again. SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Anya Levykh Anya Levykh was born on the shores of the Black Sea, in what was formerly the USSR. The cold, Communist winters were too much for her family, and, before she was four feet tall, they had left for warmer climes in the south of ... Read More You may also like Causes / Chefs / Events / Victoria August 30, 2019 Mary Ploegsma—The Tattoo Series I It was an unforgettable afternoon. Mary Ploegsma served us David’s Tea’s vanilla chai with sweet local strawberries and chocolate biscuits. The ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Causes / Events / Victoria July 20, 2019 Everyone Belongs in Nature – An Evening with Power To Be July 12th marked the evening of Power To Be’s very first Nature Gala (formerly known as Power to Golf) – a fundraising event full of wonderful ... Read More Causes / Food News / Interesting Locals March 24, 2019 Stillmeadow Farm Presentation to Tom Henry from ICC and Slow Food Vancouver Island Stillmeadow Farm Presentation to Tom Henry from ICC and Slow Food Vancouver Island Present in photo from left to right: Steve Walker-Duncan – ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Causes / Drink / Events January 19, 2019 Stage Wine Bar presents: 100 Proof Blues Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – Monday, January 21st, 2019 5:00pm – 10:00pm Stage Wine Bar presents: 100 Proof Blues – a Blue Monday pop ... Read More Comments are closed.