Charles Zuckerman and friends

This year’s Dish ‘n’ Dazzle will feature wines of Argentina in an important fundraising event for the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation (BCHF).

The Salmon House's seared coriander crusted Stikine River spring salmon

I greatly enjoyed last year’s event presented by Wines of Chile. For the 2012 edition, Wines of Argentina will sponsor the brightest lights on our local culinary scene.

Santa Julia Malbecs
[Santa Julia Malbecs photo courtesy of Wines of Argentina]

Over 80 Argentinian wines will be provided for pairing with over 10 Vancouver restaurants. Six local bartenders will put their swizzle sticks to the test for an Argentinian-inspired cocktail competition, in a separate lounge area to be hosted by Legacy Liquor Store.

Evelyn Chick from uva Wine Bar pouring drinks
[Evelyn Chick from uva Wine Bar pouring drinks]

Silent Auction items
[Just a few of 2011’s silent auction items]

There will also be an elaborate silent auction in support of the BC Hospitality Foundation. 

Dulce de leche Crème brûlée

All proceeds will go to the BCHF, which provides financial support for hospitality industry members who are facing extraordinary medical expenses. In addition, BCHF has helped match donations, organize fundraising events (such as this one), and give community scholarships to aspiring culinary students.

Participating Wineries

Amalaya, Bodega Catena, Bodega Norton, Bodegas Escorihuela 1884, Clos de los Siete, Dereco, Familia Schroeder, Familia Zuccardi, Finca Flichman, Flechas de los Andes- Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmund de Rothschild, Las Perdices, Los Haroldos, Michel Torino, Pascual Toso, Santa Ana, Santa Julia, Tapiz, Trivento, Valentin Bianchi

Participating Restaurants

Heron’s West Coast Restaurant and Bar
Hy’s Encore
House of Empanadas
Glowbal Group
Kits Daily Kitchen
Market by Jean-Georges
Oru at the Fairmont Pacific Rim 
Pan Pacific Hotel
Pier 7
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
Rockford Wok|Bar|Grill  
Sutton Place: Fleuri
The Granville Room
H.A.V.E. Culinary School

Dish ‘n’ Dazzle

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Venue: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place Way
Tickets: $75 per person (groups of 6 or more, $69 each); available online
*As an added bonus, each purchase will include a ticket to the 10th Annual Eat! Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival on June 1.

I’m working together again this year with the organizers to offer a pair of tickets for a lucky reader to attend the event.

Either leave a comment below, or retweet the following for a chance to win the pair of tickets:

Win tickets to Dish ‘n’ Dazzle from @arianecdesign RT to enter!

I’ll draw a winning entry on Wednesday, May 9, at noon. Good luck to all entrants and I hope to see you at the event.

UPDATE: Congrats to Vivian Ko, aka @winkbeauty whose name I drew at random yesterday!


  • Comment by Paulo — April 16, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

    Last year was amazing. This year will be even better. Looking forward to it!

    PS: winning two tickets would make it even more special 🙂

  • Comment by Jane — April 16, 2012 @ 11:44 pm

    Perfect event! I like Argentinian wines. I really hope to win this!

  • Comment by Barry McNabb — April 17, 2012 @ 6:36 am

    Can’t wait to be dazzled by the dishes!

  • Comment by Valerie Laing — April 17, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    Love the concept. Fab sponsors & great Malbecs. The perfect match and a good cause! Love to go!! 😉

  • Comment by Jen — April 19, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    Love the wineries and restaurants participating and all for such a great cause!!! I would love to go….the silent auction items look great too 🙂

  • Comment by Jeremy — April 19, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    Perfect event to raise money for a good cause and enjoy great wine and food. We would love to attend!

  • Comment by Dilara — April 19, 2012 @ 11:31 pm

    Sounds fabulous! I double checked and I’m free that day this year 😉

  • Comment by RA — April 22, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

    I would love to be there! 🙂

  • Comment by roa — April 22, 2012 @ 9:40 pm

    sounds great! Love malbecs! I really want to go!! ;D

  • Comment by Areta — April 27, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    Great wine, amazing restaurants and to support the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation! I am ready to be dazzled!

  • Comment by linda — April 27, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

    hope to win!

  • Comment by Xing — April 27, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

    10 amazing restaurants and 80 Argentinian wines for one great night in Vancouver to support BCHF. I would love to go to this event!

    Great giveaway and blog!

  • Comment by Stephanie sorensen — April 28, 2012 @ 8:30 pm

    That is such a wonderful event! Id love to go to wine & dine & bid on silent auction prizes!

  • Comment by Cindy KS — April 28, 2012 @ 10:49 pm

    sounds amazing!

  • Comment by Megan — May 8, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

    sounds like a fun event, would love to attend!

  • Comment by Sue — May 8, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    Please enter me into the draw!

  • Comment by Gigi — May 8, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

    Sounds amazing – would love to join!

  • Comment by Kim — May 8, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    I would love to go, I would love to be introduced to some great wine pairings

  • Comment by Carmen Mason — May 9, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    Would LOVE love love this! My husband and I would enjoy a night away from the kids, to enjoy exquisite foods, wines, and company!

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