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Wines of Chile is proud to present Dish ‘n’ Dazzle, a wine-tasting fundraiser benefitting the BC Hospitality Foundation. This organization helps offer financial assistance and medical benefits to those in the food, beverage, and hospitality industry who are in need. It started in 2006, when Michael Willingham, a long-time wine agent, needed a costly surgery and rehabilitation time. His surgery was financed by the organization, which later recognized the need for a trust fund that would aid others in the industry. Since then, BC Hospitality Foundation has helped via matching donations, fundraising events, and community scholarships for aspiring culinary students.

Wines of Chile

I attended the Wines of Chile event last year and had a great time learning about various Chilean wines while meeting some great people in the wine industry! This year only 400 tickets will be available for an event showcasing 12 Vancouver restaurants, over 20 wineries, a “sour themed” cocktail competition, along with live entertainment and a silent auction.

Wines of Chile

The wineries:

Amayna, Concha y Toro, Cono Sur, De Martino, Emiliana, Errazuriz, Estampa, Geo Wines, Koyle, Luis Felipe Edwards, Maquis, San Pedro Tarapaca, Santa Rita, Sur Andino, Viña Caliterra, Viña Carmen, Viña Falernia, Viña Hacienda Araucano, Viña Maipo, Vina Santa Carolina, Viña Ventisquero, Viña Veramonte.

Event Bartenders

Joel Virginillo, The Bar @ Shangri-la
Derek Vanderheide, Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Colin Turner, CinCin
Trevor Kallies, Donnelly Group
Evelyn Chick, UVA Wine Bar
Gerry Jobe, RauDZ Regional
Jacob Sweetapple, Fairmont Pacific Rim

Participating Restaurants

O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar
Rockford Wok|Bar|Grill
Heron’s West Coast Restaurant and Bar
Oru Restaurant at the Fairmont Pacific Rim
Coast Restaurant, Yew Restaurant + Bar
Fleuri at the Sutton Place Hotel
The Salmon House Restaurant
Nu Aegean Cusina
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Market by Jean-Georges

Dish ‘n’ Dazzle will take place on Friday, June 17, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel. Tickets are now on sale for $99 per person. I’ve been given a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky reader and their new best friend. 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 Thursday, June 9, at 5 pm. Good luck to all entrants and I hope to see you at the event.

UPDATE: Congrats go to Dilara! Just drew your name and will contact you via email. Thanks to everyone who entered.


  • Comment by Dianne Chow — May 30, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

    I also went to the Chilean Wine Festival last year and it was amazing and so would be excited to win tickets to this!

  • Comment by Jen — May 30, 2011 @ 4:50 pm

    Such a great cause and amazing wineries, bartenders and restaurants participating in this event…I would absolutely love to attend!

  • Comment by Dilara — May 31, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    Such a great cause! I’d love to be able to attend.

  • Comment by Jane — June 2, 2011 @ 8:56 pm

    It sounds like the event is going to be amazing. All the best for this fundraising event.. =D I hope I can come.

  • Comment by Jeremy — June 5, 2011 @ 9:49 am

    Sounds like a wonderful evening, I’d love to go!

  • Comment by arianec — June 5, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    I’ve got everybody’s comments and twitter RT’s on file and on Thursday, I’ll randomly draw a name using! Thanks for all your entries so far!

  • Comment by Bonnie — June 7, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

    This sounds like a fun event.

  • Comment by melissa — June 9, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    what could be better than wine, food and wonderful fellow Vancouverites? I would be so exicited to attend!

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