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Whistler Cornucopia, Vancouver Chefs and Vancouver Events for November 2008

Nov 7-18, 2008

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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I've always known Vancouver and Whistler to be a great place for chefs, restaurants and foodies alike, but this month, maybe in anticipation of 2010, it seems like both Whistler and Vancouver are gearing up for the big time. Whistler's famous Cornucopia festival of food and wine didn't fail to disappoint as it featured world-class winemakers dinner and more featuring chefs like Bearfoot Bistro's Melissa Craig and Araxi's James Walt. David and Manjy Sidoo, owners of Vancouver's Lumiere, held a private reception at their stunning Whistler residence to introduce New York sensation Daniel Boulud who will work with chef Dale Mackay here in Vancouver. And everyone who's seen the chandeliers lit up from Georgia street knows that construction of the new Shangri-La hotel is on schedule and due to open up in January with powerhouse chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in tow. Meanwhile, a last shout out goes to the gang at the new 100.5 The Peak radio station who blew the roof off Seasons in the Park last week with a live launch and world rock format that is sure to climb to the top of the charts.

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bocuse_dor-6449 Practicing with Moxie's executive chef John Humphreys, centre, for their Bocus d'Or competition in Lyon France in January are Canada's top picks - David Wong, left, and apprentice Grace Pineda.
burnaby_casino-6392 Turning up the heat and welcoming VIPs at the big opening of Burnaby's spectacular new Grand Villa casino are the Voltage Girls.
cornucopia2008-6406 Whistler's fabulous Nita Lake Lodge took the opportunity during Cornucopia celebrations to introduce Executive Chef Julian Owen-Mold whose talents are sure to draw international attention.
cornucopia2008-6409 He's Gupta - Sunny Gupta. Doing his best James Bond posing, this Ric's Grill owner puts on one of the best Cornucopia after parties with Casino Royale.
cornucopia2008-6419 His name is synonymous with New York, but now, thanks to Lumiere owners Manjy and David Sidoo, world-reknown chef Daniel Boulud, centre, was introduced to Vancouver's elite at an exclusive house party in Whistler.
cornucopia2008-6444 Araxi owner Jack Envrensel employs only the best in Cameron Pasco, left, Jennine Wilson and Scott Curry to serve guests at the Bubble + Ocean party at Whistler's Cornucopia.
peak100.5_fm_launch-6458 Hitting the high notes at the launch party of the new 100.5 The Peak world rock radio station are afternoon man Peter Shad, left, assistant program director Tamara Stanners and morning man Chris Coburn.
shangri-La_chef-6445 Vancouver's new Shangri-La Hotel, which will open January 24, is proud to introduce Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, seen here at a private reception with W Network's Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic - hosts of The Shopping Bags.
sparkle2008-6462 Adding extra glam to the Starlight  Children's Sparkle gala fundraiser are organizer Erin Hochstein, left, and MC Laura Lynn, host of TV's The Daily.
sparkle2008-6464 Supplying the fabulous fashions for the Starlight Children's Sparkle gala is JC Studio's Elizabeth Pennington. seen here wtih designer Roberto Kolic.



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