Le Gavroche restaurant is offering a three-course menu featuring snow crab which will be available for $39 until July 17. Wine pairings can be purchased for an additional $25. Reservations: www. opentable.com/le-gavroche or 604-685-3924. Le Gavroche is located at 1616 Alberni St., Vancouver.
Champagne and Caviar: Liberty Merchant Company will present their 16th annual champagne and caviar tasting event Thursday, July 7, 7: 309: 30 p.m. at the Vancouver Rowing Club in Stanley Park. Tickets are $29.99 and available at all Liberty Wine Merchants' locations. All proceeds will benefit amateur sports in B.C. Info: 604-224-8050 or www. libertywinemerchants.com.
Wines of Argentina will be featured July 7 and 8, 3-6: 30 p.m. at the LDB Signature Store at 39th Avenue and Cambie Street, Vancouver. Consumers can attend two free tastings offering samples of Argentinean wines paired with authentic South American cuisine. There will also be a tango dance demonstration.
Summer Garden Party: Hart House at Deer Lake has announced the dates for their summer garden party series. Each evening starts with a casual wine tasting from the featured region, followed by an al fresco dinner on their estate lawn overlooking Deer Lake. Guests can purchase wine from a specially selected wine list. There will be live music at each event. Schedule: July 13, Italian Garden Party, $52; Aug. 13, Provence, $52 and Aug. 31, Spain, $52.
Hart House is located at 6664 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Reservations: 604-298-4278.
A Perfect Blend: Local cuisine, boutique wines and cultural performances will take centre stage at Sun Peaks Resort in the B.C. Interior during the fourth annual Wine and Culture Festival July 15-17. The event will kick off Friday evening where hand crafted tapas created with produce from area farms and a selection of varietals from smaller vineyards from around the province can be sampled. Salmon barbecues will take place on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a showcase of musical performances and arts and crafts all weekend long. For a full event schedule, ticket information or to book accommodations, call 1800807-3257 or email info@ sunpeaksresort.com.
A Culinary Evolution: Massimo Bottura, named "Best Chef in the World" by the International Academy of Gastronomy, will visit Cibo Trattoria restaurant on Saturday, July 16 and present a six-course Modena dinner with matching wines. Tickets are $500 and can be purchased by calling David Fert at 604602-9570 or emailing davidf@ cibotrattoria.ca. Cibo Trattoria is located at 900 Seymour St., Vancouver.
Taste - Victoria's Festival of Food and Wine: A festival to celebrate B.C.'s flavours will run from July 21 to 24. Focusing on Vancouver Island cuisine and British Columbia wines, the festival is supported by a number of local winemakers, chefs, artisan producers, farmers and fishers. The event kicks off Thursday, July 21 with more than 100 B.C. wines and eats at Victoria's Crystal Garden. Other special events taking place July 22-24 include a wine and seafood extravaganza, a tea tasting, pig roast, three-course brunch, wine seminar and a "zero mile diet" dinner paired with Mission Hill wines. Complete schedule and tickets: www. victoriataste.com.