Hi, I'm Chantal Ireland and I have photographed almost everything I've eaten since 2013. My business is selling booze, writing, and raving about all things local.
Welcome to the table.
This August I've had the pleasure of welcoming Naramata Cider Co. as a new client, and we are excited to launch their craft ciders together on Vancouver Island and in the Gulf Islands.
In a project collaboration with Destination BC, BC Craft Brewers Guild, and Sunshine Coast Tourism, I'm stoked to share that I'm going to be working on this project for the October launch. Here's a sneak peak at what we're up to with the BC Ale Trail.
Black Cloud Pinot Noir's 2015 Red Sky Rosé is now in stores. Read the full story behind this wine from Winemaker Bradley Cooper, here.
The latest release of Black Cloud Pinot Noir is 202 cases of 2014 Fleuvage. Here's the story of this wine, from Winemaker Bradley Cooper.
Gearing up for summer road trips and adventures is one part where to go – and in my case – two parts where to eat. I hit the road and found plenty of gems for you to check out here on the Island, in Vancouver and in the Okanagan.
With three waterfront patios, craft beer brewing on site, and a team dedicated to local food since 1984, Spinnakers Brewpub is an easy pick for best brunch.
At Northern Quarter Sunday brunch is served from 10 - 2, when the skylight fills the room with light, and the sparkling wine and mimosas are flowing.
The sun is out and we can almost taste the local strawberries. While I don’t generally like to wish time away, when local berries are looming, and our peach tree is in bloom, visions of shortcakes dance in my head.
Vancouver International Wine Festival, Victoria Beer Week, my first Empire Donut. All around, it’s been a pretty great few weeks.
A simple concept the Big Wheel Burger team has taken great care mastering, they've turned fast food into a great modern dining experience.
I am no longer subjecting you to the LinkedIn model, and I’ll add you to my “professional network” in a way that actually give us both some bloody value. Because there's too much awesome to waste time on the things that aren't.
This year, on April 17th from 2 - 4:30 (trade and media 12:30 - 2) at the Wise Hall at 1882 Adanac Street in Vancouver, join the party for $49.
The name Black Cloud came from their first production of wines, 80 cases they'd made for someone else, that ended up in their garage instead of payment that should have ended up in their bank account.
Spring is almost here and there are some great new BC ciders to drink, or convert to doughnuts, cakes and cocktails.
In Vancouver this weekend March 4th - 6th, back for it’s third year, is Salt Spring in the City, a curated pop-up village market held at Heritage Hall at 15th & Main.
With three locations, The Village Estevan, Royal Oak, and Torquay are local gems taking all-day breakfast by storm.
While I’m still wiping Christmas cookie crumbs off my face, I’m not going to tell you about juice bars, granola and salads because there’s plenty of other things you can read that will.
This is my favourite fall and winter cake so far. I started daydreaming about it in September.
My very favourite shops in Victoria, and where I fell in love.
This gorgeous bright space feels like a piece of Europe.
This beautiful new space downtown feels like a bustling Californian cafe that's been here all along.
In December 2015 I hosted Black Cloud's first Winemaker Dinner.
A kiosk startup with a romantic twist, and three locations around town.