A Big Night Out In Vancouver


Big Night is a yearly event put on by Vancouver Magazine that celebrates the top winning wines from their 4th annual Wine Awards paired with the best restaurants from their 18th annual Restaurant Awards. This is the third year of the event and it brings out the who’s who of Vancouver to the very prestigious Vancouver Club for a night of wining, dining and rubbing elbows with the city’s movers and shakers.

Big Night answers the aged old question of what happens when new age Dot Com meets old age Vancouver money. The answer is: not a hell of lot. This maybe because we decided to dress like old money instead of the Dot Com stereotype. The Vancouver Club is a very old club (founded in 1889) with old traditions and a very strict dress code. While we dressed like old money, we acted like it was Dot Com Pho. We did get some strange looks when we grab some giant champagne glasses to make a toast.

Joining Sarah and me for Big Night were Greg Morgan and his girlfriend Linda, Stephen Fung and his girlfriend Kelly, and Ed Lau, who is single and was hoping to find a Vancouver Club sugar momma. He had a few bites but they were all too old.








61 thoughts on “A Big Night Out In Vancouver”

  1. Shawn Knight says:

    The first photo looks like something you’d see from the “red carpet”. My fav. parts of the video: Campbells chunky beef soup and those HUGE glasses of wine – no wonder you were drunk!

    1. Ed Lau says:

      I tried every wine there (I’m sure John did too…probably). Some I went back for a second…or third…glass so I’d say before that massive one, we’d probably had about 15-16…maybe more…glasses.

      …but we also had like 10 glasses of water by the end of the night too.

      1. Every wine? How did you handle the headache? LoL

      2. Stephen says:

        The ice win saw a lot of action and repeat business that night 😈

    2. Ed Lau says:

      …oh and four or five shots of Grey Goose before we started. πŸ™‚

    3. Yeah it does. John’s on the A-list!

      1. Stephen says:


        As John strolled by the “Media Registration Desk” he realized that not only did he have to pay for this event, but he was not even invited as press, and basically a nobody at this event.

        …also…Sarah made him wear a suit πŸ˜†

        1. John Chow says:

          And Stephen wouldn’t have known about the event at all if I hadn’t told him. And I look way better in a suit than he does. 😈

          1. Stephen says:

            Just before the event, you asked me if there was a dress code, and if you could wear a leather jacket, blue shirt, and khaki pants, looking like a line of ants πŸ˜†

            The prosecution rests :mrgreen:

  2. Desiree Ha says:

    Check out the wine glasses, dude. And haha, you can just spot John from a mile away coz his head is like right above everyone else’s.

    Was this a free invite party? Coz all the food looks very inviting. πŸ˜€

    1. Ed Lau says:

      Totally free…in exchange for $120 bucks.

  3. Tech says:

    John Chow, that is life I guess, I wish to see you with hot girls around
    Let us show that too.. I’ve seen you poking girls, Las vegas and now Vancouver, lets have something dancing πŸ™‚

    and this Reverse funnel system AD , right now above , ooops..

  4. ViralKing says:

    Seems Like a nice night out John.

    I was watching a live show, Phantom of the Opera last night (for a bit of a change) also was a very good night out

  5. Way to put the Dot Com Mogul spin on the old money scene. Love the giant wine glasses.

    1. Ed Lau says:

      Dude…drinking two liters of champagne really gets you later.

      1. Stephen says:

        You drank it? It’s only Ginger Ale Ed! πŸ˜†

    2. David Chew says:

      That is something john would have been surprise of.

  6. Looks like you would of had a good night.

  7. Nice one John!Hope your single friend finds someone real soon. πŸ˜€
    Nice first picture by the way.Agree with whoever said it looks more like a red carpet evening!!!

  8. Katie says:

    Looks like allot of fun. John what was your favorite wine? The video was wonderful. Thanks for sharing it. Looked like you enjoyed yourself very much πŸ™‚ The place looks really nice πŸ™‚


  9. Katie says:

    Ed what was your favorite wine there? What one did you drink the most of? Sorry you didn’t feel well later. At least it was fun at the time right? πŸ™‚ What foods did you like the most? πŸ˜‰


    1. Ed Lau says:

      Didn’t feel well? I felt great. It takes more than a few glasses to tank me.

      I make mention of my favorite wine and foods on my Big Night post.


      1. Katie says:

        Sorry I thought you felt bad later on cause you wrote:
        “Dude…drinking two liters of champagne really gets you later”.
        What were you referring to when you said champagne really gets you later?

        I’m glad you felt great πŸ™‚ I will check out your post. Thanks for sharing it and nice meeting you!

        ~Katie πŸ˜‰

        1. Ed Lau says:

          I wasn’t being serious…we didn’t actually drink out of those massive champagne glasses.

  10. shy guy says:

    Chow look like CEO…
    Handsome and rich guy….
    I’m jealous …

  11. KiwiPulse says:

    This post make me hungry.. Nice big cup of wine 😎

    1. Ethan Christ says:

      “This post make me hungry..”

      You must have skipped out on grammar class.

      (I doubt it was a typo, as I’ve noticed grammatical errors in most of your comments and/or posts)

      It “make” (makes) you sound like a dumbass. Start correcting it.

      1. Jack says:

        You be douche bag.

        1. Katie says:


          Stop pretending to be John Chow. John Chow would never leave a negative comment like this. He is friendly.

          ~Katie πŸ™

  12. That’s a huge champagne glass!

  13. Ethan Christ says:

    How much was the suit John?

  14. Simon Lau says:

    looks like fun!
    what’s the stuff on top of the ravioli?

  15. Guillermo says:

    Sorry John, but I have to say this in my language… “Que camiΓ³n la de gris!”


    1. John Chow says:

      That translates to “That gray truck the one!”

      I don’t get it. 😳

  16. HostingCow says:

    That`s a pretty small glass of champagne πŸ˜€
    Glamorous life you have John..

  17. mike says:

    Shooting Vodka and oysters what could be better! Thanks for sharing your video.

  18. Scheezo says:

    Are you a big wine fan? What is a good fruity tasting, more sweet wine? I have to admit I’m not very educated in wine.

    1. RacerX says:

      Fruity Tasting and sweet aren’t usually good signs for a regular wine, but if that is what you are looking for, try a dessert wine. They are sweeter and go great with a dessert, like Creme Brulee.
      Something like a nice glass of Warre’s 10 -year Tawny Port

  19. Fahmishah says:

    wow! the food looks delicious

  20. ebookbum says:

    looks yummy even a bum would love it!

  21. Feed Flare says:

    Looks liek a fun event. I should move there.

  22. The oyster bar looks cool… was it made of ice?

  23. Looks like great fun! I like how they call it “big night”. I remember that being a theme of a high school prom I attended. 😎

  24. RacerX says:

    Love those sort of events where you get a chance to try samplings from a bunch of different restaurants, with wine pairings. For those of us not going to the best restaurants for free πŸ™‚ It is a good way to get a feel for what they have to offer.

  25. Heidi says:

    Oh yeah totally crazy! Anyone could attend, !$120…

    Not exactly special or anything.. I dont get it.

  26. Mike Huang says:

    Looking quite snazzy John πŸ˜‰


  27. Ashley says:

    JOHN CHOW!!!! This video makes me miss you & parties & vegas & fine dining & drinking! It’s nice to see you dressed up! You looked really nice. πŸ™‚ The huge glasses at the end were awesome! You made me laugh. They reminded me of the huge Absolut bottles we took pictures with. Looks like you had an awesome time. Wish I could have been there with you all!

    1. Stephen says:

      You guys need to get the hell out of Pittsburgh! πŸ˜‰

  28. It looks like you had a blast! Did you make any new connections? πŸ˜‰

  29. Ty Brown says:

    You mentioned that you were the odd guy there- old money vs. dot com guys. How did you get the invite? Sounds like a great party.

    1. Stephen says:

      He didn’t get invited at all. He paid like all the regular people. What made him most upset was when he walked by the “Media Registration” desk…and he wasn’t in it πŸ˜†

  30. David Chew says:

    Big party for you john. :mrgreen:

  31. John POW! says:

    Hi John,

    I have finally revealed the secrets you keep emailing me about.

    See the article my name links too, it is entitled “A big fight out”.

    John Pow.

  32. Looking quite dapper there, John. Easy on those vodka and oyster shots! LOL. Oh yeah, and those huge-ass glasses. Cheers! πŸ˜›

    Shine on,

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