Taste BC is an annual fund raiser for the BC Children’s Hospital â€“ Oak Tree Clinic. Put on by Liberty Wine Merchants, Taste BC allows event goers to not only indulge in tastings from some of the finest restaurants, wineries, breweries and cheese purveyors in BC, they will also benefit one of the province’s most vital medical institutions.
The event was held at the Regency Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. It was an ideal location. The ballroom offers more than enough space for everyone to move around and sample all the foods and wines that were available. You can really tell that Liberty was a wine merchant by the amount of wine tables. While there were less than a dozen food tables, we couldn’t count the number of wine tables there were. Each wine table had two to five wines for you to try out. If you belong to Alcoholics Anonymous, you wouldn’t want to be at this event! It was a smart move for Liberty to offer free bus passes to everyone after the event.
The stand out food at Taste BC came from Miku Restaurant. Their Aburi style sushi was simply awesome. Sarah and I will definitely be dining there at a future date. As for the best wine, well, we drank so many that after awhile, they all kinda tasted the same! However, I do remember enjoying the apple ice wine from Forbidden Fruit Winery.