Wine & Cocktail Events

TRC spirited events

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Hosted by The Villa Marco Polo Inn & The Restaurant Coach


Italy is a heaven for lovers of delectable cheeses and fine wines. Italy’s wine world is as diverse and appealing as its landscape. Take a journey through the vineyards of northern Italy: Piedmont, Tuscany, Veneto, Fruilli-Vezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna, Marches, Puglia, Sicily and others in a luxurious Venetian atmosphere of the beautiful Villa Marco Polo Inn. Increase your knowledge, and discover the profusion of colours, scents and flavours that make Italian wines so special. You will also sample an assortment of cheeses that pair nicely with each wine.

By popular demand, TRC and Kitchens Of Distinction catering are hosting a second ‘Vintage Cocktail Party’.

Putting on the Ritz!

bloom-gin-and-floral-glassCelebrate the golden age of cocktail culture. Sophisticated and stylish, fun and easy to make the classics are always in vogue. Join me and executive chef Shirley Lang, from Kitchens of Distinction catering, for a retro party. Experience how to mix, stir, and shake fabulous cocktails. Hors-d’oeuvres and sampling of classic mini martinis will be served through the party. Join us to experience the fabulous ‘Great Gatsby’ cocktail era. Vintage attire is welcome. This event is sponsored by Bloom Premium London Dry Gin, and the premium French orange liqueur Cointreau.

gatsby-glam ESQUIMALTCointreau  LOCATION



SPARKLING EVENTSparkling wine from around the world. From the first ‘pop’ of the cork, a bottle of bubbly lets everyone knows it’s time for a celebration. Join me to explore the wonderful world of sparkling wines. Discover and experience this rich and very stylish type of wine. You will taste the distinctive style of different regions including Champagne. Book a seat and have a fun and bubbly evening. Hors-d’oeuvres will be served to complement the tasting.







Prepare yourself for an evening of indulgence on our ‘Port & Cheese Tasting’ at the beautiful English Inn Boutique Hotel. Explore the sunny vineyards of Portugal’s Douro valley. I will escort you into the world of exclusive ports – the young fruity rubies, the spicy tawnies, the refreshing whites, the late bottle vintages, and the coveted vintages. A wonderful visual slide show of the Douro region will accompany the tasting. You will also sample an assortment of cheeses that pair nicely with port.

This promises to be a great event so invite a friend and join us for this unique tasting. Seating is limited and a reservation is required to attend.





A Spooktacular Event You Don’t Want To Miss!


Back-wallYou will enter the world of the most wicked secrets of Halloween cocktails. For the brave enough, join me and executive chefStrega Liqueur Shirley Lang, from Kitchens of Distinction catering, for our exclusive Halloween cocktail class. In this session you will learn to create devilish concoctions, spooky garnishes, and no fuss fancy appetizers. A fun party of learning tricks and treats for throwing a standout Halloween party at your home. A bloody concoction on arrival. Canapés and mini martinis will be served through the party. A Price for the best costume. An event sponsored by Premium Kealy’s Diamond Vodka, and the unique Italian Liquore Strega. It is considered the ultimate Halloween liqueur.


LOCATION: Saanich – DeVine Vineyards


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