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New Name for Citta Bistro; Cinara Valpolicella Dinner

[Photo: Meat & Bread Via Kelly Marion]

ON TV— British celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver is bringing a new show to Canadian TV which aims to help home chefs use better fresh ingredients in their meals. Pressure Cooker, will air on the W Network in a fall 2014.The studio-based reality series, comprising 10 one-hour episodes will pair celebrity chefs with home cooks who must select ingredients from a conveyor belt and then use them to cook tasty meals against the clock. A tasting expert will judge the cooked meals and declare a winner at the end of each episode. [HR]

WHISTLER — All-change at the Crystal Lodge & Suites's Citta Bistro which is getting a fresh look and a name change to the Beacon Pub & Eatery at the end of June. They'll be serving up a gastro-pub style menu - watch this space for more. [EW]

DOWNTOWN — Cinara is hosting a night of Valpolicella with winemaker Ricardo Tedeschi on June 11, pairing a five course dinner with five Valpolicellas, including the Wine Spectator award-winning Monte Olmi Amarone. Tickets are $85 per person. Call 604-616-8464 to reserve. [EW]


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