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Gill Grills Top Chef Canada Season 4 Women Chefs; Vote For Canada's Best Bar

YALETOWN — Remember the ruckus over Top Chef Canada's 'men vs women' format? Well, now you can find out what the women thought about it. Earls is hosting a reception, mingler and then a Q & A moderated by the Globe & Mail's restaurant critic Alexandra Gill with all 7 women chefs from Top Chef Canada, season 4 on August 23 from 5.30p.m. Tickets are $105 and include reception appetizers, signature cocktail, wine, panel discussion, dessert and gratuity, proceeds to Les Dames d'Escoffier, BC Chapter scholarship program.[EW]

 ALL ACROSS THE CITY — enRoute is searching for Canada's best bar, and 16 of the city's finest are up for the vote including the Shameful Tiki Lounge, the Pacific Rim Lobby Lounge and Score on Davie. Victoria's best and brightest are in with a chance too with six entrants including Little Jumbo and Veneto Tapa Lounge. Get voting now - we know that Canada's best bar is right here - let's make sure everyone else does. [EW]

 VANCOUVER ISLAND — The 40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery has just announced a change of ownership with Brenda Hetman-Craig and Layne Craig from Fort St John taking over from founder Bill Montgomery who has now retired. A lineup of Okanagan-grown wines will be added to the portfolio under the name Stall Speed that will be made with the Summerland-based Okanagan Crush Pad including a Meritage and a Merlot Icewine. [EW]