Rogers Chocolate Party, Beachside Forno Winemakers Dinner and Impressions of Bolivia

West Vancouver’s Park Royal Shopping Centre continues to open new doors with the inclusion of yet another tasty spot. Rogers Chocolates, famously known for their pink checkered wrappers, has set up shop in the Village and earlier this month they invited friends and guests to enjoy a opening celebration chocolate party. Rich dark chocolate “shots”, chocolate carvings and live music by the Lynn Canyon Band were all part of the evening. Also, West Vancouver’s Beachside Forno restaurant featured North Shore winery owners at their recent “Know Your Neighbours” winemakers’ dinner. Host Kurtis Kolt introduced a delicious menu which was paired with elegant wines from Haywire Winery, Tantalus Vineyards and Painted Rock Vineyards. Lastly, it was an international affair last week at West Vancouver’s Ferry Building Gallery as honourary Bolivian consul Pilar Izzard and her son Peter Langer hosted invited guests for “Impressions of Bolivia”, a celebration of Bolivia’s national day.


01 – Rogers Chocolates president Steve Parkhill and director of sales Neena Arora show off a commemorative Vancouver chocolate box designed by local artist Tiko Kerr at the chocolate party.

02 – Chocolate carver David Billings puts the finishing touches on his delicious looking sculpture at the Rogers chocolate party.

03 – Tap your feet and enjoy the treats as the Lynn Canyon Band entertains at the Rogers chocolate party.

04 – You won’t need coffee after trying one of these dark chocolate shots. Non-alcoholic, but loaded with pure cocoa, it’s sure to keep Shelfspace CEO Mark Startup, left, and Park Royal VP Rick Amantea on their toes.

05 – Celebrating Bolivia’s national day, honorary consul Pilar Izzard and son Peter Langer hosted over 20 fellow consuls for a photo presentation entitled “Impressions of Bolivia”.

06 – PR gal Katey Colley, left, wine sommelier Kurtis Kolt and Beachside Forno manager Cassidy Kennedy help host “Know Your Neighbours” winemakers’ dinner.

07 – Surrounded by some very beautiful neighbours (namely his daughters), wine man David Scholefield enjoys a five course feast at “Know Your Neighbours” winemakers’ dinner.

08 – Beachside Forno owners Barb Inglis, left, and Paul Chalmers toast their neighbourhood at the winemakers’ dinner with friend Marilyn Diligenti.

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By Catherine Barr – Aug 12, 2011

Also as seen in print in the North Shore Outlook Newspaper on Aug 18, 2011

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