Don’t you think it’s time to have some fun? We sure do! And that’s why we’re hard at work planning the first ever Vancouver Cocktail Week, presented by The Alchemist magazine, to be held March 6 through 9, 2022.
The festivities will kick off with the Punch Brunch, a reprise of the successful event held in January 2020 at Botanist at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. It featured a gourmet five-course brunch created by chef Hector Laguna and paired with cocktails crafted by five of Vancouver’s top bartenders: Sean McGuigan, Sabrine Dhaliwal, Katie Ingram, Jeff Savage, and Amber Bruce.
In addition to this signature event, VCW 2022 will include cinq à sept happy hours, industry seminars, special events and a glamorous gala closing party. Many of these events will be held in the city’s best bars and restaurants, showcasing Vancouver’s dynamic cocktail scene the way it was meant to be enjoyed.
VCW 2022 is for the consumer who wants to drink in the city’s cocktail culture, but it’s also designed for the hospitality professionals who make it possible. That’s why VCW’s charitable partner is the BC Hospitality Foundation, which supports workers both by offering funds to those facing financial crisis due to a medical condition and scholarships to those building their careers.
Anyone interested in learning about all the exciting details to come should watch for details on our social channels and website. Industry partners who wish to propose event ideas can also find contact information at vancocktailweek.com.
And look for more news in the Fall 2021 issue of The Alchemist, available in October, or here at thealchemistmagazine.ca.