Vancouver dining at The Fairmont Pacific Rim's Giovane: Cafe by day, wine bar by night
|The Fairmont Pacific Rim overlooks Coal Harbour. Photo by Sue Frause.|
|Breakfast Bruschetta $10 - Photo by Sue Frause|
Soft poached egg, basil, tomato, red onion, piave vecchio, toasted focaccia
|Wine tasting from the Giovane Wine Bar. Photo by Sue Frause.|
Today, Spoor is a certified sommelier specializing in Italian wine. Jill did a pairing of three Italian wines with cheeses, meat, bread (made in-house) and condiments for our party of six -- topped off with chocolates for dessert. On the Giovane menu, it's listed as Vino Due ($38). There's also Vino Uno ($32), which is a selection of three cheeses, bread and condiments paired with three wines. What a fun way to spend a dark and rainy night.
|Formaggi e Salumi (Cheese and Meat). Photo by Sue Frause.|
On Wednesday, November 21, Jill Spoor will be online from 2-3 PM PST to answer any wine related questions. Go to either Twitter or Facebook, and ask away! When recently queried about her favorite wine region, her response was somewhat diplomatic: "They're like your babies, and you need to love them equally," said Spoor. "But if I had to choose one, Tuscany, as I'm really into the Chianti Classicos right now."