The day to celebrate the mother in your life is here on May 12, and NUVO has rounded up a few gift ideas, from stylish additions to her home and wardrobe to hair care.

This cocktail uses Baileys and Guinness to bring a taste of the Emerald Isle to you wherever you spend St. Patrick’s Day.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a cocktail featuring Irish Whiskey and Stout.

Celebrate your loved one with a Valentine’s Day Cocktail from Dahlia in Vancouver that bring sweetness and warmth.

As 2023 comes to close, ring in the new year with a wintery rendition of the classic margarita, a cocktail that will warm you up as the year draws down.

Happy New Year from the NUVO team. Cheers to 2024! We look forward to celebrating the exceptional with you.  

From beauty to fragrance to chocolate and coffee, gift-openers can look forward to receiving a little luxury each day.

For those missing beach weather, Chef Alan Older of Vancouver’s Smitty Oyster House on Main Street has provided a traditional Mexican appetizer, pescadillas, inspired by his time living in Playa del Carmen.

Chef Argelia Diaz Cabral from Vancouver’s El Camino’s restaurant has provided us with a recipe for a classic Brazilian dish. Although there are some specialty ingredients in here that you may have to seek out, the end result is definitely worth it.   Xinxim de Bacalhau Makes 4 portions Ingredients For the curry sauce: 1/2 cup dried shrimp 1 garlic …

In many ways, margaritas are the perfect summer cocktail. A little bit sweet, a little bit sour, and always ice cold, the refreshing cocktail is just made for high heat.

This extra-spicy summer deserves an equally spicy drink—albeit one that also refreshes. Courtesy of Michael MacIntyre of Vancouver’s El Camino’s, this Cacao Loco cocktail recipe embraces the heat with chili-infused rum and a dehydrated chili garnish, and it refreshes thanks to its tropical ingredients. Just remember to add extra ice to your shaker.

Temper Chocolate & Pastry’s owner, Steve Hodge, makes some of the sweetest treats in Vancouver, and soon anyone with a sweet tooth will be able to try his creations at home.

On July 19, celebrate National Daquiri Day properly with Bacardí Superior. Ideal for mixing, Bacardí Superior is a white rum that shines in simple, citrus-forward cocktails like the daquiri.

Not able to make it to Italy this summer? Fear not, Malfy Gin is bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to Canada thanks to its three citrus-infused gins: Rosa, Con Limone, and Con Arancia.

Bombay Sapphire has provided NUVO with its recipe for the Ultimate Tom Collins, a wonderfully zesty twist on the classic summer drink.

For many, Cinco de Mayo is a day marked by margaritas and tacos. But like the holiday itself, which marks Mexico’s victory over France at the 1862 Battle of Puebla, there is more to Mexican cuisine than cool drinks and carnitas. So why not expand your horizons this year with this recipe for ribeye aguachile from Francisco Higareda Urdapilleta, chef/co-owner …

With just a splash of the delicious new spirit, a medley of fruit juices, and some orgeat, this Royal Holiday cocktail will make you feel as regal as a stay at the Empress.

Chef Ashley Kurtz of Vancouver’s Restaurant Vignette gives classic French gougères a lift thanks to loads of mushrooms and even more cheese than usual. Piped full of two types of sauce and best served with a heaping amount of cheese, these fantastically balanced pastry balls are ideal little bites to start any meal. Think of them as cream puffs for adults.

While we’re still a few months out from white asparagus season, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the springtime delicacy now. Thanks to this recipe from Italian Kitchen’s chef Matteo Fontana, a cheeky white asparagus and shrimp bruschetta that’s easy to prepare at home, spring’s bounty comes early this year. This super simple appetizer is best enjoyed when you’re trying to forget about the snow outside.

The pomegranate margarita, featuring all the traditional ingredients alongside pomegranate juice and seeds, hits the marks marg drinkers look for while also exciting the palate with added tartness and textural complexity.

This shallot tarte tatin recipe comes from Martine Bauer, the chef behind Toronto’s Pompette. Caramelized shallots are paired with creamy and woodsy Adoray cheese for a decadent yet balanced appetizer that’s sure to impress and delight.

The annual Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival runs until February 14, and the region is currently awash in inventive versions of everyone’s favourite winter treat.

Justin Cheung’s recipe for yee sang, a simple Cantonese raw fish salad traditionally enjoyed throughout Malaysia and Singapore, promises prosperity and guarantees deliciousness. Just don’t spill when you toss it—you won’t want to miss a bite.

Ever wondered what gifts NUVO’s editors are hoping to find under the tree? Below, some of the NUVO team outline what they want, and why they want it.

This year, make things easy and give Crown Royal Vanilla a go in your holiday punch bowl. With its subtle vanilla flavour and typical Crown Royal quality, it’s the perfect way to make a minor tweak to your eggnog.