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In this episode, it thrilled us to bring on winemaker Tyler Harlton of Summerland’s TH Wines and GM James Langford-Smith of Chinatown staples Bao Bei and Kissa Tanto. We waxed on all things hospitality, running small businesses, natural wine and its ethos and much much more.
Jamie was excited to delve deep into Tyler’s wine style as he quickly realized that his inspiration as a winemaker was rooted from a deep appreciation for all things Loire, which happens to be Jamie’s favourite wine region. Think delicious Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, and Rose.
James brought a unique perspective we were game to explore as we wondered how he balanced the dual role of running two of Vancouver’s best restaurants. His passion for hospitality really shone through as he maintained steadfast that his approach was built upon those of whom he employs as they are the foundation for everything they’ve been able to build and succeed with.
This was a fun episode with many laughs. James and Tyler were great. We hope you enjoy it.
**TH Wines can be found at Kissa Tanto, Bao Bei, Wildebeest, Kits Wine Cellar and a few other spots around Vancouver. Check their website for more info.
Tyler is from Saskatchewan. People from Saskatchewan are rad.
**Bao Bei just celebrated their 10-year anniversary. It’s one of Vancouver’s best restaurants. Think beautiful cocktails and delicious Chinese fare. We highly recommend it. Plus you can get a Pina Colada there all year round. Win Win!
**Kissa Tanto is just around the corner from Bao Bei. It’s one of the most beautiful rooms in Vancouver. Their theme is 60s Tokyo bar with a Japanese/Italian menu. The food is unreal. Jamie especially loves their Organic Half Chicken. Again, we highly recommend it.
***Scout is one of Vancouver’s leading food and culture magazines. If you’re wanting to learn more about the city’s food and cultural sphere with regards to community news, new restaurant openings, essential guides to some of the city’s best offerings as well as who’s hiring, Scout is where you should go. They also have a sister website they just launched this past year called Islandist. Same type of content only Island driven. That’s Islandist.ca.
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