On Friday night October 15, I attended the Vancouver International Film Festival Closing Gala Party at 560 where guests mingled about in the 3 rooms to celebrate the sold out party and end an amazing run festival that showcased films from all over the world.

Eating at the Communal Table

People shared the large communal table eating delicious fare from O’Doul’s who catered the affair while sipping on Wolf Blass wines and Stella Artois beer.

Richard Wolak (l) Publisher "TasteandSipMagazine.com" & Barbara Chirinos (r) Gala Organizer - Vancouver International Film Festival

Mathieu Faluomi (l), Steve Martindale (m), Yogi Omar (r)

29th Vancouver International Film Festival ran from September 30 – October 15, 2010 and screened over 370 films.

Chefs serving Mushroom Risotto

Chocolate dipped Rice Krispy Squares


In the main part of the club guests ate Mushroom Risotto and Ceviche as well as Chocolate dipped Rice Krispy Squares, Brownies and Cupcakes while listening and dancing to a jazzy group with video images in the backdrop. Upstairs in the lounge, the drinks flowed and guests were having a great time talking with film directors and stars.

By: Richard Wolak