28th August, 2009
The Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is pleased to be chosen to host the “Official Launch Party” for the Cowichan Wine & Culinary Festival Sept 19-20, presented by Island Savings. The launch party is Friday, September 18 2009 from 6-9pm and includes appetizers prepared by Executive Chef Rick Davidson, entertainment and wine tasting from four local wineries.
The Satellite Bar & Grille recently joined the Wine Islands Vintners Association and has hosted two previous sell out Winemaker’s Dinners including last year at the Cowichan Wine & Culinary Festival. This year the Satellite Bar & Grille will host the opening event on Friday as well as a Winemaker’s Dinner on Sunday, September 20th.
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club named its restaurant the Satellite Bar & Grille two years ago in order to break down the stigma of being a “golf course restaurant”. The result has been good growth in non-golf visits for breakfast, lunch, dinner and special events. The Satellite Bar & Grille name aptly represents the views of the Satellite Channel area you get from the clubhouse as well as a menu inspired by the local Satellite Channel area. “The ocean, island and mountain views are stunning”, says Food & Beverage Manager Michael Brown. “Guests come for a combination of the view, good friendly service and high quality food with a variety of menu options”, he finished. “Casual menu options are available as well as upscale options on the dinner menu that rival the best restaurants on Vancouver Island”, says Executive Chef Rick Davidson. “We are very fortunate to have an Executive Chef with extensive experience with some of the best hotels and restaurants in Canada who has also worked with award winning Chefs”, said General Manager Jason Lowe. “We’re proud to partner with the Cowichan Wine & Culinary Festival and Island Savings, the event has great momentum and we look forward to the Friday and Sunday events”, he adds.
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is owned by GolfBC, a Vancouver-based golf and resort management and investment company defining a higher standard of quality and consistency among premier golf destinations. Since 1989 GolfBC has been creating premium golf destinations and master planned golf communities in British Columbia. GolfBC is the owner/operator of championship golf courses in British Columbia and Maui.
For additional information on the “Official Launch Party” or “Winemaker’s Dinner”, please visit For more information on the Cowichan Wine & Culinary Festival, please visit
Media Contacts:

Michael Brown
Food & Beverage Manager
250.743.5100 x.27
[email protected]
Rick Davidson
Executive Chef
250.743.5100 x.24
[email protected]
Jason Lowe
General Manager
250.743.5100 x.34
[email protected]

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