What’s Good October 5 Edition

What to do In Vancouver This Week

Oh fall is indeed here and it’s time to sip some great beer and perhaps head out for some turkey. Here’s a couple thing going on this weekend.

harvest hausCelebrate Oktoberfest at Harvest Haus

Harvest Haus, runns October 5 – 7 and October 13 – 14, 2017! Over the course of two weekends, Sole Food Street Farms (88 Pacific Blvd) will be transformed into the West Coast’s largest Germanic-inspired cultural harvest festival, welcoming 1,500 revelers to seven seatings under the great Harvest Haus Halle tent.

Beginning with a theatrical keg tapping by the Harvest Haus Bürgermeister, each four-and-a-half-hour event boasts a fully immersive atmosphere complete with medieval tomfoolery, swashbuckling, axe throwing, swordplay by Academie Duello, live Bavarian brass oompah and favourite party hits by Vancouver’s “Oktoberators” on the central stage and the return of internationally renowned DJ Erick Decks from Frankfurt, Germany.

Guests will also enjoy European beers in authentic ceramic Bierkrug (steins), specialty German wines at communal long tables, giant Jenga and darts, and traditional Oktoberfest delicacies such as pretzels, Brezen, Bratwürst and Sauerkraut available in the open-air Marktplatz (marketplace).

Each seating will feature a special theme with tickets ranging from $25 for General Admission to $50 for VIP, available now at www.harvesthaus.com. Partial proceeds benefit the Music Heals Charitable Foundation that supports a wide range of music therapy services to communities in BC and across Canada.

cascaderoom roomThanksgiving Dinner menus October 8 at The Cascade Room $35 pp Three seatings: 5, 7 and 9pm

Welcome Cocktail $6 Sage and Berry Tom Collins – Bombay gin, sage, soda, citrus, cranberry
Three-course menu $35 (available a la carte as well):
First Course – Creamy Fire Roasted Tomato Soup with
crème fraiche, brioche crouton
Apple and Goat Cheese Salad – organic greens, cherry tomato, pumpkin seeds with cranberry vinaigrette
Suggested wine pairing: Misconduct Misfit Pinot Gris $10
Second Course – Turkey Dinner – free range turkey, sage and onion stuffing, bacon-wrapped sausage, candied yams, mashed potato, brussels sprouts, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce or Vegetarian Dinner roasted acorn squash, sage and onion stuffing, glazed carrots, mashed potato, candied yams, brussels sprouts, porcini gravy, cranberry sauce Suggested wine pairing: Orofino Riesling $11
Dessert – Pumpkin Tart with Chantilly Cream
Special kids’ size meal (12 and under) will be available for $25.
Reservations are currently being accepted online at www.thecascade.ca/reservations or by phone at 604.709.8650.

imageVancouver Theatre Sports Improv Wars: The Laugh Jedi starts October 5

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… there’s still no affordable housing in Lotus Land of the West, tourists continue to flock to the small island in False Creek, the Evil Emperor plots his return and the improvisers strike back. Episode X. VTSL takes you to a universe that exists outside of normal time and space – where unlikely characters co-exist in Improv Wars: The Laugh Jedi running Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. from October 5 – November 18. Check out Artistic Associate Bill Pozzobon’s attempts to answer a series of Star Wars trivia questions. To paraphrase Yoda – “Laugh. Or do not. There is no titter.” May the Farce be with you.

holiday pie


Featuring: Executive Chef Kamal Silva, Executive Sous Chef Mike Reid and H2 Restaurant Chef Caitlin Mark

Description: Our H2 Cooking Class series kicks off with a Thanksgiving-themed dinner featuring a holiday spinach salad; roast turkey with all the fixings; and pumpkin chiffon pie for a sweet reward.

Since turkeys can take up to 6 hours to cook, H2’s expert chefs will teach attendees the basics of prepping a turkey but will also have some roasting ahead of time. This will ensure that turkey can be enjoyed during the dining portion of the evening, alongside the fixings that will be prepared from scratch. Whip up a classic cranberry stuffing, gravy, maple yams, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and parmesan.

Bring the whole clan for Thanksgiving Monday, on October 9th, starting at 5:00 PM with dinner served at 7:00 PM. Class capacity is 12 people maximum, with a cost of $85 per person. Add wine pairings for an additional $18 by the glass or $56 by the bottle. To book, please call the restaurant at 604-691-6966.