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Monday Night Wine Dinner Series

Stephane Tissot Wines of Jura – France’s Smallest Wine Appelation

Welcomes special guest presenter Barbara Mills of That’s Life Gourment

Inspired dishes prepared by Chefs Stephane Istel and Bruno Feldeisen – five courses, including:

  • Reception: Chef Istel’s Alsatian Tarte Flambe, Marc Kreydenweiss Riesling 2004
  • Tartare of Smoked Sablefish served with Celery Remoulade and Potato Latkes, Stephane Tissot Cremant du Jura NV
  • Poached Poularde served with Morels and Yellow Vines, and fragrant Basmati Rice, Stephane Tissot 2005 les Graviers Arbois Chardonnay
  • Selection of beautiful cheeses of the Jura, Mont d’Or, Comte and Morbier regions, Stephane Tissot 2005 Arbois Poulsard
  • Chocolate Clafoutis, Blind tasting

Hosted by Sommelier Kevin Van Hullebush, and served in the Private Dining Room. The May 4th dinner sold out quickly and space is limited. BOOK NOW or email. See tasting Notes Below.

Starts at 7pm sharp $65 plus tax & gratuity.

NOTES

Stephane Tissot Cremant du Jura NV

An aromatic ringer for a good Champagne, this stylish wine (55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir)
nonetheless boasts its own distinctive Jurassien personality ~a little softer and more grapy, but redolent of almonds and spring flowers ~ The nose is super clean, very fresh, with prominent chalk, pastry dough, and ginger. The palate is surprisingly full and rich with citrus, chalky minerals, and yellow cake.

Wine Spectator: “Apple and beeswax aromas and flavors mingle with the bright acidity and rich mousse in this appealing Crémant. Good length. Drink now. 1,600 cases made.” Wine Enthusiast: “Made mainly from Chardonnay, this poised sparkling wine is deliciously crisp, packed with flavors of red apples and aromas of hedgerow flowers.”

Stephane Tissot 2005 les Graviers arbois chardonnay

Les Graviers is an exceptional interpretation of this classic varietal.

The nose is terroir driven, filled with notes of smoke and gun flint, achieved from the fruit of very healthy, very old vines.

On the palate, the fruit is rich and tropical with gentle acidity, showing the structure and balance of a beautiful, age-worthy white wine.

The wine can hold its own and is a well-balanced accompaniment to Chef’s poached poulard.

Stephane Tissot 2005 Arbois Poulsard

Poulsard (pool-zahr) is the grape and it is thin-skinned and produces light and elegant red wines.

This version, made by Stephane Tissot, clocks in at a lithe 13% alcohol. The nose has a distinct touch of the Burgundy barnyard and a very brisk bit of acidity on the palate.

Nice dark cherry and raspberry flavors round out a very pleasurable, sophisticated red wine drinking experience.

Serve it to your friends and family and they will give you better presents next year.

Pairs beautifully with regional cheeses.

UPCOMING DINNERS

RESERVE NOW TO GUARANTEED YOUR SEATS AT THE NEXT THREE DINNERS IN THE SERIES

  • JUNE 15 – DUORO BOYS, PORTUGAL
  • JUNE 29 – ST. COSME, RHONE VALLEY
  • JULY 13 – DOMAINE SALADIN, RHONE

All db Wine Dinners in the series are served in the Private Dining Room and Wine Vault, and are moderated by a winemaker or regional representative.

The evening ends with a sweet course prepared by Pastry Chef Bruno Feldeisen, accompanied by a blind tasting from the DB – Lumiere wine cellar. Hosted by Sommelier Kevin Van Hullebush.

The db Monday Night Wine Dinners are offered at the introductory price of $65 per person, plus taxes and gratuities.

A credit card reservation is required. Be sure to note ‘Wine Dinner’ when reserving online.

  • RESERVE the June 1 Wine Dinner now
  • RESERVE the June 15 Wine Dinner now
  • RESERVE the June 29 Wine Dinner now
  • RESERVE the July 13 Wine Dinner now

Warm Weather Wines with House Wines

Geady for the social season.  The long days and warm nights mean bocce, volleyball, outdoor dining and picnics on the beach. The most important decision is what to drink while lounging in the sun. house wine will pour our favourite picks for the summer. From sparkling wine to rosé, crisp whites and lighter reds there will be plenty to quench your thirst. You may even start a summer fling with a newly discovered wine.

Date: Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Venue: The Vintage Gallery
O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar
1300 Robson St., Vancouver, BC

Cost: $35

House Wines

Pollanate UBC Farm

In partnership with UBC Farm, Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks is pleased to announce a Saturday afternoon presentation and book signing with author, Michael Pollan. Vancouver will be Michael’s only Canadian city on his book tour for the paperback version of In Defense of Food. This unique opportunity to meet Michael takes place at UBC Farm on Saturday, June 6 at 1:00 p.m. At this fundraiser for UBC Farm, Michael will share his manifesto for eating: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly Plants.” He will also be available to sign copies of In Defense of Food.

This exciting afternoon includes a signed copy of In Defense of Food, guided tours of UBC Farm with live music and entertainment. All are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and a blanket to sit on.

Tickets to this rain or shine event are $45 (includes GST) and are sold exclusively through Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks.

For more information about this and other events, visit our website at www.bookstocooks.com. Please call 604-688-6755 to purchase tickets.

Cookshop in City Square hosts Anthony Sedlak from the Main

anthony-sedlackFriday, June 5th from 6:00 – 9:00pm

Join The Cookshop this evening for an extraordinary event as they welcomes TV Chef and Author, Anthony Sedlak! Chef Anthony will share some fantastic recipes from his new cookbook and TV show, The Main. In addition to winning the Food Network’s Superstar Chef Challenge, Chef Anthony has also represented Canada in the Hans Bueschken World Junior Chef Challenge in Auckland, New Zealand. Chef Anthony’s characteristic cooking style is tasty, simple & rustic fare presented elegantly. This evening you will enjoy a menu of:
• Oven Roasted Clams with Sweet Smoked Paprika, Chorizo & Fingerling Potatoes
• Warm Organic Chicken with Lemon-Cinnamon Dressing served with Morrocan Fruit and Nut Couscous
• Prosciutto Wrapped Halibut with Puttanesca Sauce
• Shaved Fennel with Lemon, Olive Oil, Pecorino & Pine Nuts
• Traditional Tagliatelle Bolognese with Parmigiano Reggiano and Olive Oil

Chef:ANTHONY SEDLAK
Food Network’s THE MAIN
6:00 – 9:00pm
$99*each

The Cookshop at Cambie and 12th

June – Four Seasons’ YEW travels to the UK for the 3 course $35 menu

yewNo Passport Required at YEW restaurant + bar, 7 days a week from 5-10pm.
Travel the world to Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts with
3 course monthly inspirations for only $35.

Six Months at a glance

April – Japan
May – Mexico
June – United Kingdom
July – France
August – Beautiful British Columbia
September – Italy

YEW restaurant + bar at Four Seasons is located at:

791 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4
Phone: 604.692.4939
Fax: 604.684.4555

For more information (dress code, parking, map, etc.) or to make reservations at
YEW restaurant + bar at Four Seasons:
Reserve at Open Table

Fruili and Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich at 39th and Cambie Liquor Store

A Taste of Friuli Venezia Giulia
lidia1Thursday, May 28 – 5:00 – 7:00 PM
39th & Cambie Signature BC Liquor Store (5555 Cambie St., Vancouver)

With millions of viewers tuning in religiously, Lidia Bastianich has become one of America’s most beloved television chefs through her TV series, Lidia’s Italian Table, Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen and Lidia’s Family Table. Come and experience a taste of Friuli with Lidia and enjoy as the Italian food magnate pairs the best food and wine from her very own homeland – the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Food provided by Chef Ken Iaci of Papi’s Ristorante in Richmond.

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6 o’clock Salon with author Jane Ganahl – Single Woman of a Certain Age

Start your weekend with a Friday evening Six O’Clock Salon with author Jane Ganahl, editor of Sibooks-to-cooks1ngle Women of a Certain Age. This is Jane’s second visit to Books to Cooks from San Francisco. Her past book reading was such a hit that we look forward to this Six O’Clock Salon’s entertaining collection of stories and memoirs of single midlife women. The evening includes refreshments and a copy of Single Women of a Certain Age. Cost is $35.00.

Books to Cooks
Call – 604 688 6755
1740 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC


DB Wine dinner with Wines of Jura

STEPHANE TISSOT WINES OF JURA – FRANCE’S SMALLEST WINE APPELATION

db WELCOMES SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTER BARBARA MILLS OF THAT’S LIFE GOURMET

Inspired dishes prepared by Chefs Stephane Istel and Bruno Feldeisen – five courses, including:

• Reception: Chef Istel’s Alsatian Tarte Flambe, Marc Kreydenweiss Riesling 2004

• Tartare of Smoked Sablefish served with Celery Remoulade and Potato Latkes, Stephane Tissot Cremant du Jura NV

• Poached Poularde served with Morels and Yellow Vines, and fragrant Basmati Rice, Stephane Tissot 2005 les Graviers Arbois Chardonnay

• Selection of beautiful cheeses of the Jura, Mont d’Or, Comte and Morbier regions, Stephane Tissot 2005 Arbois Poulsard

• Chocolate Clafoutis, Blind tasting

Hosted by Sommelier Kevin Van Hullebush, and served in the Private Dining Room. The May 4th dinner sold out quickly and space is limited.

BOOK NOW or email.

Starts at 7pm sharp

$65 plus tax & gratuity

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