Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Celebrates the Close of Summer
Four Seasons HotelVancouver and Executive Chef Ned Bell are kicking off September at high velocity! Celebrating health, wellness, superb food and great times, Four Seasons and YEW restaurant + bar are putting some muscle behind their commitment to community. Take advantage of YEW’s sustainable seafood concept at special events all around the Lower Mainland, including the Hotel’s somewhat secret oasis – the pool deck.
Gran Fondo Package – Get Ready for the “Big Ride” with a Custom “Carb”onated Menu and Energizing Accommodations
Friday, September 7 – Saturday, September 8
Roads in Vancouver, Whistler and points in between will host the RBC GranFondo Whistler, a mass-participation cycling event designed for cyclists of varying abilities. Gear up for the event – or wind down afterwards – with a customized Gran Fondo package from Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver.
Cyclists and spectators alike are invited to take advantage of a guaranteed 1pm check-in, a special “Race Ready” amenity, breakfast for two, and more. This package is available only on Friday, September 7, 2012, and Saturday September 8, 2012, in conjunction with the GranFondo event, and cannot be booked back to back.
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver’s second floor lobby will be decked out in state-of-the-art road racing bikes. Visitors are invited to drop in and get in the Gran Fondo spirit from August 31 though September 9.
Get your race on with YEW’s special “Gran Fondo Carb Loading” menu featuring healthy, hearty dishes like Triple Cheddar Mac n’ Cheese, Pappardelle ‘Puttanesca’and Roast Organic Chicken with Charred Corn Polenta, with your choice of soup or salad starter.
“Julia in Paris” Gala Dinner – 100 Guests for 100 Years
Saturday, September 8 – Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
5pm Champagne reception; 6pm dinner
A beautifully decorated, long-table format will be set on the private pool deck of the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Your hosts include the BC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier and Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Executive Chef, Ned Bell.
Ten of British Columbia and Seattle’s top chefs will prepare an elegant ten-course plated dinner, inspired by the inimitable Julia Child. Served poolside, the $300 ticket price includes wine, taxes and gratuity.
In addition to Ned Bell, special guest chefs include: Dame Andrea Carlson, Burdock & Co; Bala Kumanan, Hy’s of Canada; Bruno Feldeisen, Executive Pastry Chef Four Seasons, Vancouver; Hidekazu Tojo, Tojo’s; Kerry Sear, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle; Lee Cooper, L’Abattoir; Dame Lee Murphy, Vista d’Oro; Les Amis du Fromage; Dame Margaret Chisholm, Culinary Capers Catering; Scott Jaeger, The Pear Tree; Chocolates by Thomas Haas, Thomas Haas Fine Chocolates.
Specially priced Les Dames d’Escoffier hotel packages are available at the Four Seasons Hotel for an additional $215. Book by calling 604-689-9333 or 1-866-223-9333 or online (quoting booking code CI0912LESD). Purchase dinner tickets here.
Feast of Fields – A Feel-Good, Taste-Good Local Food Fundraiser
Sunday, September 9 from 1pm to 5pm - Golden Ears Cheesecrafters, Maple Ridge
Supporting a food movement that he is utterly passionate about, Chef Ned Bell loves being part of the Feast of Fields celebration and fundraising event. Guests are invited to stop by and say hello as they taste the delicious seafood bite from YEW table. YEW is proud to be a part of this wandering harvest festival , designed to highlight the connections between farmer and chef, field and table, and farm folks and city folks. Grab a wine glass and linen napkin and taste the afternoon away, enjoying flavours from local chefs, farmers, fishers, ranchers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, distillers and more. Feast of Fields is a gastronomic journey towards a sustainable, local food system. Tickets are available here.
Passions – A fundraiser for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
Sunday, September 9 -Dr. Peter Centre
Passions is the much anticipated, food-focused annual fundraiser for the Dr. Peter Centre AIDS Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funds to support innovative health care. This year, YEW restaurant and executive chef, Ned Bell, join forces with over 20 great Vancouver restaurants to support a worthwhile cause and present a mouth-watering menu. Tickets and additional information are available here.
YEW restaurant + bar
YEW restaurant + bar is one of the city’s premier seafood restaurants, delivering exceptionally delicious cuisine, great wines, innovative cocktails and a fun, welcoming environment for guests. The menu concept delivers simple, local, ultra fresh and sustainable seafood infused with a sense of whimsy and fun. Guests can choose from a communal table, intimate dining booths or book the exclusive glass enclosed private dining room as they enjoy the broad and intensely flavourful culinary vision of Executive Chef Ned Bell whose menu is built around fresh local ingredients.
As the world’s leading operator of luxury hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts currently manages 88 properties in 35 countries. Open since 1976, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver provides a preferred address for both business and leisure travelers, and the highly personalized, anticipatory service that Four Seasons guests expect and value around the world. Recent awards and honours include Condé Nast Gold List and Food & Wines World’s Best Places to Eat.Information on the company and on Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver can be accessed through the Four Seasons website at www.fourseasons.com.