Fear not . . . you’re going to love Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts – Bistro 101’s Fall ‘Killer’ Wine Dinner line-up! Monday, October 25th, just in time for Halloween, Restaurant Chef Instructor, Johannes Oberbichler and our in-house sommelier, Tim Ellison add a little spook to both menu and wineglass.  We tempt you to join us for a bone warming and spirit lifting, multi-course ‘Killer’ Wine Dinner. This is a no trick, only treat affair.  

Date:             Monday, October 25, 2010 

Time:            One seating available – 6:30PM

Price:             Multi-course dinner $45.00 add Killer wine pairings for $30.00 pp (plus HST)

Reserve:       Call 604.734.0101 or book on-line at

 Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts provides top-calibre instruction in intimate, interactive and real-world environments utilizing the finest facilities. PICA’s dedicated Chef Instructors are seasoned professionals trained in classic French and International cuisine.  “I congratulate the students for choosing Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts as their foundation in a career, which I know will make them look forward to going to work every day. I have enjoyed this profession for nearly three decades and it is a pleasure for me to be part of the student’s training and development”, adds Chef Johannes, a talented PICA faculty member since 2004. 

 Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA), founded in 1997, is one of Vancouver’s first accredited private culinary institutes to provide diploma programs in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts.  As a designated WSET provider PICA offers Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Wine Certificate programs.  PICA operates Bistro 101, an 80-seat on-site gourmet restaurant, a bustling bakeshop and café – Bakery 101 and a professional Catering Department. PICA is Vancouver’s original hands-on cooking class purveyor and winner for the 5th consecutive year of the Consumers’ Choice Award for Business Excellence.  PICA is of elite status among culinary institutions in Canada and in being such continues to raise the bar.

PICA is situated at the gateway to Granville Island at 1505 West Second Avenue, Vancouver, BC.  To contact us please call (604) 734-4488 or visit

 Winner of the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010 Consumers’ Choice Award for Business Excellence


Westham Island Roasted Mini Pumpkin Roast Beet Purée

 Pairing:  Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Sparkling Shiraz | Summerland, BC 

Spanish Inspired Sharing Platter: Braised Scrag of Lamb, Prawns & Chorizo, Roasted Red Peppers, Asiago Cheese and Radicchio Leaves,

Pairing:  Torres Winery Sangre de Toro (Bull’s Blood) | Penedes, Spain 

Glühwein, Hints of Cinnamon and Vanilla

 Pan Seared Striped Bass  Butternut Squash Risotto, Sauce Diablo

Pairing:  K VINTNERS ‘Evil’ – Cabernet Sauvignon | Washington State, USA

Roast Rib of Beef, Caramelized Winter Roots, Yorkshire Pudding

 Pairing:  Pacific Breeze Winery ‘Killer Cab’ | New Westminster, BC

Strawberry Mousse wrapped in a Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Coulis

 Pairing:  Quinto do Crasto Late Bottled Vintage Port | Douro River Valley, Portugal

$75.00 per person (without pairings $45.00)