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Butter on the Endive Pops-Up Again

Chef Owen Lightly of Butter on the Endive is pleased to be hosting the second Chef In Residence, with collaborators Adam Chandler of BETA 5 Chocolates, James Town of Mikuni Wild HarvestBlue Owl AntiquesTonio Creanza, & Luis Valdizon.

The Michas family, owners of the Connaught building and Blue Owl Antiques on the corner of Broadway and Vine have a beautiful apartment upstairs calling our name and we have decided to jump on the opportunity to create another unique dining experience there. This will be the location of the second Chef in Residence, by Butter on the Endive on Saturday, May 26th & Sunday, May 27th. Chef Owen Lightly is also very excited to be collaborating with Tonio Creanza, of Creanza Olive Oil from Puglia, Italy. As part of the dinners, Amanda Michas (of Blue Owl Antiques) and Mr. Creanza will host an olive oil tasting in the Blue Owl shop before guests move upstairs to a plated, 4-course intimate dinner prepared by Owen and the collaborating chef.

We are thrilled to have Amanda Michas, owner of Blue Owl Antiques, be not only our lovely host, but also curator of the space. She will curate a small collection for the dining environment, all of which will be available for sale. Luis Valdizon will be gracing both upstairs and downstairs with his artistic eye, photographing the magic.

Throughout the days of May 26th and 27th, we invite friends, community, and Blue Owl community to come up to the residence, hang out and meet the BOTE staff and see what they are up to. Chef in Residence is a happening that plays on ‘artist in residence’ – it is a curated series that provides an opportunity to work with community, offer a salon-style space in which to share creative ideas or to simply enjoy casual company. Each night will offer an Italian inspired 4-course meal – a natural choice since we are featuring Tonio’s beautiful olive oil from Puglia. You can RSVP and buy tickets via PayPal below. Each dinner is a minimum donation of $65 (not including gratuity) and requires a ticket. Check out of the menus below.

Saturday, May 26th

Collaborator: Adam Chandler of BETA 5 Chocolates

This could be the beginning of a brotherhood: Butter on the Endive was lucky to have Chef Chandler be a collaborator at the first Chef in Residence, and they are back collaborating again since it inspired such a beautiful creative process. There were simply too many ideas to fit into one menu! As you read this, they are working on honing their ideas into a four-course meal, and we will post the resulting menu ASAP, so that you can plan your wine pairings. The first seating will be at 5:00pm and the later seating will be at 8:30pm.

Menu to come ASAP……

Saturday, May 26th – 5:30pm seating

Saturday, May 26th – 8:30pm seating

Sunday, May 27th

Collaborator: James Town of Mikuni Wild Harvest

Many in the local food community know James Town as the passionate sales rep for Mikuni Wild Harvest, but many do no know that before that he was a chef in Vancouver for 15 years. Butter on the Endive has cherished our relationship with him since we first started up and are excited to plan a unique Italian inspired meal using many of Mikuni’s fabulous porducts.

Menu to come ASAP……

Sunday, May 27th – 4:00pm seating

Sunday, May 27th – 7:00pm seating

 Sunday, May 27th

Collaborator: James Town of Mikuni Wild Harvest

Many in the local food community know James Town as the passionate sales rep for Mikuni Wild Harvest, but many do no know that before that he was a chef in Vancouver for 15 years. Butter on the Endive has cherished our relationship with him since we first started up and are excited to plan a unique Italian inspired meal using many of Mikuni’s fabulous porducts.

Menu to come ASAP……

Sunday, May 27th – 4:00pm seating

Sunday, May 27th – 7:00pm seating

 

Beta 5 Chocolates Valentine’s Day Chocolate Event

Celebrate with your sweetheart at our Valentine’s Day Event, where you’ll learn how we apply the unique hand-painted finishes to our chocolates.

Every couple will have the opportunity to paint their own cocoa butter transfer sheets, and then apply them onto our Valentine’s chocolates (red wine, tobacco, cognac, cinnamon, ginger and 85% dark).

We’ll be serving some of our favorite creations (and a few refreshments) for your indulgence as you paint, and each couple will take home their creations in a 24pc box wrapped with our limited edition Valentine’s Day sleeve.

Tickets are $125 per couple, and can be purchased through our webstore or in our shop.

Saturday February 11th or Tuesday February 14th
8:30pm – 10:30pm

* don’t delay – there are only 8 tickets available for each date

Saturday February 11th or Tuesday February 14th

From 8:30pm to 10:30pm
at the BETA5 Workshop
413 Industrial Ave

$125 per couple

Learn how we hand-paint our chocolates and indulge in some of our favourite creations.
Purchase ticket online here or visit our shop

413 Industrial Ave, Vancouver, BC : : 604.669.3336 : : beta5chocolates.com

Workshop Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-5pm or by appointment
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Foodie Fridays on @NEWS1130Radio – Gifts for Foodies 2011

Click to listen to Foodie Friday Dec 15

It’s that time of year again when you’ve got to step up to the plate (pun intended) and get your foodie friends the best gifts out there.  Whether you want to spend some big money on appliances, or just get some stocking stuffers, we’ve got some suggestions that will make any gourmet jingle their bells!

Golden Olive Olive Oil Products

From the Koroneiki olive groves of Greece’s Peloponnese region comes Golden Olive Eleni®: certified organic extra virgin olive oil. Produced by Basil Olive Oil Products Limited, Golden Olive Eleni® is in a league of its own. Having won countless awards for colour, flavour and aroma, this olive oil is well-loved by foodies and chefs alike. The olives are hand picked and first/cold-pressed to ensure the freshest olive oil possible. This is a product of certified organic farming and has not been blended or adulterated. No additives, preservatives, sulphates or artificial flavours or colours have been added. Liquid gold!

http://www.basiloliveoil.com/

 

The Vitamix® Professional Series 500

This is the ultimate in blenders, and is actually much more than a blender. It can actually replace several appliances in your kitchen, saving valuable countertop space.  It can quickly crush ice, process nuts into butter, juice whole fruits in seconds and even make steaming hot soup. This is the first Vitamix model with three pre-programmed settings – Smoothies, Frozen Desserts and Hot Soups – to help home chefs make gourmet meals like the pros.  CHEF APPROVED!

http://www.vitamix.com/


Breville Personal Pie maker

As pie popularity is on the rise, Breville is excited to introduce the Personal Pie maker that lets you bake four individual pies all at once in as little as 10 minutes. Why share a pie when you can have it all to yourself? A sweet or savoury pie is always a welcomed addition to any meal and Breville’s new Personal Pie maker makes it easy to create crowd pleasing treats.

http://www.breville.ca/

Kitchen Aid Food Processor KRP1333

Top of the line food processor with a huge work bowl, externally adjustable slicing control allowing you to adjust without having to remove the blade assembly and three in one feed tube.  The heavy duty base is slip resistant and the there’s even two speeds to the pulse to give you great results with various foods.

http://www.kitchenaid.ca

All-clad 5.5 Quart Brushed Stainless Dutch Oven

All-Clad’s d5 Stainless Steel line incorporates five-layer bonded construction as well as functional advances that make it the finest stainless-steel cookware to date. Induction stove safe.  With this Dutch oven you can brown dishes on the stovetop, slow-cook them in the oven, and then present them at the table. * Each of the five bonded layers serves a specific purpose, creating a noticeable difference in cooking performance. stainless-steel interior for easy cleanup.

http://www.all-clad.ca/

 

Nothern Divine Canadian Caviar

Local and sustainable caviar from the Sunshine Coast.   Delicious and Ocean Wise sturgeon caviar.  Serve atop mini potatoes with sour cream.

http://www.northerndivine.com/

Memphis Blues Sauces and Rubs

The real deal.  These are the sauces and rubs that make those ribs, pork and all of those delicious meats taste delicious.

Available at the restaurants.

http://www.memphisbluesbbq.com

 

Beta 5 Chocolates

BETA5 chocolates are produced in small batches using ethically sourced estate chocolates and premium ingredients. Careful alignment of the BETA5 matrix results in our chocolates’ distinctive shine and crisp snap.

http://shop.beta5chocolates.com/

Sea to Sky Salt

Flavours ranging from Bacon to Cinnamon, these salts liven up any dish.  Try bacon on popcorn.

http://seatoskyseasonings.com/

 

Hills Foods Pate

Don’t forget to pre-order your Brome Lake Duck Pate to have for Christmas & New Years. These 80 g jars make great hostess gifts, customer appreciation gifts as well as stocking stuffers!

Choose from Port Wine Liver Pate, Township Rillettes, Orange Liquor Liver Pate, Cranberry Duck Rillettes, Cider & Apple Duck Rillettes, Perigord Liver Pate and Authentic Duck Rillettes.

Dirty Apron Gift Baskets

A variety of quality ingredients packed into one easy box.

https://deli.dirtyapron.com/?resultType=category&params=34&tpid=130

 

XFour chocolate vodka

Chocolate and Vodka made with local vodka and xoxolat chocolate.

http://vonalbrecht.com/

http://www.xoxolat.com/

Tassimo 

http://www.tassimo.com/country_selector/

The TASSIMO System: How it works…

· Innovative home brewing system by Bosch: Each T DISC contains ground coffee, tea, chocolate or concentrated milk product, and is sealed to protect the flavours inside. All the brewing happens inside the T DISC’s ‘mini brewing-chamber’. Your drink pours directly from the T DISC into the cup so you can prepare different drinks, one after the other with no taste transfer.

· TASSIMO uses Barcode Technology
· Each beverage has its own single-serve T DISC equipped with a unique barcode. the barcode tells the TASSIMO brewer exactly what it needs to know to brew the perfect cup. The brewer adjusts the temperature, water volume and brew time according to these precise instructions – all at the touch of a button.

· Brand Variety
· T DISCs come in NABOB, MAXWELL HOUSE, CADBURY, and TWININGS®, to name a few of the varieties, and can make over 30 beverages, from coffee, tea and espresso to cappuccino, chai tea latte and hot chocolate.

For more info on the product, visit www.TASSIMO.ca

 

 

Gifts for Foodies 2011

Click to Watch the segment on Breafast Television with Cassandra Anderton and Jody Vance

It’s that time of year again when you’ve got to step up to the plate (pun intended) and get your foodie friends the best gifts out there.  Whether you want to spend some big money on appliances, or just get some stocking stuffers, we’ve got some suggestions that will make any gourmet jingle their bells!

The Vitamix® Professional Series 500

This is the ultimate in blenders, and is actually much more than a blender. It can actually replace several appliances in your kitchen, saving valuable countertop space.  It can quickly crush ice, process nuts into butter, juice whole fruits in seconds and even make steaming hot soup. This is the first Vitamix model with three pre-programmed settings – Smoothies, Frozen Desserts and Hot Soups – to help home chefs make gourmet meals like the pros.  CHEF APPROVED!

http://www.vitamix.com/


Breville Personal Pie maker

As pie popularity is on the rise, Breville is excited to introduce the Personal Pie maker that lets you bake four individual pies all at once in as little as 10 minutes. Why share a pie when you can have it all to yourself? A sweet or savoury pie is always a welcomed addition to any meal and Breville’s new Personal Pie maker makes it easy to create crowd pleasing treats.

http://www.breville.ca/

Kitchen Aid Food Processor KRP1333

Top of the line food processor with a huge work bowl, externally adjustable slicing control allowing you to adjust without having to remove the blade assembly and three in one feed tube.  The heavy duty base is slip resistant and the there’s even two speeds to the pulse to give you great results with various foods.

http://www.kitchenaid.ca

All-clad 5.5 Quart Brushed Stainless Dutch Oven

All-Clad’s d5 Stainless Steel line incorporates five-layer bonded construction as well as functional advances that make it the finest stainless-steel cookware to date. Induction stove safe.  With this Dutch oven you can brown dishes on the stovetop, slow-cook them in the oven, and then present them at the table. * Each of the five bonded layers serves a specific purpose, creating a noticeable difference in cooking performance. stainless-steel interior for easy cleanup.

http://www.all-clad.ca/

 

Nothern Divine Canadian Caviar

Local and sustainable caviar from the Sunshine Coast.   Delicious and Ocean Wise sturgeon caviar.  Serve atop mini potatoes with sour cream.

http://www.northerndivine.com/

Memphis Blues Sauces and Rubs

The real deal.  These are the sauces and rubs that make those ribs, pork and all of those delicious meats taste delicious.

Available at the restaurants.

http://www.memphisbluesbbq.com

Golden Olive Olive Oil Products

From the Koroneiki olive groves of Greece’s Peloponnese region comes Golden Olive Eleni®: certified organic extra virgin olive oil. Produced by Basil Olive Oil Products Limited, Golden Olive Eleni® is in a league of its own. Having won countless awards for colour, flavour and aroma, this olive oil is well-loved by foodies and chefs alike. The olives are hand picked and first/cold-pressed to ensure the freshest olive oil possible. This is a product of certified organic farming and has not been blended or adulterated. No additives, preservatives, sulphates or artificial flavours or colours have been added. Liquid gold!

http://www.basiloliveoil.com/

Beta 5 Chocolates

BETA5 chocolates are produced in small batches using ethically sourced estate chocolates and premium ingredients. Careful alignment of the BETA5 matrix results in our chocolates’ distinctive shine and crisp snap.

http://shop.beta5chocolates.com/

Sea to Sky Salt

Flavours ranging from Bacon to Cinnamon, these salts liven up any dish.  Try bacon on popcorn.

http://seatoskyseasonings.com/

 

Hills Foods Pate

Don’t forget to pre-order your Brome Lake Duck Pate to have for Christmas & New Years. These 80 g jars make great hostess gifts, customer appreciation gifts as well as stocking stuffers!

Choose from Port Wine Liver Pate, Township Rillettes, Orange Liquor Liver Pate, Cranberry Duck Rillettes, Cider & Apple Duck Rillettes, Perigord Liver Pate and Authentic Duck Rillettes.

Dirty Apron Gift Baskets

A variety of quality ingredients packed into one easy box.

https://deli.dirtyapron.com/?resultType=category&params=34&tpid=130

 

XFour chocolate vodka

Chocolate and Vodka made with local vodka and xoxolat chocolate.

http://vonalbrecht.com/

http://www.xoxolat.com/

Tassimo 

http://www.tassimo.com/country_selector/

The TASSIMO System: How it works…

· Innovative home brewing system by Bosch: Each T DISC contains ground coffee, tea, chocolate or concentrated milk product, and is sealed to protect the flavours inside. All the brewing happens inside the T DISC’s ‘mini brewing-chamber’. Your drink pours directly from the T DISC into the cup so you can prepare different drinks, one after the other with no taste transfer.

· TASSIMO uses Barcode Technology
· Each beverage has its own single-serve T DISC equipped with a unique barcode. the barcode tells the TASSIMO brewer exactly what it needs to know to brew the perfect cup. The brewer adjusts the temperature, water volume and brew time according to these precise instructions – all at the touch of a button.

· Brand Variety
· T DISCs come in NABOB, MAXWELL HOUSE, CADBURY, and TWININGS®, to name a few of the varieties, and can make over 30 beverages, from coffee, tea and espresso to cappuccino, chai tea latte and hot chocolate.

For more info on the product, visit www.TASSIMO.ca