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What’s Good This Week – February 22

What to do in and around Vancouver this week?

It’s been a busy couple weeks. We just got through another year of Vancouver International Wine Festival and were thoroughly impressed with the wines and the people we met behind them! Now we are onto the last week in February and I seriously can’t believe how fast the year is going.

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Best of the City – February 24 7-9 pm

I’ll be here with Les Dames d’Escoffier as we are raffling off a wall of wine! Please buy a ticket or five to support our initiatives if you are there! Vancouver magazine’s Best of the City event (formerly “Big Night”) includes Vancouver’s best chefs—Maenam’s Chef Angus An, CinCin’s Andrew Richardson, Blue Water Cafe’s Frank Pabst and many more! Taste our way through 10 amazing dishes, each paired with an award-winning wine or beer.

Where: Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, 1180 W. Hastings St.
Cost: $125 Tickets: Eventbrite

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BC Home + Garden Show, February 23-26 at BC Place Stadium

With Canada’s favourite home and landscaping specialists including HGTV Canada’s Bryan Baeumler, Carson Arthur, Mike Holmes Jr., and Tiffany Pratt, live cooking demos from Vancouver’s culinary masters, and more than 425 exhibitors and features designed to whip any home and garden into shape, there’s innovation, inspiration and expert advice at every turn. Five days only: February 22-26, 2017 at BC Place Stadium. Buy tickets online courtesy and save $3 at http://www.bchomeandgardenshow.com/

Please refer to the Cooking Stage schedule for a full list of presenters and presentation times.


Healthy Cooking Classes: Whole, Plant-based, Delicious February 26

This series of classes is a blend of Rooted Nutrition’s Andrea Potter’s most popular nutrition-focused classes from the Eating Clean Series and of Guest Instructor Ellexis Boyle’s cooking classes. Ellexis blends her technique-focused baking classes from previous series into new ‘Plant-Based Baking 1&2’. These newly revised classes get to the heart of ‘how-to’ vegan and healthier baking for the home cook, both beginner and more advanced. Tickets


Renaissance Vermouth and Tapas with Campagnolo and Odd Society – February 23

Campagnolo, Odd Society Spirits and local drinks expert Shaun Layton to present an evening exploring vermouth and tapas.
Odd Society’s cocktail lounge will pay homage to the delightful tapas bars of Spain with The Renaissance of Vermouth.

Guests will be greeted with a perfectly crafted aperitif cocktail, followed by a flight of vermouth, each one thoughtfully chosen by Shaun Layton. Enjoy vermouths from around the world and a selection of Mediterranean tapas prepared by Chef de Cuisine Jesse McMillan of Campagnolo ROMA. 

7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Tickets are $65 (inclusive of tax and gratuity) and can be purchased by emailing info@oddsocietyspirits.com.

Parksville takes the cork out for its 9th annual Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival, February 23 – 26, 2017

We’ve checked this out a few times and highly recommend! Parksville. Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival showcases BC’s wines, beers and cuisine at The Beach Club Resort and Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort for a decadent weekend. The ninth annual celebration takes place February 23 – 26, 2017.

Italian Home-Style Dinners Hit Main St.

campJust Like Dinner at Nonna’s’ Supper Series Returns to Campagnolo 

The pastel colours of spring conjure up glorious memories of family gatherings with Grandma. Chef de Cuisine Nathan Lowey has created a series of home-style dishes prepared with the season’s freshest ingredients in honour of Nonna. Each dish reflects a nostalgic meal and is best enjoyed with loved ones.

“This dinner series brings people together,” says Campagnolo Chef de Cuisine, Nathan Lowey. “We plate up supper for twenty-two guests at the same time so everyone can eat together—like a big family supper.”

‘Just Like Dinner at Nonna’s’ returns to Campagnolo Tuesday nights starting April 14, 2015. Each week until May 5, a different comforting dish paired with a draught beer will be served in the Campagnolo wine lounge at 6PM sharp for $22.

Nonna’s 2015 Spring Calendar:
April 14, 21, 28, May 5

April 14 Crispy Tuscan Fried Chicken rapini, potato purée, lemon 
April 21 Slow Roasted Berkshire Pork Shoulder  anise polenta, celebration salad, pan drippings 

April 28 Seared Lois Lake Trout  warm potato & endive salad, wild greens pesto, apricot mostardo 
May 5 Crispy Fresh Ricotta Gnudi shaved and roasted cauliflower, marjoram, raisins, capers, preserved lemon

‘Just Like Dinner at Nonna’s’ Details:
Dates: Tuesdays: April 14, 21, 28 and May 5
Time: 6PM sharp.
Reserve*: Seats must be booked in advance by calling 604 484 6018.
Price: $22 (plus tax and gratuity)
P: 604.484.6018
W: campagnolorestaurant.ca
A: 1020 Main St. Vancouver BC, Canada


Campagnolo Celebrates Peak-Season Bounty with an Incredible Feast

Campagnolo3A Midsummer Night Dinner

The few weeks of harvest between late July and early August are what dreams are made of for most Vancouver chefs. There is an incredible variety of fresh local produce available inspiring an endless amount of breathtakingly beautiful and delicious dishes.

On Wednesday, August 6, Campagnolo Restaurant is partnering with Masi wine to present a Midsummer Night: a family-style feast spotlighting peak-of-the-season produce. This annual dinner celebrates the season’s freshest ingredients sourced that day from the Main Street Station Farmers Market as well as a variety of small farms and producers unique to Campagnolo. Guests will be lavished with summer produce newly picked from small artisanal farms and refreshing wines from Masi.

Guests will be seated at communal tables and will share over a dozen dishes including antipasti, pasta, primi, contorni and dolci. Guests can anticipate a plethora of summer vegetables plus fresh fish, poultry and meat dishes paired with Masi’s Mondello Delle Venezie, Rosa dei Masi and Serego Alighieri Possessioni Rosso.


Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Time: 7:00PM

Address: 1020 Main Street

Price: $79 (includes tax, gratuity and wine from Masi) plus Eventbrite service charge.

Menu: As the menu will be inspired by produce selected at the Main St. Station Market on August 6, substitutions to the menu will be politely declined.

Other: Midsummer Night guests are encouraged to tour the Main St. Station Farmers Market (open from 3pm – 7pm on Wednesday, August 6) prior to dining at Campagnolo.

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About Campagnolo Restaurant: Serving rustic Italian dishes made with integrity from locally sourced seasonal ingredients in a welcoming space, Campagnolo is famous for its authentic attitude towards Northern Italian cooking and nose-to-tail butchery. Though spacious and open, the atmosphere is cozy and intimate in the 65-seat dining room and 25-seat wine bar. Campagnolo was named one of the hottest new restaurants in the world by Condé Nast Traveller and is consistently recognized at the annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Located only five minutes from Rogers Arena, Campagnolo is just steps from major corridors into Vancouver’s downtown core. Campagnolo is open Monday through Friday for lunch from 11:30AM until 2:30PM, and dinner nightly starting at 5pm. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis with a select amount of reservations available every night.

Just Like Dinner at Nonna’s at Campagnolo

Campagnolo-Just-Like-Dinner-at-Nonnas-Spring-2014 2Looking for a deal this spring? This dinner series promises tasty value.

Chef Nathan Lowey of Campagnolo Restaurant is determined to end the season with a sweet finish by bringing back the popular supper series: Just Like Dinner at Nonna’s. Every Tuesday night in June, Campagnolo Restaurant will serve up a hearty, classic Italian meal paired with a R&B Brewing Co. draught beer for the easy-to-swallow price of $22. Each dish is lovingly prepared with seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and purveyors.

Nonna’s 2014 Spring Calendar

June 3 Classic Spaghetti and Pork Meatballs garlic cheese toast
June 10 Veal Parmesan Glorious Greens salad, mustard vinaigrette
June 17 Roasted Local Free Range Chicken warba nugget potato agro dolce, braised hearty greens
June 24 Smoked and Roasted Pork Coppa soft polenta, rapini, radishes, pan juices

Just Like Dinner at Nonna’s Details:

Dates: June 3, June 10, June 17 and June 24
Time: Dinner is served at 6PM Sharp
Price: $22
Address: 1020 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Website: campagnolorestaurant.ca
Reserve: Reservations* must be made in advance by calling 604.484.6018

Spot Prawns Spotted at Campagnolo and Campagnolo ROMA

campagnolo prawnsAt both Campagnolo locations from May 13 until the last Wild BC Spot Prawn’s rears its pinkish head, Chefs Nathan Lowey and Joachim Hayward will present a four-course family feast staring this succulent creature. Start with a BC Spot Prawn boil with spot prawns with house-made sausage and seasonal vegetables. Three more family-style courses follow: pizzas, pastas, and then desserts.  $49 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Both restaurants are currently taking reservations for tables of four or more from May 13 through to the end of BC Spot Prawn season.

Spot Prawn Alla Famiglia Feast Details:

Dates: Starts May 13 and runs until the end of Spot Prawn season

Price: $49 (excludes beverages, tax and gratuity)

Campagnolo reservations can be made by calling 604.484.6018.

Address: 1020 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

Website: campagnolorestaurant.ca

Campagnolo ROMA reservations can be made by calling 604.569.0456.

Address: 2297 East Hastings, Vancouver, BC

Website: campagnoloroma.com

NOTE: A limited number of tables are available nightly for this special dinner, and bookings must be made a minimum of one day in advance. At Campagnolo, guests can book parties as few as four and as many as eight; at Campagnolo ROMA, table sizes from four to six people can be reserved. Credit card number is required at the time of booking.


Dine Out Vancouver Campagnolo


Luckily not all Dine Out Vancouver reservations are booked and Campagnolo on Main is one who is still wide open.  Not because they’re not worthy of your dining dollars, but because they simply don’t take reservations.

They’re in for the $28 menu and after visiting for a sample of what they have to offer, I can recommend you get down to Main Street, perhaps early in the evening to ensure you’re in before a line up.  They’ve got gluten-free options too for those who are wheat-sensitive.

If you bring a group of at least 3 you can split the dishes which I’m sure you could figure out on your own, but I thought it worth mentioning in case math isn’t your best skill.  If you are not sharing then go for the chick peas, pizza and dark hazelnut torte.  I had forgotten how good the pizza is hear and must add it to my best of Vancouver list and will be sure to sample soon again. If you want to make a night of it, and you are not too hoity toity I suggest you check out the nearby Ivanhoe for super cheap drinks and beer.  Yep.

Full slideshow of dishes below.


Crispy Ceci chickpeas, chiles, mint, citrus *gluten-free

Roasted Beet Salad ricotta, hazelnuts, honey *gluten-free

Minestrone parmesan brodo, root vegetables, ham


Margherita Pizza fior di latte mozzarella, tomato, basil

Risotto preserved tomato, eggplant agro-dolce *gluten-free

Slow Cooked Beef Shank crispy potato, braised kale, salsa verde


Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Torte vanilla crema, crystallized hazelnuts *gluten-free

Genoise Cake white peach curd, peach compote, basil syrup



We welcome reservations for groups of 8 or more, otherwise 1st come 1st served. Thank you. 


Campagnolo Presents Cerelia – An Italian Celebration of Harvest With Local Produce


Excellent last day of the Main Street Market celebration with Campagnolo.  Tasty and local! -GLV

The Main St. Station Farmers Market started in Campagnolo’s first year; it’s held every Wednesday throughout the summer at Thornton Park, and Campagnolo has been visiting ever since that very first day. The season end of the market is bitter sweet; the bounty available is breathtaking but it means Campagnolo won’t see some of these market vendors again until next June. In honour of the final Main St. Station Farmers Market of the season, Campagnolo presents Cerelia – an Italian celebration of harvest to be held on Wednesday, October 2. Guests are invited to gather around communal tables, and break bread with old and new friends while indulging in fresh finds, sourced that day, from the Main St. Station Farmers Market and a variety of other incredible suppliers.

Produce will be harvested by local farmers which may include Sapo Bravo Organics, Stoney Paradise Farm, Glorious Organics, UBC Farms,  Klippers Organic Acres, Sole Food Street Farms, Crisp Organics, Cropthorne Farm and Icecap Organics.

Tickets are $59 plus Eventbrite service charge (tax and gratuity included). Beverages are an additional cost, but guests are invited to bring their own wine and the corkage fee will be waived.

Cerelia Details:

Date: Wednesday, October 2

Time: 6:30PM

Address: 1020 Main Street

Price: $59 (includes tax and gratuity) plus Eventbrite service charge.

Purchase Tickets: Tickets must be purchased in advance at campagnolocerelia.eventbrite.com

Other details: Cerelia guests are encouraged to tour the Main St. Station Farmers Market (open from 3PM – 7PM on Wednesday, October 2), located right next store to Campagnolo at Thornton Park, prior to dinner. Campagnolo will have their house made dried pasta available (by donation) at their market stall.

About Campagnolo Restaurant: Serving rustic affordable Italian dishes made with integrity, from locally sourced seasonal ingredients, in a welcoming space, Campagnolo buzzes with engaging energy and laughter. Though spacious and open, the atmosphere is cozy and intimate in the 65-seat dining room and 25-seat wine bar. Campagnolo was named one of the hottest new restaurants in the world by Condé Nast Traveler and is consistently recognized at the annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Located only five minutes from Rogers Arena, Campagnolo is just steps from major corridors into Vancouver’s downtown core. Campagnolo is open seven days a week for lunch from 11:30AM – 2:30PM, and dinner nightly from 5PM. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis with reservations only taken for parties of eight or more dining with one of our family-style group menus.

P: 604.484.6018  

W: campagnolorestaurant.ca

A: 1020 Main St. Vancouver BC, Canada 

Brunch at Campagnolo ROMA

campagnolo2From 10:30AM until 2:30PM on Saturdays and Sundays – bellinis and mimosas are $6.

ROMA Brunch Menu

antipasti roman toast 5.5 pane bianco, rhubarb conserva, ricotta 

seasonal olives 6 pickled vegetables 

housemade granola 6 honey’d yogurt, orange, stoney paradise raisins 

glorious garnish salad 11 shaved vegetables, grainy mustard vinaigrette 

chilled seafood salad 13 clams, mussels, pink shrimp, octopus, six minute egg 

the cure’s salumi platter small 15 large 20


poached organic eggs 10.5  rapini, fontina stromboli, hollandaise sauce, roast potatoes 

pizza san benedetto 14.5 coppa, two eggs, olive oil hollandaise 

farro waffles 9 toasted hazelnut butter, stewed plums, amaretto maple syrup 

braised eggs pomodoro on toast 10 sauteed chard, tomato sauce, basil 

the “full” roman 16 roman style tripe, pork meatball, housemade sausage, baked beans, roasted mushrooms, roasted potatoes, two fried eggs, toast roman 

gnocchi & spinach hash 10.5 poached eggs, red onion soffrito, tomato hollandaise sauce 

the ‘clark’ fritatta 12.5  smoked albacore tuna, gold potato, pecorino romano, peppadews 


shaved porchetta and fried egg sandwich 14 marinated eggplant, crackling, greens 

spaghetti carbonara 17 classic style 

bucatini all’amatriciana 16 cured pork belly, spicy tomato sauce 

margherita pizza 13 fior di latte, tomato sauce, basil

biancoverde pizza 15 new potato, sea asparagus, ricotta, calabrian chili

Campagnolo ROMA – 2297 E. Hastings St., www.campagnoloroma.com

Midsummer Night Dinner at Campagnolo

campagnoloMidsummer Night feast on Wednesday, August 7 at 7:30PM. A bounty of the season’s freshest ingredients will be served, sourced that day from the Main St. Station Farmers Market and a variety of small farms and producers unique to Campagnolo. You will be lavished with fresh summer produce from small artisanal farms including Sapo Bravo Organics, UBC Farm and Sole Food Farms paired with light, refreshing wines from Masi. A few highlights include seasonal vegetables, burrata, Sloping Hill Farm pork stuffed peppers, zucchini fritelle, tagliatelle with chanterelles, halibut cheeks with salsa verde, and dry aged ribeye with green walnuts and honey.

Date: August 7, 2013

Time: 7:30PM

Address: 1020 Main Street.

Price: $59 (includes tax, gratuity and wine from Masi) plus eventbrite service charge.

Purchase Tickets: There are limited seats for this event and tickets must be purchased in advance at http://campagnolomidsummernight.eventbrite.com/ 

Other details: Midsummer Night guests are encouraged to tour the Main St. Station Farmers Market (open from 3pm – 7pm on Wednesday, August 7) prior to dining at Campagnolo.

Campagnolo Restaurant – 1020 Main St. www.campagnolorestaurant.ca

Vancouver Farmers Market Ripe – Dinner Fundraiser

ripeSave the date! On Sunday October 20th, 2013, the Vancouver Farmers Markets will present our annual dinner fundraiser RIPE, at the Exhibition Hall of the Roundhouse Community Centre. A family style feast of market food, RIPE is a harvest celebration of our farms and producers, and a feature event of the 5th Annual Sustenance Festival.

Delicious appetizers followed by a sit down meal, signature cocktails, a silent auction, and live entertainment are just some of the features of this year’s RIPE event. Starring Burdock & Co., Vij’s Rangoli, and the Glenburn Soda Fountain (more to be announced in the coming weeks), RIPE is an evening not to be missed! Tickets prices are $75 for adults and $15 for children under 12, and will be available in August at all VFM markets and on our website.

Participating Restaurants: Burdock & Co., Campagnolo, Chicha, The Dirty Apron, The Farmer’s Apprentice, Forage, Glenburn Soda Fountain, and Vij’s Rangoli.