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Weekly Goods – Fish Fights, Fish Sales and More

Events this week and on the Horizon

New(ish) for this week we are switching “What’s Good Week of” (because that title was kind of silly) to “Weekly Goods”. Each week (well most weeks) we will bring you what’s up for the week, a couple good things on the Horizon, and perhaps a few other good things. Does this sound too much like Martha Stewart’s “It’s good thing”?

Tuesday October 25 Chefs FISH FIGHT

Long time friends and Vancouver vetrans, Chef Andrea Carlson and Chef Robert Belcham, team up together to bring you FISH FIGHT! An Ocean-forward, collaborative dinner, focused on the bounty of our beautiful BC waters all with naturalist wine pairings. To avoid Eventbrite fees, please call the restaurant to purchase tickets – 604.879.0077

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Until October 27 Taste of Yaletown

For two weeks in October, Taste of Yaletown brings diners featured menus, special tastings and innovative pairings. You have the opportunity to select special offerings from participating restaurants, each with a special offering at $25, $35, or $45.

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Sunday October 30 NOURISH – Fish Fundraiser at The Fish Counter

Meet Rick Burns from Pacific Provider for a whole salmon sale at The Fish Counter on Main Street from noon until 5. NextJen Gluten-Free Flours and Grain featured also with partial proceeds to


The Fish Counter on Main will donate proceeds from the sale of Whole Pink Salmon and $1.00 from fish and chips (regular & with Nextjen Gluten Free flour) to Vancouver Food Networks.


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Until the October 28th – BC’s Parmigiano Reggiano Week Celebrates Italy’s Finest Cheese in Vancouver & Whistler Restaurants 

Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano (The Consortium of Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese) announced Parmigiano Reggiano Week in British Columbia, taking place at select Vancouver and Whistler restaurants between October 22nd and 28th, 2016.

Sample Parmigiano Reggiano inspired dishes for guests to enjoy at:

Squamish: The Salted Vine Kitchen

Whistler : Araxi


November 3 Vancouver Foodster Food Talks at the Vancouver Aquarium
November 7-13 Christmas in November Fairmont Jasper
November 17 Gold Medal Plates Victoria (BC Championships)
December – Toruq Cirque de Soleil

Quirky Wines at Burdock & Co

Burdock2If you’ve ever wanted to try some interesting Italian Tipples now’s your chance as Chef Andrea Carlson hosts Matt Sherlock of Sedimentary Wines on March 24, 2014 to guide guests off the well-worn path of red and white to explore the world of orange wines. Orange wines are created using ancient traditional techniques not commonly used in modern times; in a method usually reserved for red wines, white grapes are macerated and allowed to sit in their skins for a fortnight or more, resulting in wines with complex flavour, rich texture and glowing with a warm copper hue.

20 seats are available for this extraordinary evening. Interested parties are encouraged to act quickly to reserve a seat. Tickets are $130 per person including tax and gratuity.

To find out more or make a reservation, please call Burdock & Co at 604-879-0077 or purchase online.


March 24, 2014, 6PM
Four courses
$130 per guest

2011 Denavolo Catevela,
Emilia Romagna, Italy

2010 Monastero Suore Cistercensi Coenobium
Lazio, Italy
Trebbiano, Grechetto, Malvasia, Verdicchio

2004 Gravner Breg Anfora
Friuli, Italy,
Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc/Riesling Italico/Pinot Grigio

2005 Radikon Jakot 1000ml
Friuli, Italy
Tocai Friulano

2011 Paolo Bea Arboreus Bianco
Umbria, Italy

Burdock & Co serves refined dishes crafted from organic ingredients. Chef Andrea Carlson’s relationship with local suppliers ensures that only the best arrives at the table, whether sourced from one of Vancouver’s nearby farms or a downtown urban garden.

In keeping with its rough-and-refined theme, seating includes a communal table where diners are welcome to converse with neighbours as they enjoy Chef Andrea’s polished, approachable dishes. Burdock’s vegetable-focused share-plate menu changes frequently to reflect seasonal availability of ingredients. A careful selection of naturalist wines from France and Italy, along with craft beers and bespoke cocktails round out the menu.

Outstanding in the Field

outstandingSunday July 14, 2013 – North Arm Farm, Pemberton, BC PRICE: $190.00

HOST FARMERS: Jordan & Trish Sturdy, North Arm Farm

GUEST CHEF: Andrea Carlson, Burdock & Co & Harvest Community Foods, Vancouver


This may be the most beautiful farm we have ever been to. The snow-capped summit of Mount Curry towers right over the table. Diners sometimes change seats to have equal time with the view. North Arm farmer Jordan Sturdy is mayor of the nearby town of Pemberton (close to Whistler). He raises a great variety of certified organic crops including popular u-pick strawberries and raspberries.

Our guest chef this time will be Andrea Carlson, formerly of Bishop’s. A veteran of two past OITF events, Andrea is opening her own restaurant in a couple of weeks – Burdock & Co. in the up-and-coming Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Vancouver.