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What’s Good This Week in Vancouver May 23 Edition

Events In And Around Vancouver

Hope y’all had a great long weekend if you got one. Michael worked all weekend sadly, as did I, so we stayed in Vancouver, but I did get out for an 8 km run through Shaughnessy on Sunday, took some strolls along West 4th and West Broadway and checked out some shops, visited with Tess, Jennifer, my sister and nephew and had another amazing dinner at Chicha. What did you get up to? Any new restaurants, beers or wines we should know about? Comment below if you’d like to share! This week there’s a ton to do food and drink-wise for all, and then we’re headed up to Naramata for the opening of our friend Victor Bongo’s new restaurant https://naramatainn.com/ambrosia-restaurant-lounge/ along with his wine launch at Serendipity Winery. I’ll be insta-storing that and more adventures so tune in and I’ll try to be entertaining. Summer is here! Well for now.

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Exploring Pacific Ocean with 46 South Fish CO at Heritage Asian Eatery – May 23 6pm

If you’ve been hanging out with us in person or online, you’ll surely remember the NZ Oysters that we often rave about! They’re brought in by our pal and fellow New Zealander, Mark Urwin. He also sources lots of other great sustainable NZ Seafood, such as the Hiramasa Yellowtail Amberjack and he’s partnered with Chef Felix Zhou of Heritage Asian Eatery for a dinner featuring this divine fish.

The menu is created using the whole fish to showcase the versatility, purity, texture, and flavour of the Hiramasa.  $35 per person excluding taxes and gratuity http://bit.ly/2pFDZLs

Hiramasa Sashimi, cucumber, tomato concasse, yuzu
Hiramasa Tartar, mustard emulsion, pickled onions, coal oil
Hiramasa Ceviche, lime, coriander, crispy shallots
Citrus cured Hiramasa Tataki, wasabi tobiko, ponzu sauce

Torched Hiramasa, yuzu beurre blanc, chives
Seared Hiramasa, white dashi, kombu seaweed, pickled shiimeji
Smoked Hiramasa, crispy potato, ginger yogurt

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ChefmeetsBCGrape May 25, 2017

13th annual ChefmeetsBCGrape is Western Canada’s most exciting wine and culinary event—featuring the largest Grand Tasting of BC VQA Wines and a celebration of the best culinary talent in the Calgary, Victoria and Vancouver food scenes.

Award-winning chefs and BC winemakers will come together to bring a taste of BC Wine Country to each city. More than 85 BC wineries will pour over 350 award-winning Wines of British Columbia at Vancouver’s walk-around tasting featuring “pop ups” of the city’s hottest restaurants and chefs serving their signature dishes in small plate portions.  Tickets https://kiosk.eztix.co/kiosk-optimised-event/412001/420962

 

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Low Country Seafood Boil at Mamie Taylor’s – May 23

Seafood lovers are in luck this week! Why can’t I be two places at once? Join the crew at Mamie Taylor’s for a Top Drop Low Country Seafood Boil, featuring spot prawns, lobster, dungeness crab, potatoes, corn, okra, cajun spices and an array of other delcious things to tuck into, while enjoying incredible wines and the company of the principals from the following international wineries:

Herdade do Esporão – Alentejo, Portugal w/ Pedro Vieira, Sales Manager
Fattoria Colmone Della Marca w/ Giovanni Meschini, Owner
Cambria Estate Vineyard and Winery w/ Denise Shurtleff, Winemaker
Gramercy Cellars w/ Greg Harrington MS, Founder/Winemaker

Tickets https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/low-country-seafood-boil-at-mamie-taylors-tickets-34278265214

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Barbarian’s Feast at The Cascade Room, May 29th

The dinner, presented buffet-style in the age-old tradition of the groaning board, will feature an 80 lb. whole roasted pig from Gelderman Farms in Abbotsford, in addition to irresistible offerings from Two Rivers Specialty Meats, including sausages, roast beef, turkey wings, game hens, and pork ribs. Sides will be served up as well, including potato salad, luscious greens and grilled corn on the cob and dessert is fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies.

They’ll be whiskey tastings, and two casks of Jim Beam-infused Main Street Brewing Ale, and two special cocktails for the event, plus local band Garran will entertain the crowd with Celtic-themed music.

Each guest will receive a BBQ apron embroidered with logos from Jim Beam, The Cascade Room and Main Street Brewing, along with a pewter goblet and custom fork to use for the feast and take home.

Barbarian’s Feast Monday, May 29 7 pm
Tickets: $99 (includes all food, beverage, taxes and gratuity)
Purchase online at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/barbarians-feast-tickets-33854418477

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On until the prawns are gone! Start your meal off with the cool and refreshing Cucumber Gazpacho ($15) with poached BC spot prawns, or the Yellow Campari Tomato Salad ($15) with grilled BC spot prawns! Mains include BC Spot Prawn Poêle ($45) topped with crispy BC spot prawn headsm, Halibut and BC Spot Prawns ($45) or the BC Spot Prawn Duo ($45) with grilled and Provençal style prawns with tagliatelle and zucchini ribbons tossed in olive oil. View Full Menu

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Spot Prawns at Chicha Restaurant

As mentioned, we had yet another great meal at Chicha along with one hell of a tasty Margarita. They’ve got a spot prawn trio dish that’s a must right now with prawn ceviche and tempura battered spot prawns with nori and wasabi aioli. Always a must is their octopus and chorizo skewers and at least one type of Causa (a whipped, seasoned potato dish).

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Taste BC Wines Paired With Vancouver Restaurants at Chef Meets Grape

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Vancouver Convention Centre East
999 Canada Place, Ballrooms A, B and C
7–9:30 PM

Join the Arts Club and the Wines of British Columbia at the 11th annual ChefmeetsBCGrape fundraising series, the largest tasting of BC VQA wines in Vancouver!

This evening features up to 90 BC wineries pouring over 350 award-winning Wines of British Columbia, with BC restaurants pairing sweet and savoury dishes to show off the best of our region.

Click here to view the list of participating wineries and restaurants.

Come and experience why BC food is designed for BC wine.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
$90 regular

For corporate and group orders of 10 or more tickets, please contact specialevents@artsclub.com for special discounts.

Foodie Fridays May 31, 2013

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Latin American food in Vancouver just far more exciting with the opening of Chicha at 136 East Broadway. Chicha is brought to us by chefs Shelome Bouvette Allison Flook, previously of Davie Street’s Lolita’s and partner Kumiko Umeno.

Bouvette and Flook are  freshly back from touring Peru ensuring the menu is both authenticity and tastiness.

Enjoy Pisco (a grape brandy) based drinks such as a fresh lime margarita or pisco sour and work your way through the menu.  Items not to miss are the Quinoa salad, seafood ceviche, empanadas. and the variety of locally sourced meat skewers.Chef Meets Grape

ChefmeetsGrape is back June 5 celebrating the finest offerings of wine and food from across our province. The Wines of British Columbia are featured and all proceeds go directly to Arts Club productions, youth education, and community outreach programs.

The main event is the largest tasting of BC VQA wines in Vancouver, bringing together over 75 top BC wineries such as Painted Rock and Joie Farm wines. Select restaurants will pair sweet and savoury dishes with BC VQA wines showing off the best of our region and representing dining hot spots from throughout BC.

Check out Forage, Provence, Seasons in the Park, Sol Sun Belt Cookery, Le Gavroche, Tableau and Forage  price: $80

www.winebc.org

sake social

Love sake?  On June 1 as part of the Powell street festival you can spend a delightful summer evening learning about the smooth, cool taste of Japanese rice wine while lounging outdoors at the beautiful courtyard of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Taste delicious sake, enjoy a delicious array of appetizers courtesy of Hapa Izakaya, Fujiya, Freshpoint Produce, and bid on some fabulous items at the silent auction.

http://www.powellstreetfestival.com

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Chef Meets GrapeJOIN US FOR A NEW WINE + FOOD EVENT!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
7:00 PM
Vancouver Convention Centre East

The Arts Club is excited to unveil our new 2013 wine and food fundraiser, the ChefmeetsBCGrape series, celebrating the finest offerings of wine and food from across our province. We have teamed up with the Wines of British Columbia to co-produce the series, with all proceeds going directly to Arts Club productions, youth education, and community outreach programs.

The main event is the largest tasting of BC VQA wines in Vancouver, bringing together over 75 top BC wineries. Select restaurants will pair sweet and savoury dishes with BC VQA wines showing off the best of our region and representing dining hot spots from throughout BC.

Participating Restaurants
Beta 5 Chocolates ORU
Cibo Trattoria p2b bistro & bar
The Dirty Apron Cooking School The Patio at Nk’Mip
Edible Canada at the Market Provence Restaurants
Forage Seasons in the Park
The French Table SoL Sun Belt Cookery
Le Gavroche Tableau Bar & Bistro

Regular price: $80
Groups of 6 or more: $75 each (groups tickets must be purchased under one account)

BUY TICKETS
Phone: 604.687.1644
In person: at our box offices

Chef Meets Grape

September 20, 2012 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Vancouver Convention Centre East

Come join us at the largest annual tasting of BC VQA wines in Vancouver, more than 75 BC wineries will be sharing their new fall releases, with 300 plus award-winning Wines of British Columbia. The wines will be delectably paired with 14 locally inspired dishes from top BC restaurants. Enjoy fresh Oceanwise shellfish from the critic’s choice raw bar and see why BC food is designed for BC wine!

Thursday, September 20, 2012 – 7:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Vancouver Convention Centre East

Ballrooms A & B

999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC

 

Tickets $75 (plus HST & s/c)

 

Participating Restaurants and Paired BC Wineries

Amuse on the Vineyard – paired with Tantalus Vineyards Pinot Noir

Beta-5 – paired with Quail’s Gate Optima

Butter on the Endive – paired with Stoneboat Vineyards Pinot Gris

Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar – paired with See Ya Later Ranch Brut

Cibo Trattoria – paired with CedarCreek Pinot Noir

Edible Canada – paired with Haywire Canyonview Vineyard Chardonnay

Forage Restaurant –  paired with Young & Wyse Cabernet Sauvignon

Hapa Izakaya – paired with Sperling Vineyards Old Vine Riesling

Le Gavroche – paired with Cassini Cellars Cabernet Franc

Raincity Grill – paired with Stag’s Hollow Viognier

Terminal City Club – paired with Painted Rock Merlot

The Fat Cow & Oyster Bar – paired with Black Hills Alibi

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro – paired with Laughing Stock Blind Trust White

The Patio at Nk’Mip – Osoyoos – paired with Nk’ Mip QwAM QwMTSyrah

The BCWI would like to thank all our sponsors!

Ocean Wise – Part proceeds support Ocean Wise: A Vancouver Aquarium conservation initiative, promoting sustainable seafood in restaurants

Media Sponsors

The Vancouver Sun

Western Living Magazine

FoodConnect.com

Event Sponsors

BC Shellfish Festival

Caffe Artigiano

Canadian Dairy Farmers

Daniel le Chocolate Belge

Get Home Safe Program

Gone Crackers

Whistler Water

Click here for the list of participating BCWI member wineries

7TH ANNUAL CHEFMEETSGRAPE TASTING EVENT SET FOR VANCOUVER

Sept. 22, 2011

Join us on Thursday, September 22 for the ultimate celebration of local wine and food at the 7th Annual ChefmeetsGrape!  The largest annual tasting of BC VQA wines in Vancouver, over 75 BC wineries will be sharing their new fall releases, delectably paired with inspired dishes from 12 top Ocean Wise partner restaurants.

With over 250 award-winning Wines of British Columbia, 12 mouth-watering dishes, and a critics choice raw bar (featuring wine pairings from top local wine writers and sommeliers) this is an evening you and your tastebuds will never forget!

  • Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011
  • Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
  • Tickets: $85 (plus HST), with 10% of all proceeds going towards the Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise program
  • Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1005 Canada Place, Vancouver

For tickets & more information, visit www.winebc.com

Chef Meets Grape BC VQA Release

Fans of BC wine and food should plan to attend the sixth annual ChefmeetsGrape! The event brings new, fall releases from more than sixty BC VQA wineries together with quintessential BC cuisine from 12 top local restaurants.

BC’s many award-winning wines are enhanced by BC’s red-hot culinary landscape. The restaurant chefs in this year’s event, renowned for their flair in pairing wine and food, will again compete at ChefmeetsGrape for both “Peoples Choice” and “Judges Choice” honours, as they each create appetizer-sized portions of a dish using BC ingredients, paired with a selected BC VQA wine. This year, enjoy BC VQA wines paired with wild BC seafood – including wild BC salmon, wild sablefish and albacore tuna. $5 from every ticket sold will support the Ocean Wise program, promoting sustainable seafood in our restaurants. Come to taste, sip, vote, mingle and enjoy an evening of great BC wine, food and fun!

Thursday, September 23, 2010 from 7 to 9:30 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1005 Canada Place, Vancouver
VCEC Website

Tickets: $80, with $5 from each ticket sold going to the Ocean Wise program at the Vancouver Aquarium. Tickets are on sale at the following BC VQA wine stores:

Bellevue Wine Company: 1471 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver; 604-913-0802
Taylorwood Wines: 1185 Mainland Street, Vancouver; 604-408-9463
Sip Wines: 1030 – 11660 Steveston Highway, Ironwood Plaza, Richmond; 604-271-9463
Village VQA Wines – Dunbar: 3536 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver; 604-269-9433
Village VQA Wines – Edgemont: 3050 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver; 604-985-9463
Village VQA Wines – Kitsilano: 1811 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver; 604-732-8827

Tickets are also available online or by phone (with added service charges) through Tickets Tonight, or in-person at the Tourist Info Centre, 200 Burrard Street, Vancouver.

PARTICIPATING WINERIES (more to come)
 

8th Generation Vineyard
Aces Okanagan Estate Winery
Arrowleaf Cellars
Artisan Wine Co.
Black Hills Estate Winery
Black Widow Winery
Bonitas Winery
Burrowing Owl Vineyards
Calona Vineyards
Camelot Vineyards
CedarCreek Estate Winery
Church & State Wines
Clos du Soleil Winery
Crowsnest Vineyards
D’Angelo Estate Winery
Desert Hills Estate Winery
EauVivre Winery & Vineyards
Fort Berens Estate Winery
Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery
Garry Oaks Winery
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery
Gray Monk Estate Winery
Hainle Vineyards Estate Winery
Hester Creek Estate Winery
Inniskillin Okanagan Vineyards
Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate
Kalala Organic Estate Winery
La Stella Winery
Lake Breeze Vineyards
Lang Vineyards
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Mistral Estate Winery
Mount Boucherie Estate Winery
Neck of the Woods Winery
Nk’Mip Cellars
Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery
Osoyoos Larose
Painted Rock Estate Winery
Peller Estates
Poplar Grove Winery
Quails’ Gate Estate Winery
Red Rooster Winery
Road 13 Vineyards
Robin Ridge Winery
Sandhill
Saturna Island Family Estate Winery
See Ya Later Ranch
Stag’s Hollow Winery & Vineyard
Stoneboat Vineyards
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
Summerhill Pyramid Organic Winery
Tantalus Vineyards
The View Winery
Therapy Vineyards
Thornhaven Estates Winery
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Township 7 Vineyards & Winery
Twisted Tree Vineyards & Winery
Vista D’oro Winery
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery
Young & Wyse Collection

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS (more to come)
 

Bin 941: 941 Davie Street, Vancouver; 604-683-1246
Bin 942: 1521 West Broadway, Vancouver; 604-734-9421
Cibo Trattoria: 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver; 604-602-9570
Fraiche Restaurant: 2240 Chippendale Road #2, West Vancouver; 604-925-7595
Italian Kitchen: 1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver; 604-687-2858
Le Gavroche: 1616 Alberni Street, Vancouver; 604-685-3924
Mosaic Bar & Grille: 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver; 604-639-4770
Pair Bistro: 3763 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver; 604-224-7211
O’Douls: 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver; 604-661-1400

Plus, stop by our food sponsors’ booths including 10,000 BC Water, Daniel Le Chocolat Belges, Gone Crackers and more!

Chef Meets Grape

Fans of BC food and wine should plan to attend the fifth annual ChefmeetsGrape! The event brings quintessential BC cuisine together with new, fall releases from the Wines of British Columbia, with more than thirty-five BC VQA wineries represented.

BC’s red-hot culinary landscape is enhanced by BC’s many award-winning wines. The restaurant chefs in this year’s event, renowned for their flair in pairing food with wines, will again compete at ChefmeetsGrape for both “Peoples Choice” and “Judges Choice” honours, as they create appetizer-sized portions of a dish using BC ingredients, paired with a selected BC VQA wine.  This year, enjoy BC VQA wines paired with wild BC seafood – including wild BC salmon, wild sablefish and albacore tuna. $5 from every ticket sold will support the Ocean Wise program, promoting sustainable seafood in our restaurants. Come to taste, sip, vote, mingle and enjoy an evening of great BC wine, food and fun!

Thursday, September 17, 2009 from 7 to 10pm
The Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Hotel Website

Tickets: $75, with $5 from each ticket sold going to the Ocean Wise program at the Vancouver Aquarium. To purchase tickets, visit one of the following BC VQA Wine Stores:

Bellevue Wine Company: 1471 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver; 604-913-0802
Kensington Square Wines: 6626-B Hastings Street, Burnaby; 604-294-9573
Mud Bay Wines – Tsawwassen: 1295 – 56 Street, Tsawwassen, 604-948-2199
Sip Wines: Ironwood Plaza, 1030 – 11660 Steveston Hwy, Richmond; 604-271-9463
Taylorwood Wines: 1185 Mainland Street, Vancouver; 604-408-9463
Village VQA Wines – Dunbar: 3536 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver; 604-269-9433
Village VQA Wines – Edgemont: 3050 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver; 604-985-9463
Village VQA Wines – Kitsilano: 1811 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver; 604-732-8827

Tickets are also available online or by phone (with added service charges) through Tickets Tonight, or in-person at the Tourist Info Centre, 200 Burrard Street, Vancouver.

PARTICIPATING WINERIES
  Artisan Wine Co.
Arrowleaf Cellars
Black Hills Estate Winery
Black Widow Winery
Calona Vineyards
CedarCreek Estate Winery
Chandra Estate Winery
Church & State Wines
Clos du Soleil Winery
Deep Creek Wine Estate & Hainle Vineyards Estate Winery
Desert Hills Estate Winery
Dirty Laundry Vineyard
Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery
Garry Oaks Winery
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery
Gray Monk Estate Winery
Hester Creek Estate Winery
Inniskillin Okanagan Vineyards
Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate
Lake Breeze Vineyards
Little Straw Vineyards Estate Winery
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Nk’Mip Cellars
Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery
Peller Estates
Poplar Grove Winery
Quails’ Gate Estate Winery
Red Rooster Winery
Road 13 Vineyards
Sandhill
Saturna Island Family Estate Winery
See Ya Later Ranch
St. Hubertus Estate Winery (Oak Bay Vineyard)
Stoneboat Vineyards
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
Summerhill Pyramid Organic Winery
Thornhaven Estates Winery
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Township 7 Vineyards and Winery
Twisted Tree Vineyards and Winery
Vista D’Oro Winery
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS
  A Kettle of Fish: 900 Pacific Street, Vancouver; 604-682-6853
Bin 941 : 941 Davie Street, Vancouver; 604-683-1246
Bin 942: 1521 West Broadway, Vancouver; 604-734-9421
Diva at the Met: 645 Howe Street, Vancouver; 604-602-7788
Goldfish Pacific Kitchen: 1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver; 604-689-8318
Italian Kitchen: 1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver; 604-687-2858
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House: 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver; 604-669-1940
La Terrazza: 1088 Cambie Street, Vancouver; 604-899-4449
Le Gavroche: 1616 Alberni Street, Vancouver; 604-685-3924
Mosaic Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency: 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver; 604-683-1234
O’Douls: 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver; 604-661-1400
PAIR Bistro: 3763 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver; 604-224-7211
Sanafir: 1026 Granville Street, Vancouver; 604-678-1049
Uva Wine Bar & Cibo Ristorante: 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver; 604-632-9560
Westin Bayshore: 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver; 604-682-3377