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What’s Good This Week – The Last One of 2016


How’s the season going for you? If you are like us we’ve been pretty darn busy, but now that the family visits are over and we’re settled in doing home things like making soup with our ham bones, we’ll need to get out and try a few more festive things before the year ends. Over at Vancouver Food Tour we recommended a few holiday activities, CLICK HERE FOR THAT, and here’s a few more. What’s Good This Week.


Roof Garten pop-up restaurant will be permanently closed after their LAST SUPPER on Fri, Dec 30th 2016, starting at 6pm with a featur!ed menu created by Executive Chef  and our buddy Victor Bongo!

emerald cocktails

Half-Priced Cocktails at The Emerald, December 27-30

The Emerald Supper Club and Cocktail Lounge is keeping a festive glow on through the holidays with half-priced cocktails offered from Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30 (5 pm to 1 am).  They even make their own Kahlua! All of The Emerald’s delicious cocktails will be 50% off — including its awesome selection of cheers-worthy classic and signature cocktails (such as the Lavender 75 — with lavender-infused gin, fresh lemon juice and champagne).  View the full cocktail menu and check out the food offerings too at emeraldsupperclub.com.


New Year’s Eve Happenings – Vancouver Restaurants and Bars

Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve British Invasion at The Cascade Room Ring in 2017 at The Cascade Room, December 31

In keeping with The Cascade Room’s UK pub vibes, the Main Street restaurant has planned a British-themed New Year’s celebration, kicking off at noon on Saturday, December 31.

Come in and enjoy brunch (from 12 to 3 pm) and take in the World Junior Hockey tournament on the big screens (starting at 12:30 pm). From 3 to 6 pm, guests can rock out to Rockaoke Live (karaoke with a real live band!), featuring an all UK song list. An honourary countdown to mark New Year’s across the pond will take place at 4 pm.

cascaderoom room
Photo Janis Nicolay

Cascade Room will keep the party going through the evening, with a rocking UK-focused playlist, food specials (including Happy Hour from 3 to 6 pm), drink specials featuring Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, and of course — a countdown at midnight (complete with party favours). In addition, Cascade Room’s talented bar team will be creating toast-worthy, UK-inspired cocktails.

No reservations and no cover charge required for the celebration. http://www.thecascadecompany.com/

Burdock & Co

On December 31, New Year’s Eve revelers with plans for a midnight meet-up can start on a delicious note with Burdock & Co’s “New Year’s Lite” seating at 6:00pm & 6:30pm, featuring a menu of lighter plates to set the celebratory mood for the rest of the evening. Guests feasting their way into 2017, can opt for the 8:30pm & 9:00pm seating. Chef Andrea and the culinary team have pulled out all the stops to craft an extensive and exciting multi-course tasting menu. Expert pairings of naturalist wine and a full drink menu are available for purchase at an additional charge. Burdock & Co will be open for brunch on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day from 10:30am-2:00pm, and closed for dinner on January 1.  Time: First seating at 6:00pm & 6:30pm, second seating at 8:30pm & 9:00pm.  Ticket pricing: New Years Lite: $69 per person, plus tax and gratuity Main seating: $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity To reserve: Limited tickets for both seatings can be purchased online at Eventbrite or by calling (604) 879-0077.

palm springs UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar

A “Palm Springs New Year’s Fling” will transport guests to sunnier days. At 7:15pm, UVA’s doors will open to a delicious three-course “Clubhouse”-themed menu for $45 per person – and for an additional $20, diners can enhance the experience with expertly paired cocktails created by award-winning Bar Manager Sabrine Dhaliwal. After dinner, the party will begin at 9:30pm, where guests will enjoy pop-up entertainment throughout the night, ranging from live music by the James Danderfer Trio to sabering champagne. For those ringing in the New Year, don’t forget to don your kitschiest poolside ensemble or throw on a tennis tuxedo – anything goes, as long as it captures the spirit of Palm Springs.  Time: Doors open for dinner at 7:15pm; party will begin at 9:30pm.  Tickets: To purchase tickets to UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar’s New Year’s Eve event, visit UVA during regular business hours (11:30am-2am daily) or email Alex@ViaggioHospitality.com. 



Celebrate the start of 2017 in style at Prohibition, with live entertainment from The Wonders and DJ Myles Bigelow Duo. Start the night with a complimentary coupe of champagne on arrival, and then enjoy our extensive cocktail and drinks menu, including an array of bubbles to toast in the New Year. Time: 8pm-2am Tickets: Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite until 7pm PST on December 31, 2016. For sales after this time, please contact Prohibition directly at (604) 673-7089. 

Cibo Trattoria 

On December 31, Cibo Trattoria will be offering two dinner seatings with multi-course menus inspired by authentic Italia. Guests who join the first seating at 5pm will enjoy a four-course tasting menu for $84 per person, while the 8:30pm seating will feature a six-course tasting menu for $124 per person (suggested wine pairings are available upon request). The menu pays homage to traditional Italian favourites, including savoury raviolo of smoked ricotta, garlic butter and focaccia crumb; and prosciutto-wrapped rabbit loin complemented by carrot purée and roasted sunchoke. Time:  First seating at 5pm, second seating at 8:30pm.  To reserve: To book your spot at Cibo Trattoria this holiday season, call (604) 602-9570 or visit http://www.opentable.com/cibo-trattoria.

caviar Ancora

Chef Ricardo Valverde and team will ring in the New Year with a celebratory menu of caviar creations paired with the best Champagnes, alongside an à la carte menu that features delicious plates like rack of lamb and king crab. Diners who join the first seating at 5pm can indulge before hitting the town, while the 7:30pm seating will feature an exciting countdown party with a live jazz band and Champagne sabering for all. There will be a $20 live music cover charge for the later seating, and reservations are strongly encouraged. Time: First seating at 5pm Second seating at 7pm: includes countdown party and live music *please note that this seating has sold out Tickets: Countdown party has a live band $20 cover charge at the door.  To reserve: To make a reservation for New Year’s Eve at Ancora, visit ancoradining.com or call (604) 681-1164.

Golden Dumpling Cook Off and Derby August 12!

Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie and Here There present Vancouver’s Golden Dumpling Cook Off!

The Cookoff returns August 9th! Refreshments are by Red Truck Brewery, restaurants will plate fresh takes on the filling-and-wrapper format. An expert panel of judges will taste their way through entries from 17 restaurants battling to fill, wrap, steam and fry their way to the top. The victorious challenger wins full bragging rights and claims the legendary Golden Dumpling trophy.


Festival-goers won’t want to miss the Dumpling Derby, when prizes are awarded to hungry competitors in a vicious eating contest. During separate men’s and women’s heats of two suspenseful minutes each, eight men and eight women gulp down dozens of dumplings. The winner of each category is declared the Golden Dumpling Eating Champion, and both take home a coveted prize.

Competitors include Cinara, Pidgin, Sai Woo, Tableau, Cibo Trattoria, Wildebeest, La Mezcaleria, Gyoza Bar, Bestie, Au Comptoir, Maenam, The Union, Annalena, Chicha, Harvest, The Acorn, Fable Kitchen and Cafe Medina.

Golden Dumpling

It’s all going down August 9th at the Food Truck Festival grounds!
*This event is rain or shine, no refunds shall be issued on tickets purchased 

Bittered Sling Bistro Pop-Up Dinner

Bittered SlingMexican Hat Dance Presented by The Bittered Sling Bistro

Cibo Trattoria / UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar, 900 Seymour Street

January 29
6:00 pm at Cibo Trattoria
8:00 pm at UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar

6PM Seating: $58*
8PM Seating: $58*

Muy loco! After two years off the grid, Bittered Sling owners, award-winning bartender/sommelier Lauren Mote and celebrated chef Jonathan Chovancek, are bringing back their ever-popular Bittered Sling Bistro for an exclusive, one-night-only, two-seating event profiling agave spirits (sponsored by Herradura and El Jimador Tequilas).

Collaboration is key for this fiesta as Cibo Trattoria and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar Executive Chef Faizal Kassam welcomes Café Medina Executive Chef Chovancek into the kitchen to prepare a sumptuous three-course dinner that will be paired with unique drinks shaken and stirred by cocktail partners-in-crime and agave enthusiasts Danielle Tatarin of The Keefer Bar and UVA Bar Manager Mote.


Wild Sockeye Salmon Cured with Autumn Bog Cranberry Bitters  
Salad of Roasted & Pickled Winter Vegetables,
Avocado Fondant, Crispy Bits

Pulled Pork Shoulder
Pumpkin Seed Mole, Celeriac & Yams
Chimmichurri, Chicharon

Dark Chocolate & Ruby Beet Cake
Agave, Lime Curd, Moondog Bitters Meringues

Vegetarian options also available

* Tax, gratuities and ticketing fees not included.

Where to Brunch New Year’s Day Vancouver 2015

It’s the morning after the night before and no matter what your New Year’s resolutions are you’ve still got to eat.  Start the year with something delicious and set the tone for a tasty year.

Belgard Kitchen

Belgard Kitchen

January 1st Open Brunch Service 11am-5pm

Hosting a boozy brunch from 11am-5pm on January 1st to cure your hangovers and kick off 2015 right! Also accepting large party reservations.

guu garden

Guu Garden

Serving Osechi for lunch – Japanese New Year Food bento-style.  Only 100 – better reserve.

    • M101-888 Nelson Street, Vancouver 604-899-0855

pan pacific

Brunch at Cafe Pacifica & Cascades Lounge Pan Pacific

11:00am – 3:00pm

Menu here

Salads, Sushi, an Asian-themed station, charcuterie, carvery, desserts, a kids buffet…..the items seem endless.

Entertainment by the Goby Catt Trio
$90 per person $86 Seniors $48 Children age 6-12
Complimentary – Children age 5 and under
(5% GST & 17% Service Charge applicable)



BRUNCH at Earls Kitchen + Bar for the holiday’s 

Earlier this year Earls Kitchen + Bar introduced a brunch menu and guests have been loving it! Offered  Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays, Earls will also be offering brunch New Year’s Day this year. (Check website for individual location’s hours) Earls offers a full brunch menu as well as their regular menu. Selections include a sourdough grilled Croque Madam with Virginia ham, Swiss cheese and roasted Serrano cream; traditional Eggs Benedict; fruit and berry topped French Toast and a Breakfast Hash that combines avocado, Chorizo sausage and field mushrooms with crispy fried potatoes topped with poached eggs. Earls signature Caesar; fresh squeezed juices, on their own or topped with sparkling wine, are perfect accompaniments, or choose from the full craft beer list.

dim sum
Dim Sum Pink Pearl

Who doesn’t love dim sum after a night of indulgence?  Pink Pearl has rise from the ashes and is ready to serve up an excellent meal to start 2015. As always you can inspect your seafood before it meets its death to ensure freshness.

1132 Hastings Street, Vancouver 604 253 4316



Forage in the Listel Hotel

From French toast to game burgers Forage is open to launch you sustainably into 2014.

Brunch 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Corned Bison Hash with IPA hollandaise and Blueberry Pancakes and @MogianaCoffee! Mimosas from 9am!

Trafalgars and Sweet Obsessions

Both Trafalgars Bistro & Sweet Obsession are open New Year’s Day.

Sweet Obsession 8am-10pm

Trafalgars Bistro – reservations for am & pm
10am-3pm for our BRUNCH menu
and 5pm-9pm for our DINNER menu


Shuraku Sake

Sip Sake from 5pm till 11pm and slurp down the OZOUNI – New Year’s Soup at Shuraku
tap-and-barrelTap and Barrel

Perhaps you resolved to drink more craft beer?  Tap and Barrel and Tap and Barrel Coal Harbour are open.  Deep fried pickles or a peanut butter and jam burger anyone?  We usually just have the flat bread.



Open from 9am- 3pm this menu looks first-day worthy!

chicha brunch


Big New Years Day Brunch fun Jan 1 2015!
Lots of drink special

West End = Left Bank 10:30 a.m.  – 2: 30 pm

Crepes to order, mimosas plus all below!

chipotle corn bread muffin | 6 scrambled egg, tomato salsa

bacon & mushroom toast | 7 fried egg, hollandaise

baked egg | 7 beluga lentils & savoy cabbage cassoulet

belt | 9 sourdough toast, bacon, lettuce, tomato, fried egg

healthy start | 13 two poached eggs, wilted spinach, fresh tomato & quinoa salad, fruit

omelette | 12  mushrooms, spinach, tomato, gruyere

shakshuka | 13 two fried eggs, red pepper & caramelized onion hash, raita

left bank breakfast | 14 two poached eggs, grilled chorizo or crispy pork belly, hash brown, tomato salsa, sourdough toast

smoked salmon benny | 14 caper cream cheese, avocado salsa, hollandaise

chicken salad | 15 artisan lettuce, dried cherry & almonds, bacon & avocado, sourdough croutons, honey poppy seed dressing

A Few Options To Celebrate the New Year In Vancouver


L’Abattoir is offering up two ways for guests this year. Those seated in the main dining area will be served the full a la carte dinner including baked Pacific oysters with Burgundy truffle; juicy pork shoulder with boudin noir; or Pacific ling cod fillet with a crispy sesame crust.

Behind the bar, Shaun Layton will keep the party going with a combination of classic and specially designed cocktails.

For a more intimate experience, revellers can book a table for the evening in Vancouver’s newest premier private dining space with five-course dinner menu, specially designed by Chef Lee Cooper. Highlights include foie gras parfaits with brioche and cherry; roast ribeye with broccoli, peppercorns and marrow butter; and chocolate cremeaux with passion fruit and yogurt sorbet to sate that sweet tooth.

Tables in the private dining space can accommodate groups from 2-6 people, and reservations are available between 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on New Year’s Eve. The $150-per-person price includes the five-course-course dinner and beverage parings and is inclusive of tax. Tickets must be pre-sold in advance, and there will be an automatic gratuity of 18 per cent added on the final bill. The menu is set, with no substitutions or special requests available and is not suitable for vegetarians. With only 50 seats available, these pre-sold dinner tickets will surely sell out quickly!

To reserve a table in the dining room or to book pre-sold tickets for the private dining room five course menu, please call 604.588.1701 or email events@labattoir.ca.

L’Abattoir 5 Course NYE Menu

$150 per person Seating in the private dining room

Parfait of foie gras with toasted brioche and cherry
Champagne Cocktail #2015
Local Mead, Ferrand 1840 Cognac, Kirsch, Aromatic bitters, Cremant sparkling
Assiette of shellfish in a lobster nage
Pasta stuffed with Dungeness crab
Domain Charles Audoin ’11 Marsannay, Burgundy, France
Slice of smoked duck
Crisp confit leg meat, berries
Jean-Paul Brun ’13 Bourgogne ‘Terres Dorees’, Burgundy, France
Roast ribeye of beef
Broccoli, peppercorns, marrow butter
Chateau Le Puy ’09, Cotes de Francs, Bordeaux, France
Chocolate cremeaux

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Left Bank Restaurant and Bar

Celebrate the occasion with a special dinner menu designed by executive chef Spencer Watts. Also enjoy the live music courtesy of Pepper Really. Reserve today to avoid disappointment. Also open January 1, 2015 for brunch at 10:30am.

Roasted salsify & winter truffle veloute manchego crisp, chestnut cake or
Root vegetable terrine whipped goat cheese puree, cranberry foam  or 
Poached scallops saladred onion marmalade, pistachio, tangerine vinaigrette or 
Crispy pork belly squash confit, spiced melon, ginger 
Main Course 
Chickpea panisse celeriac puree, chanterelle mushroom, syrah braised cabbage or
Maple brined arctic char truffle dashi broth , sticky rice croquette, chantrelles or
Beef medaillon foie gras duxelle, potato pave, herb jus or 
Roasted lamb sirloin pomme puree, huckleberry, herb crumble, natural jus
Dark chocolate & toasted almond ganache nougatine, mulled wine cherries or
Lemon mousse “old fashioned“ custard, brown butter short bread

 $49 per person
751 Denman Street Vancouver BC
604-687-1418 info@leftbankvancouver.com

Vancouver New Year


The night will feature everyday seating and menu service, with the addition of special cocktail features and the option of a seven-course tasting menu designed by Executive Chef Geoff Rogers. A complimentary glass of bubbly is provided.

The tasting menu will cost $100 per person, not including tax and gratuity, and entire table participation in the menu is required.

No tickets necessary, but reservations are strongly encouraged. The lounge will be open until 2am. 604-699-0249,  or the website here.

Cibo New Year


Stay & Play at Cibo, Uva and the Moda Hotel
A Deluxe Queen room for two in the Moda Hotel
Dinner for two at Cibo’s first dinner seating
Admission for two to Uva’s Belle Epoque NYE Soiree, starting at 9pm
Brunch for two, a-la-carte, on New Years Day at CIBO

All for only $349* per couple
Only 10 packages remaining. Reserve yours now

First Seating Menu

Buffalo Mozzarella
Preserved cherry tomatoes, bruschetta, prosciutto di San Daniele

Dungeness Crab
Fresh linguini, garlic, pickled chili, lemon, parsley 
Bison Short Rib
Red wine braise, smashed root vegetables, horseradish

Flourless Chocolate Cake
Creme fraiche 

Second Seating Menu

Beef Carpaccio
Salsa Pepperoncino, celery hearts, parmigiano-reggiano 

Buffalo Mozzarella
Preserved cherry tomatoes, bruschetta, prosciutto di San Daniele 

Dungeness Crab
Linguini nero, garlic, parsley, pickled chili, lemon 

Seared Scallop
Slow-cooked fennel, elderflower brown butter
Bison Short Rib
Red wine braise, smashed root vegetables, horseradish 

Lemon Tart Creme fraiche, Campari

Additions for both menus:
Oysters $16/half dozen; 
Black winter truffle $25/five g portion;
Seared foie gras $25/30 g portion

– click here to reserve –

Vancouver New Year Dockside

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Dockside Restaurant with Brickhouse 

This New Year’s Eve there will be live music in two rooms from Brickhouse and Wes Mackey and a sumptuous four-course menu created specially for the night.

To be part of this special evening, guests can choose between from two dinner seatings, or can purchase tickets to “Join the Party” after 9:00PM. Dinner reservations are available for an early seating from 5:30-7:00PM and from 7:00-8:30PM for the evening seating.

Wes Mackey will warm up the lounge with his mixture of blues and jazz from 5:30-9:00PM when Brickhouse take over music duties, rocking the restaurant with their award-winning funky R&B from 9:30PM until 1:00AM. And of course, the New Year will be rung in with bubbles and party favours at midnight!

Tickets for the four course dinner and party are $139.95 per person (tax and gratuity not include) and may be reserved by calling Dockside at 604-685-7070. “Join the Party” tickets are $34.95 each and can be purchased online at www.docksidevancouver.com. Guests who wish to “take the elevator home” at the end of the night are also able to access special rates at the Granville Island Hotel.

Amuse Bouche
Itsumo Tuna Tartar
Tamari soy, sesame & yuzu pearls
To Start
Squid Ink Gnocchi & Smoked Salmon
Capers, pickled radishes, dill beurre blanc
Roasted Beet Salad
Baby kale, pumpkin seeds, candied pecans, Okanagan goat cheese,
beet & apple gel
To Follow
Angus Beef Duo
Ancho & espresso roasted eye of rib, Red Wine Braised Cap,
pomme dauphinoise & asparagus , yam puree, sauce braisage
Grilled BC Halibut
Persimmon glazed, pomme dauphinoise, parsnip puree & asparagus
Grilled Beef Tenderloin Oscar
Crab béarnaise, pomme fondant, kale, asparagus
Dungeness Crab & Corn Cioppino
Saltspring island mussels, sockeye, halibut
Grilled Spring Salmon
Fingerling potatoes, shaved fennel & gala apple,
pickled beets, honey citrus vinaigrette
Mushroom & Mascarpone Ravioli
Kale, king oysters, ginger, mushroom cream
To Follow
Baked Fig & Frangipane Tart
Lemon mascarpone
Chocolate Buttermilk Panna Cotta
Macerated strawberries

For full event and menu details, visit www.docksidevancouver.com.

Cibo Trattoria All Hallows’ Eve

Executive-Chef-Faizal-KassamOn Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31 — the two days known across the world as “Devil’s Night” and Halloween, respectively — Cibo’s Chef Kassam will prepare a devilishly delectable five-course tasting menu that serves up clever nods to the feast of All Hallows’ Day, traditionally celebrated the day after Halloween. Chef Kassam’s menu is alternately sinister and sumptuous. In addition to à la carte options, the special five-course tasting menu will be offered for $69 per person, or $99 per person including wine pairings hand-selected by General Manager and Wine Director Robert Stelmachuk.

– MENU –
Roasted Bone Marrow 
Apple salad, parsley, ramps, capers, housemade sourdough

Grilled Ox Heart
Salad of watercress, lentils and horseradish

Agnolotti of Blood Pudding 
Red wine butter, amaretti and parmesan

Grilled Calves Liver 
Soft polenta, roast cippolini onions, crispy pancetta, aged balsamic

Blood Orange Panna Cotta 
Wine-poached fruit

Reservations for dinner on both nights are strongly recommended and available online via Open Table or by calling 604-602-9570.


B.C. vs. World: Bottle Royale Dinner 

Old-world-versus-newCibo General Manager/Sommelier Robert Stelmachuk and Executive Chef Faizal Kassam will share the stage with one of Vancouver’s preeminent wine personalities,Kurtis Kolt, as they host the B.C. vs. World Bottle Royale Dinner. Named the Sommelier of the Year at the 2010 Vancouver International Wine Festival and one ofWestern Living Magazine’s Top 40 Foodies Under 40, Kolt is a local wine critic, consultant and judge and was recently announced as the new wine columnist for The Georgia Straight.

When: Wednesday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Cibo Trattoria, 900 Seymour St., Vancouver, B.C.
Price: $119 per guest, plus tax and gratuity
Special Guest: Vancouver wine consultant, judge and columnist Kurtis Kolt

In what has all the makings of a true bottle royale, Cibo Trattoria will host a one-night-only, five-course dinner and comparative tasting that will pit a number of hand-selected wines from British Columbia against those hailing from New Zealand, France and Italy on Wednesday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Walnut, Gorgonzola & Fig Croquette
Summerhill ‘Cipes’ Brut NV, Okanagan Valley, B.C.
Adriano Adami ‘Bosco di Gica’ Brut NV, Veneto, Italy

Seven Seas Grilled Octopus Panzanella, Sapo Bravo Tomato, Caper,
Grilled Hannah Brook Farm Green Onion Vinaigrette

Le Vieux Pin Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Okanagan Valley, B.C.
Domaine Vincent Delaporte Sancerre 2012, Loire Valley, France

House-made Ravioli, Mikuni Wild Harvest Chanterelle,

Urban Digs Farm Corn and Bone Marrow
Blue Mountain Pinot Noir 2012, Okanagan Valley, B.C.
Monowai Pinot Noir 2010, Crownthorpe, New Zealand

Roasted Urban Digs Farm Duck, Sapo Bravo Celery Root Purée, Brussels Sprout,

House-made Pancetta, Pine Nut, Aged Balsamic
Osoyoos Larose ‘Grand Vin’ 2006, Okanagan Valley, B.C. (from 3L Jeroboam)
Chateau Plaisance ‘Cuvee Alix’ 2009, Cotes de Bordeaux, France

Blood Orange Panna Cotta, Wine Soaked Apricot, Brown Butter Crumble
See Ya Later Ranch ‘Hunny’ 2011, Okanagan Valley, B.C.
Cantina Beato Bartolomeo Breganze Torcolato 2008, Veneto, Italy


Campagna Farm Dinner at Cibo Trattoria

FaisalExclusive dinner showcases best of local, farm-to-table freshness

When: Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Cibo Trattoria, 900 Seymour St., Vancouver
Special Guests: Sandra and Leonardo Zambrano, Campagna Farm
Price: $99pp for 5-course menu and wine pairings, plus tax and gratuity
Tickets: 604.602.9570 or robert@cibotrattoria.ca

Executive Chef Faizal Kassam is very proud of his relationships with local high quality food producers. That’s why he is delighted to be teaming up with Campagna Farm for a special dinner later this month that demonstrates truly, you are what you eat.

Located in Abbotsford, BC, Campagna this 280-acre farm operated by Sandra and Leonardo Zambrano, is operated by a husband-and-wife team of veterinarians who purposefully and responsibly raise cattle solely for Cibo’s menu. Campagna’s herd is fed a proprietary blend of all-natural hay and grain as well as red wine for a minimum of 30 days, resulting in a product that marries the authentic flavour of beef with the trademark tenderness of veal.

Guests will enjoy an exclusive 5-course menu paired with thoughtfully selected wines from the trattoria cellars to perfectly complement each course.

Tickets to the one-night-only event are $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and may be purchased by calling 604.602.9570 or emailing robert@cibotrattoria.ca. Seating is limited.

BC Spot Prawns – Spotted Around BC

PrawnsWe’ll collect some BC Spot Prawn dishes from restaurants and home cooks around Vancouver.  Anything to add?  Email me at cassandra at goodlifevancouver dot com.


Spot Prawn Ceviche & Prawn Cracker
Sous Vide Chicken Breast stuffed with Spot Prawns & Citrus Vinaigrette
Green Apple Souffle


Vancouver Spot Prawn Festival

Vancouver Spot Prawn Boil Fishermen’s Wharf

Spot prawn and wine and cibo colours

Cibo – Spot Prawn Fritti


Tableau – Tete a Tete Party – Washington Spot Prawn Boil – BC Season was late.

spot prawn rocky creek

Spot Prawn Dinner Rocky Creek Winery paired with their Pinot Gris

spot prawns yew

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Spot Prawns Raw from Chef Ned Bell Yew and Thai-style from Chef Robert Clark courtesy @nikkibayley http://blog.hellomagazine.com/the-maple-life/

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Refuel spot prawn boil – Now at Campagnolo

Prontissima Pasta Squid Ink Pasta and Spot Prawn









Prontissima Pasta Squid Ink Pasta and Spot Prawn – Alpine Festival Comox Mt. Washington

BC spot prawn toast








Spot Prawn Toast at Wild Rice

Spot Prawns at Tableau

Battered spot prawns Tableau

Citrus crab cakes, olive oil poached spot prawns, pressed avocado

Arts Club Theatre Dirty Apron Cooking Class – crab cakes with spot prans

Fiddlehead Fern Soup with spot prawn

Fiddlehead and spot prawn soup – Kits Daily Kitchen

heritage angus rib eye, spot prawn, rhubarb butter, creamed spinach w/ goat cheese, fingerling potatoes

heritage angus rib eye, spot prawn, rhubarb butter, creamed spinach w/ goat cheese, fingerling potatoes – Kits Daily Kitchen

Spot Prawns: Chili & green onion dip, Wok-fried with Virgin soy sauce, Flambé & drunken with Chinese "Er Guo Tou" rice wine, Fried & salt & peppered coated

Spot Prawns: Chili & green onion dip, Wok-fried with Virgin soy sauce, Flambé & drunken with Chinese "Er Guo Tou" rice wine, Fried & salt & peppered coated

Spot Prawns: Chili & green onion dip, Wok-fried with Virgin soy sauce, Flambé & drunken with Chinese "Er Guo Tou" rice wine, Fried & salt & peppered coated

spot prawns Szechuan Chongquing

Sautéed Spot Prawns with Kale, Lime, Chili and Romesco Sauce








Amuse Bouche Salmon, Beets, Quail's Egg, Spot Prawn, Tuna








C Restaurant Sautéed Spot Prawns with Kale, Lime, Chili and Romesco Sauce

Cibo’s Ligurian Regional Dinner


Snuggled between the borders of France and Tuscany, on the edge of the Ligurian Sea lies the picturesque and historically significant region of Liguria. Beautiful beaches, towns that tumble to the sea and the surrounding Alps and Appennines mountain ranges do not leave much room for agriculture. However an abundance of wild greens, herbs, and fresh and preserved vegetables flavour the imaginative cuisine which draws its inspiration from sailors craving the freshness not found when out to sea. Liguria is also famous for the creation of basil pesto and ravioli. Executive Chef Neil Taylor’s Liguria menu features all there is to love about this extraordinary region.

Executive Chef Neil Taylor’s showcase menu of Liguria includes:

pissaladeire-focaccia with onions, olives and anchovy

 fritto misto-halibut, artichokes, squid, anchovy, sage and lemon

 fazzoletti with pesto, green beans, potatoes and pecorino

 rabbit braised with taggiasca olives, pine nuts and rosemary

fried custard squares

 Wine Director and General Manager Steve Edwards will also be on hand to offer wine suggestions to match these unique dishes.

Cibo is virtually al fresco with our new European style windows that open wide to let in the fresh air so you can enjoy the breeze and the exquisite food.

To reserve, please call the restaurant at 604.602.9570 or email info@cibotrattoria.ca

About Cibo Trattoria – Cibo Trattoria specializes in authentic Italian cuisine made with fresh, organic and local ingredients. Celebrated Executive Chef Neil Taylor’s menu of rustic dishes offers a truly extraordinary, yet casual dining experience for all. With a handpicked wine collection of varied and unique vintages available at Cibo, guests are ensured taste-infusing wine pairings to complement their menu selection. Furthermore, Cibo’s charming, knowledgeable and caring team provide guests with the best service in the city. Cibo was named one of the Top Italian Restaurants in the World by Ospitalita Italiana Seal. Cibo is also the first Official Restaurant Partner of Slow Foods Vancouver. Cibo Trattoria is open nightly for dinner nightly from 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is located at 900 Seymour Street adjacent to the Moda Hotel lobby.