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What’s Good This Week June 20 Edition

What To Do In And Around Vancouver This Week

It’s the first day of summer and I’m feeling rather out of sorts for some reason. It’s actually the kind of weather I like today, so that can’t be it, although I know a lot of my friends would be happier with a little more sunshine. However, I’ll soldier through and maybe I just need a night at home or a hug or something. As for my recommendations, there’s lots this week. I’ll be heading off to Chase to a Bison Ranch and catching up with what’s new in Kamloops this weekend, so stay tuned on social for reports on my journey.

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Art in The Vines June 25

Did you know my talented mother is an artist? She and many others are presenting Art In The Vines on June 25 from 12- 5  at Impressions Art Show on 925 Crawford Rd. at Deb Martin’s Vineyard.  Have a glass of wine and find some amazing original art priced at ‘event’ options.

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Cibo Chianti Dinner – June 21

The famed wines of Tuscany take centre stage on the longest day of the year when General Manager and Wine Director Mark Taylor plays host to a four-course Chianti Dinner at Cibo Trattoria on Wednesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m.

The event will pair a rustic four-course Italian-inspired feast from Chef de Cuisine, Josh Gonneau, with an array of Chianti and an overview of the region and its wines courtesy of Taylor.

Pesce Marinato e Fagioli Bianchi
cured halibut on cannellini beans with charcuterie stuffed olives, dressed rucola
Le Rote Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2012
Pappardelle al Ragú di Cinghiale e Funghi
wild boar and mushroom ragu, preserved tomato
Fattoria di Rodáno Chianti Classico ‘Vigna Viacosta’ 2010
Fattoria di Luiano Chianti Classico Riserva 2008
Agnello Due Volte
grilled peace country lamb loin, Tuscan spice braised lamb belly, potato purée, cipollini agro dolce
Rocca delle Macìe ‘Riserva di Fizzano’ Gran Selezione Chianti Classico Riserva 2012
Budino di Panna Biologica
organic crème fraîche panna cotta, fruit preserve, almond biscotti
Vin Santo del Chianti, 2008, Rocca delle Macie

 $89 per person plus taxes and gratuity. Reservations can be made on OpenTable or by calling 604-602-9570.

mamie

Deep South Meets Down Under at Mamie Taylor’s – June 20

Mamie Taylor’s Restaurant is teaming up with Australia’s Alpha Box & Dice winery for a Deep South Meets Down Under Winemakers Dinner on Tuesday, June 20 at 7pm.

The intimate evening will be hosted by the dynamic duo of Dylan and Justin Fairweather, whose laid-back Aussie attitudes and love for the unusual led to the founding of Alpha Box & Dice. The brothers’ winery won internationally acclaim for its “The Alphabet of Wine” — the construction a different wine style to represent each letter of the alphabet. (In case you’re wondering, they’ve just put the finishing touches on number 17.)

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Turtle Valley Bison Ranch Fest – June 24

Here’s where I am headed (sadly solo). Turtle Valley Bison Ranch Fest with Chef Chris Whittaker, Forage Restaurant & Timber Vancouver, and his colleagues Alex Chen of Boulevard, and Robert Belcham of Campagnolo, who will be delivering a bison BBQ experience like no other. Local chef Jared Summers, from Jack Sams, Quaaout Lodge, will also share his creations. Celebrate the best flavours the Shuswap has to offer.

Located in beautiful Turtle Valley, just 6km east of the Trans Canada Highway at Squilax, we are a short 25 minute drive to Salmon Arm, and one hour drive to Kamloops. To learn more visit www.turtlevalleybison.ca, or call  1.780.231.5007 Tickets HERE! 

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Strathcona Street Party June 24 – 11am to 6pm

Strathcona and Vancouver Mural Festival join forces for a vibrant street party to kick-off the summer season. Nine massive murals will come to life on Cordova as you can enjoy local food, the beer garden, live music, family friendly activities, and your favourite Strathcona businesses.

Live Mural Painting & Graffiti Jam
Beer Garden by Vancouver Craft Beer Week
All Ages Hip Hop Jam w/ Ninth Wave Radio
Chapel Sound DJS
A Giant Full-Building Wrap-Around Mural @ CBR
Longboarding Demos & Sprint Bike Challenge
Food Trucks

FREE + All Ages + Good Times More Info

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Joy of Feeding – UBC June 24

Buy Tickets

Joy of Feeding: a unique inter-generational, international food festival and fundraiser for the UBC Farm – where we celebrate home-cooked dishes from around the world. Joy of Feeding is a roaming feast where you can sample from 13 cooks from 13 countries in the fields of the UBC Farm. Chefs from Vij’sCacao, the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and UBC Food Services have brought together home cooks of different cultural backgrounds – from Cameroon to Colombia, Indonesia to Iran and beyond – to offer a taste of their favourite recipes.   What will you do at Joy of Feeding? Roam from cook-to-cook, and back again. Learn about the home cooks’ cultures. Connect with your local, sustainable food community. Kick up your heels to live music. Take a guided tour of the UBC Farm. Buy fresh, organic UBC Farm produce. Enjoy local craft beer and wine, available for purchase (must be 19 or older). Check out interactive booths featuring children’s activities and local culinary culture – kids welcome! All the recipes will be available here on our website, so you can recreate your favourites at home.

Meeru Dhalwala, Vij's Rangoli

Mother’s Day To Do’s In Vancouver

Where to Treat Your Mom on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the busiest day for restaurants in the year, so make sure you get organized and book a table soon. AND! Happy Mother’s Day to my mother, Suzanne and my mother-in-law Bev, if you two were in town I promise we’d take you out!

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The Westin Bayshore brunch feature on Sunday, May 14

What better way to say “Thanks, Mom” than brunch at the Westin Bayshore’s new H2 Rotisserie & Bar where the rotisserie keeps slowly turning, transforming chicken into the divine dish that is H2’s signature.

The brunch features all kinds of other items Moms are sure to adore, as well as games and contests for children, gifts for all mothers, special Mother’s Day cocktails, and live music. And because Moms are always thinking about other people, at this event, children under the age of five eat for free, and The Westin Bayshore is donating 5 per cent of its Mother’s Day brunch sales to the BC Women’s Foundation.

Mother’s Day at H2 Rotisserie & Bar
The Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver Sunday, May 14 Menu and more details:
Two seatings: 11:30 am and 1:30 pm
Cost: $70 per adult, $35 for children 6 – 12
Reservations: 604.682.3377
dimsumSai Woo Dim Sum Brunch & Bubbles and a A 2 hour Chinatown Walking Tour

Join local Historian Judy Lam Maxwell  for a dim sum brunch and bubbles and then a walking tour through Vancouver’s Chinatown. Call 604-568-1117 or doyou@saiwoo.ca for reservations $75 pp.

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Mother’ Day at Well Seasoned in Langley

Join Well Seasoned for Brunch! Mother’s Day brunch class starts at 11 AM. Mimosas’s and Duck Confit…need we say more?  View the full menu here! Still looking for the perfect gift? Why not get Mom a beautiful gift basket? or a cooking class voucher? cooking class calendar here.

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Celebrate Mom with Bauhaus & BC Women’s Hospital Foundation

Bauhaus will be donating 5% of food sales on Sunday, May 14th, so you can treat Mom and help women and babies across British Columbia. Enjoy a 3 course menu for the event, available only this Sunday.

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Bubbles and Oysters for Mom this Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 14
WildTale and The Flying Pig (Gastown, Yaletown, Olympic Village) are offering the following to all Mom’s on Mother’s Day, during brunch hours:

WildTale
Brunch Hours: 11 am to 3 pm
Mother’s Day promo: Half-Price 1 dozen Chef’s Choice Oysters
Half-Price bottles of Prosecco and $20 GC (valid May 15 – June 15)

The Flying Pig
Brunch Hours: 10 am to 3 pm
Mother’s Day promo: Complimentary glass of Prosecco for every Mom

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Mother‘s Day Brownies at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

In honour of Mother’s Day, Rocky Mountain Flatbread will be treating all the moms who visit our Vancouver restaurants for lunch, brunch or dinner to a complimentary warm double chocolate brownie! ​

mothers dayMother’s Day at Cibo

In honour of Mother’s Day, Cibo Trattoria will be offering an extended brunch service from 8 am to 3 pm. The new a-la-carte brunch menu features a variety of sweet and savoury dishes including classic breakfast fare (whole grain and nut granola, vegetable frittata, panettone French toast) and seasonal Mother’s Day specials such as spaghetti carbonara with house-cured lamb bacon and Triangle Sound halibut with parmesan polenta and asparagus.

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Dirty Apron Mothers Day Breakfast in Bed For Two Kit

Pick up your pre-ordered* Breakfast in Bed For Two Kit ($115) on Saturday, and surprise mom first thing on Sunday morning! The gourmet kit includes Belgian Waffles served with seasonal fruit compote and fruit salad, a mini bottle of Noble maple syrup, a decadent Mink ‘Girls Favourite’ Chocolate Bar and mimosa fixings- a small bottle of organic Villa Teresa prosecco and Chaser’s orange juice. And to make you look really, really good, the kit also includes a beautiful small succulent plant as well as a Rifle Paper Co. Greeting Card.  *Pre-orders only- all orders will need to have been placed by 3pm on Friday, May 12th. Availability only while quantities last. In-store pick-up on Saturday afternoon, May 13th.  Pre-Order Now

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Mother’s Day at Wildebeest

At brunch, Wildebeest will serve her delicious avocado toast, thick-cut bacon, bone marrow & eggs, fresh oysters, mimosas aplenty, and their watermelon negroni slushie. For dinner, seared scallops, bison carpaccio, line-caught halibut, and a bone-in ribeye that’s considered by many to be the very best steak in Vancouver. With excellent wines, beers, and award-winning cocktails to pair, Mom will be thrilled. Tables available at www.wildebeest.ca.

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.

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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!

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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.

2017

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.

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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. 

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Prohibition

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.

Where to Ring in 2014 – Vancouver

lumberjackNow that we’ve almost got Christmas out of the way, it is time to think about New Year’s Eve plans.  While I have spent the last few years at home (don’t worry not ALONE) there’s a few spots that are VERY tempting and I may just hit the town this year (WATCH OUT).  Here’s a few I’d consider and you should too.

Mamie Taylors

The unusual theme of Lumberjack and Ballerina-themed ball at Mamie Taylors is sure to be unusual if nothing else.  Head to Chinatown and enjoy music, dancing, entertainment, hot and cold canapés, and an open bar (yikes)  with select cocktails, wine, ale and spirits.  Night starts and 8:30 pm and tickets are $100 all in. *Fancy lumberjack and ballerina dress encouraged but not required.* Tickets – 604-620-8818, 251 E. Georgia Street,  Vancouver ron@mamietaylors.ca

Fable

One of my very favourite Vancouver spots, Fable, is doing what they call an Inspiration Dinner.  A 5 course meal created by Chef Geoff Rogers featuring items that have inspired him throughout his career. Tickets are $125/person for the meal, which includes all tax & gratuities. Beverages extra and there are suggested pairings if you are indecisive. Long tables, 8pm doors, 8:30 dinner commences. Dinner  complete before midnight, stay on and ring in the New Year! Tickets 604-732-1322

A Preview:
Course1: Curry Cauliflower Soup
Course2: Bison Tartar
Course3: Ox-tongue Rueben Salad
Course4: Foie-ffles
Course5: ‘Coffee & Doughnuts’

salmon oystesrShangri-La Hotel – MARKET

New Year’s Eve Dinner – For the early birds, enjoy a three-course festive brunch for $49 per person, or a four-course tasting menu for $88 per person, available from 5pm to 7pm. For those who want to ring in the New Year in style, a six-course tasting menu is$168 per person, including a flute of champagne and party favours. New Year’s celebration seatings available December 31 from 9pm to 10pm.

 

6 Course Tasting Menu $168 per Person

AMUSE
Comte Cheese Fritters
Salmon and Oyster Tartar
Horseradish and lemon
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Sea Bream sashimi on Warm Black Truffle Garlic Toast
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Foie Gras Brulee, Kumquat Confiture and Orange Liqueur Gelee
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Slowly Cooked Sable Fish, Potato “Noodles” With Crème Fraîche, Vodka and Caviar
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Beef Tenderloin, Miso Butter and Roasted Brussel Sprouts
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Champagne Truffle Cake with Orange Mirror
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Mignardises and Truffles
Coffee or Tea

Wildebeest-599Wildebeest

Executive Chef Wesley Young presents a four-course menu with optional complementary (not to be confused with complimentary) wine pairings. Tickets for this event are $69 each, with curated wine pairings available for an additional $69 – quite a deal for this calibre of food. Call 604-687-6880.

Wildebeest

gastbyRosewood Hotel Georgia – The Gatsby New Year’s Eve Lobby Party

If you really want to real party, but stay classy, try a roaring twenties-inspired New Year’s Eve Bash. Entertainment includes The Malcolm Aiken Trio, Pandora & The Locksmiths and Skylab sounds, they’ll be burlesque, cabaret entertainers, a caviar bar, liquid nitrogen oyster station, midnight countdown and more. Doors open at 8:30 pm with tickets priced at $149 per person. Tables are available for an extra $75 per person, and VIP tables for an additional $2,000. www.rosewoodhotelgeorgia.com or 604.673.7031

forage8Listel Hotel and Forage

The Listel Hotel & Forage Restaurant have THE DEAL for you.  Get a $75  credit and enjoy a fabulous food and fizz in Forage when you reserve a deluxe Gallery Floor Room or Artist Series Suite AND

•    A $75 credit towards your room rate;
•    50% off overnight parking ($18 value);
•    Two glasses of BC bubbles at midnight;
•    Reception-style food in Forage from 10pm onwards featuring live, local music;
•    Late check-out @ 1:00 pm.
Additional Nights at $50 per night.
$199 based on single or double occupancy. Taxes and gratuities not included.
604 684.8461, email reservations@thelistelhotel.com, or click here.

2014NYE at CIBO 

Enjoy a 5 course dinner at Cibo Trattoria this New Year’s.

Seatings

First
$89/person
From 5 pm enjoy a limited a la carte and the special NYE menu.
Wine pairings also available.

Second
$109/person
From 9 pm – Ring in the New Year in Grand Style – Your evening includes:
Our special NYE menu
House made aperitif upon arrival (Barkeep Lauren’s amazing limoncello)
Flute of Champagne at midnight (the real stuff – sabred by Wine Director Steve Edwards)

5 Course Menu

local oyster, ikura caviar, lemon

bruschetta of buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto di san daniele, rapini, parmigianno
or
beef carpaccio, pickled ramps, horseradish, celery hearts, pecorino brillo

fresh spaghetti in brodo, rock cod, chili, garlic, parsley
or
risotto of foraged mushrooms, garlic, thyme, butter, parmigianno

pan-seared qualicum bay scallops, slow cooked fennel,
green chili and lemon zest salsa
or
grilled 45 day aged rib of beef, smashed root vegetables,
horseradish, aged balsamic

vanilla panna cotta, preserved summer plums
or
flourless chocolate cake, crème fraiche

supplements
add black winter truffle $25 /5 grams
add seared foie gras $25 /30 grams

604.602.9570

nyeUva Wine Bar 

At Uva Wine Bar, celebrate NYE New Orleans style with  indulgent party favours,the James Danderfer Trio, mardi-gras beads, southern cocktails flowing, and passed midnight treats. $40 tickets

Sponsored by Southern Comfort, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, El Jimador Tequila, Finlandia Vodka and Woodford Reserve Bourbon

Wild Rice

New Year’s Eve Dumpling Platter for Two $40
2 glasses of Backyard Vineyards Brut
Duck Confit Potstickers
Siu Mai
Spring Rolls
Vegetable Potstickers

Seatings –  5 to 10:30 p.m. 604-642-2882

Quang DangWEST Restaurant
Chef Quang Dang prepares for a special five-course tasting menu, with wine pairings available, for what may be the most civilized New Year’s Eve gathering in town.

MUSE

LIGHTLY CURED LANGLEY TROUT
BELGIAN ENDIVE, ORANGE, DILL VINAIGRETTE
OR
KALE AND BRUSSEL SPROUT CAESAR
DOUBLE SMOKED BACON, ANCHOVY, BRIOCHE CROUTONS
OR
POACHED PEAR AND CHICKEN LIVER
AGASSIZ FROMAGE FRAIS, HAZELNUTS, RED WINE GASTRIQUE

CHORIZO STUFFED HONEY MUSSELS
SAFFRON, SALMON CAVIAR, CREME FRAICHE
OR
CELERIAC SOUP
TOASTED ALMONDS, TARRAGON, HONEY
OR
SPICED OXTAIL BROTH
BASIL, FIELD PEAS, VEAL TONGUE

DIVER CAUGHT SCALLOP
CELERIAC IN TEXTURES, CARAMELIZED ONIONS, MAPLE JELLY
OR
BIODYNAMIC RISOTTO
BUTTERNUT SQUASH, ALMONDS, SAGE, BLACK TRUFFLE
OR
DOUBLE STUFFED RAVIOLI
FILLED WITH MUSHROOMS, SPINACH AND TRUFFLES, CHIVE BUTTER SAUCE

BLACK PEPPER CRUSTED BEEF STRIPLOIN
BRAISED BRISKET, YUKON GOLD POTATO PAVE, COGNAC JUS
OR
FRASER VALLEY RACK OF PORK
SALT BAKED BEETROOT, COUS COUS, APPLE MOSTARDA
OR
MILK POACHED SMOKED SABLEFISH
PARSNIPS IN TEXTURES, TARRAGON-CELERY JUS
OR
BUTTERNUT SQUASH GNOCCHI
BURRATA, WILD MUSHROOMS, TRUFFLED THYME GEL

CHAI SPICED SQUASH CREME BRULEE
CRISPY CREPE, APPLE ICE CREAM
OR
FROZEN BANANA EGGNOG PARFAIT
POMEGRANATE BARLEY PUDDING
OR
CHOCOLATE CARAMEL TART
GINGERSNAP ICE CREAM, VANILLA CARAMEL CREAM

PETIT FOUR

98 PER PERSON  604 738 8938

nye2Maenam

Head to Thailand this New Year’s Eve with Maenam’s  four-course dinner. Inspired by the flavours of Southeastern Asia, Chef Angus An’s celebratory menu features a selection of original creations alongside classic Maenam favourites. NYE celebrations may also  include exotic cocktails or wine pairings.

$60 per person. A vegetarian menu is also available. (604) 730-5579.

FIRST COURSE

crab and pomelo betal leaf wrap
miang buo served with ikura, lime dice and ginger
or
chicken and prawn in golden egg nets

latiang
caramelized shredded coconut, kaffir lime leaf, coriander

SECOND COURSE

hot and sour beef soup
dom yum neua
braised shank, Asian celery, fried garlic
or
hot and sour tamarind soup of grilled salmon
tom gati plah
coconut cream, tamarind and green mango

MAIN COURSE

(for parties of 2 choose 1 salad, 1 stir fry, and 1 curry)

green mango salad with crispy soft shell crab
yum mamuang buo
toasted cashew nuts, sliced green mangos, lime zest
or
roasted pork salad
yum moo yang
chilli jam, crackling, young lotus

stir-fried lobster with black pepper
pad gung lobster
holy basil, fried half lobster, spicy and aromatic
or
stir-fried baby back ribs
pad prik king moo
wild ginger, green peppercorn, 3 flavour sauce

red curry of duck leg
geng pbet raised leg, kaffir rich curry, Thai basil
or
southern style seafood curry
geng gati
kaffir lime zest, young coconut, crab, mussels, lingcod

SWEETS

“affogato”
our version of ice coffee, served with crumble, vanilla milk
and condensed milk ice cream
or
Thai iced tea pannacotta
cashew praline, kalamansi jelly, orange dice

pentolaLa Pentola della Quercia

NYE menu will feature both family style platters and individual dishes. Highlights include a glass of Moet & Chandon Champagne upon arrival, caviar, vitello tonnato, lobster ravioli, Icelandic heritage breed lamb and celebratory dolci.

EARLY SEATING (5pm-8pm)
$55 per person*
7 course menu
Does not include champagne or caviar.

LATE SEATING (9pm-Late)
$90 per person*
10 course menu.

Call (604) 642-0557
info@lapentola.ca

For more information please call 604-694-2103 or emailinfo@lapentola.ca.
*tax & gratuity not included

OPUS HOTEL NYE sleep over rates from $289.Reserve Now

burdockBURDOCK & CO PRESENTS A SPARKLING NATURALIST WINE NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER

Ring in the New Year at Burdock & Co with a bright and bubbly four-course naturalist wine-focused dinner with an organic, locally-sourced menu by chef Andrea Carlson. With two seatings—6PM and 9PM—the dinner highlights a curated selection of unadulterated bubblies. Franck Peillot sparkling, Domaine Rolet Crémant du Jura Rosé, Camillo Donati Lambrusco and Marchesi di Gresy Moscato d’Asti la Serra are among the wines making an appearance at this exclusive celebratory dinner.

The four-course meal is priced at $65 per guest, with naturalist bubbly pairings available for an additional $45.

604-879-0077

December 31, 2013
First Seating: 6PM
Second Seating: 9PM
$65 per guest, or add $45 with wine pairings

SPARKLING WINES PRODUCED BY:
Franck Peillot Montagnieu Brut
Domaine Rolet Crémant du Jura Rosé
Camillo Donati Lambrusco
Marchesi di Gresy Moscato d’Asti la Serra

Spring into Lamb at Cibo Trattoria

PictonCibo Trattoria, Two Rivers Bar M Lamb & Nk’Mip Wine Cellars partner up to create an extraordinary month long menu with wine pairings!

The tradition of using local and seasonal ingredients continues! Chef Kassam and his brigade offer roast leg of lamb, lamb loin carpaccio, anolini with Tuscan lamb braise and crispy lamb belly as the highlights of this spring menu.
A special evening of 6 delectable courses with speakers Jason Pleym from Two Rivers Meats and Randy Picton from Nk’Mip Cellars takes place on April 4th at 6pm, tickets are only $99 and include all of your food and wine! The menu will be available as a tasting menu or a la carte for the remainder of the month!

Italian Regional Dinner at Cibo

Tuscany, Italy : Wednesday, Sept 26th

The world famous, sublime region of Tuscany is the inspiration for Cibo’s next Italian regional dinner on Wednesday, September 26. Known as the true birthplace of the Italian renaissance, Tuscans are naturally proud of their art, architecture, music and literature. With so much beauty amongst the rolling hills, Tuscans revel in the intense flavours of their cuisine which features simple food well presented. Think fresh breads, vegetables, cheeses, olive oils and meats – all perfect accompaniments to the region’s Chianti wines.

Tuscany Menu

duck liver Toscana with house made pickles and bruschetta

“pici”- Tuscan style spaghetti with pork ragu, san marzano tomatoes, chili, basil and pecorino

roast chicken with “panzanelle salad”- heirloom tomatoes, roast peppers, walla walla onions, celery, anchovy, bread and chianti vinegar

roast local peaches, almonds, vin santo and crème fraiche

Chef Faizal Kassam’s delicious menu reflects all that is native to this region. “The duck liver is prepared in a typical Tuscan way using anchovies and capers which do not usually appear in liver pates in other parts of Italy. Ask any Tuscan what signifies a true primi Tuscan dish and they would most definitely tell you the Pici style spaghetti. Our roast chicken panzanelle includes bread and the chianti vinegar which feature prominently in Tuscan cuisine. I’m also excited to use our local bounty with heirloom tomatoes and sweet Walla Walla onions. The peaches this season are the best I have ever tasted and they are a perfect match for Vin Santo” stated Chef Kassam.

To make a reservation please contact Cibo at 604.602.9570 or info@cibotrattoria.ca

 

Savour the intense cuisine of Calabria at Cibo’s next regional Italian dinner on June 27

Located in the toe of the Italian peninsula directly across the straight from Sicily, Calabria is a contrasting land of mountains, sandy beaches and rocky cliffs.  The warm climate and extraordinary kaleidoscope of colors from the sea personify the passionate intensity of the people and the robustly strong flavours of the cuisine.  The lower terrain of Calabria is highly agricultural with an abundance of orchards and olive trees and Calabrians are fond of preserving meat and fish in olive oil.  Chilies are used liberally and show up in many main dishes.  Calabria is also home to the delicious Sopressata sausage.  Desserts tend to feature indigenous figs and citrus fruits.

 Executive chef Neil Taylor’s showcase menu of Calabria includes:

baked cippolini onion, pancetta and pecorino

rock cod carpaccio-citrus, bottarga, chili, herbs and lemon oil

spaghetti with calabrian chili, parmesan brodo and a fried egg

meatballs agro dolce-braised broccoli

baked figs w honey, walnuts, candied citrus and ricotta

Dinner will be $48 per person )not including tax and gratuities), and Wine Director and General Manager Steve Edwards will also be on hand to suggest unique, regional wine pairings- many of which will be specifically brought into the city for this dinner.

For reservations please email steve@cibotrattoria.ca  or call 604-602-9570

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.

 

 

Cibo Trattoria and Slow Food Fundraiser

CIBO TRATTORIA IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF FUNDRAISING DINNERS – JUNE 14TH  2012  IN SUPPORT OF THE SLOW FOOD ORGANIZATION

Since opening in 2009, Cibo Trattoria’s, Executive Chef Neil Taylor has been a leading proponent of the Slow Food style cooking with his use of sustainable, organic and in season ingredients.  In a first for British Columbia, Cibo and the Slow Food Vancouver organization are pleased to announce an official partnership in their mutual commitment to the slow food philosophy.   A series of fundraising dinners (with partial proceeds going to Slow Food Vancouver) are planned with the first to take place on Thursday, June 14.  Tickets for the event are just $60.00 and the menu is a showcase for all that this movement embodies:

 

Veal crudo-shallots, capers, ramps, quail egg, parmesan

 

Leaves and herbs, shaved turnips, radishes, kohlrabi, grilled spring onions, buffalo ricotta

 

Agnolotti di guido-veal, greens, sage butter

 

Roast veal, vignole of artichokes, peas, fava’s, prosciutto and mint, roasting juices

 

Rhubarb fool, almond cookies

 

*Sustainable and organic wine pairings from Italy and Canada will also be available.

 

“For this first dinner we are featuring local producers Pitchfork Farms for produce and Six Masters Farm for the veal,“ says Taylor.  “They are wonderful suppliers who are truly committed to the slow food movement and you really do taste the results in your mouth – unbelievable flavors and quality,” continues Taylor.

Additional fundraising dinners are scheduled for August 23, November 15 and January 31.

For information and reservations, please call General Manager Steve Edwards at 604-319-4191 or email steve@cibotrattoria.ca

 

Cibo Celebrates Veneto

CIBO TRATTORIA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ITS FIRST REGIONAL DINNER OF THE SEASON FEATURING THE FOOD AND WINES OF VENETO

On Wednesday, March 28th,  see Cibo’s executive chef Neil Taylor transport us to Veneto, one of Italy’s foremost wine producing regions and popular tourist destination.   Some of Italy’s most compelling landscape lies in this region ranging from the pristine lakes district to the mountains of the Dolomites and on into the romance of Venice.  Taylor’s five course menu showcases the quantity and quality of the land’s bounty that matches peerlessly with the extraordinary and historical wines of the region.  In fact, it is believed that the area around Verona has cultivated grapes since the Bronze Age.    The Veneto region was also a leader in the business of wine tourism with the establishment of the first Italian strada del vino (wine road). Our Veneto food and wine menu includes:

 

House Cured Coppa Salami with Venetian rye and caraway bread and slow cooked greensWine pairing, 2009 Anselmi San Vincenzo

Crispy white polenta with salt cod alla VicenzaWine pairing, 2009 Bertani Sereole Soave

Whole wheat bigoli with anchovy, onions and black pepperWine pairing, 2008 Masi Campofiorin

One-half roasted quail with salsa peveradaWine pairing, 2004 Marion Valpolicella Superiore

Tiramisu- Espresso with a touch of Grappa

  JUST $48.00 PER PERSON (food menu only),

OR INCLUDE WINE PAIRINGS & ESPRESSO FOR A TOTAL PRICE OF $83.00 PER PERSON.

 

Cibo Trattoria is planning a regional dinner monthly.  Please check our web site at www.cibotrattoria.ca  for upcoming dates and information.  For reservations please call us 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 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

CIBO TRATTORIA ANNOUNCES ITS EXCLUSIVE NEW YEAR’S EVE MENU

Festive. Fun. Fabulous Celebrate ‘2012’ With Cibo Trattoria!

On Saturday, December 31st , Executive Chef Neil Taylor and General Manager David Fert are planning to send Cibo guests into 2012 with a memorable New Year’s menu and a fun-filled experience they will not soon forget! An early and late seating are available and include complimentary bubbles upon arrival, party favours and a midnight countdown.

THE MENU

  

local oysters with shallots, red wine vinegar & black pepper

 

buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, preserved artichokes, mint, lemon & marinated olives

or

bruschetta of dunganess crab, preserved cherry tomatoes, ramp aioli & watercress

***

 risotto of black trumpette mushrooms, garlic, parsley, lemon, mascarpone & parmesan

(add black alba truffles $ 25)

 or

ravioli stuffed with potato & porcini, thyme, butter & parmesan

(add black alba truffles $ 25)

***

grilled 60 day aged striploin, rapini, red wine roasting juices & horseradish

 or

roast local scallops, slow cooked fennel, lemon, capers & parsley

***

chocolate nemesis “river café”

or

 vanilla pannacotta with preserved apricots & brandy

 

 

NYE Deluxe – $115.00/person

Includes above menu

Plus a glass of grave di stecca 2008 nino franco prosecco upon arrival

And 1/2 bottle of our cuvee 900 Seymour (Specially bottled by La Stella Winery)

 

Or

 

NYE Premium – $195.00/person

Includes the above menu

plus one glass of dom perignon upon arrival

And ½ bottle of angelo gaja brunello 2006

   

Space is limited with less than 50 tickets per seating.

To book, please call the restaurant directly at 604-602-9750 or email davidf@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.  A handpicked wine collection of varied and unique vintages by sommelier and General Manager David Fert, ensures exquisite wine pairings to accompany the wonderful food.  Cibo was named Best New Restaurant for 2009 in Canada by the esteemed enRoute and Where Magazines. 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.  Lunch service also available Monday to Friday, 11:30 am – 3 pm for December 1-30th, 2011.