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What’s Good This Week July 20 Edition

What To Do In And Around Vancouver Week – Living The Good Life in Vancouver

It’s a diverse city we live in and this week you’ll find everything from people dressed to the nines at the race track for Deighton Cup (see you there!) to folks consuming more meat in an afternoon than some do in a year at Brewery And The Beast! There’s an Italian Market, Cocktail Crawls, and Brunch to be had too. Get out there and celebrate summer.

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Italian Market at the Italian Cultural Center

Local organic and artisan products and tastes of Italy collide! Shop for fresh fruit and vegetables, handmade products from local artisans and delicious food prepared by Il Centro’s chef. Food trucks in attendance too! The MERCATO will run also on August 18, and November 24, from 5:00pm to 9.00pm.  Il Centro

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Deighton Cup July 22

We’re getting pretty damn excited about this one and can’t wait to sip a Julep or two and bet on the races! For $75

  • Daytime derby racing – Eight adrenaline pumping horseraces to enjoy & bet on
  • A delectable lunch freshly prepared by some of Vancouver’s finest chefs
  • The chance to be named The Style Stakes “Best Dressed” and have your name engraved on The Deighton Cup
  • Interactive leisure sports, picnic area, cigar lounge, live + DJ entertainment
  • Musical live entertainment TICKETS

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Pride Crawl Fundraiser

Through August 6, dozens of bars and restaurants across Vancouver will shake up an array of signature cocktails in celebration of the inaugural Pride Crawl Fundraiser in support of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.

Throughout the 24-day event, participating establishments will be showing their support by offering Pride-themed cocktails with partial proceeds from the sale of each drink donated directly to the Dr. Peter Centre, a facility in Vancouver’s West End that provides services for British Columbians who face poverty, homelessness, mental illness, addictions and social isolation.

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Brewery and The Beast

TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT
  • $99.95 + tax
  • 2 tickets per person purchase limit
  • Live music from the Electric Timber Co. with Special Guests.
  • Tickets are inclusive of all food and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • 10 beverage tokens are included with purchase of an event ticket. Beverages are poured as follows: Beer — 12oz, Cider — 6oz, Wine — 3oz. (this is due to a recent policy change by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch of BC).

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    Seeking taste testers! Golden beet tasting event at this week’s Farmers Market

    The UBC Farm is the mother farm for the BC Seed Trials project. Where FarmFolkCityFolk, the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, and variety trial experts research and conserve vegetable varieties that are optimized for our region’s farms. Arguably, the most fun component of this research is taste testing.

    Saturday July 22 you can become a beet judge on the spot, by filling in scorecards for a blind taste testing of the Farm’s very own golden beet varieties. Can you tell one apart from another? Let us know which ones performed best, just look out for our activities stall at the Farmers Market! Find out more about this event herebrunch

    Brunch Affair In The Shipyards

    Brunch Affair is taking over The Pipe Shop @ the Shipyards in Lonsdale on July 22, 2017. Enjoy amazing food, mimosas, live music and more! The Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Brunch Affair is the perfect celebration for every music loving, breakfast savvy, mimosa enthusiast! Come celebrate and enjoy everyone’s favourite meal of the day while enjoying the best views of Vancouver!

    Weekend early-birds and late-risers alike will enjoy a variety of food stations serving up delicious brunch dishes from breakfast tacos to veggie hash. Bring your friends, your family and a big appetite!

    Pre-purchase your Early Bird ticket and save on the Admission Fee ($5 at the door) AND you get 3 food tokens ($12 value). Note: Admission is free for kids under the age of 12 years.

What’s Good This Week – July 15th Editionn

What To Do In And Around Vancouver This Week

I’ve been away on assignment in San Diego and just catching up to what’s happening a little further north. We’re heading to Chicha Restaurant shortly for their BBQ, and tomorrow another BBQ at a friends house celebrating a birthday. Summer is definitely in full swing and I’ve even got a bit of a tan already! Here’s a couple things to do this week.

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All You Can Eat Peruvian BBQ Chicha Restaurant 5 pm TODAY July 15

Annual “All You Can Eat Peruvian Street Meat” BBQ! Sample every kind of Peruvian street meat and fish bbq imaginable, ceviches, roasted corn, all of the summer bbq sides! There will be lots of local beers, wine and pisco cocktails flowing.

The party is both inside and outside. Out back we will have a giant grill, a constantly changing buffet selection, tents, areas to sit, stand, dance in under tents in the shade or out in the sun! There will be DJ’s playing music all day into the night…come join us for one fun summer all you can eat party! Tickets

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PIDGIN Charity Dinner July 18

PiDGiN is proud to announce the work on a long-awaited mural by Ilya Viryachev in the alley of 350 Carrall.  To commemorate its completion, they will be hosting a dinner on July 18th benefiting RISE (Responsible Indigenous Strategy for Empowerment), more information can be found here  https://vimeo.com/137296590.

Prior to the dinner there will be an unveiling at 6:00pm, which is open to the public and dinner guests. The dinner will start at 6:30pm and will be a collaborative effort featuring PiDGiN’s Wesley Young, Kissa Tanto’s, Joël Watanabe, Ai and Om’s Douglas Chang and Nemesis’ Jacob Deacon Evans. This dinner will be unique as it also has speakers from various cultures discussing the contents of the mural and their cultural perspective about the history of the neighbourhood.  The event will be MC’d by Aaron Chapman and feature local historians John Atkins and Ali Butcher.  Speaking for RISE / ALIVE will be Scott Clark.  Tickets will be $125 per person which includes 6 courses, wine, sake and cocktails.

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Renowned locavore chef, David Gunawan, will write the latest chapter in his ongoing series of collaborative guest chef dinners at South Granville’s Farmer’s Apprentice when he shares the stage with Jonathan Tam of Michelin-starred Copenhagen restaurant Relæ on Wednesday, July 19.

Featuring two seatings at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., a limited number of tickets to the multi-course dinner — which also includes an amuse-bouche and dessert as well as wine pairings handpicked by Wine Director Kieran Fearing — are available for $150 per guest including tax and gratuity.

Canadian-born Tam hopped the pond in 2007 to take on the role of Chef de Partie at renowned Copenhagen eatery Noma before opening Michelin-starred restaurant Relæ under Chef-Owner Christian Puglisi in 2010. After six years as Creative Sous Chef and Head of R&D, Tam graduated to the role of Head Chef at Relæ, which won the Sustainable Restaurant Award in 2015 and 2016 and was ranked No. 39 on the 2017 List of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

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Lobster Fest Returns to Provence in July

From July 4 to 31, Provence  Marinaside offers you the opportunity to enjoy Canadian lobster prepared with French flair at its annual Lobster Festival. Executive Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia and Chef de Cuisine Sheldon Maloff collaborated to create a three-course menu value-priced at $62 with optional wine pairings by Wine Director Joshua Carlson for an additional $26 (or petit pours for $16).

Dinner starts with your choice of appetizer – choose either the Lobster Salad (pea puree, fresh peas, snow pea sprouts, champagne and honey vinaigrette, lobster oil) paired with a celebratory glass of Cleto Chiarli e Figli Lambrusco di Sorbara, or Baked Lobster Thermidor (creamy dijon, shallot and mushroom sauce with emmenthal cheese) paired with Chandon Blanc de Noirs.

Mains offer a dazzling three choices – two of which involve a whole lobster.

  • Traditional Whole Atlantic Lobster – your choice of steamed, grilled or sautéed Provençal style (seasonal vegetables, seven grain rice), optional wine pairing Reichsrat von Buhl Spatburgunder Rosé Trocken
  • Whole Lobster Gratin (smoked tomato, corn, wilted spinach, forbidden rice), optional wine pairing: Angels & Cowboys Rosé
  • Coast to Coast with Grilled Sockeye Salmon with Butter-Poached Lobster (gem tomatoes, bell peppers, saffron risotto), optional wine pairing: Sea Star Blanc de Noir Rosé

Dinner ends on a sweet note with BC Strawberry and Rhubarb Shortcake accompanied by Basil Agave Chantilly Cream. Wine Director Carlson suggests Paradise Ranch Merlot Icewine as the perfect pairing to complement.

For those with smaller appetites, all menu items are also available à la carte.

Reservations are always a good idea so you won’t have to claw your way past all the other lobster fans clamouring to take advantage of this once-a-year lobster extravaganza.

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Rose All Day Brunch At Jean Georges – All Summer

Grab your friends and celebrate the start of summer with Rosé All Day at Market by Jean-Georges. Rosé All Day is for the social brunchers, the ones that want to kick weekend brunch up a notch, with shared plates, refreshing cocktails, and live entertainment that gets everybody moving. Rosé All Day will start on Saturday, June 24, and return every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm, through until Sunday, September 3.  WEBSITE

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Deighton Cup July 22

We’re getting pretty damn excited about this one and can’t wait to sip a Julep or two and bet on the races! For $75

  • Daytime derby racing – Eight adrenaline pumping horseraces to enjoy & bet on
  • A delectable lunch freshly prepared by some of Vancouver’s finest chefs
  • The chance to be named The Style Stakes “Best Dressed” and have your name engraved on The Deighton Cup
  • Interactive leisure sports, picnic area, cigar lounge, live + DJ entertainment
  • Musical live entertainment TICKETS

What’s Good This Week

What’s Good This Week – Events in and around Vancouver

We’re back from the Okanagan and had about the best trip ever there. Scouted out our wedding location, had some amazing meals at home and out, visited new breweries, cideries and wineries and got some good family time in with not even one argument. Now it’s time to unpack, prep for Deighton Cup, and get back to it in Vancouver.

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July 16 Deighton Cup

Outfit planning has commenced and now I just need jewelry and a hat. Thank god for Jeweliette and Hive Mind Millinery (and there’s still time for you too!).

This year, The Deighton Cup is excited to open up the entire Marquee and Concourse as one complete VIP experience. Attendees will be given full inclusive access to traditional areas hosted by The Deighton Cup in years past including the Mile’s End Motors Field of Dreams, picnic area, cigar lounge & Veuve Clicquot champagne stage. Tickets!

New for 2016, we’re excited to announce an increased amount of space for derby-goers, festival activations and interactive attendee areas. Additionally, the entire festival grounds will be exclusive to Deighton Cup ticket holders only as well as an increased number of food tents throughout the entire venue.

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Until September 24 Merry Wives of Windsor

This is one of the best shows we have seen in a very long time. Who knew you could laugh so hard at Shakespeare. It’s 1968 in Windsor, Ontario and English ex-pat Sir John Falstaff is hunting for a solution to his money troubles. He sends an identical love letter to two wealthy housewives, hoping to seduce them – and enjoy their fortunes – with no clue that they are best friends! When they discover his scheme, these merry wives set Falstaff up for some hilariously sweet revenge.

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Saturdays – Beta5 Ice cream Socials
Eat Ice cream and win a $25 gift card

Eating sundaes just got a little sweeter with our weekly social media sundae photo contest!

Come by the Saturday ice cream social, and snap a photo of our feature ice cream social sundae. then, post it on your instagram, facebook, or twitter feeds with the #beta5icecreamsocial hashtag by sunday at 6pm, and you’ll be entered into our weekly contest for a $25 gift card to the shop. ICE CREAM SOCIALS ARE HELD EVERY SATURDAY FROM 1-5PM, ALL SUMMER LONG

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July 16 MARQUIS WINE CELLARS & BLASTED CHURCH ARE GOING TO THE CHAPEL TO CELEBRATE GAY MARRIAGE

A match made in heaven, Marquis Wine Cellars and Blasted Church are proud to team up to promote not only new wines, but also gay marriage. On Saturday July 16, 2016, from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. they will do just that with a miniature chapel set up outside the Marquis Wine Cellars’ Davie Street address. The chapel will invite bystanders to partake in their very own mock wedding ceremony officiated by a Blasted “Minister”. Guests that take a “wedding” photo and post to select social media channels using hashtags specified on the event date, will be entered to win many great prizes. Additionally, each participant will be given a “marriage” certificate which will entitle them to a day-of discount of 10% off participating wines from Blasted Church.

For more information on the event, please visit marquis.nationbuilder.com.

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July 14 – Celebrate Bastille Day At The French Table

Herve Martin, your host and owner of The French Table has assembled a special dinner this Thursday, July 14th in honour of Bastille Day. Come join us for a festive celebration to liberté.

APPETIZER Vichyssoise Or Salad of duck giblet confit with lardons
MAIN COURSE Pan seared flank steak with caramelized shallots , baby green and pommes frites Or Pan seared Coho salmon with a walnut and herbs sauce , spicy lemon risotto
DESSERT Selection of cheese Or Rhubarb tart

$45 per person, plus tax and gratuities.

Call 604-689-3237 or use the contact form here to reserve your table.

July 7-16, 2016

What’s Good In July

It’s July and Vancouver is hopping! Here’s What’s Good In July in and around our fare city!

I can’t believe it’s July already, meaning we are half way through 2016! How’s your year going? I am overdue for a break and will be taking a few days off next week. However, that won’t mean I’m off the internets, so do tune in to our social feeds for some insight into what’s good in the Okanagan these days!

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July 7 – Britannia School Garden Fundraiser 

On Thursday, July 7th from 5-9, the Britannia Secondary sports field, next to the garden will be transformed into a lovely garden party. This year we are taking the annual fundraiser right to the garden where the high school & elementary, preschool gardening programs take place

Enjoy a gourmet meal of local fare, including veg and non-veg entree, salads, corn on the cob, nugget potatoes and more! PLUS, homemade pie and ice cream for dessert. Family friendly event with games and activities for all ages, live local music, a storyteller for the kids, a juice bar with homemade ginger beer (non-alcoholic), lemonade, kombucha and ice tea. Plus, we have over 50 items donated by East Van merchants, services, breweries, restaurants and cafes and more for the Silent Auction.

It’s going to be a great evening, with money going to a great cause- teaching East Van kids about the joys of gardening and of community Money raised will also go to supporting the Eastside Family Place “Little Sprouts” summer gardening and food skills program, and also all the way to the SEGA Girls School  in Tanzania, whose garden is twinned with the Britannia Secondary School

MENU  Fraser Valley free range, slow cooked pork shoulder,  Local assorted stuffed vegetables with rice, pumpkin seeds, spinach & feta cheese, Bean and cilantro salad,  Kale and cabbage coleslaw,  Corn on the cob with chipotle butter, Homemade gluten free cornbread, Medley of roasted nugget potatoes tossed in fresh herbs, Pie and ice cream for dessert.

PLUS 5 local performers (music & story-telling), Picnic games and activities for children and adults, Silent Auction from 50+ area merchants
Tickets $30; Kids 6-12, half price; under 6, free

Tickets are $30 for adults, half price for ages 6-12 and under 6 are free. Tickets can be bought at the Britannia Community Centre front information desk, register by phone 604-718-5800 (1),  or gwfcnetwork@gmail.com. We are excited to announce that the Commercial Drive Scotiabank branch is offering MATCHING funds, so your $30 will turn into $60!  https://www.facebook.com/BritanniaSchoolGardenFundraiser/

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July 9th – Pop-up truffle brunch with The Modern Pantry

Now if we were in town, we’d be here! Tickets are only $35 for a three course meal prominently featuring truffles and drinks.  Here’s the menu rundown: Tickets

Summer vegetable and truffle tart
Poached egg on brioche with truffle cream
Truffle and berry parfait
Juice
Coffee and tea

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July 11 – Keys to the Streets: Woodward’s Summer Jam Session  

Music will fill the atrium at Woodward’s for the inaugural Keys to the Streets: Woodward’s Summer Jam Session on Monday, July 11. From 6 – 8 pm, an incredible line-up of local musical artists will gather to tickle the ivories and raise their voices in support of Keys to the Streets, a three-year old program that places painted pianos on the streets of Vancouver for everyone to encourage play over the summer. Info here.

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July 16, 2016 All You Can Eat Peruvian Street Meat Summer BBQ

– Vancouver, BC – CA$36

My friends at Chicha are cooking up a storm and we’ll be heading there after the track! There will be plenty of grilled assorted anticuchos (Peruvian street meat style skewers), costillos de cerdo (Peruvian aji panca chili bbq sauce baby back ribs), Pan Con Chicharron sliders (crispy pork belly and caramelized yam sliders), Peruvian style marinated grilled chicken…and just about anything else you think of fit for the BBQ!

Lots of great additions to the grilled meats; corn on the cob, a variety of salads, signature ceviche, empanadas and other signature Chicha dishes…and picarones (Peruvian style donuts made with pumpkin and sweet potato served with spiced honey and pisco raspberry couli)!

DJ’s spinning, lots of great local craft beer featured, lots of cocktail specials! Starts at 2pm and will go late! Bring your summer party vibes and your appetite…you are going to need both!

Chicha Restaurant – 136 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W2 – View Map
– Vancouver, BC – CA$36

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July 11 – The Greasy Spoon Vol 17. Featuring Chef David Gunawan of Farmers Apprentice tickets A Better Life Foundation

We’re excited to announce July’s Greasy Spoon dinner is hosted by Chef David Gunawan from Farmers Apprentice.

An evening affair that will defy your preconceptions of diner food!

The Greasy Spoon Diner was conceived by a group of passionate Vancouverites led by Mark Brand who hosts it monthly at his Save On Meats diner. It pairs a chef and his chosen team, often from many other kitchens, alongside a front of house team comprised of people from all sectors in our city. A new menu is created each month, which fuses together fine dining and diner food to deliver a four-course meal to remember.

Who we’re supporting:

Proceeds from this edition will be going towards a great cause, which focuses on hunger solutions: A Better Life Foundation.

ABLF: A Better Life Foundation supports the marginalized populations of our city by providing stable meals and the opportunity for upward mobility through training and employment.

WHEN Monday, July 11, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM (PDT) – Add to Calendar WHERE Save On Meats – 43 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G4 – View Map

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July 16 Deighton Cup

We wouldn’t miss this one. Not sure what we’ll wear this year, but last’s years dress thankfully came in handy for a picnic segment I did last week! Horses are rounding the bend, as the sounds of champagne bottles pop in the distance. Grab your finest fascinator & best silk bow tie, it’s time for a good old fashioned day at the races. Bet on the ponies & see where your luck takes you – shake your tickets harder ladies & gentlemen! It’s time to be entertained at the sport of the kings.

This year, The Deighton Cup is excited to open up the entire Marquee and Concourse as one complete VIP experience. Attendees will be given full inclusive access to traditional areas hosted by The Deighton Cup in years past including the Mile’s End Motors Field of Dreams, picnic area, cigar lounge & Veuve Clicquot champagne stage. Tickets!

New for 2016, we’re excited to announce an increased amount of space for derby-goers, festival activations and interactive attendee areas. Additionally, the entire festival grounds will be exclusive to Deighton Cup ticket holders only as well as an increased number of food tents throughout the entire venue.

July 15 Kaya Malay Bistro to Honour Dogs 

In honour of their much loved family dog Maya, who was tragically hit by a car and passed away, the Kwan family has chosen to both  celebrate and say goodbye on July 15 at their restaurant Kaya Malay Bistro (1063 W Broadway) with a fundraiser for the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) from 6pm to 10pm.

Admission is by donation ($5 minimum) to attend the event. Reservations can be made at kayamalay.com or by calling (604) 730-9963.

Recommended is the option of a three-course dinner for $35.00, and for an additional $5, pair Haywire Lunar wines, which were generously donated by Okanagan Crush Pad owner and long time PADS supporter, Christine Coletta.The evening will include live music, complimentary Southeast Asian tapas, and a 10% off Kaya discount card.

The Deighton Cup — A Day at the Races

IMG_7543Get the inside track on the most anticipated event of the summer

The event that changed the way Vancouver plays, The Deighton Cup, runs for its sixth summer on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the storied Hastings Racecourse (188 N. Renfrew St.), from 12 pm to 6 pm.

Named after legendary Vancouver saloon owner John “Gassy Jack” Deighton, The Deighton Cup is a full afternoon of heart-stopping horse racing, fearless fashion and masterful mixology, co-produced by Cocktails & Canapes and The Social Concierge.

This year, the Deighton Cup offers three ways to go off to the races:

  1. Thoroughbred Marquee Experience ticket holders ($75) can look forward to eight adrenaline-pumping horse races, a complimentary welcome craft cocktail, a picnic-style lunch created by Cocktails & Canapes, an exhibition of exotic supercars and performance vehicles in the Mile’s End Motors Field of Dreams, live entertainment by 10-piece afro-funk band Miami Vice, and a pétanque tourney (French bocci ball)
  2. The Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition ticket holders ($150) will access the full Thouroughbred Marquee Experience as well as admission to the 2nd Annual Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition, presented by Bulleit Bourbon. Get shaken and stirred as the city’s top bartenders compete before an all-star bar panel to win bragging rights and $1,000 cash. The competition to create the ultimate Old Fashioned will take place in the custom-constructed Jockey Lounge on the roof of the Hastings Racetrack and the winning recipe will be featured on bottleneck tags of Bulleit Bourbon in all BC liquor stores.
  3. V.I.P. Experience Corporate Hosting ticket holders ($2,500 for 8 guests) for this ultimate indulgence will enjoy the full Thouroughbred Marquee Experience. In addition, they will receive reserved seating on the Champagne Trackside Stage, a branded company placard, three bottles of premium Champagne and tableside lunch service.

The Deighton Cup encourages its guests to sport their best racing attire; every ticket holder will be automatically entered into The Style Stakes and Gallant Sartorial Awards, presented by Market One Media Group. A panel of judges including renowned local designer Jason Matlo and Deighton Cup Style Director Crystal Carson, will choose the 10 best-dressed attendees who will then flaunt their looks before a celebrity fashion panel. The most stylish lady and daringly dapper gentleman will be awarded the coveted Style Stakes and Gallant Sartorial Awards, respectively, along with a generous cash prize from Market One Media Group and their name engraved on the Deighton Cup for posterity.

IN BRIEF
The Deighton Cup – A Day at the Races
Date
: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time: 12pm to 6 pm. Post Time (first race), 1:45 pm.
Location: Hastings Racetrack (188 N. Renfrew St.)

Tickets available at www.deightoncup.com
•Thoroughbred Marquee Experience, $75
•The Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition, $150 (includes full Thoroughbred access)
•The V.I.P. Experience Corporate Hosting, $2,500 for 8 guests (includes full Thoroughbred access and Julep Mixology Competition privileges)

 

Vancouver Celebrates Old-World Elegance at Deighton Cup

deightonGreat Gatsby style takes over Hastings Racecourse Aug 9-11

Deighton Cup Weekend at the Races returns to Hastings racecourse August 9-11, 2013. Southern charm and Vancouver cool mark “the” see-and-be-seen fashion and social event of the summer. Celebrating its 5th anniversary, Deighton Cup is a chance for Vancouverites to show off their Sunday best and rediscover old-world leisure in the form of a good old-fashioned day at the races.

Spanning three days, the festivities kick off August 9 with The Big Smoke – a night of old-boy revelry and sophistication for dapper gentlemen and stylish ladies alike. Featuring fine scotch, bourbon, and whiskey elegantly paired with fine cigars, Friday is a special evening preview of trackside gaming.

Embracing the indulgent nature of The Great Gatsby, Thoroughbred is a true celebration of old-world leisure and sophistication. From fabulous hats to carefully crafted cocktails, Saturday’s affair brings elegance back to the tracks. Learn how to bet the ponies or toss the bocce ball in between sipping champagne and dancing to New Orleans’ style brass band Tubaluba. One of the premiere fashion events of the season, Deighton Cup also features Style Stakes, a competition hosted by Mallory Hagan (Miss America 2013) that brings out the best dressed in the city.

Sunday takes the competition off the track and behind the bar as Vancouver’s hospitality elite competes in Mint Julep Mixology. This “cocktail jockey” is a chance for bartenders to show off their skill making an iconic drink dripping in Southern cool. Guest judges include restaurateur Mark Brand (Save on Meats) and infamous bartender Jay Jones, named ‘Vancouver’s Most Imaginative Bartender’ of 2012 by GQ Magazine.

“We pride ourselves on creating unexpected and fabulously cool events for Vancouver,” says Deighton Cup Co-Host, Jordan Kallman of The Social Concierge. “What started out as a tribute to care-free and extravagant Great Gatsby has turned into one of the most anticipated events of the summer, and another example of just how much fun our ‘no-fun’ city can have.”

ABOUT DEIGHTON CUP:  www.deightoncup.com

Deighton Cup Weekend at the Races (August 9-11, 2013) is the lifestyle festival of the summer for the highly cultured, business leading and fashion forward young professionals in Vancouver. Celebrating its 5th anniversary this year, Deighton Cup features three events: The Big Smoke – a night of cigars and whiskey tasting for gentlemen and ladies alike; Thoroughbred – the anchor event, a day of horseracing, style, and revelry; and The Julep – a celebration of cocktails featuring the Mint Julep Mixology competition. Embracing old-world leisure and elegance, Deighton Cup blends traditional Kentucky Derby aesthetic with fabulous flair and frivolity to create a truly unique and stylish day at the races.

 

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