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Let’s Patio #onRobson Passport to Summer Fun

Drink and Dine #OnRobson This Summer

I came home to a cool kit for a Moscow Mule to celebrate to launch of Let’s Patio #onRobson, a cool campaign from the Robson Street BIA. It’s kind of strange that we don’t head downtown to dine more, but in the summer we are hanging out at home more and enjoying the BBQ. I am a super big fan of CinCin for one, so a visit there is long overdue! In any case this campaign is a pretty good reason to get down to Robson Street and enjoy some time in downtown Vancouver.

Here’s the deal:

Let’s Patio includes six participating Robson Street restaurants, including AbodeCactus ClubCinCin RistoranteEbisuEarls, and Milestones. Visit each one this summer, bring your passport, enjoy your favourite dishes and drinks, get stamped and get rewarded. Collect all six stamps and receive a $25 gift card to the restaurant of your choice #onRobson (between Burrard and Jervis).

How It Works:

• Visit each participating restaurant and collect a stamp with a minimum $15 order (before taxes)
• Collect all six stamps and return your completed passport to the RSBA office at 412-1155 Robson Street
• Upon completion, receive a $25 gift card to the restaurant of your choice #onRobson (between Burrard and Jervis)

Passports can be downloaded HERE or picked up from one of the above participating restaurants.  Let’s Patio #onRobson will end August 31, 2017 or while gift card supplies last.


Moscow Mule


1 half lime
2 ounces vodka
4 to 6 ounces ginger beer, preferably

Squeeze lime into copper mug (a must for a super cool looking drink) and drop in half lime. Add 3-4 large ice cubes, then pour in the vodka and fill with cold ginger beer. Serve with a stirring rod.

Les Dames D’Escoffier – Holiday Suggestions Part Three

Les Dames d’Escoffier Dish on Holiday Gifts

Les Dames d’Escoffier‘s BC chapter members have many holiday suggestions for both consuming and giving. Click here for part one, here for part two and continue reading for part three!


Dame Mary Mackay – Terra Breads

Dame Mackay owns Terra Breads and we always stop in for the Pannetone, cookies and some gingerbread men at this time of year. Don’t forget to stock up on bread for stuffing, some crackers for the cheese plate and their lovely jams and sauces also make great stocking stuffers.


Dame Cate Simpson – Earls Cookbook

If you’ve dined at Earls over the years, which so very many have, this cookbook is a walk down memory lane.  The cookbook is $35 (with all profits to charity) and there’s a cookbook bundle with a $50 gift card for Earls and the cookbook for $75.  At Earls!

Dame Ann Kirsebom


Cranberry & Onion Confit with Grand Marnier 


Paris In A Chocolate  Luxury Gift Boxes – the perfect give for the person who has everything! Bespoke Grand Marnier® Ganache filled historic cachets. Both the conift and chocolate are availalbe at Gourmet Warehouse.

Dame Cassandra Anderton (me!) – some suggestions from my clients
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Home on the Range Organics – 235 East Broadway

Duck Pate, Artisan Marmalade, Maple Syrup, Gift Boxes full of all natural beauty products or culinary goodies are just some of the delicious things you’ll find here in Mount Pleasant. You can also pick up Hills Foods Meats here (Dame Tina Hills commpany), try some Kangaraoo sliders for New Year’s Eve!

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XFour Vodka three pack – Legacy Liquor 

Chocolate, lemon and blueberry for your holiday cocktaila, hostess gift or underneath that tree.

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Brockmann’s Crunchetti – Great stocking stuffers or additions to gift bags. Choices, Save On Foods, Urban Fare and more.

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Vancouver Food Tour Gift Certs – Still stuck for gifts for those who have everything? Give the gift of a night on the town with us! Availalbe in all sorts of denominations! http://www.vancouverfoodtour.com/gift/

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Dame Christa-Lee McWaters

Wine from Encore Vineyards – Evolve, Time Cellars and the McWatters Collection!

McWatters Collection

The McWatters Collection was launched in 2011 with a Meritage and Chardonnay, crafted from grapes grown in the south Okanagan Valley. These two flagship wines represent the entirety of the portfolio, and are a legacy to the McWatters name. Low production of these premium wines is determined by the yields in the vineyard.

TIME Winery

TIME Estate Winery launched in June 2013 with a small line of wines crafted by the vinifera grown in the south Okanagan Valley. The TIME portfolio includes both a red and a white Meritage blend, plus a few distinct single variety wines as our vineyard’s intentional moderate yields permit.

Evolve Cellars

Evolve Cellars celebrates the evolution of our British Columbia wine industry with a series of fresh, approachable wines. Bright and fruit forward, these wines are crafted from grapes grown on our estate vineyard and in collaboration with grower partners in the South Okanagan. Through Evolve we raise a glass to our continued journey, and what the next step may bring.

Earls Restaurants Support Children’s Breakfast Program – September 13-20 across BC

salad5Enjoy one of Earls most popular dishes this September and you will be supporting the Breakfast Club of Canada, providing healthy, nutritious breakfasts to children in need – over 6,000 daily! From September 13 to 20, across all Earls BC locations, sales from the Santé Fe Salad will go to supporting this great children’s cause breakfastclubcanada.org  earls.ca

Earls Downtown Vancouver Flagship Restaurant Reopens

Hornby and Smithe Street location sees a more industrial –West Coast environmental sensibility in new design  

With a new design that incorporates natural west coast materials, vintage industrial metals and a new emphasis on the kitchen, Earls downtown Vancouver flagship location at Hornby and Smithe has reopened following a two month,  two million dollar renovation.

This new design throughout Earls’ Hornby Street location blends warm, west coast style with sustainability by using reclaimed barn wood and elements such as industrial steel, Carrera marble, sandblasted granite, crackled brick tile and distressed leather in cognac and amber tones. As with all Earls’ locations, the restaurant will take a page from its surrounding, in this case downtown Vancouver, and offer a one-off design specific to Hornby Street that includes design elements unique to this location.

A new entryway is the first thing that greets you – like entering a modern, yet stately home, the entrance is its own “room”. Behind the vintage inspired seeded glass “windows” is light and movement keeping the soaring ceilings of the lounge a surprise until hosts sweep you into the room, and holds back the cooler autumn air.

e + design and construction, a division of Earls Restaurants Ltd, has created a new design that showcases a more open and unstructured dining room focusing on an open kitchen that sparkles with brushed stainless steel and chrome yet is softened with subdued lighting and stone tile.  Warm amber leather, movable leather benches, reminiscent of a 60’s diner, and butcher block wood tables create comfortable, flexible seating areas that feel they are designed just for you, and while the staircase to the private dining room, with its own bar and kitchen, still stands, the space below it has been opened up allowing a flow through the dining room and lounge that was not there before.  Lighting in the dining room is both environmental and appealing with a tone designed just for Earls. There are no televisions in the dining room.

Earls new fall menu will now be showcased. Dishes, created daily in the kitchen of each location, offer a selection of global flavours and regional ingredients. Each restaurant has their own chef allowing for a flexibility that doesn’t just stop at local ingredients they use in each city,  regional dining preferences are taken into consideration as  Earls takes pride in knowing their customer’s needs. It’s what makes them passionate.

New fall selections include house baked soft pretzels with a warm three cheese and bacon dip; A pecan and porcini mushroom crusted chicken, rocket salad with citrus dressed arugula, beets, pears, cheese coulis, and parmesan chips; Grilled chicken, baked brie, house-made fig jam, roasted apples, spinach and garlic mayo on Ciabatta bread; Chicken and field mushroom fettuccini in a parmesan cream sauce with wilted spinach, crimini, oyster and button mushrooms, and a house baked pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream and cinnamon sugar. All Earls breads, baked goods and pastry are made from scratch in house daily.

At the bar televisions have also taken a back seat with minimal positions, just two behind the bar and a few more tucked into columns. A fabulous light grid installation over the bar is a feature you can’t miss, yet just below it and hidden to the guests, is Director of Beverage Development Cameron Bogue’s custom designed bar well that incorporates multiple forms of ice including the first “Scotsman” ice machine in Canada, producing  perfectly symmetrical tiny nugget ice. Replacing standard crushed ice, nugget ensures a balanced chill and more even dilution.  From the built in bar freezer comes the extra-large 2 inch cubes used as a single cube in Earls’ classic Old Fashioned and finally a state-of-the-art Hoshizaki machine produces the standard cubes. All water used at the bar is filtered. Each of the prototype custom fabricated bartending stations are refrigerated including inserts and sliding drawers, allowing juices and garnishes to remain fresh at arm’s length.  Other custom design elements include a Belgium beer glass chiller.

Cam’s custom hand crafted cocktail menu, which incorporates only fresh squeezed juices, artisanal bitters and handmade natural syrups, gets its own special treatment at the Hornby Street location with suitably kitschy vintage Mai Tai glasses, copper Moscow Mule “mugs” and pewter julep cups for a signature Whiskey Smash made with organic honey. The traditional Caesar is taken a bit further now at all Earls restaurants with house made pickle spears, their own spice mix and a signature jerky replacing the traditional celery stalk used for garnish.

Moving over to the lounge, this room has been opened up to take advantage of the soaring ceiling and windows along two sides of the room. A raised row of stunning tufted leather horseshoe banquets lining the Smithe Street windows have a certain “Mad Men” appeal giving those who sink into them a feeling of privacy and intimacy while offering up a view across the lounge to the streetscape. The rest of the lounge offers more casual seating all at one level now.

Earls’ famous appetizer selection has some new dishes for fall, though not to worry, those great chicken wings are still on the menu, and the lounge is the perfect place for a few bites and Earls excellent, and value packed, selection of wine by the glass.  Single diners will love the new bar seating.

Earls is open for lunch and dinner, 11 am – 11 pm seven days a week

905 Hornby Street, at Smithe, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1V3

Parking underneath (Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre)
(604) 682-6700

Further Information and menus can be found at www.earls.ca


Father’s Day Prime Rib Feast at Earls Restaurants

PRIME RIB Father’s Day Feast Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th Select Earls Restaurants

No jacket and tie required for this Prime Rib Father’s Day Feast

A quiet early dinner with close family or a more boisterous night with the brood, select Earls across the Lower Mainland offer up intimate booths or big family tables

along with great service and fresh, local, everything-made-from-scratch-in-house cuisine

Join select Earls Restaurants* for Father’s Day weekend, Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th

12 oz’s  of Canadian Certified Angus Prime Rib with Market Vegetables and Garlic Mashed Potatoes $32

Reservations available though not required

Open 7 Days a week 11:30 – late

Kingsway, Burnaby / Tin Palace, North Vancouver

Port Coquitlam / Richmond

In Vancouver – Hornby Street; Broadway & Fir; Earls on Top, Robson Street