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What’s Good This Week – June 15 Edition

A Few Events We Recommend In and Around Vancouver – What’s Good

Well it’s been a busy couple months for us and I finally feel I am getting somewhat caught up after the wedding, but then I find a whole lot of other things I want to do! I’ve been trying to stay home more, and get our home together as it’s a bit of a disaster lately. It’s never dirty, but there’s lots of stuff around that I just can’t seem to get rid of. Good news is that there’s a Les Dames d’Escoffier Culinary Garage Sale coming up in September, so that should help me  declutter! In any case, here’s a couple things we recommend in our What’s Good weekly post, a few of which we’ll be at. There will also be another one for Father’s Day suggestions shortly.

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Food, Fun and Your Favourite Cookbook Authors – June 17 12-3 pm

Join Dames Meeru Dhalwala, co-author of Vij’s Indian: Our Stories, Spices and Cherished Recipes, published by Penguin Canada, and Denise Marchessault of British Columbia from Scratch: Recipes for Every Season, published by Whitecap Books who’ll dish on their best culinary tips and treats. Get your cookbook signed, enjoy featured recipes and cooking demonstrations by the authors, plus receive an Inspired to Taste Canada cookbook of choice with a $75 purchase from Hudson’s Bay kitchen and cookware department at the event. Enter into a draw for a $500 Bay gift card AND the event is free! RSVP today Follow along on social media: #HBxTasteCanada

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Cooking Class – A Taste of South India – June 17 3-5:30 pm

Feed Life presents an authentic Taste of South India with a ‘hands-on’ cooking class in which you’ll get you comfortable with spices, curries and some delicious dishes.

  • Discover the power of spices, their health benefits and understand how to use them in your own pantry
  • Learn how to make delicious vegan protein rich dishes that will satisfy even the meat lover in your family
  • Get an overview of foundational knife skills and cooking techniques
  • Leave with a full belly and lunch for the next day

Get $30 off your seat if you use code loveindian at checkout. Register Now

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Bard On The Beach – Much Ado About Nothing June 1 – September 23

We’re off to this tonight for the opening. Will have to dress very warm, so much for our weather! I’m reading ahead and they’ll be no wine for me before this as I always get lost in the plots if I don’t have my wits about me. Always tricky stuff and I’m easily confused! The plot? It’s Italy in 1959, and a group of actors and filmmakers are celebrating the wrap of their latest movie. Movie stars Beatrice and Benedick are drawn to each other but refuse to admit it, and Hero and Claudio’s marriage plans are about to be sabotaged by a journalist’s mean-spirited scheme. Cue the paparazzi, then a faked death, and la dolce vita threatens to become not so sweet; but with a script full of surprises, love can still triumph before the credits roll. Excited to see this one!

project empty bowlProject Empty Bowl Thursday June 15, 2017 at 6:30pm

Since its inception in the early 1990’s Project Empty Bowl has fed thousands of individuals with HIV/AIDS locally and tens of thousands globally. It began when John Harton, a teacher in Bloomfield, MT, asked his high school ceramic students to make enough bowls to give a luncheon for the school staff. For $5 each, the guests received a simple meal of soup and bread, served in one of the handmade bowls. The money raised was donated to the local food bank.  Tickets.

Night at The Aquarium – June 15

This will be one fantastic event. Ticket are $350 and there are a very few left! The festivities begin with the Taittinger Champagne Reception and delectable canapés amidst the stunning backdrop of aquatic creatures followed by a collaborative Ocean Wise four-course dinner prepared by Vancouver’s top chefs, paired with premier wines and spirits.

Once-in-a-lifetime live and silent auctions will inspire you to support ocean conservation efforts while music and entertainment will transport you into the mysterious depths of our aquatic world. Online registration is now closed. Please contact us to inquire about tickets:
604.659.3473 | nightattheaquarium@vanaqua.org

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Chef Chris Whittaker at Edible Canada on June 19

Chef Chris Whittaker of Forage Vancouver will be joining Edible Canada – June 19 in their 2017 Canadian Table Dinner Series. The evening, titled Celebrate: Foraged, will offer up five courses devoted to regional and sustainable foraged ingredients, paired with wines from Mooncurser Vineyards and cocktails from Wayward Distillery. The evening will run from 7 p.m. until late and will be hosted in Edible Canada’s glass enclosed demo kitchen, where guests can interact with the chef first hand.Chef Whittaker has made a name for himself in Vancouver by truly embodying his philosophies on sustainable cuisine. Whittaker’s philosophy is simple: respect our land and water. Use local suppliers: small farms and wild food. With this event, guests are invited to ‘taste the wild’.”Foraging is an important part of Canadian cuisine but many Canadians wouldn’t know where to start” shares Edible Canada President, Eric Pateman. “Our goal with this dinner is to educate our guests about foraging locally while being able to taste and experience the products that result.”

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Duck Egg Weed Tart Alpindon cheese, Saskatoon Berry Dressing
Potato and Sunchoke Wild salmon roe, nettle vinaigrette, sea asparagus, caramelized onion crema
BC Spot Prawn Dandelion ash cavatelli, crispy legs, prawn head hollandaise, crispy shallot
Turtle Valley Bison Butcher Board cat tails, burdock root, morel mushroom soil
Elderflower and Fromage Frais Cheese Puff ice cream, cordial, Whittaker honey compressed strawberries

Dine Out Vancouver Continues til February 5th

Dine Out Vancouver Offers 3-course Menu Deals

Dine Out Vancouver has one week left and while we wish we had more evenings free for dining out, we did get to a few and have a couple photos and recommendations to share.

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Chalaco Ceviche- albacore tuna, sockeye salmon, pacific ling cod, scallops, prawns, green tigre de leche marinade, fresh oranges and rocoto chili dusted calamariChicha

Yuca Bola- cassava root croquettes filled with asiago cheese, cream cheese, jalapeno, and scallions with huancainianaChicha

Lomo Saltado Medium rare flank steak, peppers, tomatoes, onions, kennebec fries, rich veal demi stir fryChicha

Costillas de Cerdo Orange and panca chili glazed baby back ribs with double smoked bacon, red nugget, and green bean potato saladChicha

Mejillones Claientes mussels and chorizo steamed in rocoto chili, white wine, and tomato broth, with sweet peppers and huacatay butter and quinoa and honey bread crustiniChicha

Dark beer and cilantro slow braised pork cheeks with butternut squash and kale barley risottoChicha

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Peruvian Caramel Shortbread cookies ~gooseberry and orange curd

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Grilled beets, california burrata, toasted hazelnuts (V)(GF)Juniper

Elk tartar, blueberries, juniper, crispy roots, burnt hay aioli (GF)Juniper

Albacore tuna, nori emulsion, charred broccolini, wheatberry porridgeJuniper

Bison short rib, smoked potato, creamed brussels, onion, bone marrow jus (GF)

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Dockside Crab & Shrimp Cakes Charred Lemon Aioli, Mango SalsaDockside

Duck Prosciutto Tart House Made Duck Prosciutto, Onion Jam, Arugula & Balsamic ReductionDockside

Winter Green Salad Manchego Polenta Croutons, French Beans & Herb VinaigretteDockside

Linguini Vongole Manila Clams, White Wine Cream Sauce, Reggiano CheeseDockside

Roasted Zucchini Eggplant Puree, Cucumber and Fennel Salad & Toasted Pine NutsDockside

Beef Wellington Truffle Mash Potatoes, Market Vegetables & Red Wine JusDockside

Chocolate and Apricot Mousse Layer Cake Apricot Puree & Fresh Berries

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Pacific Cod and Pemberton Potato Pakoras jalapeño apple chutney, fresh mint and picklesEdible Canada
Crispy West Coast Humbolt Squid chermoula vinaigrette, white bean hummus, dried olives

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Haida Gwaii Rockfish & Mussel Stew Moroccan tomato broth, heirloom carrots, chickpeas, cilantro

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Char Grilled Alberta Hanger Steak chimichurri, panisse, garlic purée, grilled tomatoEdible Canada
Quebec Rabbit Orecchiette mushrooms, confit onions, shaved brussels sprouts, parmesan

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Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Pudding maple bourbon custard, candied walnuts

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Chocolate Pot du Crème cassis, crystallized ginger

All Edible Canada image courtesy of Dianne Chow of Fabulously Frugal

Kaya Malaysian Bistro

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Tofu Goreng lightly-fried tofu, bean sprouts, cucumber, S.E. Asian dressing
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Winter Squash & Apple Curry Bisque South East Asian soup infused with Malaysia herbs & spices
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Roasted side ribs on jasmine rice cauliflower, Kaya-style green curry
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Singapore Crispy Chicken with Roti Canai Prawn Crackers, coldslaw, sweet chili sauce
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Pandan cheese panna cotta and Berry & plum sugar Crepe

Feast in West Vancouver

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Feast Fried Chicken with Confit Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Real Gravy
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Coconut Panna Cotta with Grilled Pineapple Compote

For more check Dine Out Vancouver online.

 

What’s Good This Week In Vancouver – Jan 16

Event and Happenings in Vancouver this week

Today is supposedly the most depressing day of the year according to news reports and a survey that landed in my inbox. While this may just be “marketing”, this time of year can be tough, and I am sensing this in myself and those around me as this year is particularly dismal outside. Be aware of any serious mood changes, and deal with those with professionals; I can only recommend a few surface fixes. This week try some different feel-good things, connect with friends, get some exercise, drink or eat some chocolate, and fuel up on good food and perhaps some medicinal cocktails.

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Cineplex Blue Monday Fix – Half the Points for a Show

Movies make you feel better (except the really bad horror ones I’ve been watching late at night on Netflix, but that’s another story), so on January 16th, Cineplex is offering a special redemption offer for SCENE members to help beat Blue Monday.  SCENE members can treat themselves to any movie, at any Cineplex theatre, for any experience by redeeming half the usual SCENE points – 500 points for regular movies, 750 points for enhanced experiences and 1,000 for VIP Cinemas.  More information is available at Cineplex.com/BlueMonday. Stay away from anything somber or horrific.

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Hot Chocolate Festival – January 19 – 27 days

Chocolate makes everything better (well almost everything). When it launched in 2011, The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival was the first city-wide festival of its kind in the world. Returning for its 7th season, it’s bigger and better than ever, with Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice cream parlours joining forces to make the humble chocolate drink hotter than it’s ever been before.

61 Flavours
29 Chocstars (vendors and suppliers)
29 Locations around Greater Vancouver
27 Days to do it all!

View the website where you can find all the information about the festival at: http://hotchocolatefest.com

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Dine Out Vancouver Starts Friday! 

I’ll have more on this soon, but I have tried dishes from Chicha, Juniper, and Edible Canada and give these three top marks. Plus I’ve marked the February 1 Chef’s Exchange on my calendar and will be doing a giveaway for this soon! FIRE + WHISKY –Chef Chris Whittaker, Vancouver’s champion of local food, welcomes Chef Ryan McIlwraith – of Bellota in San Francisco- to Timber. Spanish and Canadian flavours meet over wood fired coal in this epic collaboration dinner. Dine Out Event and Menus

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Push Festival starts TODAY!

Macbeth opens the 13th edition of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival tonight at the Playhouse Theatre. Tickets are still available to select performances. Don’t miss this epic South African production!

Over the next three weeks of the 2017 PuSh Festival, join 25,000+ of your fellow Vancouverites for groundbreaking live art at 150 events in venues across this beautiful city.

#LIVEPUSH and share it!

Chef Curtis Luk at Edible Canada

Chef Curtis Luk Cooks Up Chinese Feast at Edible Canada.

If you’ve eaten at Fable, Bambudda or Mission (in the running for the top new restaurant in Canada btw), you’ve likely sampled Chef Curtis Luk’s culinary creativity. We love Mission for the drinks and the tasting menus and are lucky to have it in handily in our neighbourhood.  On September 19th you can catch Chef Luk cooking up a Chinese Feast at Edible Canada.

Mission Kitsilano

Chef Luk was Born in Hong Kong and raised in Toronto, and discovered his love for cooking while studying at the University of Waterloo.  After graduating, he decided to make his ambitions a reality and entered head-first into the restaurant industry by washing dishes at some of top restaurants in town.

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Following jobs at acclaimed Canadian restaurants such as George in Toronto and Atelier in Ottawa, Curtis fulfilled a long-time goal and competed on Top Chef Canada, where he met Chef Trevor Bird.  Drawn by the potential of ingredients on the west coast, Curtis helped Trevor open Fable Restaurant in Kitsilano after the show aired.

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After Fable, Curtis went on to head the kitchens of The Parker and Bambudda before realizing his idea of a west coast-focused restaurant that specializes in seasonally changing tasting menus, where he now resides as chef and business partner with sommelier Chase MacLeod. The stunning space at Mission Kits fits in with his vision perfectly!

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Dim Sum Amuse Cantonese prawn dumpling, Glutinous rice dumpling with pork, Yuba and albacore tuna with salted plum

Mapo Tofu  tofu, chilliwack pork, chili, sichuan peppercorn

Steamed BC rockfish dried scallop sauce, soy

Crispy chicken garlic, fermented bean curd

Almond gelee, late summer fruits

Chef Luk is well known for his use of fresh, sustainable ingredients and all seafood used in the menu will be Oceanwise. 

Your ticket includes:
Chinese-inspired welcome cocktail
Hand-selected artisanal gift from the Edible Canada retail store
Wine pairings by Okanagan Crush Pad
A multi-course meal prepared and presented by our featured Chefs

Ticket Price: $110
Time: 6:45pm ’til late
Location: Edible Canada Bistro, Granville Island, BC

This is more than a dinner — it is a celebration of BC’s regional bounty in the hands of many cultures.

BUY TICKETS NOW

What’s Good This Week March 21

Vancouver Events March 21-26, 2016

There’s brilliant sunshine blasting in through our windows today in Vancouver and plenty of distractions that could keep us from our many tasks! Here’s what’s Good This Week March 21.

Locals Only Wines, Meads, Spirits and Ciders at Edible Canada

Tuesday March 22 Trade: 12:30 – 2:00 | Public: 2:00 – 4:00 An afternoon exploring the diversity & creativity of our coastal producers. Meet the farmers, fermenters and distillers that define our cool climate coastal appellation. Info

Ugly Duckling Dinner at Royal Dinette

Cast-offs, offcuts and scraps considered the “Ugly Ducklings” of the culinary world get their moment once again on Tuesday, March 22 when Head Chef Jack Chen teams with visiting Galiano Island chefJesse McCleery. Tickets 

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CheckMate Winery at Blue Water Cafe

Wednesday, March 23 – CheckMate Artisanal Winery dinner at Blue Water Cafe. Five remarkable Chardonnays handcrafted by winemaker Philip McGahan with Frank Pabst’s masterfully prepared cuisine 1095 Hamilton Street, Yaletown 6:00 p Tickets $165.00 https://shop.checkmatewinery.com/event-tickets

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Sharpen Your Knives at Uncommon Cafe

Wednesday, March 23rd – Kitchen Skills Series cooking class: “Don’t Fear the Fish”, at the Uncommon Cafe. In this class, you will learn how to cook fish and seafood, and you get to eat all, with wine! To book, click here.

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Chambar to Stay Open 24hrs for #SweetRelief

From 4pm on Saturday, March 26 to 4pm on Sunday March 27, 100% of ALL sales at Chambar will benefit Universal Outreach in support of its Advanced Beekeeper’s Training Program and the Liberia Pure Honey social enterprise in Africa. 100% of ALL sales at Chambar will benefit Universal Outreach’s anti-poverty honey and beekeeping initiatives within Liberia. Interested donors can also pledge their support online at https://chimp.net/campaigns/sweet-relief.*

BC Distilled

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Saturday March 26 – Canada’s premier craft and micro-distillery festival, raises a glass to BC’s burgeoning distillery industry. The third annual festival, happening on will feature 27 BC-based artisan distilleries, offering attendees the opportunity to sample locally-made gin, whisky, liqueurs, vodka and more.

Fraser Valley Food & Gluten-Free Living Show – April 1-3, 2016
Tradex Exhibition Centre, Abbotsford, BC Website

A celebration of the abundace of local foods prduced in the Fraser Valley and beyond – with a focus on hard to find artisan gluten-free products sampled and sold by over 125 merchants in an environment encompassing under one roof celebrity cooking presentations, edible garden demonstrations, artisan outdoor living market, gluten-free cooking presentations, sausage competition, wine. beer, spirits tasting and food pairing seminars, cheese tasting seminars, local restaurant showcase and butcher ing technique demonstrations. Click here for a lists of the vendors.

Featuring on our Celebrity Cooking Stage:
Bob Blumer, Gastronaut, Food Network’s Surreal Gourmet
Hidekazu Tojo, Chef/owner, Tojo’s Japanese Restaurant
and many more chefs, authors, click here for full lineup and schedule

Top Drop Vancouver Edible Canada Dinner

Top Drop Vancouver is a unique, two-day consumer and trade event, bringing together international, terroir-focused wineries, craft breweries, cideries, gastronomy & more. Edible Canada will be hosting a dinner of our own designed to showcase the amazing featured wines. The focus for Top Drop is on terroir-influenced, handcrafted wines, and the people behind them. This event is about the importance in farming one’s own fruit and being constantly engaged with grape-growers to ensure sustainability and a high standard of viticultural practices.

This dinner will be hosted and prepared by Chef Sarah Stewart, for a lucky group of 30 guests in our private dining space. Come share the long table, and enjoy select wines from five amazing British Columbian vineyards. We are excited to announce the menu below, though it is subject to change.

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Featured Wineries

Alderlea Vineyards – Vancouver Island, B.C.
Baillie-Grohman – Creston, B.C.
Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard – Vancouver Island, B.C.
Orofino – Similkameen Valley, B.C.
TH Wines – Okanagan Valley, B.C.

Edible Canada Derke Dammann Dinner

TONIGHT only! A few tickets left for Edible Canada Derke Dammann Dinner

Derek Dammann grew up on Vancouver Island, in the small town of Campbell River. After working his way through a series of Victoria restaurants,  Derek took a leap forward in his career when he made the decision to travel to England to look for work. After landing a job at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in London, he never looked back. Derek worked his way up, eventually returning to Canada with Jamie Oliver as a partner.

He has impressed Montreal’s dining scene with his epic bistro Maison Publique, which in its first year was named one of Canada’s top new Restaurants by Enroute Magazine. Maison Publique has also made Canada’s 100 Best Restaurant list each year since they opened, and in 2015 they have found their way into the top 15! Maison Publique draws inspiration from both a traditional Northern England Public House and the unique cuisine of Quebec.

Like his restaurant, his menu will be representative of not only Quebecois delicacies, but also his own culinary history. Derek will be making the trek back home to showcase his inspiring cuisine and regale us with stories of his time in Quebec.

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Edible Canada Hosts Top Chefs

UPCOMING MARKET DINNERS & EVENTS

Guest chefs from BC are en route to Edible Canada for gourmet, seasonal feasts in the private room at the Market.

2015 Guest Chef Market Dinner series will welcome new chefs and old favourites into the custom demo kitchen in the heart of Granville Island.

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For these one-of-a-kind evenings, guests enjoy an exclusive, multi-course seasonal dinner prepared right in front of you, all paired with rare Canadian wine, beer and spirits.

Each Market Dinner is limited to only 26 guests. 

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Sep 10, 2015 Top Drop Vancouver Dinner Series
Oct 6, 2015 An Indian Feast with Chef Vikram Vij
Oct 14, 2015 October Whisky Dinner with Andrew Starritt 
Nov 23, 2015 November Whisky Dinner with Andrew Starritt 

Les Dames Summerdine – A Few Seats Left + Online Auction

On Wednesday, August 12th join Canada’s largest concurrent dinner party as Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter presents Les Dames Summerdine . This fundraiser takes place at thirty different restaurants, wineries, cooking schools and culinary venues across the province.

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While most venues are sold out, seats in Vancouver can still be bought at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks, where Chef Jennifer Peters of Nextjen Gluten Free will create a gluten free dinner.

Gluten-free pate choux filled with chicken liver parfait and glazed with a beautiful Moroccan spiced sour cherry jam from Dame Lee Murphy at Vista  D’oro 
Smoked Salmon Pate on Molasses Bread
Tomato Buratta Salad with Crispy Herb Pita
Dungeness Crab and Crepe millfuille
Organic Beef Flank, Wild mushrooms, Cavaletti Pasta
Pistachio Jelly Roll, Cherries and Pistachio sorbet

Wild Rice

Nearby in New Westminster at Wild Rice. It’s a quick sky train ride away too, don’t you know?

Amuse BLT, house smoked bacon chip, slow roasted cherry tomato, lettuce
Kale Caesar Tofu cashew dressing, fried chickpeas, house brined olives and red onion
Poached Egg 6 minute organic egg, taro nest, baby lettuces, beet foam
Free Range Pork F.V. tenderloin, leek ash, apple ginger jus sphere, arugula emulsion, pickled carrot
Crème Brulee Strawberry rooibos infused crème, basil cookies

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Siena Restaurant on South Granville 

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho parmesan crisp, pickled cucumber, saffron oil
Burrata Salad fresh figs, prosciutto, candied walnuts, UBC greens, masi balsamico
Grappa-marinated Sable Fish cauliflower puree, wilted UBC kale, potato and chive croquette
Honey Vanilla Panna Cotta fresh raspberries, almond cantuccini

Summerdine

Edible Canada – NOW SOLD OUT

Gazpacho – sumac, cold pressed canola, Vancouver island salt
Spot prawn – summer succotash, wild boar nage, sorrel
Agnolotti dal Plin – goat butter, borage, truffle
Heritage cap of beef – mustard green salsa verde, new crop potato, collards
East van roasters chocolate delice – stone fruits, crispy crunch, caramel ~
From….
Two Rivers Meat co.
Organic Ocean Seafood
Hazelmere organic farm
Hannah Brook farm
Inner City urban farm
East Van Roasters

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Left Bank

tuna tartar, avocado, sesame, rice  crackers
scallops and prawns, farro risotto, beurre blanc, herb salad
braised short ribs, pomme puree, honey yams, natural jus
fresh fruit parfait, raspberry sorbet, fresh fruit, GF shortbread

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Nicli in Gastown

Antipasti: 
Oyama Sausage Co salumi and The Farm House cheeses
with flatbread and BC cherry tomato jam
Insalata:
Chilliwack corn, Jolly Meats bresaola,
Hannah Brook Farm frilly endive,
The Farm House country blue
Pizza”Bianca di Prosciutto e Rucola”:
Fresh garlic, basil, Natural Pastures mozzarella di bufala,
The Farm House fermiere, Oyama Sausage Co Prosciutto,
Barnston Island Herbs arugula
Pizza “100-mile Marg”:
Roasted local tomato sauce, The Farm House fermiere,
Natural Pastures mozzarella di bufala, basil
Dolci “Peaches and Cream”:
Local honey panna cotta
with fresh Okanagan peaches and sage shortbread

Nicli Next Door

Nicli Next Door

Bread Sourdough and house-made butter
Antipasti: Antipasto board of salumi, cheeses, pickled vegetables
Primi: House-made tagliatelle with a primavera of summer vegetables
Secondi: Braised rabbit over creamy polenta with grilled asparagus
Insalata:Local greens, fennel, radish, elderflower vinaigrette, grana padano
Dolci: Cannoli, whipped ricotta, local fruit

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In the Okanagan you can dine lakeside at Local Lounge and Grill, or…

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among the vineyards at Hester Creeks Terrafina Restaurant. (menus pending).

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Victoria’s Spinnakers is doing CRAFT BEER AND WINE PAIRINGS!!!

Chermoula marinated burnt eggplant Tree Island yogurt labneh pearls. pairings:  Stoneboat Piano Brut / Cascadia Dark Ale

Gulf Island shellfish a la basquaise The Whole Beast’s chorizo sausage, Dragonfly farm’s slow roasted tomatoes, Westwind farm’s grilled peppers
pairing:  Da Vin Foch Rose Sangria / Original Pale Ale

Aloo palak gone West Coast Wilbury farm’s hazelnut masala, roasted Haliburton farm’s new warba potatoes,  Eaglepaw Organic’s kale, fried house made paneer pairing:  Church & State Viognier / India Pale Ale

Yarrow Lake Duck Confit Moonstruck’s Blossom’s blue cheese croquettes, Saanich Organic’s pea emulsion, smoked Salt Spring Island shiitakes pairing:  Rocky Creek Pinot Noir / Bing Bang Theory

Choux dumplings, Saanich Organic’s blueberry & earl grey ice cream, lavender caramel sauce pairing: Sea Cider Black Applejack / Dunkleweizen

Hotel Grand Pacific Summerdine

and…The Mark at the Grand Pacific Hotel….NOW SOLD OUT!

Amuse Bouche
Milk Curd, Peas, Mint & Bean Salad, Guanciale, Pea Soup
First Course
Cold Smoked Salmon Ikura, Cucumber, Pickled Mustard Seeds,
Dill Yogurt Dressing
Main Course
Souse Vide Pork Loin Pork Cheek Tortellini, Corn Purée, Zucchini, Battered Apple Ring, Apple Cider Butter Sauce, Buttermilk Foam
Dessert
Almond Brown Butter Cake Lavender Infused Cream, Fresh Berries,
Honey Tuille
Mignardise
Selection of Macarons, Truffles and Gelées

Multi-course dinners are  just $79 per person for dinner, including BC VQA wine pairings! www.lesdames.ca for purchase.

Les Dames Summerdine Auction

Les Dames are also hosting an on-line auction, now open and closing on the evening of Summerdine (August 12th) at 11:59 p.m. The auction prize is an Okanagan Weekend Get-Away for Two including:  two-nights at The Cove Lakeside Resort with a bottle of Bella Rosé Sparkling Wine in your room, dinner at Salted Brick, followed by cocktails at 27. Approximate retail value is $800. Auction link here. 

Les Dames Summerdine is a fundraiser to benefit the scholarship and community outreach programs of Les Dames D’Escoffier BC Chapter.  “This year we awarded more than $21,000 in scholarships to women of all ages and backgrounds so they could begin or further their education in the fields of culinary, beverage or hospitality.

Les Dames D’Escoffier is an international association dedicated to supporting the advancement of women in the hospitality and culinary domains as well as fostering industry excellence through educational and charitable activities.  Each year the BC Chapter produces events to raise funds in support of these endeavours.

For information on Les Dames D’Escoffier BC Chapter and updates on Les Dames Summerdine: www.lesdames.ca  and Facebook or follow us on Twitter @LesDamesBC / event hashtag #LDSummerdine

For information on Les Dames d’Escoffier International: www.idei.org

Alberta’s Award Winning Gold Medal Plate Chefs & Hottest Restaurants Showcased at Edible Canada 

Coast-to-Coast Dinner Features David Bohati, Blair Lebsack, Eden Hrabec and CBC Radio Host John Gilchrist

Our provincial neighbours to the east have drummed up quite a name for themselves in the dining scene over the last few years, becoming known for their rustic sophistication and ethnic influences. Alberta is quickly gaining the reputation as one of the country’s dining ‘hot spots’ and Edible Canada is excited to bring in some of the provinces top change-making chefs to star in the fourth dinner of their 2015 Coast-to-Coast Series. The talented chefs representing the region are a true testament to the vibrant and growing food scene ‘next door’.

Showcasing the best of the west, preparing the dinner will be Gold Medal Plate award-winning chefs Dave Bohati of Market in Calgary, Eden Hrabec of Canmore’s Crazyweed Kitchen, and Blair Lebsack of Rdg Rd in Edmonton. With accolades such as ‘Best New Restaurant 2014’ and ‘Top 50 Best Restaurants in Canada’, these chefs will be bringing their ‘A’ game. The regionally inspired feast will offer up the flavours of this fertile region and give guests the chance to experience what all the hype is about.

Each of these talented chefs will be contributing a course based on ingredients from their specific region so guests will get a taste of the various regions that are driving the Alberta food scene.

Famed CBC Radio host and food critic John Gilchrist will be flying in to host the evening which will ensure guests are entertained and leave inspired with stories of Alberta’s ever evolving culinary scene.

A Taste of Alberta

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Canadian Rangeland Wagyu Tenderloin Tartare with Galimax Trading Cold-pressed Canola Oil on Poplar Bluff Kennebec Potato Crisp

Prairie Garden Squash with Sour Cherries, Gold Forest Grains Farro &
McKernan Foods Cider Vinegar Pickled Onion

Hillview Farms Pork Croquette with Lemon Truffle Mayonnaise

Main Courses

Grizzly Paw Moose Knuckle Stout & Sour Cherry Braised Alberta Bison Ranch Short Rib with Parsnip Puree, Wilted Organic Chard & Parsnip Crisps

Nature’s Green Acres Nouveau Boeuf Loin, Braised Shank & Overwintered Onion Galette, Grilled Romaine, Rye & Pecorino Streusel, Black Garlic Reduction

Green Eggs & Ham Smoked Duck Breast Pastrami, Gruyere Aioli, Bread N Butter Pickles, Highwood Crossing Cold Pressed Canola, Rye Bread

Desserts

Lemon Curd Mousse with Meringue & Blueberries

Honey Caramel & Apple Butter Shortbread

Salted Caramel Chocolate Bonbon

Meet the chefs

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Chef David Bohati of Market
After starting his culinary career in Victoria, BC, Chef David Bohati quickly climbed the ladder learning from renowned chefs here on the West Coast. Since opening MARKET in February of 2013 Chef Bohati has raised local and national attention for his work with the restaurant. Helping make Market #1 Best New Restaurant in Calgary 2013by claimed food critic John Gilchrist from CBC, was Nominated for Best New Restaurant Canada in 2013 by enRoute Magazine (Top 35 in Canada), and named #47 on the Top 50 Best Restaurants in Canada list 2014 by Vacay Canada.  Most recently Chef Bohati’s greatest accomplishment came when he placed Gold in the 2014 Gold Medal Plates.

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Chef Blair Lebsack of RGE RD
Recently named a Top Forty Foodie under Forty by Western Living Magazine and Top Forty under Forty by Avenue Magazine, Chef Blair Lebsack is kept busy as the chef/owner of the restaurant RGE RD (Range Road). RGE RD has been chosen as Best Restaurant Overall and Best New Restaurant in Edmonton by Avenue Magazine and Best New Restaurant in Edmonton by Where Magazine as well. RGE RD was recently recognized by EnRoute Magazine, placing #4 in their annual Top 10 Best New Restaurants for 2014. Driven by a passion for Alberta’s terroir and the abundance of quality produce, Chef Lebsack has made it a priority to cultivate relationships with farmers and farms. This relationship with food producers has led to RGE RD dinners, a series of outdoor farm dinners that have developed a cult following. The philosophy of local, healthful and ethical food is the backbone of his restaurant concept-an urban gathering place where the farm dictates the menu.

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Chef Eden Hrabec of Crazyweed Kitchen
Eden Hrabec is the Executive Sous Chef of the Crazyweed Kitchen in Canmore Alberta. After growing up surrounding by passionate restauranteurs, Chef Hrabec went on to work with an impressive line-up of chefs and notable establishments including Rockpool, one of the top restaurants in the world, under Chef Neil Perry in Sydney Australia. Here she was able to refine her culinary skills, broaden her outlook and further develop her palate. In October 2012, Eden was invited to participate in the Gold Medal Plate Culinary Competition in Calgary Alberta where she took home Gold in the regional event and was advanced to the finale in Kelowna where she Won The People’s Choice Award. She has also just recently  returned from her travels to India where she was sent on a Culinary Travel Grant awarded by City Palate Calgary.

DINNER PRICE IS ONLY $99 AND INCLUDES:

Alberta Inspired Welcome Cocktail
3 course Gourmet Alberta-Inspired Dinner
Wine and Beverage Pairings with Each Course

Gratuities
10% Off On All Retail Products Purchased Night Of Including A Selection of Alberta Artisan Products
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