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What’s Good This Week

What’s Good This Week in and Around Vancouver

We are well into July, which means into the second half of the year! Time is flying by this summer. Last week’s Deighton Cup was a grand success and this week we are heading to a White Caps Game, Vancouver Theatresports newest show, Firecracker, checking out the newest hot spot in town, Fable on Broadway, and starting a new radio segment on spirits with Joe Leary and TSN1410 with the first recording at Mission with bartender Marc Smolenski. What else is up you ask?

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Firecracker! July 21 and 28

Get ready for some fun folks. First up this week in an improv with Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604 and then me, Cassandra Anderton on July 28th! YIKES! TICKETS You can also WIN tickets here.

Watch out Vancouver as we light a fuse to Vancouver’s comedy scene – shattering stereotypes and sparking a lot of laughs. Firecracker! features an all-star cast of female improvisers. It’s a different improv experience with an all-female cast, resulting in stories told from a uniquely female perspective. The ensuing comedy is inventive, unpredictable and uproarious.

Through the medium of improv comedy, Firecracker! will explore what it means to be a woman in Vancouver with audience suggestions inspiring the improvisers’ wicked wit. The inaugural shows will honour a special female guest whose stories of their life, work and achievements will inspire the performance. We are delighted to have the following guests join us for these performances.

  • July 21: Rebecca BollwittMiss 604, Blogger/Social Media Maven,
  • July 28: Cassandra AndertonGood Life Vancouver, Wine/Food Writer, Life-style Commentator

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Samsung #galaxylife Installment at Waterfront Centre – July 19/20

Experience the #GALAXYLIFE through an interactive setting.  #GALAXYLIFE, a 60 x 60 installation at Vancouver’s Waterfront Station, brings the latest tech and innovation from Samsung Canada to life in a fully immersive setting that showcases how these products integrate into any lifestyle. Where: Waterfront Station, 601 W Cordova St, Vancouver

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Tasting Plates Fraserhood – July 20

Journey through the Fraserhood neighbourhood sampling Vancouver Foodster’s restaurant picks, tasting and sipping along the way.

Some of the Participating Restaurants:Straight outta Brooklyn, Nammos Estiatorion, Commodity Juicery, CHomp Vegan Eatery, Fairy Cakes, The Main Street Honey Shoppe Tickets $55 per person after July 17, 2016.

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Herbs For Stressful Times – July 19

De-stress naturally a Homestead Junction in East Van! Stress, especially over the long-term, has widespread impacts on the body, mind and spirit. There are many herbs that can help balance the body’s stress response and ease symptoms like tension, insomnia, anxiety and fatigue. From a holistic radical herbalist perspective, this workshop will explore how stress can affect body systems, and how herbs and lifestyle changes can help shift us towards body repair and emotional healing.

Participants will leave with a custom herbal tea they will blend themselves. Tickets 

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.

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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

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Vancouver Foodster Tasting Plates Kitsilano – Tantalize your taste buds with a multi-resto tasting extravaganza; 4pm-9pm, $40 (before 10/1); $50 (after 10/1) – tix athttp://www.tastingplatesyvr.com
Fable – Sunday Night 3-Course Family-style Dinner – 2 appetizers, a big family style main course to share, plus a family style dessert; after 5pm; $40
Trattoria – Pizza Sunday, all your favourite forno-baked pizzas just $10; all-day
Las Margaritas – 3-Course Traditional Mexican Dinner Oct 1-13; daily, $16.50
Tractor – Stews & Booze: 1 stew, 1 salad, + 1 boozy bevvy (big beer or 9oz wine) Oct 1-13; daily, $19.50
Pepitas – October 1-13: 3-Course Traditionales Feast; daily, $20
Sushi Bella – October 1-13: Pint of Sapporo + Yam & Prawn tempura (2pcs each) OR Calamari OR Chicken Karrage; daily, $9
Bistro Pastis – Coq au Vin; after 5pm, $26
August Jack – $1 Oysters all night Sunday, from 5pm.
La Cigale French Bistro – Prix Fixe Menu; after 5pm daily, $30
Vibes Japanese Restaurant – 3-course Whole Red King Crab with salad, sushi rolls & baked crab; daily, $21.95
Maria’s Taverna – Cornish Game Hen with chef’s special stuffing, greek potatoes, greek salad; daily, $15.95
Connie’s Cook House – Lunch Specials from $7.50 daily; daily Combo Dinner for 1 $12.50, Combo Dinner for 2 – $24.95
Rowan’s Roof – Live Jazz Night 7:30pm – no cover; Maple Ginger Glazed Salmon spiced with ginger served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables; after 4pm, $12; House Wine – Chaberton Cuvee Rouge or Blanc, $4.50; Sunday Caesar – $6.50