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Dinner at Fable
This week on @NEWS1130 we chat about Top Chef Canada’s competitor Trevor Bird and his restaurant Fable.
On Saturday June 9th Trevor Bird, along with Jimmy Stewart, Curtis Luk and the Fable crew, will prepare the meal Trevor created on the Top Chef Canada Finale (along with some surprises!). The meals will be paired with the amazing wines of Painted Rock Winery and John Skinner will be in attendance to speak to the wine.
Look forward to During an amuse-bouche of fig, goat cheese, and pickled raspberry. olive oil-poached arctic char and salad, roasted veal loin, and his a blueberry lavender tart.
Seating is family style.
This is a charity event, with proceeds to profit the Take A Hike Foundation.
Doors 6pm, dinner service at 6:30.
Contact kathy@fablekitchen for tickets
(Toronto-based Chef Carl Heinrich was named Canada’s Top Chef this Monday. He defeated 15 of Canada’s brightest culinary talents. Heinrich receives the grand prize of $100,000, a GE Monogram Kitchen valued at over $30,000)
In Gastown The Sardine Can has opened it’s doors
The small room is serving up a selection of classic Spanish tapas as well as daily chalkboard specials:
Para picar $5 -Olives, spiced almonds, chickpea spread
Tostas de sardinas $5 – Smoked sardines on toast
Patatas bravas $5 – Roasted fingerling potatoes, garlic aioli and tomato
Piquillo rellenos de bacalao $10 – Roasted piquillo peppers stuffed with salt cod
Albondigas $10 – Meatballs cooked in tomato and Rioja
Baby broccoli with anchovy, garlic and lemon $7.5
Flan de dulce de leche $5.5 – Baked caramel custard
View the complete menu.
An all-Spanish drinks list of sherry, wine, beer and brandy is the perfect accompaniment to Chef Andrey Durbach’s tasty selection of small plates.
Doors open every afternoon at 3 p.m. Come pull up a bar stool and take in the ambiance of Maple Tree Square over a glass of fino sherry and a plate of octopus, potato and chorizo stew.
SOME PICS HERE: http://www.flickr.com/photos/goodlifevancouver/sets/72157630080872380/
The Sardine Can – 26 Powell Street, Gastown, Vancouver
ROCKFORD WOK BAR GRILL T0 HOST SUMMER PATIO PARTY AT LANGLEY AND NORTH VAN LOCATION
Rockford Wok|Bar|Grill, a fresh new take on Vancouver’s casual premium dining experience, has announced a unique lineup of summer patio parties to celebrate the season. Much more than canapés and drinks, their parties put a new spin on the popular summer past time – a spin that includes everything from large ‘fire woks’ to ‘ceremonial shots’ and Pacific Rim-inspired cuisine.
Aptly named the: ‘Fire Wok with Us Patio Party,’ the series of festivities will highlight Rockford’s distinct combination of Asian flare with their hip casual-premium dining.
With three big dates booked for three locations: Friday, June 1st at Rockford West Broadway; Friday, June 8th at Rockford Langley; and Friday, June 15th at Rockford North Vancouver; the restaurant chain is generating a huge buzz throughout the Lower Mainland area.Going for a fun and edgy feel, each party will feature three large woks at the entrance – with the first wok containing a burningfire, the second wok containing a full moon iced tea shooter, and the third wok containing signature wok-fired squid. “We love summer and really wanted to incorporate an interactive summer ceremony into the celebration, so our fire wok not only serves as an attractive display, but as a way for guests to make summer wishes,” says Darnel. Specifically, the party invitations encourage attendees to write down what they want to forget about winter, in addition to a summer wish. Then, at the party they can toss their invite into the ‘fire wok’ as a symbolic ‘burning away’ of their ‘winter worries’ and ‘ignition’ of their ‘summer dreams.’
With no shortage of perks, guests also have the chance to win Rockford’s VIP Patio Party Prize Pack which includes a $150 Rockford gift card and a 2-night stay at the Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke Mountain Resort with two lift passes. “They really will
be a series of parties unlike any other,” remarks Darnel, “fire, drinks, amazing food and the best patio on West Broadway? Summer at Rockford is here.”