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Shopping Night @ les amis du FROMAGE on Hastings

We would like to invite you to be our guest at our upcoming shopping night at les amis du FROMAGE on East Hastings on Monday Novermber 22, 2010 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to do some early holdiday shopping and stock your cupboards.  This sale is one evening only, and will be at the Hastings location only. So come and join us for for some in store bites and a glass of cheer.

Receive 10% OFF of allready marked prices in the store

  • Choose from hundreds of cheeses, crackers and gourmet specialties
  • Be sure to stock up on our frozen specialties
  • Gift certificates of $100 or more are also on sale
  • In store sampling of new products
  • Plentiful unmetered street parking
  • Event tickets and cheese platters not included

We have lot’s of new gift items in store including cheese plates by Revol, cheese knives, cutting boards, fondue pots, raclette machines and more.

Look for lots of in store specials including:

  • Parmigiano Reggiano – $3.50 / 100 gram
  • Il Fortetto Pecorino Renero – $3.99 / 100 gram
  • Le Marechal – $3.50 / 100 gr
  • Medium aged Manchego – $4.50 / 100 gr
  • Jamon Serrano – $3.50 / 100 gr
  • Prosciutto di Parma – $3.25 / 100 gr

Swiss Cheese ContestIf you purchase any cheese from Switzerland during our shopping night, you will be entered into a draw to win a Swissmar 8 person Raclette Machine.  

All shopping night purchases are eligable to enter a draw to win a Swissmar fondue set

When: Monday Novermber 22, 2010 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: 843 East Hastings / 604-253-4218
Sale limited to stock on hand. Sorry, no raincheques.

Joe Chaput, les amis du FROMAGE

PS: Please note, sale at Hastings location only

 

Au Petit Chavignol

After your evening of shopping, be sure to stop by Au Petit Chavignol, conveniently located right next door to les amis du FROMAGE at 843 East Hasings.

As an added bonus to our shopping night, bring your les amis du FROMAGE shopping night receipt to to Au Petit Chavignol, where we’ll give you 10% OFF of your total restaurant bill that evening.

Offer only valid Nov 22, 2010. Receipt must be from Nov 22, 2010. Receipt must be from 6:30 pm-9:00pm

Au Petit Chavignol, 843 East Hastings, T 604-255-4218

Au Petit Chavignol – new chef and new dishes

We would like to introduce you to our new chef Geoff Van Hassel.  Geoff comes to us from Bishops, where he was formerly the Sous Chef. 

We are thrilled to have a great young talent such as Geoff join our team at Au Petit Chavignol, and we are excited to have his influence on our new menu. 

Come and enjoy new items like:

Pine Mushroom Soup

Thyme beurre noisette

Braised Pork Belly

Spätzle, chestnuts, apple, sherry vinegar and onion jus

House Made Orecchiette

Braised duck leg, bacon, Solefood Farm lacinto kale and Stilton

Think Pink at Les Amis Du Fromage

Join Daenna Van Mulligen AKA “The Wine Diva” and Allison Spurrell of les amis du FROMAGE.  Come and taste their carefully selected pairings of cheese and Rosé, ask questions, and have fun.

Daenna is an accredited sommelier who thrives on educating the public with her deviously inspirational and humorous approach to wine, hoping to share her knowledge and increase consumer consumption while decreasing wine snobbery.

Date: Monday April 12, 2010

Time: 5:00pm – 6:15pm

Location: Au Petit Chavignol – 843 East Hastings

Cost: $45 per person. Includes taxes and gratuity

Tickets available in store or by phone at les amis du FROMAGE 2nd Ave store only.  604-732-4218

News from Les Amis du Fromage

Port Soaked Stilton

Alice Spurrell’s famous port-soaked stilton will be available for purchase starting Thursday, December 17th.

For those in the know, this is a special once a year only treat that Alice starts every November by soaking carefully chosen whole wheels of English Stilton in Taylor’s Port until it is marinated to perfection.

There is a limited supply available and prices vary according to the type of stilton.

Tarragon Vinegar

Our own tarragon vinegar has now been bottled.  Never being 100% happy with the tarragon vinegar available to us, we took several pounds of fresh tarragon and soaked it in champagne vinegar for 5 months.  This is how tarragon vinegar should taste.

$10.00 / 375 ml

Tourtiere

Alice Spurrell’s Tourtière is made from an old family recipe.  Alice has made this traditional Quebec specialty meat pie to enjoy with her family each and every year for over 50 years.

Each and every pie is made entirely by hand.  It’s a slow process, but that’s why we believe our tourtière is the best.  We hope you enjoy it too.

$36.00 each

very limited supply

Nougat

We have a fresh shipment of Nougat from France.  Flavours include Honey, Lavender and Fleur de Sel.  They make a perfect stocking stuffer.

Raspberry Syrup

We have now bottled our homemade raspberry vinegar from this year’s bumper crop of BC raspberries. We kept back some of the vinegar to make raspberry syrup.  Use our syrup in cocktails or to give your festive punch that little something extra.  It also tastes great when you mix a splash with 7-up or sprite.

Raspberry Vinegar / Syrup

$10.00 / 375 ml

New Cheeses

We have lots of new special cheeses in stock for you to enjoy

Beaufort Reserve “Pochat” – this is how Beaufort should taste!

Lots of raclette, many types

Great seleciton of French triple creams, including Delice de Bourgogne, Chateau de Bourgogne, Tuxedo, St. Andre, Brillat Savarin, Pierre Robert and More

Truffle cheeses including Brie with truffles, Brillat Savarin with truffles, Pecorino with truffles and more.

Plenty of interesting Chevre’s including Cabri piment d’esplette, Valencay, St. Maure de Touraine, Pouligny St. Pierre, Besace de Berger, Charollais and more

Christmas Cookies

Another of Alices recipes, this one is made with real butter, almonds, brazil nuts, dates and cherries.  We make them in the fall so that they can ‘age’.  Kind of like the way fruit cake gets better with time.

$3.99 / Pack of 3

Turkey Gravy

We’ve made more turkey stock and turkey gravy to give you a helping hand for your holiday dinner.

Turkey Gravy $5.00 per liter

Gift Cards

les amis du FROMAGE gift cards make a wonderful gift for the chees lover on your shopping list.  Cards available starting at $25.00

Finally, from December 19th – 24th, Au Petit Chavignol will be open for lunch starting at 11:30 am each day.  Take a break from your busy holiday shopping and stop by for a glass of wine and a bite to eat.

Sincerely,

Joe Chaput
les amis du FROMAGE
604-732-4218

Shopping Night at les amis du FROMAGE on Hastings

Cheese3Please be our guest at our upcoming shopping night at les amis du FROMAGE on East Hastings on Tuesday December 8th, 2009 from 6pm to 8pm.  We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to do some early holdiday shopping and stock your cupboards.

  • Receive 10% OFF of allready marked prices in the store
  • Choose from hundreds of cheeses, crackers and gourmet specialties
  • Be sure to stock up on our frozen specialties
  • Raclette machines, fondue pots, cheese knives and boards, and other cheese equipment
  • Gift certificates of $100 or more are also on sale
  • Event tickets and cheese platters not included
  • Free reusable shopping bag on all purchases over $75 (after discount)
  • In store specials
  • In store sampling of new products
  • Plentiful unmetered street parking

Joe Chaput

les amis du FROMAGE

PS: Please note, sale at Hastings location only

News from Les Amis and Au Petit Cavignol

Cheese and Wine Social

Date: Monday, November 30
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: les amis du FROMAGE
843 East Hastings St
Cost: $65.00
Tickets available by calling
Books To Cooks @ 604-688-6755

Join Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks for a lively cheese and wine social at Les Amis du Fromage’s newest location (843 East Hastings Street). During this stand up event, guests will enjoy an evening of cheese and wine. Some local cheese makers and producers will also be in attendance. This informal evening is the ideal time to sample and learn about cheeses and wines for upcoming holiday entertaining.

Guests will each receive a copy of Mastering Cheese by Max McCalman and David Gibbons.

les amis du FROMAGE New Menu Items

Our chefs at les amis du FROMAGE have been busy creating some new menu items in our new kitchen. All items are available frozen for take out at all les amis du FROMAGE locations.

Eggplant Parmigiano (coming soon)
Coq au Vin (coming soon)
Butter Chicken Curry
Lamb and Guiness Stew (coming soon)Risotto Balls
Beef and Barley Soup
Chanterelle and Madeira Soup
French Onion Soup
Butternut Squash Soup with sage and cream
Borscht with braised beef brisket

Gift Ideas @ les amis

We have lots of new cheese tools and accessories in stock at les amis du FROMAGE. Check out our Hastings store in East Vancouver for our biggest selection.

New stock of Swissmar knives, fondue, raclette and more.
New cheese cutting boards

les amis du FROMAGE Rembrance Day Hours

West Vancouver – Park Royal
Nov 11 – Closed

Vancouver – 2nd Ave
Nov 11 – 11am – 5pm

East Vancouver – Hastings
Nov 11 – 11am – 5pm

Au Petit Chavignol Remembrance Day Hours

We will be open regular hours Wednesday Novermber 11th
Noon till late

Now Serving Lunch

Au Petit Chavignol will be open for lunch starting Monday November 9th.

Our restaurant hours will be from noon until late, 7 days a week

News from Joe Chaput at Les Amis and Au Petit Chavignol

cheese2We want to give you an update regarding roadwork near our Vancouver store on 2nd Avenue near Burrard. We want to you to know that we are open for business as usual.

Traffic / Parking Update

The City of Vancouver is doing roadwork and replacing water and sewer mains near our Vancouver store on 2nd avenue. Currently there is work happening at the end of our block at 2nd avenue and Pine street.  We have been assured that the work will be finished by September 28th, 2009.  During this phase of work, the intersection at 2nd and Pine may be periodically closed to vehicle traffic.  We don’t want you to get the impression that you cannnot acccess our store, so rest assured that the entrance to 2nd avenue from Burrard street is still open, and there is plenty of on street parking on 2nd avenue.

New at les amis du FROMAGE

  • Chanterelle soup (Available now at hastings location, all locations starting saturday)
  • 24 month Iberico ham – Sliced to order on our vintage style Italian slicer (hastings location only)
  • Ukko crackers from Cortez Island.  Two flavours: Pinenut / Hemp and poppy seed
  • New from the Kootenay Alpine Cheese Co: Nostrala and Alpindon
  • BC Honeybee Center: Blueberry honey (very rare), honeycomb
  • Fore and Aft Foods: back in stock, also new Antipasto with tuna
  • New flavours Duchy biscuits

Our cheese and wine bar Au Petit Chavignol is now open to serve you for dinnner 7 nights a week.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely,
Joe Chaput
les amis du FROMAGE

June 10 – The Good Life on the Jenn and Joe show

This week on The Good Life we speak with Neil Taylor, chef at The Moda Hotel’s Cibo and Uva Wine Bar, and sample the meatballs that star in Cibo’s Meatball Mondays. They’re great paired with Saturna Island Vintner’s Select Merlot.  It’s Steak month at the Hamilton Street Grill, les amis is having a sale, an authentic Brazilian Chef comes to town and much more.

Listen live on The Buzz 1410 AM - or check on the cass-june-17

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Restaurant – Cibo

Events worth checking out

Steak Month at Hamilton Street Grill
Osoyoos Celebrity Wine Festival (June 12-13)
Divine Cocktails Amateur Cocktail Competition (starts June 13)
Project Empty Bowl (June 11, 2009)
Cobre presents Brazil’s top chef – Chef Yara Castro Roberts (June 11, 2009)
The Big Tsunami fund raiser for the CKNW Orphan’s Fund (June 11, 2009)
Night at the Vancouver Aquarium (June 12, 2009)
les amis du FROMAGE on East Hastings is having a Grand Opening Sale! (June 13, 2009)

les amis du FROMAGE on East Hastings is having a Grand Opening Sale!

n Saturday June 13th, we would like to invite you to come and visit us at our new store located at 845 East Hastings Street, between Hawkes and Campbell. While you have a gander at the new store, we’ll have some specialties out for you to sample. Also make sure to take advantage of the Grand Opening Sale! EVERYTHING in the store will be marked down by an additional 15% OFF! Receive a free insulated shopping bag ($5.00 value) with any purchase over $25.00. Limit one per customer, while supplies last.

Sale limited to stock on hand.
Sorry, no raincheques.
Sale at Hastings location only

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