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New Year’s Eve in Vancouver – What’s up

Check out the following places that I just might have dined at had I stayed in Vancouver for New Year’s Eve.  Will be adding to…..

Siena – 1485 West 12th
4 courses $55 per person
Mushroom Truffle Pastilla mascarpone cream
Chicken Liver Terrine apricot relish, crostini
Crab Bisque meyer lemon oil and brandy
Grilled Pear & Chèvre Salad arugula, pea shoots, cranberry vinaigrette
Crispy Duck Confit baby fennel, roasted fingerlings, grainy mustard jus
OR Grilled Elk Loin (add $5) tomato faro risotto, blackberry gastrique, crispy kale
OR Roasted Sablefish orange balsamic onion marmalade, parsley gnudi
OR Chestnut Ricotta Ravioli ramps, brandy cream, truffle pecorino

Bitter Chocolate Tarte toasted hazelnut chantilly OR
Vanilla Saffron Panna Cotta preserved cherries

Gramercy Grill – 2685 Arbutus

Soup of the Day  $7
Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio  $12 truffle aioli, shaved grana padano & crostinis
Hearts of Romaine  $12 pancetta lardons, crispy capers, grana padano roasted garlic shallot vinaigrette
Classic Prawn Cocktail  $12 with seafood sauce & lemon
1/2 Dozen Fresh Shucked Oysters $12 red wine & black pepper vinaigrette
Mixed Mushroom Risotto  $12 oven dried tomatoes & creme fraiche

Grilled Triple A Beef Tenderloin $30 green onion mashed potatoes, green peppercorn cream
Oven Roasted Sablefish $24 baby shrimp saffron brown rice  & miso glaze with fried shallots
Roasted Rack of Lamb  $32 mediterranean potatoes, basil mint pesto & red wine jus
Pan Seared Duck Breast  $26 parsnip potato puree & orange balsamic reduction
Buttered Atlantic Lobster  $34 whole poached lobster served out of the shell tarragon hollandaise, asparagus, & parsley nugget potatoes
Black Bean Scallops & Prawns  $32 Baby corn, sugar peas, red peppers, bamboo & waterchestnut
Prawn Linguine  $24 pancetta, tomato & basil
Porcini Mushroom Ravioli  $24 grainy dijon mustard cream

Trafalgars – 2603 West 16th

First Course choose one
Butternut Squash Soup-thyme emulsion, roasted sunflower seeds-
Winter Vegetable Salad -shaved beets, carrots, apple & fennel, walnuts, maple apple vinaigrette-
Second Course choose one
Beef Carpaccio -pickled mushrooms, arugula, horseradish snow, truffle dressing-
House-Made Pear & Hazelnut Ravioli -gorgonzola & pomegranate sauce-
Tian of Salmon Lox-layered salmon, watercress purée, crème fraiche, beets fondant-
Optional Mid Course (add $16)
Pan Seared Qualicum Scallops -on slow cooked pork belly, carrot purée, tamarind sauce-
Third Course choose one
Beetroot Risotto -crumbled goats cheese & crispy sage-
Herb Crusted Beef Medallion -smoked cherry tomato sauce, buttered baby carrots, truffled polenta-
Pan Seared Steelhead -roasted sunchokes, mussels, winter greens, saffron pernod broth-
Dessert choose one
Triple Chocolate Mousse, Crème Brulée, Pear Tartlette

$56 per person excluding tax & 17% gratuity regular menu will be unavailable this evening

Celebrate Like an Italian at Campagnolo

Campagnolo Restaurant is accepting reservations for their $45 New Year’s Eve Menu for parties of 4 or more on Monday, December 31, 2012. Guests are invited to make their dinner reservations, for the New Year’s Eve Menu, in advance by calling 604 484 6018. A credit card number is required to book.

New Year’s Eve Sample* Menu:  (menus are designed for parties of 4 or more served alla famiglia, chef’s choice)
New Year’s Eve Sample* Menu:
(menus are designed for parties of 4 or more served alla famiglia, chef’s choice)
Marinated Olives castelvetrano, mantequilla, peppadew
Crispy Ceci chickpeas, chilies, mint, citrus
Vitello Tonnato grass fed veal, albacore aioli, parsley
the Cure’s Salumi chef’s selections
Tagliatelle Pork Ragú basil, pecorino
Risotto celery root, bone marrow, apple agrodolce
Spaghetti al Pomodoro tomato sauce, garlic, olive oil, basil
Margherita fior di latte, tomato, basil
Il Pesce del Giorno fresh fish of the day
Sloping Hills Pork savoy cabbage, salumi sugo, honey crisp apple
Arugula pickled grapes, almonds
Roasted Squash gremolata, parmigiano
Chocolate Budino cocoa nibs, hazelnut & brown butter
Mascarpone Cheesecake coronation grapes, pistachio crumble
* this sample menu is based on a party of 4.
NYE Cocktail:
Grandfather -Aperol, Grand Marnier, Bulleit Bourbon


New Year’s Eve dinner reservations are only available for parties of 4 or more guests dining with the $45 New Year’s Eve Menu on Monday, December 31 2012. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 604 484 6018. A credit card number is required to book.

Price*:  Menu, $45.00 per person (parties of 4 or more) Cocktail, $11.00 *applicable taxes and gratuity are additional


Dress up, or dress down and enjoy a big, flavourful multi course dinner with wine. Dine at a cozy table for two, or join a group. Sit at the bar with the locals, or book the private room (max 25 ppl)

No noisemakers, not silly hats, no jacket & tie – just come and relax!

$75 per person includes a multi course dinner with paired wine / $50 without wine for designated drivers* Exclusive of taxes & gratuity*One designated driver from any party will receive a gift certificate to return for lunch in the new year A la carte menu  and early dining in effect 5pm – 8pm

Set New Years Eve dinner 8:30pm – By reservation only

1009 Hamilton Street, Yaletown, Vancouver
Reserve at 604-331-1511 or hamiltonstreetgrill@telus.net

La Buca – 4025 Macdonald Street

Early Menu

Potato, truffle and caramelized onion ravioli, sage butter, parmesan crackling
Golden beets and arugula salad with Italian bufala mozzarella, almonds, blood oranges
Handpeeled shrimp salad, tomato, avocado, radish, watercress, lemon & basil dressing

Veal shortribs, osso buco style, handmade pasta, Tuscan kale
Seared scallops, clam risotto, garlic and parsley
Roast rack of lamb, roasted artichoke, fried ascoli olives, fennel, balsamic jus
Caramel pannacotta
Chocolate terrine, pistachios and cherries
Lemon sorbetto with citrus fruits

3 courses + glass of prosecco $60/pp
Menu exclusive of taxes & gratuity

Late Menu

Bruschetta for the table

Golden beets and arugula salad, Italian bufala mozzarella, almonds, blood oranges
Handpeeled shrimp salad, tomato, avocado, radish, watercress, lemon & basil dressing
Oxtail brodo with wild mushrooms and tiny meatballs

Risotto of clams with lemon, garlic, parsley, white wine
Handmade fresh spaghetti “alla chitarra”, spicy bacon and tomato sauce
Potato, truffle and caramelized onion ravioli, sage butter, parmesan crackling

Seared scallops with cauliflower, green raisins, capers, pinenuts agrodolce
Milk fed veal shortribs, osso buco jus, Tuscan kale
Roast rack of lamb, roasted artichoke, fried ascoli olives, fennel, balsamic jus
Caramel pannacotta

Chocolate terrine, pistachios and cherries
Lemon sorbetto with citrus fruits
5 courses + glass of prosecco $80

Menu exclusive of taxes & gratuity

Irish Heather

Heather Hospitality Group  – New Years Eve

New Year’s Eve is bearing down upon us like a runaway freight train, and the Heather Hospitality Group believes in making life a little easier for you. Ring in the New Year at your favourite Heather Hospitality operation and enjoy a simple no cover, no obligatory 3-course meal and no cheesy band, just the Heather team doing what they do best!

Whether it’s tapas at Judas Goat, cured meat and cheese at Salt, flights of rare beers at Bitter, or pints and Guinness Pot Pie at the Irish Heather, the Heather Hospitality Group has you covered. Located in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Gastown district, New Year’s Eve is sure to be fun, relaxed and hassle free.

For reservations please email reso@irishheather.com.

New Year’s Eve at Le Parisien

The world would be a very boring place had we French not invented champagne. Just think how dull New Year’s Eve would be without this ultimate celebratory wine. There’s no reason to settle for a boring New Year’s at home. Welcome the New Year French-style at Le Parisien with Chef Tobias Grignon’s elegant 4-course Taster Menu and a glass or two of bubbly – you’ll immediately be transported to the Rue St.Germain. Our regular menu will also be available.

Reservations essential: 604-687-1418 / www.opentable.com/le-parisien-vancouver

New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu

Lobster Bisque
Cognac Crème Fraîche


Smoked Quail, Squash Croquette, Celeriac Salad
Honey and Thyme Vinaigrette


Grilled Beef Tenderloin Medallions
Smoked Potato Fondant, Braised Winter Greens, Roasted Shallots and Bone Marrow Sauce


Lemon Mousse
Candied Pistachio, Dark Chocolate Tuile, Raspberry Coulis

45.00 / Person

New Year’s Eve 2012 at Bistro Pastis

The French know a thing or two about how to celebrate. After all we did invent the ultimate celebratory drink – champagne. Whether it’s the real thing, or a decent bottle of fine local bubble, all are sure to complement Chef Tobias Grignon’s elegant interpretations of French classics that we are serving to say ‘adieu’ to the old year and ‘bonne annee’ to the new one.

We are now accepting reservations for New Year’s Eve – two seatings with two very different menus and one very reasonable price – $65 per person.

 6 p.m. – three-course dinner for those who want an early evening or have a party to attend $65.

  • 9 p.m. – sumptuous five-course tasting menu for those who want to ring in the New Year with us. $65 includes party favours and our famous conga line through the kitchen.

 Reservations: 604-731-5020 / http://www.bistropastis.com/reservations/

6 PM Menu

Lobster Consommé, Prawns, Oyster Mushrooms
Lemon Grass

– or –

Duck Confit and Chestnut Tortellini, Roasted Salsify
Red Wine Gastrique

– or –

Panko Crusted Goat Cheese, Roasted Walnuts
Plum Compote, Arugula Salad


Veal Two Ways, Grilled Veal Medallion, Slow Braised Veal Short Rib
Wild Mushrooms, Squash Croquette, Madeira Jus

– or –

Panfried Nova Scotia Seabass, Crab Risotto, Slow Roasted
Tomato, Provençale Vinaigrette

– or –

Roasted Magret Duck Breast, Chanterelles, Quinoa
Chard, Prune and Armagnac Jus


Spiced Apple Financier
Salted Caramel Ice Cream

– or –

Ginger Dark Chocolate Terrine, Milk Chocolate Sorbet
Passion Fruit Cream

– or –

Classic Lemon Tart
Burnt Meringue, Raspberry Sorbet

9 PM Menu

Lobster Consommé, Prawns, Oyster Mushrooms
Lemon Grass


Roasted Smoked Sable Fish, Sun Choke, Grapefruit
Black Truffle Beurre Blanc


Duck Confit and Chestnut Tortellini, Roasted Salsify
Red Wine Gastrique


Veal Two Ways, Grilled Veal Medallion, Slow Braised Veal Short Rib
Wild Mushrooms, Squash Croquette, Madeira Jus


Ginger Dark Chocolate Terrine, Milk Chocolate Sorbet
Passion Fruit Cream

Party Favours

Wild Rice

No plans for New Year’s Eve? Looking for a casual setting in which to enjoy the company of your friends? Why not join us here at Wild Rice? We’ll be serving a 4 course set menu with a glass of bubblyin addition to our regular a la carte offering! Reservations can be made online or give us a call. We’ll be closed for the holidays from Sunday, Dec 23 through Thursday Dec 27 but will be checking our messages periodically. Check out our New Year’s Menu for both locations below:

 New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Menu

Amuse bouche

Seared Qualicum scallop, champagne foam, pancetta and pea vinaigrette
Duck confit spring rolls, spicy plum and cucumber riata
Seared Coho salmon, cauliflower purée, bell pepper ragoût
Braised Pemberton beef, smoked potatoes, grilled asparagus, bordelaise sauce
Cream puff trio

Amuse plus 4 courses $45
With a welcome glass sparkling wine
Ring in the New Year with us! Drink features and late night snacks will be on hand ‘til late!


hawksworthHawksworth Restaurant

Anchor New Year’s Eve 2013 around the notion of elegant simplicity and details that truly matter: good friends, exceptional cuisine, and the award-winning service and surrounds of Hawksworth Restaurant.

This December 31st, Canada’s Restaurant of the Year presents a very special chef’s tasting menu, inspired by British Columbia’s winter bounty. Gather at Hawksworth Cocktail Bar to toast the evening’s celebrations with handcrafted cocktails and bar bites, dine from our full a la carte menu or opt for our four-course festive menu in one of the restaurant’s two distinct dining rooms.

Newly announced Chef of the Year David Hawksworth and his talented team will prepare a celebration menu featuring a yellowfin tuna tartar, roasted Fraser Valley goose and bacon-wrapped venison loin, prepared in true Hawksworth Contemporary Canadian style. Several luxurious items will also be offered in addition to the tasting menu, including butter poached lobster $22, Northern Divine Caviar $200 per oz and 10oz Kobe ribeye $128. The New Year’s Eve Chef’s Tasting Menu costs $89 per person. Reservations available from 5pm until late, call 604.673.7000.

Make the night extra special by taking the elevator home to a beautiful guestroom at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. The next morning, enjoy a restful start to the new year, wander around the hotel’s extensive collection of Canadian art or indulge in a pampering treatment at Sense, A Rosewood Spa. The New Year’s package costs from $460 and includes a festive tasting menu for two and an overnight stay at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in a superior king guestroom, festive welcome amenity and a late check out. To book, contact the Rosewood Hotel Georgia: georgia.reservations@rosewoodhotels.com / 604.673.7035

Hawksworth Restaurant, Hawksworth Cocktail Bar and Bel Cafe will be open as usual throughout the holiday season, except for Christmas Day (dinner only at Hawksworth, 8am-1pm at Bel Cafe). Hawksworth will be closed for breakfast December 24-January 1 and Bel will be closed on New Year’s Day. For bookings, visit www.hawksworthrestaurant.com or call 604.673.7000

Hawksworth Festive Tasting Menu $89.00

Langley – Seasonal 56

Looking to bring in the New Year with a splash, or an early dinner before heading home? We have both options available this New Years eve. Our first seating we are offering our full a la carte menu and for  the second seating we will be offering a 5 course chef’s tasting menu!Menu and options are below.
At the bottom of this email we have some amazing Seasonal to Go offers to make your dinners much easier after a busy holiday season. Sit back and let us take care of dinner!
For those who can’t be with us with New Years eve- we Wish you every happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year. Thank you for being our customer. We look forward to continuing our relationship in the coming year.
1st seating

Reservations taken between 5:00-6:30 with our regular a la carte menu available

 2nd Seating – 5 course tasting menu

Reservations taken 7:30p.m.-9:00p.m

5 course chef’s tasting menu $69.95 per person

(Vegetarian option available) (Optional wine pairing add $45 per person)

1st Course (choice of)

Salad of house smoked Miracle Springs trout, Northern Divine caviar, potato, Golden Ears cheese crème fraiche


Warm Thiessen Farms duck confit, wild mushroom, and Alpine Gold cheese strudel; house cured duck prosciutto, frisee salad with sherry vinaigrette

2nd Course (Choice of)

Braised veal cheek, seared Qualicum bay scallops; saffron risotto cake, basil pine nut jus, shaved Agassiz fermiere cheese


Puree of local organic squash soup; Fort Wine cranberry compote, caramelized organic Similkameen


3rd Course (Choice of)

Fresh Dungeness crab ravioli; house made pheasant sausage, pheasant jus


House made ricotta gnocchi, roasted Bosc pear, Agassiz country blue cheese and a sage and Birchwood Dairy cream

4th course (Choice of)

Hopcott Meats beef tenderloin; root vegetable ragout; truffle butter


Slow braised Gelderman Farms pork belly, apple parsnip puree, braised red cabbage; caramelized date jus

Dessert course (Choice of)

Michel Cluizel chocolate pate, cocoa nib praline, In Season Farms hazelnuts, espresso anglaise


Goat’s Pride Dairy chevre cheesecake with walnut biscotti crust; local quince and cranberry compote

Reservations can be made by calling 604-625-5601 or on line at:


Celebrate New Year’s Eve with dishes and drinks from the Roaring 20s

Two Chefs and a Table brings in 2013 with a Prohibition-style Dinner

Two Chefs and a Table is going back to the Roaring Twenties for one night with a speakeasy-style dinner to celebrate the New Year. The menu, drinks and décor will harken back to the wild days of prohibition, though guests can dine easy in the knowledge that the police won’t be breaking down the door . . .unless they have a hankering for Waldorf-style appies and classic cocktails.

There will be two ways to enjoy this special evening—a $35 three-course set menu served from 5:30-8:30PM for those whose evenings include multiple stops and a 9:00PM seating for the midnight celebrations which will feature a $75 five-course menu with paired wine and cocktail selections (prices do not include tax and gratuity). The five-course menu will also be available by special request during the earlier seating.

The mood for the night will be set with period music, privacy curtains and candles for a true prohibition feel. What better way to ring in the New Year than with great food and drink, great company and an intimate, unique event to remember?

Two Chefs and a Table is located in Railtown at 305 Alexander St. To reserve, call 778-233-1303 or email info@twochefsandatable.com for reservations.

New Year’s Eve Escape to Wine Country Dec 29 2012 – Jan 1, 2013

Order tickets via Eventbrite:

Spend New Year’s weekend in Winter Wine Country

Saturday December 29, 2012 to Tuesday January 1,2013


3 nights accommodation in luxury mountain view studio suite with king size bed at Walnut Beach Resort. (upgrades to 1 bedroom can be arranged please message cassandra@goodlifevancouver.com)

Transportation from Vancouver to Osoyoos and return in luxury bus coach. (Bus can also stop in Coquitlam, Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack)

Dec. 29, 30 – Saturday and Sunday wine touring from 3pm to 7pm to look at beautiful holiday light displays created by the wineries along with wine tastings. 4 -5 wineries per day.

Dec. 31 – Monday ice-wine tour and sparkling tasting.

Dec. 31 – Enjoy a FOUR COURSE wine-paired dinner at the award winning Mica restaurant followed by the Spectacular! NYE 2013 Masquerade Gala brought to you by Paraiso Events at the Nk’Mip Conference Centre  (at Spirit Ridge Resort). Includes Maquerade mask, canapés and a midnight toast.

$386.49 per person based on double occupancy. ($772.98 per couple) ($539.26 for single room)


Once you have registered for the weekend we will email you to determine your interest in the following:

Dec. 29th Sat Dinner at Terrafina Restaurant (Complimentary shuttle)

Dec. 30th Sun Dinner at Miradoro Restaurant (Complimentary shuttle)

Dec. 31st Mon Brunch at Terrafina restaurant

** Optional events will incur an extra cost **

New Year’s at Society is “Pretty in Pink”

For New Year’s 2010 Society is throwing a Pretty in Pink Gala and we’re doing it in style. We’re going to glam up Yaletown like never before.

We’ll be serving canapes and champagne at midnight and the music as always will be going late.

Tickets are $50, Gala begins at 8:30pm and you can reserve your spot by calling Dennis Pak at 604-629-8800.

For more info on Glowbal Collection activities, follow us on Twitter here

New Year’s Eve at Coast?

New Year’s Eve at CoastHave you made your New Year’s Eve party plans yet?

Why not ring in the new year at Vancouver’s best seafood restaurant…Coast.

We have two great offerings for the 31st. You can come in for a gala 4 course dinner at Coast, with champagne at midnight for only $125. Or come join us in the sexy O Lounge for drinks, canapes, a dj and dancing.

Tickets for O Lounge start at $50. To reserve your spot now call Meghan or Claire at 604.685.5010.

Galiano Inn Winemakers Dinner

Wine Maker Dinner with Foxtrot Vineyards and Painted Rock Estate Winery on New Year’s Eve!eat@galianoinn is excited to offer a very special winemaker dinner with Painted Rock Winery and Foxtrot Vineyards on New Years Eve 2011, as part of our very special New Year’s Weekend.

Spend your New Year’s Eve enjoying a multi course dinner paired with the offerings from two of British Columbia’s most sought after and influential wineries.

Winemaker’s Gavin Miller from Painted Rock and Gustav Allander from Foxtrot  will both be in attendance to speak about their award winning wines between the courses of Chef Dean Hillier’s Pacific Rim inspired menu. 

Expect a fun and exciting evening with live music, complimentary sparkling wine at midnight, dancing and fantastic food paired with the very top tier of British Columbia wine.

Painted Rock Estate WineryPainted Rock has been touted as the producer of BC’s newest ‘cult wines’ – winning two of the ten prestigious 2010 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines and awarded “BEST NEW WINERY” at the 2009 Okanagan Wine Festival Wine Competition.  www.paintedrock.ca 

“I haven’t seen a winery achieve cult status this quickly since Black Hills & Burrowing Owl. The word is getting out fast.”-John Schreiner 

Foxtrot Vineyards is a small family-owned and operated winery located on the Naramata bench in the Okanagan Valley. The winery specializes in ultra- premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and has received praise from top sommeliers and international wine critics alike. www.foxtrotwine.com

“I think that the Foxtrot is as good a new world Pinot Noir as I have tasted to date.” -Robert Millman

Special Room and Dinner packages for just 20 couples

Your weekend includes a welcome glass of bubbly, two nights stay in an oceanfront fireplace room, breakfast for two each morning, two New Year’s Eve packages of dinner with wine pairings, party favours, bubbly at midnight, live music during dinner and DJ music late in the evening, from just $799 per couple, (excluding tax and gratuity).

Reception @ 6:30 P.M. Friday, December 31, 2010
Reservations: 1.877.530.3939


Book your ocean front room now!  Here is the menu !http://www.galianoinn.com/media/documents/pdf/winemakersfoxtrotpaintedrock.pdf

News from Joe Fortes


Our “One for You, Fun for Me” gift certificates are enlightened self-interest in an envelope. You buy $100 in Joe Fortes Gift Certificates to give to friends and family you really like (and who have a real liking for fine food), and we give you a $25 Gift Certificate to use on your next visit.

This is one gift you never have to worry about being re-gifted. It’s also a tasteful way to say thanks for the business while providing all steakholders with terrific ROA (Return on Appetite). Visit our website for more details.


It’s always good to have an excuse to party (assuming you’re a worker bee like most of us).

This New Year’s Eve, we’ve got excuses of Olympic proportions. First, we have to get in top party shape for when the world’s biggest party hits town in February. (Can’t have the world thinking we don’t got game). Second, we have to celebrate the fact we can still live large as we start 2010. Third, fill in your excuse here.

Celebrate New Year’s at Joe’s with the famous Adam Woodall band. Enjoy a festive a la carte menu featuring mouth watering chops and fresh Ocean Wise friendly seafood. Your $40 cover charge will include:

• Party favors for you and your group
• A glass of bubbly at midnight
• Live entertainment featuring The Adam Woodall Band
• Reservations from 8:00PM

Heading somewhere else for the countdown? Join us for a sumptuous a la carte dinner between 4:30-6:30PM. Book your table by calling 604.669.1940. Click here to visit our website and get more information.


We are thrilled to announce that we have once again made the Top 5 Best Places To Work (Hospitality, Travel and Consumer Services) in the recent BC Business Best Companies to Work For in BC annual ranking.

We aim to provide an environment of personal growth and fulfillment, excellent management training and support for our superstar staff. And they like us for it!

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New Year’s eve at L’Altro Buca

Reservations from 5 to 6:30 pm will be tempted with a four-course tasting menu for $48/person as well as à la carte selections.

Later reservations from 8 to 8:30 pm will be offered a tasting menu of 6 or 7 courses at $78/person.

To view the New Year’s Eve menus click here. To make a reservation on this busy occasion, we kindly request you phone us directly (number below). As seating is limited, all reservations will be secured by credit card.

Chris Stewart
Altro Buca

L’Altro Buca
1906 Haro Street
Vancouver, BC

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