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What’s Good This Week(end) June 2 Edition

What To Do In And Around Vancouver

This week has been a bit crazeballs! I’ve had a ton of client work and then events and more events that I just had to go to. Thankfully the weekend is slowing down, at least for me, but there’s a few things I wouldn’t miss.

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VCBW Beer Festival | Saturday, June 3, 2017 | PNE Fairgrounds

The eighth annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival is back at the historic PNE Fairgrounds on June 3 and 4 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, featuring 100 craft breweries and cideries pouring more than 300 beers and ciders. In addition to Canada’s largest selection of craft beer and cider offered in one place, the VCBW Festival features art installations, live music, DJs, food trucks, market stalls, brewing demonstrations, a games area with pinball and foosball, a pop-up barber shop, and more. Named ‘Vancouver’s Best Beer Event’ (Georgia Straight Golden Plates, 2013–2017) and ‘Social Event of the Year’ (2016 Golden Owl Awards). Tickets include two drink tokens (more can be purchased at the festival for $1.50 each) and a 4 oz. souvenir taster mug. Website: vancouvercraftbeerweek.com

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ROSE TASTING JUNE 3

June is Rosé month and Wines of Provence kicks-off this celebration with a free tasting of Provence Rosés at the 39th & Cambie Signature Liquor Store (5555 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC) on Saturday, June 3 from 2-5pm.

This free tasting features Wines of Provence Rosés from appellations including Côtes de Provence, Côteaux Varois en Provence and Côteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. Provence-inspired canapés will be provided by Chef Dino Renaerts of Bon Vivant Catering Group to showcase the art and beauty of Provence.

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Casper Nap Tour

On its second year, the Casper Nap Tour will bring to life a truly Canadian theme in celebration of the country’s 150th Anniversary of the Confederation. From a Muskoka Chair rest area to a Tuck-in shoppe turned pre-nap pit stop, Casper is crafting an inherently Canadiana experience just in time for summer. The Casper Nap Tour will be travelling across the country, setting up roadside in four select cities: Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. Beginning its journey in Vancouver (June 2-4; 800 Seymour St.) Stop in for a Nap. https://www.caspernaptour.com/

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BC Greenhouse Veggie Days

BC Greenhouse Veggie Days will be held May 26-June 3.  It’s a time to promote buying local and celebrating the fresh, nutritious veggies that can be found in our own backyard.

Head out to a greenhouse farm tour on Saturday, June 3 for a look ‘behind the glass’.  Visit one (or more!) of the following greenhouses between 10-2:

SUNNYSIDE GREENHOUSES  1119 176 St, Surrey (map)
WESTCOAST VEGETABLES 3975 46A St, Delta (map)
TOPGRO GREENHOUSES 1110  264 St, Langley (map)
RANDHAWA FARMS 33677 Hallert Rd, Abbotsford (map)

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BC Greenhouse Veggie Days celebrates the annual springtime arrival of locally grown greenhouse veggies from BC’s 42 Greenhouse Growers located throughout the Lower Mainland. During the long, dreary winter months our greenhouses are full of activity as new seedlings mature into ripe crops. The fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce and more are harvested and arrive in stores with the spring.

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Craft Beer Weekend – Thursday, June 1st to Sunday, June 4th

Craft ales, lagers, stouts, and pilsners each impart a unique flavour to sausages.  Oyama celebrates Vancouver’s Craft Beer Week with a variety of handmade beer-infused bratwurst and salami. Granville Island.

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Taste Ocean Wise Seafood at Bauhaus

Every seafood item at Bauhaus, including the Tasting Menu’s local Spot Prawns and Sablefish, is recommended by the Vancouver Aquarium and Ocean Wise as sustainable and ocean-friendly!

Thanksgiving Swedish Ham at Oyama Sausage

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Do you know who has the best ham in the city? It’s Oyama Swedish Ham in Granville Island. ORDER ahead for these as they always sell out of these incredibly tasty Swedish Hams – ½ or whole. While you are there pick up sausages, patés, terrines, salamis, prosciuttos, and cheeses and you are set for the weekend. October at Oyama Sausage means meaty masses of delicious food! CONTACT US

Granville Island Public Market
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
604 327 7407

Monday to Sunday 8:30am–7:00pm

What’s Good March 28+

Hawkers MarketYou won’t go hungry this weekend my food loving friends as there’s a huge range of food-centric events that will satiate even the most enormous of appetites.

From Friday March 28th  Sunday 31st Boudin Noir and Morcilla are on the menu at Oyama Sausage in Granville Island.  Both are speciality blood sausages, delicious grilled or simmered and served up with a side of spuds and greens.

While there why not venture into Granville Island Brewery for some samples and pick up their latest addition to Brewmaster’s Vern’s Black Notebook series, Shamrocker Potato Stout. This dry Irish-style stout has tones of coffee, malts, barley and a hint of caramel.

Saturday a.m. you’ll want to throw on your rain gear and get down to the Vancouver Winter Farmers Market. Looks like the fiddle heads and first of the asparagus could be on your dinner plate along with farm fresh eggs and the other usual suspects.

Saturday night at 870 East Cordova, the Hawkers Market celebrates one year starting at 6 pm and running until “late”. Do it yourself donut bar from Electric Jelly Donuts, 05 Tea’s Kombucha, beer from 33 acres beer and a culinary photo booth are just a few of the delicious items on the menu.

Night markets seem to be the theme this weekend as The Tuck Shop also has a pop up at 648 Kingsway at The Toast Collective. Everything is handmade here from hot sauce to soap.

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Sunday Chocolate Lovers should take note of Chocolate Arts for their haute chocolate experience.  Enjoy a choice of three unique hot cocoas, a rotating selection of chocolates and pastries, and the option of either a house made marshmallow or whipped cream garnish.

Sunday evening Vancouver’s Top Japanese Chefs come together to support the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.  Hosted by Tojo’s Restaurant on March 30, 2014 with dishes also by Zen Japanese Restaurant, RawBar at Fairmont Pacific Rim, Seventeen89, Miku Restaurant and Zakkushi. $150 ticket with $100 tax receipt for those who can use it.

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All weekend Mac & Cheese fans should roam the town and gorge themselves while deciding who makes the best Mac & Cheese. The Vancouver Mac & Cheese Challenge presented byVancouver Foodster includes dishes from Burgundy Restaurant, The Gramercy Grill, Milestones, Dunn’s, Kessel & March, Fable, 1789, Meinhardts, Graze and Lift.

Stay hungry!

Oyama Choucroute Festival until January 26

Choucroute Festival at Oyama SausageHead down to Granville Island and grab some of Oyama’s fantastic sauerkraut, sausages, kassler and bacon and your dinner is complete. GLV

Comfort food comes to mind with the cold and wet weather upon us –  and Oyama Sausage has the solution. January 23rd to 26th is The Oyama Choucroute (Sauerkraut) Festival.  Oyama’s very own delicious, Alsatian style sauerkraut is fully cooked, all you do is heat it up.  Choose from a huge assortment of smoked and fresh sausages, kassler, bacons and more to compliment your choucroute.  Add a selection of craft beers from Granville Island Brewery or a fine Riesling or Gewurztraminer from Liberty on Granville Island and your meal is complete!

Oyama Sausage St. Hubertus and Game Weekend

IMG_1416It may be okay for some to stick with pork, beef, turkey and chicken, but we prefer to get wild and add in a bit of game on our charcuterie platters and for our frequent sausage roasts!  Lucky for us it is St. Hubertus and Game Weekend at Oyama Sausage from Friday Dec. 6th-Sunday Dec. 8th .  We snuck down to Granville Island for a sampling today (pictured on the left) and ate almost a whole duck-worth of duck proscuitto.  There is still some left for you, however. 

St. Hubertus was the patron saint of the hunters and while we’d love to get out and hunt for our dinner ourselves, it can be a bit impracticable in the city.  Instead we head to Oyama Sausage for our game meats where there is plenty of wonderful products like Elk Sausage, Bison Sausage, Duck Sausage, Venison Sausage, Wild Boar Terrine, Wild Boar Headcheese, Venison Paté, Duck Patés, assorted game salamis, prosciuttos and more. There’s even a Swedish Ham Tasting  on Saturday the 7th . If you like what you try (and you will), order your Swedish Ham for the main holiday feast.

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About Oyama Sausage
For five generations the family has been schnitzing and dicing, grinding and spicing to make the best sausages, hams and pates they can. Their passion is endless, their belief that good food balances body and soul. The store is on Vancouver’s very own Granville Island, 1689 Johnston Street, #17  Vancouver, BC or
call (604) 327-7407.

Oyama Sausage Lationofest

spanish_food_chorizo_gallery--gt_full_width_landscapeOyama Sausage this coming October 24 – 27th and spice up your weekend with a huge selection of house made sausages. This Latinofest features Cuban Chorizo, Chilean Chorizo, fresh Spanish Chorizo and Guacho (Argentinian) Chorizo. This is also the weekend when Boudin Noir and Morcilla are available. Made monthly, these delicacies don’t last long. Make sure to get Granville Island Market and get your fill of chorizo and other Oyama yummies, 1689 Johnston Street, #17  Vancouver, BC or call (604) 327-7407.

November means a busy month for the sausage masters  – from November 7th to November 10th Oyama gets cheesy. Yup, Check out the Cheesy Italian Sausage, feta Lamb Sausage, Chicken Parmigiano, Bratwurst with Gouda and the famous Cheese Smokies.  And mark Nov 21st to Nov. 24th on your calendar NOW. It’s time for Cassoulet and Beaujolais. One form generously feeds two people and is available for a very reasonable $14.99. (The following products are purchased separately, as accompaniments – Duck Confit, Toulouse Sausages and Parisienne a l’ail – a garlicky cooked sausage which is sliced thick and laid on top.) Or have a party; pick a form for 10 for $180. A fabulous way to entertain – visit Liberty Wine Merchants to purchase a bottle of Beaujoulais Nouveau, or other wines suggested by the staff at Liberty, then gather friends and family for a meal that warms both body and soul.

About Oyama Sausage
For five generations the family has been schnitzing and dicing, grinding and spicing to make the best sausages, hams and pates they can. Their passion is endless, their belief that good food balances body and soul. The store is on Vancouver’s very own Granville Island, 1689 Johnston Street, #17  Vancouver, BC or call (604) 327-7407.

About Liberty Wine Merchants
Liberty strives to give customers the best wine experience in the Vancouver area. Often recognized as the most popular wine retailer in the Lower Mainland, Liberty is dedicated to evolving its selection for wine lovers to enjoy. They are located at 1660 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC or call (604) 602-1120.

Spirited Charcuterie: Gin Meets Meats

salumiDate: Thursday, September 12, 2013

Time: 6:30-8:00
Location:
 Long Table Distillery

When we started talking about the art of curing meats and sausage and gin, it became clear we needed to pair up with Oyama Sausage Co’s and manager, Jerome Dudicourt.  Afterall, he’s a French pastry chef, wine consultant and above all, a self-proclaimed gin lover.  He’s been waiting to spill the spirits on what cured meats pair well with gin for some time now and we’re happy to say he’s come up with a remarkable selection for our juniper and citrus forward London Dry Gin.  Be prepared for a flavourful evening that should steer your palette towards new and exciting culinary and spirited possibilities.   

*NOTE: This session is limited to 14 attendees. 

About Oyama Sausage Co. / Jerome Dudicourt: The Oyama passion is about the feeling you get when you sit down at a table with good food, drink and friends. It is the moment when you relax, savour and take your time. The owners John van der Lieck and wife Christine honour their roots around the discipline and tradition around his family’s fifth-generation family-based charcuterie trade, time honoured recipes and centuries old methods with the freshness and flavours made possible by the wonderful multicultural diversity of Vancouver. As Oyama’s manager, Jerome Dudicourt remains passionate about the time honoured values backing the Oyama Sausage Co. His expertise as a trained French pastry chef and wine consultant allows a foodie background to drive his pairing strengths have always resulted in outstanding and flavourful outcomes.

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Oyama Sausage – Holiday Entertaining Made Easy

Holiday entertaining can be stressful; slaving over a hot stove, cuts and burns and dishpan hands. Why bother when Oyama Sausage can take care of treats for the season? Swedish style ham from family farm raised, hormone free, grain-fed Canadian pork, British pork pies, black pudding, Christmas cheese, sausage galore and of course, gift baskets and party trays. “Fast Lane” pick up is available December 22nd, 23rd & 24th from 9-4 at the store entrance. Email your orders to moreinfo@oyamasausage.ca and please allow a minimum of 2 hours notice.  Oyama Holiday hours are; until December 24th,7 days a week, 8:30-7, Dec. 24th & Dec. 31st, 8-4, CLOSED Dec. 25th, Dec. 26th, Jan 1st and Mondays in January.

Swing by Oyama on Friday, December 14th from 9am to 1pm and sample the Swedish Ham, which is available as a whole or half and comes with simple cooking instructions. Or take a gander at the extensive selection of sausage, rillettes, pate, terrine and galettes, hand crafted in house by master sausage maker John van der Lieck. Next week sees the arrival of 3 different Pates en Croute – Richelieu, with Duck Breast & Pistachio; Imperial, with Pork Tenderloin, Plums & Pickled Walnuts or Game, with Rabbit, Duck, Venison & Pheasant.  YUM.

Looking for the best bacon ever? Whether for breakfast, stuffing, wrapping (perhaps not presents but maybe scallops) pop by Oyama this weekend and sample the many different types they offer.

About Oyama Sausage

For five generations the family has been schnitzing and dicing, grinding and spicing to make the best sausages, hams and pates they can. Their passion is endless, their belief that good food balances body and soul. The store is on Vancouver’s very own Granville Island, 1689Johnston Street, #17  Vancouver, BC or call (604) 327-7407.

 

 

Oyama Sausage Cassoulet with Beaujolais Noveau

CLASSIC PAIRINGS AT OYAMA SAUSAGE – CASSOULET AND BEAUJOULAIS NOUVEAU

Celebrate Cassoulet and Beaujoulais with Oyama Sausage this month. From November 22 – 25, 2012, the hard working staff at Oyama Sausage are offering house-made cassoulet for sale at their store on Granville Island.  One form generously feeds two people and is available for a very reasonable $14.99. (The following products are purchased separately, as accompaniments – Duck Confit, Toulouse Sausages and Parisienne a l’ail – a garlicky cooked sausage which is sliced thick and laid on top.) Oyama will also be releasing their own wonderful Jambon de Bayonne.  This lovely ham has been aging in Oyama’s amazing ham room for over a year.  Good things take time and this is areal winner.

And newthis year, Oyama Sausage is offering a form for 10 – a giant tray with all the fixings, great for a Cassoulet party. This tray offers enough cassoulet to feed hearty appetites and includes Duck Confit, Toulouse Sausage and Parisienne a l’ail, all for $180.00. Visit LibertyWine Store on Granville Island to purchase a bottle of Beaujoulais Nouveau, or other wines suggested by the staff at Liberty, then gather friends and family for a meal that warms both body and soul.

Cassoulet is a delicious French bean stew, made from white beans, various smoked meats and herbs, cooked slowly in a wonderful homemade stock and is traditionally served to mark the arrival of Beaujoulais Nouveau. And while the wine is very new and does not take much time to hit the glass, the preparation of cassoulet takes 2 days and lots of love. Oyama affords timesavings by preparing the meal for you. To kick things up a notch, after re-heating the cassoulet, finish with a dollop of Beurre de Gascogne, a condiment made of duck fat, parsley and tons of garlic. Add a glass of wine, some fabulous French bread and voila, the party begins.

About Oyama Sausage

For five generations the family has been schnitzing and dicing, grinding and spicing to make the best sausages, hams and pates they can. Their passion is endless, their belief that good food balances body and soul. The store is on Vancouver’s very own Granville Island, 1689Johnston Street, #17  Vancouver, BC or call (604) 327-7407.

About Liberty Wine Merchants

Liberty strives to give customers the best wine experience in the Vancouver area. Often recognized as the most popular wineretailer in the Lower Mainland, Liberty is dedicated to evolving its selection for wine lovers to enjoy. They are located at 1660 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC or call (604) 602-1120.

 

Salami at Books to Cooks

For sausage lovers far and wide, Oyama Sausage is a haven of delicious, artisan charcuterie. On Wednesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. we welcome the mastermind behind Oyama, Jan van der Lieck, for an evening all about salami. Jan will share his vast knowledge of the topic of salami: from its humble origins to various styles, production methods and ingredients while guests enjoy a hearty salami-focused meal. Ralf Joneikies from Viti will also be on hand to pour and discuss salami-friendly wines and beverages.

Each guest will be entered into a draw to win a limited first edition of Salami by Gerarde Oberle worth $650.00. A veritable ode to the king of charcuterie, Salami is filled with erudite meditations and essays and carefully chosen portraits of the finest Italian salamis by Hans Gissinger. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Gissinger, Salami will be a much treasured addition to a cookbook collection.

Tickets to this very unique evening are $75.00 and include a salami education, supper, wine and a 1-in-21 chance to win a limited edition, signed copy of Salami (worth $650.00).

For more information about this event, visit our Events page and call 604-688-6755 to register.