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Dineout Menu for Raincity Grill

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It has become a tradition for Vancouverites to shake off January’s overcast skies and leave the post-holiday blues behind by enjoying value priced experiences when “Dining Out”. Keeping with that tradition Raincity Grill, C Restaurant, nu restaurant + lounge will be offering three-course prix fixe dinner menus starting at $38 per person (Raincity Grill and C Restaurant), and $28 per person (nu restaurant + lounge). Wine pairings per course are available at an additional cost. Available during dinner hours (and lunch at nu restaurant + lounge) from Thursday, January 21st through to Sunday, January 31st head to www.kambolis.com for more booking information. Guests are encouraged to call today and book ahead to enjoy a memorable experience of  “Dining Out” before the world arrives for the winter games.

RAINCITY MENU

$38 MENU
(wine pairings add $15)

APPETIZER

CONFIT SLOPING HILLS PORK BELLY, helmers’ farm potato puree, apple fondant, apple gastrique

wine pairing: Jackson Triggs Sauvignon Blanc

or

BEETROOT SALAD, north arm farms pickled beets, fraser valley walnut, apple, fennel with david woods’ salt spring island goat cheese

wine pairing: Sumac Gewurztraminer

or

WINTER SQUASH SOUP, fennel & birch syrup marmalade, agassiz hazelnut shortbread

wine pairing: See Ya Later Chardonnay

MAIN COURSE

ROASTED FRASER VALLEY CORNISH GAME HEN, fricassee of pear, walnuts and parsnip, soft polenta, thyme jus

wine pairing: La Frenz Viognier

or

‘100 MILE’ RAGU & TAGLIATELLE, sloping hills pork, pemberton meadows beef, soffritto, cheddar

wine pairing: Nk’Mip Merlot

or

ORGANIC OCEANS WILD SALMON, helmers’ farm potato gnocchi, rainbow chard and creamed celery, birch brown butter sauce

wine pairing: Inniskillin Pinot Noir

DESSERT

HAZELNUT + CHERRIES
hazelnut cake, butter powder, preserved cherries, mascarpone mousse

wine pairing: Black Muscat, Quady “Elysium”

or

PUMPKIN BRULEE
pumpkin ice cream, baked cinnamon meringue, ginger powder

wine pairing: Orange Muscat, Quady “Essensia”

$48 MENU
(wine pairings add $18)

APPETIZER

SEARED BAYNES SOUND SCALLOP, melted leek risotto, crosnes, music garlic emulsion

wine pairing: Kettle Valley Sauvignon Blanc

or

SEARED BC ALBACORE TUNA, heirloom vegetable barigoule, north arm farm jade radishes

wine pairing: Quails Gate Rosé

or

NICOLA VALLEY VENISON CARPACCIO, hannah brook farms watercress, pickled hon shimeji mushroom, horseradish snow, parmesan

wine pairing: Tantalus Riesling

MAIN COURSE

YARROW MEADOWS DUCK, pan roasted breast and confit leg, hazelnut spaetzle, braised red cabbage, pumpkin puree, blueberry jus

wine pairing: Joie PTG

or

BRAISED LAMB SHOULDER CHOP, organic green lentil cassoulet, caramelized fennel, wild and cultivated mushrooms, balsamic lamb jus

wine pairing: La Frenz Cabernet Sauvignon

or

ECO-TAGGED LING COD, dungeness crab, north arm farm orca bean & fennel ragu, shellfish emulsion

wine pairing: Blue Mountain Pinot Blanc

DESSERT

QUINCE TARTE TATIN
hannahbrook quince, roast apple ice cream, honey caramel

wine pairing: Quails Gate Optima L.H. Riesling

or

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
walnut semifredo, raspberry powder, caramelized walnuts

wine pairing: Paradise Ranch L.H. Merlot

News from The Kambolis Group

C restaurantIndulge in ethical luxury at C Restaurant. Start on Christmas Eve with a three-course menu priced at $89 per person, stop by after boxing day shopping for a relaxing post-shop brunch or join us for an a la carte dinner on New Year’s Eve, perfect for groups small and large.

C Restaurant, 2-1600 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C. – 604-681-1164 or www.crestaurant.com

Staying home over the holidays? Celebrate everything local at Raincity Grill. Enjoy our a la carte100-mile cuisine on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Years Eve. And for a little extra entertainment, be sure to catch the polar bear swim from Raincity Grill’s cozy dining room as we serve up brunch on New Year’s Day.

Raincity Grill, 1193 Denman Street, Vancouver, B.C. -
604.685.7337 or www.raincitygrill.com

Watch the carol ships float by as you dine at nu restaurant + lounge. Warm up with our three-course Christmas Eve dinner for $59 per person, choose from our Boxing Day and New Year’s Day brunches and celebrate with friends with our a la carte New Year’s Eve dinner.

nu restaurant + lounge, 1661 granville street, vancouver b.c. – 604.646.4664 or info@whatisnu.com

Gift Certificate Deal: Say “I love you” with the gift of fine dining. Available in any denomination and valid at all three Kambolis Restaurants, this is the best gift when the way to your loved ones heart is through their stomach. For every $100 gift certificate purchased, we will add a complimentary $25 on the house.

Raincity Grill announces its participation in the CSA Grain Initiative

Potato 07The CSA Grain Initiative is Vancouver’s first locally sourced flour distribution system established with the help of Jim Grieshaber-Otto of Cedar Isle Farm in Agassiz. As one of 200 shareholders participating in this local coup, Executive Chef Robert Clark is certain the scope of Raincity Grill’s 100-mile menus will now increase.

“The real story is that we are demonstrating, as a community, the importance of both supporting local food and participating in its production,” says Clark. Starting in October 2009, expect Raincity Grill to creatively incorporate local wheat into its ever-evolving 100-mile menu.

For more information about the CSA Grain Initiative visit www.urbangrains.ca.  For interview opportunities about the initiative and/or to speak with Robert Clark please contact Stephanie Jagger at stephanie@taitpr.com

Local potato farm makes a debut at Market Mondays – Raincity Grill will continue the popular Market Mondays event by featuring local supplier and darling of the potato world, Helmers Organic Farm. Helmer’s Organic is a small, family-run farm located in Pemberton, B.C. They produce 16-18 varieties of specialty potatoes as well as root crops, mixed vegetables and honey.

Market Mondays happen at Raincity Grill on the last Monday of every month. $65 per person (including wine). Reservations can be made by calling 604-685-7337. www.raincitygrill.com

For more information on Helmer’s Oganic Farm please visit www.helmersorganic.ca.

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Raincity Grill and North Arm Farms

Raincity Grill is forging further on their path of sustainability. Building on the success of their many farm to table initiatives, chef de cuisine Peter Robertson has created a new series of culinary events that promise to be the ultimate in “foodie meets farmer” dining. The series is called Market Mondays and aims to bring local farmers and their products closer to Raincity’s table and Vancouver diners. “Chefs and restaurants can play an important role in strengthening communities by building relationships that connect locals to surrounding farms,” says Robertson.

Held on the last Monday of every month, Market Mondays allow diners to enjoy a 4-course meal complete with wine pairings and a bit of “food entertainment” from Executive Chef Robert Clark and the local farmer or fisherman being featured. It functions like a wine maker’s dinner only rather than being guided through the grapes guests are led through a true foodie feast.

The next Market Monday is being held on Monday, September 28, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. and features Jordan Sturdy from North Arm Farms (www.northarmfarms.com). Sturdy, who also happens to be the mayor of Pemberton B.C., runs a 60-acre, organic farm that supplies Raincity with a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the year.

Now that’s a sturdy practice of sustainability.

Market Monday is $65 per person (including wine) and reservations can be made by calling 604-685-7337.

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It’s tomato time in the lower mainland and Raincity Grill is celebrating.

August marks the return of Raincity Grill’s Annual Tomato Tasting Menu. Diners are sure to be swept away as the culinary team at Raincity celebrates the diverse tastes, colours and textures of B.C.’s freshly ripened tomatoes.

Farm Initiative – Raincity Grill is pleased to announce a new partnership with UBC Farm/Centre For Sustainable Food Development. Raincity’s works hard to incorporate farm specific dishes onto their menu when ever possible. As of August Raincity will be including UBC farm fresh eggs into the mix with the UBC Omelette. Traditionally, UBC does not sell its eggs to the restaurant market as the production level is so low. However, Raincity Chef de Cuisine, Peter Robertson hopes that by purchasing even a small amount of eggs from the farm Raincity will be able to heighten consumers’ awareness about the work that UBC and the farm is doing.

For menu information and other media inquiries please contact Stephanie Jagger at stephanie@taitpr.com or 778-329-6190

Be sure to watch for our September update as Raincity Grill continues to forge a path for local and sustainable farms and fisheries.

Where’s Chef Clark?

Spin Your Wheels…Slowly – Think of this as the Tour de France for foodies. On Sunday, August 16th Chef Clark will be in Pemberton supporting The Slow Food Cycle (link to: http://www.slowfoodcyclesunday.com/). Working with Anna Helmer of Helmer’s Organic Farm, Clark will be serving up B.C. inspired dishes for 1,000 cycling participants.

Clark will also appear in Agassiz on Saturday, August 22nd to support The Slow Food Cycle as it moves through the province. Check out Clark in action and don’t forget to stop at some farms along the way. Our picks are Swift Aquaculture and Farmhouse Natural Cheeses.

Seafood and C Food in Steveston – Late August marks the beginning of both the local pink salmon and sardine seasons so head to Steveston Village on Saturday, August 29th to celebrate with the Wild B.C. Seafood Festival (link to: www.edible-britishcolumbia.com). While you’re there be sure to catch chef Robert Clark and C Restaurant’s Quang Dang as they wow the crowds with on-site cooking demonstrations, recipes and advice on how to work with two of the most sustainable fish in B.C.

BBQ in the Park – Join chef Robert Clark and the culinary teams from Raincity Grill, C Restaurant and nu restaurant + lounge on Sunday, August 30th as they heat up Hadden Park. Teaming up with The Pacific Salmon Foundation (link to: www.psf.ca), Clark and his crew will be barbequing fresh pink salmon.

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