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What’s Good This Week May 10

Events in Vancouver

This is one busy week for those who love great food and wine. The sun is out and patio’s will be hopping, if you have a favourite let us know in the comments as we are putting together a list of our favs. So many events in Vancouver, but don’t miss those spot prawns this week, as although there will be plenty of time to enjoy them in the coming weeks, the gala and festival will be amazing.

coal harbour

2016 SPRING PATIO WINE TASTING at Dockside – May 12

Speaking of patios, Coal Harbour Liquor Store presents a unique patio wine tasting event for Spring. Celebrate Dockside Restaurant’s sixth consecutive “Best Patio” win in the Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards with this al fresco tasting event.

The 2016 Pelican Bay Spring Tasting will feature roughly 100 wines from all over the world in a spectacular waterfront patio setting along with carefully selected local craft beers and spirits.

The 2015 Pelican Bay Wine Tasting event is being held on Thursday, May 12th from 5-8PM. Why not make a night of it with dinner at Dockside, your event ticket entitles you to 10% off your food bill on the event day. Buy Tickets


Spot Prawn Gala

Spot Prawn Gala -May 13

Hosted by chef Robert Clark with six chefs making their own take on Spot Prawns.  The Spot Prawn Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with a GALA to benefit Oceanwise. 6:30 pm at the Vancouver Club. Gala tickets

Moët & Chandon Champagne Reception with Canapés by Chris Whittaker – Forage, Vancouver BC

1st course – Sean Cousins – Vancouver Club, Vancouver BC
2nd course – Bill Jones – Deerholme Farm, Duncan BC
3rd course – Matthias Fong – River Café, Calgary AB
4th course – Anthony Walsh – Oliver Bonacini, Toronto ON
5th course – Ned Bell – YEW seafood + bar, Vancouver BC
6th course – Angus An – Maenam, Vancouver BC
Palate Cleanser – Bella Gelateria
Dessert – Christine Beard, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts


Spot Prawn Festival Fisherman’s Wharf – May 15

Chefs from the Lower Mainland gather to serve you fresh-from-the-boat spot prawns. Tickets to the Spot Prawn Festival Boil are $17.50 each. All proceeds will support the Chefs’ Table Society of British ColumbiaTickets get sold out days before the event so please don’t wait!

Spot Prawn Boil Single Admission (all ages – nonrefundable): $17.50 + GST and service fee and include a plate of three succulent BC spot prawns plus a selection of sides dishes and bread from Terra Breads and access to the drink tent (19+ of age only) for free samples from our sponsors: R&B Brewing, and our wine sponsor, Evolve Cellars. TICKETS

white spot

White Spot Donates to the Red Cross – May 11

On Wednesday, May 11, White Spot will donate $2 from the sale of every burger platter or combo to the Canadian Red Cross. All 63 restaurants throughout B.C. and Alberta will be participating, including the BC Ferries vessels who offer White Spot on board.

The fundraiser is using the social media hashtags #ABfire and #YMMfire.


Vancouver TheatreSports Alberta Fires Appeal, May 11

May 11 will be dedicated to raising funds for the Canadian Red Cross’ Alberta Fires Appeal. Net proceeds from the ticket sales of TheatreSports and Off Leash that night will be donated to the fund. In addition, the cast will pass the hat at all 11 performances during the week (May 11 – 15) to raise additional cash. All funds generated will go to The Canadian Red Cross.

Tickets for the May 11th VTSL shows (at The Improv Centre on Granville Island) are available online at vtsl.com.

Sakura Tea

Urban Tea Merchant Sakura Tea Set – offered until May 31st

Celebrate spring with Sakura cherry blossom inspired afternoon tea service. Presented on a beautiful glass platter, this afternoon tea includes delightful Japanese inspired tea-infused savouries and sweets. A beautiful high tea service to be paired with our Sakura! Sakura! Tea.

noble ridge

Noble Ridge Wines at Feast Winery May 15th

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery heads to West Vancouver on May 15th, for a 5 course meal thoughtfully crafted by the talented Feast culinary team, each perfectly paired with a fantastic wine. Check out the full menu here! Cost is $125 per person (taxes & gratuity not included)


Swallow Tail Hemingway themed Secret Supper on May 14

“A Moveable Feast” created by star Chef Jacob Deacon Evans (Wildebeest/West) at the supper club in the garden if it’s nice out. Fabulous multi-course dinner inspired by the life and travels of Ernest Hemingway at Swallow Tail’s long table.
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Menu teasers…
Oysters with sancerre gelee (1920s Paris)
Venetian style lobster risotto (1950s Gritti palace in Venice)
Oxtail stew (1925ish Pamplona)
Rum custard creams (1960’s Cuba) and much more

YEW dessert

Sample YEW’s  latest line up of desserts 

New desserts fresh from the YEW Kitchen  from new arrival Chef Mark Burton include an Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake, Seasonal Fruit Pies, and composed desserts featuring Hazelnut and Lemon, Honey and Key Lime. Frozen dessert lovers will have their pick of home made ice creams and sorbets including an Affogato and over-the-top Sundae Funday dessert. This power sundae pairs vanilla soft-serve with favourite toppings including Amarena Cherries, Honey Comb Candy, Chocolate Covered Almonds, Brownie, Toffee and Beer Caramel.

Three Hundred Celebrate World Red Cross Day at Blue Water Cafe

Bison Proscuitto Last night three hundred guests came out to celebrate World Red Cross Day – officially tomorrow – at the 3rd Annual Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree at Yaletown’s chic Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar. Guests were greeted with Belvedere cocktails before grazing on original canapés and fresh seafood prepared by two of Vancouver’s top chefs – Executive Chef Frank Pabst and Raw Bar Chef Yoshihiro Tabo – and sampling fine Inniskillin and Sumac Ridge wines, donated by Vincor.

The evening featured silent auction items from some of Vancouver’s top hotels and retailers, including West Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel, and Outdoor Adventures. The top bid was for an official Olympic torch at $1300 and the event raised a total of $15,000 for the Lower Mainland Red Cross Disaster Management Program. “It’s great to see so many people supporting their community this way” said Red Cross Director, Kimberley Nemrava. “The Red Cross hopes to double its disaster response capacity over the next five years, and volunteer events like this definitely make that goal possible”.  In the wake of earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, and China the world saw the importance of being prepared for unforeseen disasters. The funds raised will help prepare supplies and services in case of floods, forest fires, earthquakes, and storms in the Lower Mainland.

World Red Cross Day, May 8th, honours and celebrates the unity of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies throughout the globe. In times of crisis any National Red Cross Society can call on its 185 sister Societies for assistance. Their common mandate is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

 Alexander and Richard at Blue Water Appies at BW Tuna Cones Samosas Paul Duchard and Nessa van Bergen BW Scallops  David Scholfied, Kim Peacock, DJ Kearney  Appies at BWBlue Water Chefs

Red Carpet Soiree

Following the success of thesecond annual Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree, we are excited to be partnering once again with Blue Water Cafe in 2010 to produce the 3rd annual event benefiting the Disaster Management Program.

This year we will be rolling out the red carpet for more than 300 guests who will be treated to an impressive selection of finely-crafted canapés and seductive seafood from two of Vancouver’s top chefs, Executive Chef Frank Pabst and Raw Bar Chef Yoshihiro Tabo.

Guests can look forward to another fun and fresh evening including some key highlights:

  • Enjoy a selection of award-winning canapés from Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar and fine wine donated by Vincor.
  • Get your very own personal style consultation from professional stylists, Operation Style.
  • Bid on fabulous silent auction items generously donated by some of the trendiest hotels, local artists, and high-end retailers throughout British Columbia. Check out our list of donors here.
  • Pose in our fun photo booth fundraiser.
  • And much more!
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May 8 marks World Red Cross Day, which is celebrated internationally every year since 1948. This year, we commemorate World Red Cross Day by highlighting the local Red Cross Disaster Management Program and how it responds to community needs during times of crisis through direct services such as providing support, hygiene kits and blankets; family reunification service; critical information dissemination to the public through the TELUS Red Cross Call Centre; and coordination with all levels of government, local authorities, communities and other relief organizations to address outstanding client needs.

Join us to celebrate and promote awareness of the Red Cross Disaster Management Program and its foundation of preparedness, response and recovery!


Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 7:00pm

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