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Vancouver Restaurants Celebrate French Gastronomy

3 Renowned Vancouver Restaurants celebrate French Gastronomy on March 21st

What are you doing next Tuesday night? If you enjoy French Food done well it would be a good time to make a reservation. We’re torn!

For the third consecutive year, over 2000 restaurants in 150 countries will participate in the #GoodFrance event to celebrate French gastronomy. They will prepare a special menu one night only and there’s three in Vancouver participating.

The event is orchestrated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and chef Alain Ducasse, and was inspired by Auguste Escoffier, who launched the “Dîners d’Épicure” (Epicurean Dinners) initiative in 1912: the same menu, on the same day, in several world cities, for as many guests as possible.

In Canada, almost 40 restaurants will participate in this international feast and art of eating well on March 21st, 2017, of which 3 are in Vancouver, BC:

  • Le Crocodile“As a French chef, it is an honor to be part of this International event along chefs from around the world and represent French gastronomy under the patronage of many chef’s reference M. Alain Ducasse.” Chef Michel Jacob.
  • Bistro Pastis:“Good France is a wonderful celebration of French gastronomy that Bistro Pastis wants to promote and support. It allows Bistro Pastis to showcase what can be done with great French food, French wine all while permitting stimulating conversation.”; Owner Stephen Langford.
  • Save On Meats diner’s’ Greasy Spoon dinner series with Chef Alison Ramage from Design to Dine:“Through this dining experience with Good France, there is the opportunity to create conversation for a cultural shift towards positive human connection on global level within communities”; Chef Alison Ramage.

Good France, a celebration of what France has best to offer. A one night only dinner à la française

The “gastronomic meal of the French” is now inscribed on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. With French cuisine, the food is the epicenter but still not without the whole experience. All senses should be looked after – smell, sound, sight and flavour. Participating restaurants have been selected after designing their menu based on the following sequence: aperitif and canapés, starter, main course(s), cheese, dessert(s), French wines and champagnes. Menus will be available on the participating restaurant’s websites as well as on the Consulate’s website. The price is at the restaurant’s discretion and each participant will commit to donating 5% of the proceeds to a local NGO promoting health and the environment.

Menus and reservations

le crocodile

Le Crocodile

  • Starter: corn cream with coco flakes and diced scallops
  • Fish: French cod filet with its truffles velouté sauce
  • Meat: venison duo and duck strips and its two sauces
  • Cheese: Selection from France
  • Desert: champagne sorbet ice cream and the traditional Paris Brest
  • Price : $115.00 per person + taxes and gratuities
  • Time: 6:30PM, one seating.
  • Reservations

Bistro Pastis

  • Starter: Foie Gras Parfait Profiterole / Duck Salad: house smoked duck breast, pickled strawberries, frieze, toasted brioche
  • Fish: Sole Normande: sole filet, seafood medley, button mushrooms, cream sauce
  • or
  • Meat: Lamb Navarin “Printanier”: braised lamb shoulder, spring vegetables, roasted potatoes, braising jus
  • Cheese: camembert le rustique, le bleu de laqueuille, tome de savoie mulled wine gel, whole grain mustard, crostini
  • Desert: creme caramel: egg custard, caramel sauce, mixed berries, chantilly
  • Price : $69.00 per person + taxes and gratuities
  • Time: reservations between 6:30 and 7:30 with a choice to seat in 15 min intervals. Consul general will open his table to two persons. If you wish to share his table, dinner will be at 6:30PM, please let the restaurant know upon booking.
  • Reservations
  • Bistro Pastis will donate 5 percent of sales to the Potluck Café Societywhich is a registered charity and social enterprise providing food, training, and job opportunities to residents of Vancouver`s Downtown Eastside.

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Save-OnMeats for Greasy Spoon series with guest Chef Alison Ramage

  • Starter: Tart Flambée – caramelized onions, mustard and munster cream + kale & escarole salad + potato crisp
  • Main: Choucroute Garnie – smoked sausage + Reisling fermented cabbage + Spaetzle + brown butter cream
  • Cheese: Elderflower tome pere antoine ice cream
  • Desert: Alsatian Strudel with apples + butter flakey pastry
  • Price : $ 95 per person + taxes and gratuities
  • Time: two seatings, 5:30PM and 8PM.
  • Reservations
  • Funds raised by the Greasy Spoon Diner series support A Better Life Foundation (ABLF), which aims to empower those who are struggling with addictions and mental illness. By providing food security, education and employment training ABLF supports individuals, while strengthening the quality of community life in the Downtown Eastside. A Better Life Foundation also supports the ongoing Being Hungry Sucks campaign.

What’s Good This Week April 26

Events in Vancouver

We’re back from our Okanagan getaway and seem to have brought the sun back with us! Perfect weather to check out indoor and outdoor events in Vancouver!
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The Greasy Spoon Vol 14. Featuring Trevor Bird from Fable Kitchen – April 26

An evening affair that will defy your preconceptions of diner food!The Greasy Spoon Diner was conceived by a group of passionate Vancouverites led by Mark Brand who hosts it monthly at his Save On Meats diner. It pairs a chef and his chosen team, often from many other kitchens, alongside a front of house team comprised of people from all sectors in our city. A new menu is created each month which fuses together fine dining and diner food to deliver a four course meal to remember. Proceeds from this edition will be going towards a great cause which focuses on hunger solutions: A Better Life Foundation.

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To Spotlight Food-Waste Awareness, Sustainability Issues Through Multi-Course Dinner – Fundraiser for Les Dames d’Escoffier and Two Rivers Meat scholarship for Tina Fineza

Royal Dinette adds another entry to its popular series of Ugly Duckling Dinners on Tuesday, April 26 when Head Chef Jack Chen welcomes guest chef Andrea Carlson of Burdock & Co. and Harvest Community Foods into the kitchen to prepare a collaborative sustainably-focused feast.

Royal Dinette’s fifth Ugly Duckling Dinner takes place on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available via Eventbrite and include a multi-course menu with beverage pairings for $79 per person plus tax and gratuity. Five percent of sales will be donated to Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter for their Service Excellence Scholarship Fund in honour of Tina Fineza.

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Siena – The Balls to battle Cancer – until May 12th 

Even the strongest man is sensitive and vulnerable in some parts. Balls-themed menu as a Men’s Cancer Fundraiser, featuring mouthwatering versions of Siena’s Arancini, Meatballs, Bocconcini, Burrata, Croquettes, Profiteroles and more!

$7.00 from the sale from each prix-fixe “Balls” menu goes to the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division, directed towards research and prevention of male cancers. The “Balls Menu” is offered in addition to the regular menu.


Provence Poisson d’Avril until April 30

Enjoy Provence’s Poisson d’Avril menu and fish from their fishbowl to win great prizes and fun pranks.  Poisson d’Avril dinner menu ($56) with optional wine-pairing ($24). Every card contains a unique prize, so get ready to enjoy a great Ocean Wise meal and Go-Fish. Click for details


Farmacie Dinner – April 28

The Pipe Shop on the North Shore hosts a plant-based FARMACIE long table dinner in partnership with Saje Wellness!

100% of proceeds will go directly to support Girlvana! Girlvana’s goal is simple; to teach teen girls the tools of yoga and meditation while providing strong mentorship with a raw and heartfelt approach.

The menu is curated by To Die For’s Erin Ireland featuring: Chef Karen McAthy of Blue Heron Cheese, Chef Marika Richoz, The Juice Truck Chefs Scotia Corinne & Alina Bobyleva and Kitskitchen. Alison Ramage of Design to Dine will be hosting a multi-sensory cocktail garden using goods from Rise Kombucha, Deep Cove Brewers, The Juicery Co., & Odd Society Spirits to name a few!

The place decked to the nines with help from MAIWA and Room 6, so arrive farm chic and expect to be wowed. Grab your tickets at FARMACIE.CA

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The Naramata Bench Wineries announces their annual and much anticipated Spring Wine Release Event, WINE FOR WAVES, in partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program. The event will take place on Thursday, April 28, at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver at 7 PM.

Enjoy the best  and newest wine releases from 26 Naramata Bench wineries while sampling culinary offerings from  YEW seafood + bar; Mosquito, Fanny Bay Oyster Bar, Vancouver Fish Company, Vancouver Aquarium; and the Naramata Bench’s own Hillside Winery Bistro,  Red Rooster’s Pecking Room Grill, and Upper Bench Winery and Creamery. Info and Tickets go to vanaqua.org/wineforwaves Time: 7:00 – 9:30 PM.  Tickets: $110.

All proceeds to benefit Ocean Wise.


Road 13 Winery & Save On Meats Team Up For DTES Charity

British Columbia’s Road 13 Winery is joining forces with Vancouver’s iconic Save On Meats to present “The Farmer And The Pig” – a three-course dinner celebrating BC wine and diner classics, to benefit A Better Life Foundation in support of Downtown Eastside social initiatives.

At 8:00 pm on Wednesday, December 5th, join Mick Luckhurst of Oliver’s Road 13 Winery (the ‘farmer’) as he shares an assortment of wines illustrating their perfect pairing potential with the homespun, diner fare of Save On Meats (the ‘pig’). A casual evening where guests will not only enjoy the wines, stories and anecdotes behind one of BC’s most-awarded wineries, but get the opportunity to taste an exclusive barrel sample from an upcoming release Mick’s bringing along as well!

All proceeds from the dinner will be going to A Better Life Foundation, the charity created by Mark Brand of Save On Meats. Mark will be on hand to share the latest work Save On Meats has been doing in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and the vision for his new community foundation.

It’s just $25 for three courses, an array of excellent Okanagan wines, plenty of laughs and cheer, plus the support of a great, local charity.

Tickets and more information are at FarmerAndPig.Eventbrite.com


Road 13 Winery & Save On Meats present The Farmer And The Pig

When:  Wednesday, December 5th  at 8:00 p.m.

Where:  Save On Meats, 43 West Hastings, Vancouver

Tickets: $25 at FarmerAndPig.Eventbrite.com

Twitter: The Farmer And The Pig! On December 5th, @Road13Vineyards & @SaveOnMeats Team Up For Charity! is.gd/farmerandpig
About Road 13:

Owned by Pam and Mick Luckhurst since 2003, Road 13 Vineyards is an Okanagan sensation. Road 13’s wines express the special character of the South Okanagan’s renowned Golden Mile Bench. Their motto, “It’s all about the dirt,” reflects their belief that great wines start in the vineyard. The winery offers award-winning wines in three distinct tiers: a rosé and red and white blends called Honest John’s; a varietal series of red and white wines under the Road 13 label; and a premium tier of low yields and blends called Jackpot.  Road 13 is located south of Oliver, BC on Road 13 off Highway 97. Open year round, the wine shop offers low yields and back vintages in addition to current releases. Road13Vineyards.com 

About Save On Meats:

Save on Meats has been a Vancouver landmark since it opened in 1957. Mark Brand resurrected the enterprise in 2011 with a vision to restore the building back to its prime for the local East Vancouver community and Vancouver residents. Today, Save on Meats houses a butcher shop, sandwich window, diner and much more. Working with local partners, Save on Meats is a leader in the charge to make the social business model independently sustainable. SaveOnMeats.ca

Fundraiser Friday July 6th- Save on Meats and PLEA Partnership has PRIDE!

In addition to enjoying delicious diner style meals, Save on Meats customers will have a chance to help support the 34th Annual PRIDE Parade and PLEA Community Services’ Generation Out groups!

Diners can try everything from the ‘Damn Fine Rueben’ Sandwich to the famous ‘Butcher Shop Bangers and Mash’ and wash it down with a ‘Bacon Bourbon’ Milkshake. You can add a $1 to your bill to donate to the PLEA has PRIDE float and youth in the LGBTQS community.

PLEA staff will be at the diner with information on their programs and Generation Out groups. You can find information on the 34th Annual Vancouver PRIDE parade at www.vancouverpride.ca.

So come on down during the day or after work and join in on the good times and good food!

When: Friday, July 6th from 7am- 10:00pm
Where: Save on Meats, 43 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Who: Everyone is welcome! Come get your PRIDE on and your tummy filled!

For more information on PLEA please visit their website @ http://www.plea.ca/

Social Feed at Save On Meats – Dine Out Vancouver

Restaurant: Save On Meats – Visit Save On Meats’s Website >

When: Friday, January 27th 7:15pm

Where: 43 West Hastings – Get Directions >

Price: $48 – includes tax & tip

Read more: http://thesocialfeed.com/blog/2011/12/21/save-on-meats/#ixzz1iorS4eoT

About This Feed

In the fifty plus years since the opening Save On Meats, that neon portly pig has been flying, attracting all walks of Vancouverites in for some home butchered goodness. And since Mark Brand (co-owner of nearby Sea Monstr Sushi & The Diamond), took over the reigns last year, the landmark (and the pig) have been taken to new heights after extensive renovations brought the diner back to the future. From their “Best Damn Ruben” to the in-house biscuits (no kidding, they mill Van Island grains in house), Save On Meats serves up the soulful classics with skill. For this Feed, their butcher-roots shine with a locally sourced nose-to-tail menu featuring Gelderman Farms. Chase your whole hog fix with a micro-brew provided by Victoria’s own Phillips Brewery. This might be your one shot to join the “pop-up” 40-seat communal table, but thankfully the pig out front is here to stay.




Arts Club Announces Fall 2011 Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes

Calling All Foodies

The Arts Club Theatre Company is pleased to announce its fall series of Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes, running from October 4 to November 17. The chefs will teach by example, preparing unique and elegant four-course dinners, paired with wine. These fundraising evenings, to be held at different designer homes in and around Vancouver, benefit the Arts Club, a not-for-profit organization.

Each class starts with a celebratory glass of wine, an amuse-bouche, and introductions. Guests are then encouraged to assist in the preparation of components of the meal. The menus are planned to highlight seasonal produce, with wine pairings to complement the dishes. Featured wines are from top Okanagan artisan wineries, including Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery, Mission Hill Family Estate, and Rigamarole.

The fun and informative format of the classes allows guests to have unparalleled access to some of the finest chefs in Vancouver.

The lineup of chefs in the fall series reflects the diversity of eateries in Vancouver: from classical French cuisine served at Bridges Restaurant and refined small plates produced at Boneta and Cru Restaurant to New York–style bistro fare at the Gramercy Grill and the global influences on show at Joey Restaurants. Each chef brings a different culinary point of view, making all the classes a one-of-a-kind epicurean adventure.

This season’s lineup of talented chefs:

Tuesday, October 4                   Alana Peckham, Cru Restaurant
– wine pairings from Mission Hill Family Estate
Wednesday, October 19            Shane McNeil, Bridges Restaurant
– wine pairings from Rigamarole
Wednesday, November 2           Dennis Huang, Gramercy Grill
– wine pairings from Mission Hill Family Estate
Wednesday, November 9           Jason Liezert, Boneta, Save-On-Meats
                                                – wine pairings from Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery
Thursday, November 17             Chris Mills, Joey Restaurants
                                                – wine pairings from Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery

Monday, November 21               Jennifer Dodd, Edible Canada at the Market

IN BRIEF: The Arts Club Theatre Company’s Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes run from October 4 to November 17 in private homes throughout Vancouver. Tickets for each of these fundraising events to benefit the Arts Club are $125 and include a $50 tax receipt. For tickets and info, call Special Events at 604.687.5315 x248. A full list of chefs and dates is available at artsclub.com

Photos are available at http://www.artsclub.com/photos/celebrity-chef-cooking-classes-fall-2011.htm. The username is journalist and the password is photos4media.

Class dates and chefs are subject to change at late notice. Due to the fundraising nature of the classes, media comps are not available for this event.

The Arts Club Theatre Company, now in its 48th season, is the largest not-for-profit organization of its kind in Western Canada. It offers professional theatre at three venues—the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Revue Stage—as well as on tour throughout the province.

Website: artsclub.com
Twitter: @theArtsClub
Blog: blog.artsclub.com
Facebook: facebook.com/ArtsClub

Supported by: Rigamarole  |  Mission Hill Family Estate  |  Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery  |  Nespresso