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Weekly Goods – Sparkle Gala, Duck, Bingo and Pig

 

Welcome to the dreary days of November folks. Sorry to report that there will be rain for a while now. If you are lucky you are booking a sunny escape, or perhaps you’re more of a snow fan and thinking about Christmas in November at the Fairmont in Jasper, where I’ll be next week. In the meantime stay dry and head inside to one of these “you’ve got the blues”-busting events.

November 5 – Sparkle Gala Fundraiser for Starlight Children’s Charity

This year’s event will feature local chefs partnered with local Starlight children and teens to create a culinary spin on their favourite dishes. Guests at Sparkle will be able to taste these one-of-a-kind creations and meet the chefs behind the creation.  Featured Chefs donating their time and talents to Sparkle. Tickets

provence wild mushroom ravioli with prawns

This week – Duck into fall at Provence Marinaside

Chef Matt Ward and the Chef’s Top Ten 3-course dinner menu ($45) is Duck Rillette, Wild Mushroom Ravioli and your choice of Dessert. Click for details

bingo

November 6 – JOEY BINGO & BUBBLES SUNDAYS | 3 pm – 6 pm | $10 per ticket 

Post-brunch shenanigans? Look no further.
Head to  hosting a game of bingo every hour starting at 3 pm. There’s prizes, happy hour special and more!

PROVENCE MEDITERRANEAN GRILL MEMORIES MENUS

Sadly Point Grey’s Provence Mediterranean Grill will close its doors on November 27th. To celebrate 19 years a weekly changing ‘Memories Menus’  will run at the dealio of a price of $45 for three courses . This week’s menu until Nov.6
Mamie Suzanne’s Fish Soup  or Grilled Squid with roasted vegetables and pesto
Rack of Lamb or Sautéed Wild Prawns Provençal
Crème Caramel (Jean-Francis’ favourite dessert)

boulevard

November 6 – Pig and Pinot Family Dinner at Boulevard

Chef Alex Chen and team will offer guests an all-inclusive, ‘nose-to-tail’ menu served with a variety of sides, accompaniments and dessert. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner to follow at 7 p.m.

Local Butternut Squash Bisque
Brown Butter, Spice Crème
Crispy Pork Belly Porchetta
Fennel Seeds, Smoked Paprika, Thyme
Confit and Glazed Pig’s Head
Sherry Gastrique  
Pig’s Tail
Chipotle Spice
Mikey’s Crunchy Pig’s Ear
Heirloom Apples, Onion Salad, Ginger Vinegar Dressing, Fresno Chilies
Sides
Bacon Cheddar Cornbread
Celeriac and Potato Purée
Charred Brussels Sprouts

– Dessert –
Tarte Tatin
Caramelized Apple, Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce
Tickets are $52 per person, plus tax and gratuity (or $82 with wine pairings), based on a minimum of 2 guests. Please note, seating is communal.

2016 Umbrella Day Campaign

“We’ve got you covered!”

Umbrella Day – Street Sales
November 9, 2016 | 7:30am – 10:00am

Vancouver Firefighters will be selling $15 umbrellas and handing out Clif Bars (by donation) at major intersections in the business district of downtown Vancouver. All proceeds go to the Snacks for Kids program. Each Umbrella sale provides 45 snacks to Vancouver’s vulnerable children!

Vancouver Firefighter Charities’ volunteers can be found in the following locations on that day:

  • Main Tent: Granville & Georgia Streets (in front of London Drugs)
  • Granville Station (Dunsmuir and Granville)
  • Waterfront Station (W Cordova between Seymour and Granville)
  • Yaletown Roundhouse (Davie and Mainland)

Umbrella Day Gala – The Flying Pig Gastown
November 9, 2016 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm

The team at The Flying Pig in Gastown will host an additional event to support the Umbrella Campaign and Snacks for Kids on the evening of November 9. Guests will enjoy plenty of entertainment, refreshments and the delectable hors d’oeuvres The Flying Pig is famous for.

Downtown Vancouver’s Sweetest Winter Festival Returns to Yaletown

 candytownOn November 22, 2014, the third annual CandyTown festival will set up shop once again, as downtown Vancouver’s only free outdoor Christmas celebration.

The festival, which drew around 15,000 visitors last year, is hosted and produced by the merchants of Yaletown through the Yaletown Business Improvement Association. CandyTown will draw on a seasonal candy theme to deliver a fun, memorable day for kids of all ages-from families with young children to groups of adults who want to get in on the holiday spirit. Visitors will experience Vancouver’s heritage district of Yaletown transformed into a winter wonderland.

Little ones will delight in visiting Santa and the Ice Queen at the North Pole (from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bill Curtis Square), taking a horse-drawn carriage ride, sponsored by Concord Pacific, from Salsa and Agave on Pacific Blvd. (the 15-minute ride circulates Pacific, Hamilton and Davie streets) and participating in crafts, face painting and balloon twisting at the Starlight Children’s Foundation tent. See ice sculptures created live at Bill Curtis Square, pose for a photo op with Santa and other seasonal characters, craft unique candy necklaces and jewellery, and enjoy holiday music courtesy of roaming musicians, street buskers and music tents. The Grey Cup Festival will also pay a visit to hand out candy, mini footballs and other treats. And because it just wouldn’t be a Christmas celebration without festive trees, guests can pick out a tree to take home from the Yaletown Rotary Club lot.

A popular attraction last year, the All I Want for Christmas Gift Market will brim with tempting treats and gorgeous gifts. Food vendors include Damien’s Belgian Waffles, Half Baked Cookie Co., Mancakes Bakery, Maples Sugar Shack and many more. The market is the perfect place to get a head start on holiday shopping, thanks to Vancouver Candle Company, Standout Boutique, Elana Lauren Designs jewelry, and 3H Craftworks. Lindt will also have a piñata to launch their seasonal Lindor chocolate line.

CandyTown attendees are also invited to donate to the BC Children’s Hospital and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

CandyTown will take place on Saturday, November 22 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mainland Street in Yaletown. This outdoor Christmas festival is free, open to the public and promises to ignite the Christmas spirit in guests of all ages. Visit the YBIA website for a full schedule of activities.