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What’s Good This Week – V. Oct 4 +

Thanksgiving is upon us and there are lots for ways to be thankful, give to others and treat ourselves this week!

Harvest Haus

Harvest Haus – Until October 9

Held under the Festzelte at Queen Elizabeth Plaza – Harvest Haus brings folklore from the 1st century to the Great White North. Combining modern fare with authentic European harvest traditions, gather your closest mates for the most gluttonous and gratifying weekends of the year.

The crunch of fresh produce, crackle of the grill, the fizz of the pour, the bite of the chopping block and the clinking of glassware. Applause. Laughter. Conversation. Music. The sounds of autumn! PROST! Located in Downtown Vancouver on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, the Harvest Haus Halle seats up to 1,000 revellers. Choose from one of nine sittings, including a very special edition of Duelling Arts, to help celebrate the fruits of the season. Tickets

  • Yummy Foodies
  • Oyama
  • S’wich Cafe
  • German Pizza
  • Artisan Bake Shop
  • I Love Chocolate
  • German Crafts & Foods


Snacks For Kids Fundraiser – Proceeds from Dinners at all Flying Pigs and WildTale – Oct 5

100 percent of proceeds from dinner food sales at WildTale Restaurant in Yaletown as well as its sister restaurants, the Flying Pig locations, will go toward this important cause Oct 5 dinner. Firefighters themselves will be on hand to greet guests. Vancouver Firefighters Charities provide nutritious snacks to Vancouver kids in need throughout the school year.


Les Dames d’Escoffier FREE WINE TASTING!

On Friday, October 7 from 5pm-6:30 pm Les Dames d’Escoffier will be pouring our Dames White and Red all paired with cheese and charcuterie at Marquis Wine Cellars on Davie Street. Dame Mireille Sauve will be on hand to discuss the wines AND update us on the new rose she is currently fermenting. DAME Jennifer Schell’s latest cookbook, The Butcher, The Baker, The Wine and Cheese Maker, BY THE SEA , and third cookbook to date, will be available with a generous $10 going to our scholarship funds. AND I’ll be there too.

Eat Vancouver! Food Trends Tasting Class featuring Jackie Ellis, Denise Breyley, Sarah Stewart and Robertson Allen – Oct 5


Jackie, Denise, Sarah and Robertson will share their top food trends with panel moderator Lindsay William-Ross, answer your questions, and then invite EAT! guests to taste some of their favourite hidden gems found throughout the Pacific Northwest and meet the producers who so passionately make these unique products. Pinnacle Hotel Oct 5 7-9 pm -$35

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12 Kings Pub – CRAFT BEER – October 7

OCTOBER IS CRAFT BEER MONTH and I wish to god I could drink all the beers!

WHERE: 12 Kings Pub, 395 Kingsway, Vancouver
WHEN: OCT 7 @ 7pm


Cocktails at Chambar

For well over a decade, Chambar has built its reputation not only as a destination restaurant famous for its Belgian and North African influenced cuisine, but as a cocktail destination that has attracted and nurtured some of the city’s top talent. Step in and try the newest cocktail excellence from Philippe C. Grandbois, the new Creative Director of Mixology.  568 Beatty Street, Crosstown, Vancouver, B.C. www.chambar.com / (604) 879-7119

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Mulan in Vancouver – October 15

Mulan the Musical is coming to Vancouver, with a spectacular live performance at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Saturday, October 15.  Mulan is an exploration of adventure and victory that follows one girl’s determination to save her family. Expressing themes of loyalty and devotion through a captivating combination of dance, martial arts and music, Mulan tells the story of a young girl who takes the place of her ill father to fight in the army but must disguise her identity and serve as a man. Set in a time where a male from every family was conscripted to join the Chinese army, Mulan follows the courageous adventures of the main character as she sets out to prove her allegiance to both her family and China.

#Giveaway 2 $35 Gift Cards+ Stocking Up For Holiday Cooking With Kin’s Farm Market

Holiday Cooking is made easy with Kin’s Farm Market

Last week I started doing Thanksgiving prep for our annual dinner and stopped in at Kin’s Farm Market in City Square.

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I picked up a big bag of mostly local produce; I did have to grab a couple California peaches, but the apples, squash, grapes, peppers, tomatoes and eggplant are all coming in from local farms.

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Don’t miss the local Okanagan Pink Grapes on special right now. I’ve been eating them by the bunch.

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Windset Peppers, big and small are also a great value, cut them up for spaghetti sauce or stuff them with rice and veggies.

I picked up at big bag of goodies for just over $35 and we now have 2 $35 Kin’s Farm Market gift certificates so you can do the same. In the meantime, I thought I’d offer up a why to use up some of that leftover turkey. Just add a wee bit more mayo if your turkey is a little dry. White and dark meat mixed works best in this and feel free to put a scoop on your salad greens, spread it atop crackers or use as sandwich filling.

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Turkey Waldorf Salad

2 cups left over turkey torn in pieces
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup mayonnaise
3 TBSP Cranberry Sauce (if you have it)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 cup seedless grapes, halved crosswise
1 apple cut in small cubs
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (3 ounces)
3 tablespoons drained capers, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Stir together yogurt, mayonnaise, and mustard and add in turkey and remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to taste.

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Fall Events at Tinhorn Creek Winery

Miradoro1Some excellent #BCWine events coming up at Tinhorn! GLV

PR – Falling in Love with Harvest Season at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

Summer’s nearly over but harvest time is just around the corner and the change in season marks a happy time of celebrations, family-style dining and making the most of the South Okanagan’s natural bounty at Tinhorn Creek.

Communal dinners, vineyard hikes and wine festival events will all be held amongst the spectacular backdrop of Tinhorn Creeks unique wine country terroir this fall. The annual Okanagan Fall Wine Festival kicks off on October 3rd 2013 and Tinhorn Creek Vineyards and Miradoro Restaurant will be taking part in this year’s festivities to help celebrate the local wine industry.

On October 4th 2013, Miradoro’s Executive Chef Jeff Van Geest will be taking on Chef Adam Pegg, from Vancouver’s award-winning La Quercia restaurant, in a light-hearted Chef vs Chef dinner. Each chef will cook alternate courses and all dishes will be paired with fine wines from Tinhorn Creek’s premier Oldfield Series. Winemaker Sandra Oldfield, assistant winemaker Korol Kuklo and viticulturist Andrew Moon will guide diners through the evening’s pairings.

Combining Pegg’s love of Italian food with Geest’s passion for local produce and Mediterranean flavours, the Chef vs Chef menu features the very best of fall food such as classic antipasti, heirloom tomatoes and burrata, whole fire-roasted suckling pig and olive oil hazelnut cake with pine mushroom gelato. The meal takes place between 6-10pm and tickets cost $125 pp; call 250-498-3742 to reserve a place.

Dig deeper into the world of winemaking this harvest season with a vineyard hike and lunch on October 7th, 8th and 9th 2013, as part of the Fall Wine Festival. Proprietor Kenn Oldfield will be leading a behind-the-vines tour of Tinhorn Creek’s Golden Mile vineyard, giving a unique glimpse into vineyard practices, grape varietals and terroir during a fun and educational hike through the vineyard. After the hike the 20 guests enjoy a well-earned lunch and leave full of new found knowledge and good food. Tickets cost $35pp and are available from www.tinhorn.com.

Thanksgiving, on October 14th, is a great time to get together with family and friends but the celebrations don’t have to stop once the holiday is over. Every Tuesday, from October 15th until December 17th 2013, Miradoro Restaurant will be hosting communal table dinners that offer family-style food. Chef Jeff Van Geest and his team showcase the best local seasonal produce during a multi-course dinner, all enjoyed in the company of old and new friends. Each week’s communal table dinner is a different theme, highlighting a region, style of cuisine or showcasing a delicious local seasonal ingredient. Tuesday night communal table dinners take place between 6.30-9.30pm and cost $30pp; call 250-498-3742 to book your place at the table.

Thanksgiving at YEW at Four Seasons Vancouver

From Friday, October 5 through Monday, October 8, YEW restaurant + bar is offering a fabulous three-course Thanksgiving dinner for only $41 per person. Go classic turkey or mix it up with Artic Char.  Enjoy a second helping of turkey with all the fixin’s for only $10!  Why do all the prep, cooking and clean up when we can do it for you?

Please call ahead to make reservations or book a table here.

Roasted Parsnip Soup, Horseradish Crème Fraiche, Short Rib Jus

Pickled Fennel, Candied Marcona Almonds,Goat Cheese, Sherry Vinaigrette

Slow Cooked Turkey Breast & Confit Leg, YEW Stuffing, Brussel Sprouts, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Maple Cranberries

Enjoy a Traditional Helping of Thanksgiving Seconds

Green Peppercorn & Potato Hash, Grilled Green Onion,Balsamic Marinated Mushrooms

Nutella Ice Cream, Salted Caramel Pop Corn
Bourbon Gelato

Thanksgiving at The Irish Heather Long Table Series

Celebrate Thanksgiving this Sunday October 7th and Monday October 8th at the Irish Heather with a traditional turkey feast, as part of their popular Long Table Series. Located in the heart of historic Gastown, the Irish Heather stands out as a beacon of authenticity with beautiful exposed brick walls decorated with original Guinness posters from the 1950s.

The Irish Heather Long Table Series brings together those who share a common love for food, and creates a comfortable and affordable dining experience. Gather close family and friends this Thanksgiving long weekend for a sumptuous feast, hand-crafted by Executive Chef Paul Haldane. For $18 (plus tax and gratuities) guests will enjoy sumptuous roast turkey with stuffing, Okanagan cherry relish, maple glazed sweet potatos and brussel sprouts, paired with the signature French import, Kronenbourg Blanc.

Thanksgiving dinner will be served at 7:00pm and is priced at $18 (plus taxes and gratuities). For reservations please email reso@irishheather.com. Vegetarian options are available.

The Long Table Series takes place every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at The Irish Heather, 212 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC. Reserve a spot by emailing reso@irishheather.com, for $18 per person + taxes and services. The 40-foot table is a “communal” table — please sit wherever there is room. You may not know the folks beside you, but you will within 10 minutes. To view the full schedule of upcoming events visit: www.itsmenu.blogspot.ca.

The Irish Heather is Vancouver’s most authentic and traditional Irish pub with wallpaper hand made in Ireland, floors made of Guinness barrels reclaimed from the Guinness brewery in Ireland, original Irish period posters and the best Guinness pour in town. Located in the heart of historic Gastown, this gastropub has garnered many accolades for its service, food, drinks and ambiance. In a world filled with “Plastic Paddy” establishments, the Heather stands out as a beacon of authenticity. A true Irish House that is owned and operated by Irish people. www.irishheather.com

Thanksgiving at Bacchus at The Wedgewood Hotel

Sunday, October 7th & Monday, October 8th, 2012

Roasted Parsnip and Apple Velouté

Braised Chestnuts, Parsley Purée
Salad of Roasted Beets and Speck Ham
House Made Ricotta, Watercress
Walnut and Apple Cider Dressing

Roast Free Run Turkey with Cranberry Compote
Roasted Vegetables, Apple & Chestnut Stuffing
Sage & Rosemary Roasting Juices

Spiced Pumpkin Tart
Cinnamon Ice Cream, Vanilla Anglaise

Freshly Brewed Coffee or Selection of Loose Leaf Tea

$55.00 per person
$20.00 for Children under 10 years old

Dinner served between 5:30pm and 10:00pm
Tax and gratuities not included

For those wishing to enjoy a selection of dishes from our regular Menu,
the Bacchus à-la-carte Menu will also be available.

Reservations recommended

For more information or reservations please call 604-608-5319
or book a table online on Open Table

Thanksgiving at Sequoia Group

HAPPY THANKSGIVING – Eat, Drink and Give Thanks with Seasons in The Park, Cardero’s or  Teahouse
$32 per person not including beverages, tax or gratuity
Harvest Salad roasted beets, crumbled goat cheese, dried cranberries, mixed greens, honey mustard vinaigrette

A great way to start the evening
Crantini vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, cranberries $6.5
Pomegranate Spritz lemonade, pomegranate purée, soda, orange wheel $4
Oven Roasted Turkey served with all the classic fixings

Enjoyed best with
Red Rooster Riesling 6oz $8.5 9oz $12.75 bottle $35
Gehringer Brothers Pinot Noir 6oz $8 9oz $12 bottle $32

Pumpkin Brûlée

Finish off with French Coffee brandy, Grand Marnier, whipped cream $7
This menu is also available a la carte – please ask your server for more details.

Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is a one-stop thanksgiving destination

Order your turkey, turducken or full dinner to make the day a feast

The spectacular September weather might make it feel like summer, but the calendar says that Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with only two weeks until the big day, it’s an ideal time to pre order the centrepiece of your feast.

Along with locally-raised turkeys from Rossdown Farms, Big Lou’s Butcher Shop will also be offering smoked Sloping Hills Hams, Big Lou’s signature turduckens and complete thanksgiving dinners served hot and ready to take home and serve.

Our Rossdown Farms local, free range turkeys are a perfect starting point for building your Thanksgiving dinner and will be available for $4.65/lb. Pre-ordering is always recommended to avoid disappointment.

Big Lou’s Turducken is made with Rossdown Farms Turkey, Rossdown Farms Chicken, Yarrow Meadows Duck and pork sausage. They are available for $14.00 per lb, oven ready and must be pre-ordered by Monday October 1st, to be ready for Thanksgiving weekend.

We will also be offering smoked Sloping Hills Hams if you want a non-poultry centrepiece or are looking for a second protein for a big feast.

If you don’t want to do any cooking at all, we’re also offering full Turkey or Ham dinners hot and ready to go. The meals include your choice of: Rossdown Farms Turkey with Italian sausage stuffing and a  full selection of classic sides like: pomme puree, seasonal carrots, beets, brussel sprouts, gravy and cranberry jelly.

The meal comes family and costs $175 and feed a group of 6-8. These meals must be pre-ordered by Monday, October 1st for pickup on Thanksgiving Weekend.

To order your Turkey, Turducken, smoked ham or full dinner, visit Big Lou’s Butcher Shop at 269 Powell Street, call the shop at (604) 566-9229 or email info@biglousbutchershop.com.

Hamilton Street Grill serves up a Thanksgiving Feast

Organic turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy, yams, potatoes, vegetables and pumpkin pie, oh my!

Sunday, October 7th – $30 per person (children under 12 $20)

5:30 pm First seating – 7:30 pm Second seating

Seating is at individual tables with an orphan’s table (long table) for single diners and social butterflies

Looking for a relaxed way to spend Thanksgiving with friends and family? On Sunday, October 7th Hamilton Street Grill does all the work for you with a special Thanksgiving dinner. Chef Neil Wyles is roasting whole organic turkeys, making fresh cranberry sauce and gravy, cooking yams, potatoes, vegetables and baking a pumpkin pie!

Say’s Wyles, “Thanksgiving dinner is a lot of work for someone to make all the dishes that go into the meal, especially if it’s just the two of you, and it’s even more work to clean up afterwards. It’s a meal I really love to cook. Simple ingredients, very traditional, cooked well and I like to share it. My family joins all the regulars we have at Hamilton Street Grill and it’s always a nice evening. Relax and enjoy it with us this year at Hamilton Street Grill.”

Hamilton Street Grill Thanksgiving Feast

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

$30 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity ($20 Children 12 and under)


Reservations a must – Please advise if you wish to sit at the long table, otherwise you will be seated at standard tables 


1009 Hamilton Street Grill

Yaleltown, Vancouver




Thanksgiving Dinner at YEW

If your inner Martha Stewart is taking a break this year and the idea of simply sitting down and enjoying an amazing Thanksgiving feast with the family sounds about right, then join us ay YEW!  Our delightful menu featuring comforting fall flavours will be sure to put a smile on everyone’s face!  For $41 per person, enjoy a three-course meal with all the trimmings.  Join us on October 9th or 10th from 5pm on to celebrate this special occasion.