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What’s Good This Week in Vancouver May 2 Edition

What to do in and around Vancouver?

We just had the most perfect wedding and are up in Kelowna on our honeymoon, installed at the Manteo Resort and about to do get up to some  more fun this afternoon! There’s a lot going on in  here and in Vancouver and and so we’re suggesting you might like to do a bit of both! We’re back Friday so may get to some Cinco de Mayo events, but I am doing the half marathon and the snout to tail dinner for sure!

NZ Wine Tiki Tour May 4

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Annual New Zealand Wine Fair
Audience: Public
Date: Thursday 4 May 2017
Time: 7:00PM – 9:30PM
Venue: Terminal City Club
Street: 837 West Hastings St.
Town/City: Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6, Canada

Kiwis love setting off on a Tiki Tour. It’s a trip where you take the scenic route, sidetrack a little, linger and experience new things. We invite you to join us on the Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour. An evening of meandering, digressing, indulging and awakening the senses. Who knows where, what or whom you’ll discover! What we do know is there will be amazing New Zealand wines, fascinating people and memorable photo opportunities.

Pinot Noir Counter – Let us take you on a journey of taste, and experience how terrior and
winemaking results in the many unique styles of New Zealand Pinot Noir.

It’s time to escape and explore! Charity: Friends of We Care

Snout to Tail Dinner With Third Street Foods Vancouver

There’s been a shortage of pork events in Vancouver, but thankfully Third Street Foods is remedying this with their Snout to Tail Dinner On May 7th, complete with beer pairings from Strange Fellows Brewing! 

May 7th at 433 Granville St, Vancouver, BC

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Tickets $65
Menu whole animal; Snout to Tail.
7 courses with beer pairings
Menu developed by Chef Kai Leitner
Event hosted by Jesse Leitner and beer pairings picked by him as well.
6-8pm Sunday May 7th

TICKETS

 

 

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Patio Launch at the Table at Codfathers – Kelowna May 3

Guess who catered our wedding? Chef Ross Derrick from The Table at Codfathers! Luckily we are still in town for this one! Patio Party Time!  Wednesday May 3rd! 5 pm – 9pmish

Buck a Shuck Oyster Bar
$ 10 Fish n Chips
$ 10 Seafood Steamers
$ 10 1/2 Pints of Prawns
$ 4 Fries and aioli
$ 3 beers
$ 5 Caesars
$ 5 Wines

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at El Camino’s

El Camino’s is opening early on Friday, May 5th to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Enjoy Cazadores Tequila tasting from 3 pm; food specials; Cazadores cocktails; and live music starting at 8:30 pm. No cover. No reservations.VCC646_KG_8790_4c300-lpr

May 4-6, 2017 The Health & Sports Expo

The Health & Sports Expo is a free three-day event to kick off marathon week! I’m not going to miss this one, AND I’m also running the half marathon. Head down to checkout all the latest health and sports products, May 4-6, at Vancouver Convention Centre West – you can win amazing prizes including Whitecaps tickets from BMO, Seahawks Training Camp VIP passes, Saucony Shoes, Air France flights to Paris and more! There will be tons of giveaways and free samples from over 120 brands. It’s free, fun and where you want to be!

You don’t have to be a runner to attend. This event is free and open to the general public. Race participants will also pick-up their race bib, timing chip and tech shirt here.

Be sure to leave plenty of time to check out this free event that features new prize giveaways daily!

2017 EXPO HOURS
  • Thursday, May 4, 5pm-8pm
  • Friday, May 5, 11am-8pm
  • Saturday, May 6, 10am-6pm
LOCATION click here

Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3, Canada

 

tft double vancouverFor the second year in a row, Mealshare is inviting guests to paint the town orange and dine out for a cause during its ‘Tonight for Tomorrow’ initiative on Wednesday, May 10, to help the Vancouver-based non-profit social enterprise raise some much-needed funds for its mission to end youth hunger.

During the exclusive, one-night-only event, 15 participating restaurants and counting will partner with Mealshare. For every one dollar a patron spends on food at one of these participating restaurants that evening, one dollar will be donated to Mealshare. To mark the occasion, a number of major Vancouver landmarks like BC Place, City Hall, TELUS World of Science and more will be illuminated orange to show support for the second-annual event.

Participating restaurants to date include:

  • Anatoli Souvlaki
  • Bauhaus
  • The Bayside Lounge
  • Brix & Mortar
  • The Emerald
  • Fable (lunch only)
  • The Greek by Anatoli
  • Jamjar Commercial
  • Jamjar South Granville
  • The Mackenzie Room
  • The Oakwood Canadian Bistro
  • Pidgin
  • The Portside Pub
  • Sai Woo
  • Tuc Craft Kitchen

Mealshare regularly partners with hundreds of restaurants in eight cities across Canada that support the charity’s ‘buy-one, give-one’ model, allowing guests who order a Mealshare-branded item on the menu to provide a complimentary meal to youth in need at no extra cost to them. For each featured meal sold, participating restaurants contribute financially to Mealshare, which forwards the funds to its network of partner charities to purchase the groceries and ingredients needed for a meal. The result: buy one, give one — a meal for a meal.

With the help of 14 Vancouver partner restaurants, Mealshare marked the end of its milestone ‘Road to One Million’ meals campaign last November, which counted down to the one-millionth meal the charity has helped serve to youth in need across Canada since its inception in 2013. The non-profit is planning a major expansion this June, by adding over 20 new Vancouver establishments to the Mealshare family of restaurants, including Jamjar South Granville, The Dirty Apron and Bao Down.

For more information about Mealshare, visit www.mealshare.com, become a fan of /MealshareTeam on Facebook and follow @MealshareYVR or @MealshareTeam on Twitter and @mealshare on Instagram.

Hand Crafted Spirits on TSN1410 – The Cascade Room and The Burrard Gimlet

Bartender Justin Taylor at The Cascade Room – Burrard Gimlet

If you been following the Hand Crafted Spirits Show, you may have caught a few segments where Joe Leary and I search for tasty cocktails on TSN1410.  This week we were off for a quick lunch and cocktail sampling in East Van.

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Main Street’s Cascade Room is now home to Justin Taylor, who’s been a fixture behind the bar at places such at the Four Seasons, and recently Boulevard at The Sutton Place Hotel. He impressed us with his Burrard Gimlet and let us in on what the Cascade Room’s been up to this fall.

To catch the AUDIO in this clip

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BURRARD GIMLET

RECIPE

GLASSWARE – Coupe

  • 1.5 oz Gillespie’s Sin Gin
  • 0.5 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 0.5 oz chamomile cordial*
  • 0.75 oz lime juice
  • 3 dashes Bittered Sling Lem Marrakesh
  • 1 pinch Vancouver Island Sea Salt

METHOD

  • Rim half glass with sea salt
  • Combine all ingredients including pinch of sea salt to a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice and shake for 15 seconds
  • Double strain to a half rimmed coupe glass

GARNISH

  • Lime twist
  • Taboo Absinthe mist

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Robbie Burns Night at The Cascade Room

Now this sounds like fun! Even if you’re not part Scottish!

The Cascade Room (2616 Main Street) is marking the occasion of Robert Burns Day (a celebration of the life and poetry of Scottish poet Robert Burns) on Monday, January 25, with a delicious Scottish-inspired evening featuring bagpipes, whisky, haggis and other treats (including deep fried Mars bars!). This is the seventh year The Cascade Room has hosted a Robert Burns’ Night event.

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The celebration will kick off at 6 pm on January 25, with the ‘piping of the haggis,’ which will see local bagpiper Matt Dolan pipe in the haggis with The Cascade Company’s very own Dougie Stewart (bartender from El Camino’s) addressing the Haggis.

A special three-course dinner menu will be on offer throughout the evening: Starter – Cock-a-Leekie Soup; Main – Traditional Haggis with ‘Neeps an’ Tatties; and for dessert — a Deep Fried Mars Bar. The menu is priced at $29 (a la carte available as well).

The evening will feature live Celtic music, perfect for raising a glass from the bar — which will be offering specials from the evening’s sponsor, Glenlivet, along with a cask of Scotch Ale from Main Street Brewing.

Guests are welcome to Robert Burns’ Night at The Cascade Room, on a first come, first served basis.

Halloween on Main Street

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If you are looking for more treats than tricks this Halloween,
The Cascade Room, The Union, El Camino’s and Charlie’s Little Italian are all featuring their Halloween promotions on Saturday, October 31 — with lots of delicios food & drink specials.

Instagramers can also win by dressing up and snapping a picture with one of the restaurants’ scary drink specials (‘shocktails’) and then posting to Instagram, tagged with the corresponding ‘shocktail’ hashtag for each restaurant (i.e #elcaminosshocktails, #unionshocktails, #charliesshocktails, etc.). The restaurants’ followers will vote on the best costume and the winner will receive a $75 gift certificate for a Cascade Company restaurant.

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A Growing Chefs! Harvest Kitchen Party on Sunday, October 4th at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts@

Don’t miss this opportunity to support Growing Chefs all while enjoying delicious food and drinks at PICA! I love these kitchen parties and wouldn’t miss this! Hope to see you there. Tickets $200
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Pacific Institue of Culinary Arts
1505 West 2nd Ave.
This is a 19+ event.

Farms to Forks

For the sixth year in a row, we’re bringing together some of the city’s most prominent chefs and mixologists and the region’s best growers and producers for a fun night of B.C. wine and beer pairings, cocktails, and tasting stations! This year is especially exciting as we are celebrating our 10th anniversary!

Chef Alvin Pilay

TICKETS

Join us on a culinary adventure as guests can wander from kitchen to kitchen and watch the chefs in action. Each chef will be paired with a local B.C. grower and producer to celebrate the best of the season. Throughout the night you’ll get to try dishes from more than fifteen of the city’s best chefs! Each chef station is also paired with a carefully selected B.C. winery. Wine pairings provided by Constellation Brands.

Here’s a sneak preview of just a few of our participating restaurants!

The Acorn
Burdock & Co
Campagnolo Roma
The Cascade Room
Cinara
Culinary Capers Catering
East Van Roasters
Homer St. Cafe and Bar
Los Cuervos Taqueria
Miku Restaurant
Pier 73
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Provence
Supermarine
Tableau Bar Bistro
West

Sponsorship opportunities available for this unique dining event. Email us for more details.

To avoid the service fee, send us an email or call 778-885-1308 to purchase tickets directly from us.

 

 

Carrotmob – The Cascade Room

This is it! The Carrotmob is on, and we are mobbing The Cascade Room with a fabulous “Buycott” in return for going green!

All you have to do, the ONLY thing, is to come down to The Cascade Room on Wednesday JUNE 27th and purchase something – perhaps their cleverly crafted culinary creations or custom cocktails – and EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR spent that Wednesday will be put towards improving the energy efficiency of that shop!

So what is The Cascade Room offering in return for a mob of customers Carrotmob style?
– Replacing their current dishwashers with new energy star models
– Getting an oil filtration system to cut deep-fryer oil use in half while prolonging equipment life (www.vitooil.com)
– Starting an “ask for water” policy to avoid wasting our most valuable resource
– Implementing a composting system to eliminate waste from ending up in a landfill.

Stay tuned for details on the fun prizes and live entertainment that we’ll have lined up for the event!

Hmmm… Drink cocktails to save the planet anyone? 😉

2616 Main Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T3E6

 

Smoking Sausage BBQ Cook-Off

The Mount Pleasant BIA will be hosting The Smoking Sausage BBQ Cook-Off on Saturday, July 30th 2011 from 5 pm to 9 pm in the alley west of Main between Broadway and West 8th Avenue (100 Block E Broadway).  The Event is co-hosted by Livable Laneways and VIVA Vancouver’s PATHS TO PLAZAS Laneway Markets Event Series.

Foodies are invited to sample the unique creations by Burgoo Bistro, The Cascade Room, Hyde Restaurant, The Rumpus Room and Eight ½ Restaurant Lounge and vote on who can take home the bragging rights and trophy.  Reminiscent of back street pedestrian oasis found around the world, though perhaps not until now in Vancouver, the laneway will be transformed for the evening, into an almost lounge-like atmosphere, with music, pop up theatre and a night market.

All sausages will be the creation of Main Street’s own Master Sausage Maker Drews Driessen of D-Original Sausage Co. in accordance with recipes supplied by the participating restaurants. Condiments will enhance the uniqueness of their offering. Cobs Bread is donating all the buns and giving away tasty samples.  Cuppa Joe and Starbucks Coffee will be supplying free coffee.

For a $3 dollar donation you are invited to join in the fun and sample delicious BBQ Sausages from each participating restaurant, while quantities last, with all proceeds going to the Vancouver Food Bank.  Vote for your favourite sausage and you get a chance to win a $25.00 restaurant gift certificate as well as an amazing taste experience.