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Where To Take Your Dad This Father’s Day

Events For You And Dad For Father’s Day

It seems people tend to plan a little further ahead for Mom, but good old Dad doesn’t seem to mind more last minute plans. I’m still getting emails on events that aren’t yet sold out, so here’s a few for you should you not have decided on where to celebrate your Father this Father’s Day. Sadly mine is in Kelowna, and Michael’s on the Island, so we’ll have to celebrate and give hugs later, but we’re still crashing Chef Juno Kim’s event, and going farther-less. Hope no one minds, but the deal was too good!

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 Chef Juno Kim’s 6-course menu for Father’s Day

We just bought tickets to this even though we are going fatherless as it sounded so good! Sunday, June 18th there’s still room at 1:15 pm for brunch at Field & Social. Inspired by staff meal and dim-sum style feasts, Chef Juno Kim will be creating a tasty 6-course menu meant to be shared and served as the dishes are ready. His cuisine focuses on using high-quality, ethical ingredients with bold flavours and balance in mind. Doug Stephen of Merchants Workshop will be tending the bar with a limited, but thoughtful menu.

Sourdough tartine with coppa, grilled beets, pickled carrots, goat cheese
Cucumber medley with buttermilk, leek ash, prosciutto oil
Triple cooked potatoes with cheddar espuma, egg yolk gel, nasturtiums
Crêpes with 63° egg, rhubarb, pickled ramps, crispy cheese bits
Fresh chorizo with Easter egg radish, spring herbs, prosciutto gremolata
Macerated early summer fruits with spruce tip yogurt, toasted rice tuile, white chocolate

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Well Seasoned BBQ Class June 18th, 2017 12:00 PM

Learn BBQ skills with House of Q while sipping on three of BC’s local brewing companies – Dogwood Brewing, Red Arrow & Raven’s Moon, who will be featured as BBQ Brian grills up a paired menu that includes :

  • Carne Asada Tacos,
  • Chicken Lollipops with a Raspberry Glaze
  • Savoury Stuffed French Toast – and yes it involves BACON…and the BBQ.

Seating is limited. Buy your voucher online, or call the store 604.530.1518 to reserve your space!

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Glass House Estate Winery & Well Seasoned

Father’s Day Weekend: June 17th & 18th 12PM-6PM.

The Glass House Estate Winery is located in South Langley, and is a perfect setting for a Sunday afternoon with the important men in your life! Well Seasoned will be cooking up a delicious feast all day long! Spend a delicious day with Dad at Glass House Estate Winery enjoying local food, sipping fantastic local wine and hopefully soaking up the Fraser Valley sunshine!

Grilled Wild BC Salmon with a Summer Salad of Quinoa, Fresh Herbs & Vegetables with Grilled Focaccia Bread – or -Grilled, Sliced Alberta Sirloin with Blue Cheese Butter served with Chopped Vegetable Salad with house made BBQ Ranch Dressing and Grilled Focaccia Bread (Vegetarian Options also available) &Homemade Cheesecake with Fresh Berries for Dessert.
For the kids (under 10): Bonetti’s All Beef Hotdog, Kettle Chips and Juice

Join us at Glass House for this special event! Tickets are $40 per person and must be pre-purchased.

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Father’s Day at Flying Pig and Wild Tale

Father’s Day Brunch Special at The Flying Pig: Steak and Eggs – 5oz “AAA” Sirloin, 2 Free Run Eggs, hollandaise, hash browns and toast — $18

Father’s Day Prime Rib Dinner at The Flying Pig: 
Slow roasted “AAA” prime rib, garlic mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and au jus — $30 per person

Three locations:  168 Hamilton Street, Yaletown, 102 Water Street, Gastown, 127 West 2nd Avenue, Olympic Village,
www.theflyingpigvan.com

Father’s Day Brunch Special at WildTale: Braised Beef Short Rib Benny with Lobster hollandaise $17.50

Surf & Turf Sunday for Father’s Day Dinner at WildTale:
28-day-aged “AAA” beef, creamy mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and au jus, with one of the following: Caribbean Lobster Tail, Grilled Jumbo Prawn Skewer, Scallop Skewer a la Plancha, or our Pan-Seared Prawn & Scallop Combo — $24.95 per person

1079 Mainland Street, Yaletown www.wildtale.ca

Drink special at all restaurants: Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Scotch – $6 glasswildebeest3

Treat Dad to an epic meal at Wildebeest!

Father’s Day is fast approaching and Wildebeest is the restaurant your dad wants to be taken to this Sunday, June 18th – brunch or dinner! At brunch, we’ll serve him delicious house-made sausages & thick-cut bacon, bone marrow & eggs, cocktails aplenty, and our already-famous Wildebeest brunch. For dinner, we’ll spoil him with bison carpaccio, seared scallops & pork belly, roasted elk loin, and a bone-in ribeye that’s considered by many to be the very best steak in Vancouver. With excellent wines, beers, and award-winning cocktails to pair, there’s really no better way to celebrate and spend some time with your dad.

Father’s Day Brunch served from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Dinner service starting at 5:00 pm.

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Dads Rule the Roost at H2 Rotisserie & Bar on Sunday, June 18

The Westin Bayshore’s vibrant new H2 Rotisserie & Bar is giving props to Pops by launching its Sunday Supper Series on June 18 with a Father’s Day Feast. This family-friendly meal will be featured every Sunday from 5:30 pm onward. Each Father’s Day Feast is designed for two people for $27 per person:

Starter: H2’s signature cheesy bread.
Main: full rotisserie chicken with jus, buttermilk and chive mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, and roasted carrots.
Dessert: dessert plate, featuring potted chocolate mousse with cookie crumble, house-made s’mores, gelato and salted caramel popcorn cheesecake.

Dad, and his adult kids might enjoy a flight of four 5-oz. craft beers for an additional $9 per person, or a choice of three 3-oz. pours of BC wine for $16.

H2 Rotisserie & Bar The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver 1601 Bayshore Drive Reservations: 604.691.6966 or online.

Mother’s Day To Do’s In Vancouver

Where to Treat Your Mom on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the busiest day for restaurants in the year, so make sure you get organized and book a table soon. AND! Happy Mother’s Day to my mother, Suzanne and my mother-in-law Bev, if you two were in town I promise we’d take you out!

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The Westin Bayshore brunch feature on Sunday, May 14

What better way to say “Thanks, Mom” than brunch at the Westin Bayshore’s new H2 Rotisserie & Bar where the rotisserie keeps slowly turning, transforming chicken into the divine dish that is H2’s signature.

The brunch features all kinds of other items Moms are sure to adore, as well as games and contests for children, gifts for all mothers, special Mother’s Day cocktails, and live music. And because Moms are always thinking about other people, at this event, children under the age of five eat for free, and The Westin Bayshore is donating 5 per cent of its Mother’s Day brunch sales to the BC Women’s Foundation.

Mother’s Day at H2 Rotisserie & Bar
The Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver Sunday, May 14 Menu and more details:
Two seatings: 11:30 am and 1:30 pm
Cost: $70 per adult, $35 for children 6 – 12
Reservations: 604.682.3377
dimsumSai Woo Dim Sum Brunch & Bubbles and a A 2 hour Chinatown Walking Tour

Join local Historian Judy Lam Maxwell  for a dim sum brunch and bubbles and then a walking tour through Vancouver’s Chinatown. Call 604-568-1117 or doyou@saiwoo.ca for reservations $75 pp.

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Mother’ Day at Well Seasoned in Langley

Join Well Seasoned for Brunch! Mother’s Day brunch class starts at 11 AM. Mimosas’s and Duck Confit…need we say more?  View the full menu here! Still looking for the perfect gift? Why not get Mom a beautiful gift basket? or a cooking class voucher? cooking class calendar here.

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Celebrate Mom with Bauhaus & BC Women’s Hospital Foundation

Bauhaus will be donating 5% of food sales on Sunday, May 14th, so you can treat Mom and help women and babies across British Columbia. Enjoy a 3 course menu for the event, available only this Sunday.

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Bubbles and Oysters for Mom this Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 14
WildTale and The Flying Pig (Gastown, Yaletown, Olympic Village) are offering the following to all Mom’s on Mother’s Day, during brunch hours:

WildTale
Brunch Hours: 11 am to 3 pm
Mother’s Day promo: Half-Price 1 dozen Chef’s Choice Oysters
Half-Price bottles of Prosecco and $20 GC (valid May 15 – June 15)

The Flying Pig
Brunch Hours: 10 am to 3 pm
Mother’s Day promo: Complimentary glass of Prosecco for every Mom

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Mother‘s Day Brownies at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

In honour of Mother’s Day, Rocky Mountain Flatbread will be treating all the moms who visit our Vancouver restaurants for lunch, brunch or dinner to a complimentary warm double chocolate brownie! ​

mothers dayMother’s Day at Cibo

In honour of Mother’s Day, Cibo Trattoria will be offering an extended brunch service from 8 am to 3 pm. The new a-la-carte brunch menu features a variety of sweet and savoury dishes including classic breakfast fare (whole grain and nut granola, vegetable frittata, panettone French toast) and seasonal Mother’s Day specials such as spaghetti carbonara with house-cured lamb bacon and Triangle Sound halibut with parmesan polenta and asparagus.

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Dirty Apron Mothers Day Breakfast in Bed For Two Kit

Pick up your pre-ordered* Breakfast in Bed For Two Kit ($115) on Saturday, and surprise mom first thing on Sunday morning! The gourmet kit includes Belgian Waffles served with seasonal fruit compote and fruit salad, a mini bottle of Noble maple syrup, a decadent Mink ‘Girls Favourite’ Chocolate Bar and mimosa fixings- a small bottle of organic Villa Teresa prosecco and Chaser’s orange juice. And to make you look really, really good, the kit also includes a beautiful small succulent plant as well as a Rifle Paper Co. Greeting Card.  *Pre-orders only- all orders will need to have been placed by 3pm on Friday, May 12th. Availability only while quantities last. In-store pick-up on Saturday afternoon, May 13th.  Pre-Order Now

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Mother’s Day at Wildebeest

At brunch, Wildebeest will serve her delicious avocado toast, thick-cut bacon, bone marrow & eggs, fresh oysters, mimosas aplenty, and their watermelon negroni slushie. For dinner, seared scallops, bison carpaccio, line-caught halibut, and a bone-in ribeye that’s considered by many to be the very best steak in Vancouver. With excellent wines, beers, and award-winning cocktails to pair, Mom will be thrilled. Tables available at www.wildebeest.ca.

Golden Dumpling Cook Off and Derby August 12!

Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie and Here There present Vancouver’s Golden Dumpling Cook Off!

The Cookoff returns August 9th! Refreshments are by Red Truck Brewery, restaurants will plate fresh takes on the filling-and-wrapper format. An expert panel of judges will taste their way through entries from 17 restaurants battling to fill, wrap, steam and fry their way to the top. The victorious challenger wins full bragging rights and claims the legendary Golden Dumpling trophy.

PURCHASE HERE for $55!

Festival-goers won’t want to miss the Dumpling Derby, when prizes are awarded to hungry competitors in a vicious eating contest. During separate men’s and women’s heats of two suspenseful minutes each, eight men and eight women gulp down dozens of dumplings. The winner of each category is declared the Golden Dumpling Eating Champion, and both take home a coveted prize.

Competitors include Cinara, Pidgin, Sai Woo, Tableau, Cibo Trattoria, Wildebeest, La Mezcaleria, Gyoza Bar, Bestie, Au Comptoir, Maenam, The Union, Annalena, Chicha, Harvest, The Acorn, Fable Kitchen and Cafe Medina.

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It’s all going down August 9th at the Food Truck Festival grounds!
*This event is rain or shine, no refunds shall be issued on tickets purchased 

Craft Beer at Wildebeest

WildebeestbeerOn Tuesday, June 3rd join Wildebeest in celebrating Vancouver Craft Beer Week with a six-course French-Canadian menu complete with accompanying paired pours from Quebec’s Le Trou du Diable, Dieu du Ciel, and Les Trois Mousquetaires microbrasseries. Brewmaster Isaac Tremblay of Le Trou du Diable will also be in attendance, giving guests the opportunity to indulge in and discuss some additional special edition beers from his celebrated microbrewery.

Tickets for this event are limited and on sale for $99 each, which includes a six-course dinner and six unique craft beer pairings. To secure a ticket and select a seating time please purchase online.

Spring Pea Soup
Shredded ham hock, spring herbs

Le Trou du Diable ‘La Saison du Tracteur’ – Farmhouse Ale

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Beef Tartare
White anchovy, quail egg, fried potato

Les Trois Mousquetairs ‘Série Signature Sticke Alt’ – Altbier

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Charred Octopus
Wild ramps, French vermouth, green olives, lardo

Le Trou du Diable ‘La Shawinigan Handshake’ – Weizen Bock

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Smoked Beef Tongue
Local asparagus, oyster vinaigrette, confit orange

Dieu du Ciel ‘Dernière Volonté’ – Belgian IPA

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‘Sticky’ Lamb Tourtière
Sweetbreads, collard greens, beet relish, cherry chutney

Lest Trois Mousquetaires ‘Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique’ – Baltic Porter

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Poor Man’s Pudding
Maple syrup, pecan ice cream

Dieu du Ciel ‘Péché Mortel’ – Imperial Coffee Stout

ABOUT WILDEBEEST
Located at 120 West Hastings St. in Gastown, Wildebeest is open daily from 5pm to 12am, and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations can be made by phoning the restaurant at 604-687-6880 or online. For more information visit www.wildebeest.ca.

Wildebeest and Craft Beer from Four Winds

four windsCraft beer and excellent food! Come celebrate pre-release of some great new beers from Four Winds Brewing with a delicious five-course dinner created by the talented kitchen team at Wildebeest. March 26, 2014 eat@wildebeest.ca

Crispy Pig Neck & Rinds, Elderflower Mayonnaise, Pine Salt
Four Winds Juxtapose IPA

Rabbit Rillettes, Orange Blossom & Wood Sorrel, Country Bread
Four Winds Pale Ale

Seaweed-Roasted Halibut, Steamed Clams, Puffed Rice, Pilsner
Four Winds ‘Nectarous’ Northwest Sour

Braised Fraser Valley Lamb Shank, Locally-Roasted Coffee, Celeriac
Four Winds Oat Stout

Salted Caramel Donuts
Four Winds Belgian Triple

Meditations on a Tamworth Pig with Kurtis Kolt Wildebeest and Waldorf Wine

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On Wednesday, March 12th at 7:00pm, Kurtis Kolt, Waldorf Wine Group and Gastown’s Wildebeest present a tour of Old World, terroir-driven wines.

The Wildebeest kitchen team look forward to presenting the unique, heritage breed Tamworth pig by way of their adventurous nose-to-tail, contemporary country cooking.

$99 per person, including tax and gratuity. Reservations eat@wildebeest.ca

“Meditations on a Tamworth Pig” Menu

An Homage
Head cheese & greens meet Saumur les Pouches 2012 Chenin Blanc

An Introspection of Innards – The Suite of Beautiful Losers
An assiette combines liver, kidney, heart & pork belly to join a Spanish and Italian coalition of Sola Fred 2010 Montsant and Coltibuono Cancelli 2011 Toscana Rosso

“In 4/4 Time”
Step over to the volcanic Sicilian soils of Fina Vini’s 2012 Nero d’Avola for stuffed trotter of chicken and pork tongue mousse, black olive and pork rind crumb

The Dark Muse – Cracked Earth and Broken Bone
Frontaura 2005 Crianza of Toro, Spain acts as matador to pork shank on fermented oats

Lyrical Ascent
Sirloin roasted on the bone with beignet of brain, graced by Bordeaux royalty; Chateau l’Argilus du Roi 2009 of St Estephe

A Haiku from Blood
Dark chocolate and black pudding sorbet, meringue of elderflower paired with Armajan des Ormes 2011 Sauternes

Where to Ring in 2014 – Vancouver

lumberjackNow that we’ve almost got Christmas out of the way, it is time to think about New Year’s Eve plans.  While I have spent the last few years at home (don’t worry not ALONE) there’s a few spots that are VERY tempting and I may just hit the town this year (WATCH OUT).  Here’s a few I’d consider and you should too.

Mamie Taylors

The unusual theme of Lumberjack and Ballerina-themed ball at Mamie Taylors is sure to be unusual if nothing else.  Head to Chinatown and enjoy music, dancing, entertainment, hot and cold canapés, and an open bar (yikes)  with select cocktails, wine, ale and spirits.  Night starts and 8:30 pm and tickets are $100 all in. *Fancy lumberjack and ballerina dress encouraged but not required.* Tickets – 604-620-8818, 251 E. Georgia Street,  Vancouver ron@mamietaylors.ca

Fable

One of my very favourite Vancouver spots, Fable, is doing what they call an Inspiration Dinner.  A 5 course meal created by Chef Geoff Rogers featuring items that have inspired him throughout his career. Tickets are $125/person for the meal, which includes all tax & gratuities. Beverages extra and there are suggested pairings if you are indecisive. Long tables, 8pm doors, 8:30 dinner commences. Dinner  complete before midnight, stay on and ring in the New Year! Tickets 604-732-1322

A Preview:
Course1: Curry Cauliflower Soup
Course2: Bison Tartar
Course3: Ox-tongue Rueben Salad
Course4: Foie-ffles
Course5: ‘Coffee & Doughnuts’

salmon oystesrShangri-La Hotel – MARKET

New Year’s Eve Dinner – For the early birds, enjoy a three-course festive brunch for $49 per person, or a four-course tasting menu for $88 per person, available from 5pm to 7pm. For those who want to ring in the New Year in style, a six-course tasting menu is$168 per person, including a flute of champagne and party favours. New Year’s celebration seatings available December 31 from 9pm to 10pm.

 

6 Course Tasting Menu $168 per Person

AMUSE
Comte Cheese Fritters
Salmon and Oyster Tartar
Horseradish and lemon
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Sea Bream sashimi on Warm Black Truffle Garlic Toast
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Foie Gras Brulee, Kumquat Confiture and Orange Liqueur Gelee
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Slowly Cooked Sable Fish, Potato “Noodles” With Crème Fraîche, Vodka and Caviar
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Beef Tenderloin, Miso Butter and Roasted Brussel Sprouts
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Champagne Truffle Cake with Orange Mirror
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Mignardises and Truffles
Coffee or Tea

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Executive Chef Wesley Young presents a four-course menu with optional complementary (not to be confused with complimentary) wine pairings. Tickets for this event are $69 each, with curated wine pairings available for an additional $69 – quite a deal for this calibre of food. Call 604-687-6880.

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gastbyRosewood Hotel Georgia – The Gatsby New Year’s Eve Lobby Party

If you really want to real party, but stay classy, try a roaring twenties-inspired New Year’s Eve Bash. Entertainment includes The Malcolm Aiken Trio, Pandora & The Locksmiths and Skylab sounds, they’ll be burlesque, cabaret entertainers, a caviar bar, liquid nitrogen oyster station, midnight countdown and more. Doors open at 8:30 pm with tickets priced at $149 per person. Tables are available for an extra $75 per person, and VIP tables for an additional $2,000. www.rosewoodhotelgeorgia.com or 604.673.7031

forage8Listel Hotel and Forage

The Listel Hotel & Forage Restaurant have THE DEAL for you.  Get a $75  credit and enjoy a fabulous food and fizz in Forage when you reserve a deluxe Gallery Floor Room or Artist Series Suite AND

•    A $75 credit towards your room rate;
•    50% off overnight parking ($18 value);
•    Two glasses of BC bubbles at midnight;
•    Reception-style food in Forage from 10pm onwards featuring live, local music;
•    Late check-out @ 1:00 pm.
Additional Nights at $50 per night.
$199 based on single or double occupancy. Taxes and gratuities not included.
604 684.8461, email reservations@thelistelhotel.com, or click here.

2014NYE at CIBO 

Enjoy a 5 course dinner at Cibo Trattoria this New Year’s.

Seatings

First
$89/person
From 5 pm enjoy a limited a la carte and the special NYE menu.
Wine pairings also available.

Second
$109/person
From 9 pm – Ring in the New Year in Grand Style – Your evening includes:
Our special NYE menu
House made aperitif upon arrival (Barkeep Lauren’s amazing limoncello)
Flute of Champagne at midnight (the real stuff – sabred by Wine Director Steve Edwards)

5 Course Menu

local oyster, ikura caviar, lemon

bruschetta of buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto di san daniele, rapini, parmigianno
or
beef carpaccio, pickled ramps, horseradish, celery hearts, pecorino brillo

fresh spaghetti in brodo, rock cod, chili, garlic, parsley
or
risotto of foraged mushrooms, garlic, thyme, butter, parmigianno

pan-seared qualicum bay scallops, slow cooked fennel,
green chili and lemon zest salsa
or
grilled 45 day aged rib of beef, smashed root vegetables,
horseradish, aged balsamic

vanilla panna cotta, preserved summer plums
or
flourless chocolate cake, crème fraiche

supplements
add black winter truffle $25 /5 grams
add seared foie gras $25 /30 grams

604.602.9570

nyeUva Wine Bar 

At Uva Wine Bar, celebrate NYE New Orleans style with  indulgent party favours,the James Danderfer Trio, mardi-gras beads, southern cocktails flowing, and passed midnight treats. $40 tickets

Sponsored by Southern Comfort, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, El Jimador Tequila, Finlandia Vodka and Woodford Reserve Bourbon

Wild Rice

New Year’s Eve Dumpling Platter for Two $40
2 glasses of Backyard Vineyards Brut
Duck Confit Potstickers
Siu Mai
Spring Rolls
Vegetable Potstickers

Seatings –  5 to 10:30 p.m. 604-642-2882

Quang DangWEST Restaurant
Chef Quang Dang prepares for a special five-course tasting menu, with wine pairings available, for what may be the most civilized New Year’s Eve gathering in town.

MUSE

LIGHTLY CURED LANGLEY TROUT
BELGIAN ENDIVE, ORANGE, DILL VINAIGRETTE
OR
KALE AND BRUSSEL SPROUT CAESAR
DOUBLE SMOKED BACON, ANCHOVY, BRIOCHE CROUTONS
OR
POACHED PEAR AND CHICKEN LIVER
AGASSIZ FROMAGE FRAIS, HAZELNUTS, RED WINE GASTRIQUE

CHORIZO STUFFED HONEY MUSSELS
SAFFRON, SALMON CAVIAR, CREME FRAICHE
OR
CELERIAC SOUP
TOASTED ALMONDS, TARRAGON, HONEY
OR
SPICED OXTAIL BROTH
BASIL, FIELD PEAS, VEAL TONGUE

DIVER CAUGHT SCALLOP
CELERIAC IN TEXTURES, CARAMELIZED ONIONS, MAPLE JELLY
OR
BIODYNAMIC RISOTTO
BUTTERNUT SQUASH, ALMONDS, SAGE, BLACK TRUFFLE
OR
DOUBLE STUFFED RAVIOLI
FILLED WITH MUSHROOMS, SPINACH AND TRUFFLES, CHIVE BUTTER SAUCE

BLACK PEPPER CRUSTED BEEF STRIPLOIN
BRAISED BRISKET, YUKON GOLD POTATO PAVE, COGNAC JUS
OR
FRASER VALLEY RACK OF PORK
SALT BAKED BEETROOT, COUS COUS, APPLE MOSTARDA
OR
MILK POACHED SMOKED SABLEFISH
PARSNIPS IN TEXTURES, TARRAGON-CELERY JUS
OR
BUTTERNUT SQUASH GNOCCHI
BURRATA, WILD MUSHROOMS, TRUFFLED THYME GEL

CHAI SPICED SQUASH CREME BRULEE
CRISPY CREPE, APPLE ICE CREAM
OR
FROZEN BANANA EGGNOG PARFAIT
POMEGRANATE BARLEY PUDDING
OR
CHOCOLATE CARAMEL TART
GINGERSNAP ICE CREAM, VANILLA CARAMEL CREAM

PETIT FOUR

98 PER PERSON  604 738 8938

nye2Maenam

Head to Thailand this New Year’s Eve with Maenam’s  four-course dinner. Inspired by the flavours of Southeastern Asia, Chef Angus An’s celebratory menu features a selection of original creations alongside classic Maenam favourites. NYE celebrations may also  include exotic cocktails or wine pairings.

$60 per person. A vegetarian menu is also available. (604) 730-5579.

FIRST COURSE

crab and pomelo betal leaf wrap
miang buo served with ikura, lime dice and ginger
or
chicken and prawn in golden egg nets

latiang
caramelized shredded coconut, kaffir lime leaf, coriander

SECOND COURSE

hot and sour beef soup
dom yum neua
braised shank, Asian celery, fried garlic
or
hot and sour tamarind soup of grilled salmon
tom gati plah
coconut cream, tamarind and green mango

MAIN COURSE

(for parties of 2 choose 1 salad, 1 stir fry, and 1 curry)

green mango salad with crispy soft shell crab
yum mamuang buo
toasted cashew nuts, sliced green mangos, lime zest
or
roasted pork salad
yum moo yang
chilli jam, crackling, young lotus

stir-fried lobster with black pepper
pad gung lobster
holy basil, fried half lobster, spicy and aromatic
or
stir-fried baby back ribs
pad prik king moo
wild ginger, green peppercorn, 3 flavour sauce

red curry of duck leg
geng pbet raised leg, kaffir rich curry, Thai basil
or
southern style seafood curry
geng gati
kaffir lime zest, young coconut, crab, mussels, lingcod

SWEETS

“affogato”
our version of ice coffee, served with crumble, vanilla milk
and condensed milk ice cream
or
Thai iced tea pannacotta
cashew praline, kalamansi jelly, orange dice

pentolaLa Pentola della Quercia

NYE menu will feature both family style platters and individual dishes. Highlights include a glass of Moet & Chandon Champagne upon arrival, caviar, vitello tonnato, lobster ravioli, Icelandic heritage breed lamb and celebratory dolci.

EARLY SEATING (5pm-8pm)
$55 per person*
7 course menu
Does not include champagne or caviar.

LATE SEATING (9pm-Late)
$90 per person*
10 course menu.

Call (604) 642-0557
info@lapentola.ca

For more information please call 604-694-2103 or emailinfo@lapentola.ca.
*tax & gratuity not included

OPUS HOTEL NYE sleep over rates from $289.Reserve Now

burdockBURDOCK & CO PRESENTS A SPARKLING NATURALIST WINE NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER

Ring in the New Year at Burdock & Co with a bright and bubbly four-course naturalist wine-focused dinner with an organic, locally-sourced menu by chef Andrea Carlson. With two seatings—6PM and 9PM—the dinner highlights a curated selection of unadulterated bubblies. Franck Peillot sparkling, Domaine Rolet Crémant du Jura Rosé, Camillo Donati Lambrusco and Marchesi di Gresy Moscato d’Asti la Serra are among the wines making an appearance at this exclusive celebratory dinner.

The four-course meal is priced at $65 per guest, with naturalist bubbly pairings available for an additional $45.

604-879-0077

December 31, 2013
First Seating: 6PM
Second Seating: 9PM
$65 per guest, or add $45 with wine pairings

SPARKLING WINES PRODUCED BY:
Franck Peillot Montagnieu Brut
Domaine Rolet Crémant du Jura Rosé
Camillo Donati Lambrusco
Marchesi di Gresy Moscato d’Asti la Serra

Wildebeest Hosts Cocktail-Paired Dinner

sc_candleclub_nov2013_b_FINALNow this is sounds delish! GLV

Wildebeest partners with The Social Concierge and Absolut Elyx to present exclusive candlelit single-origin dinner

On Monday, December 9th, 2013 at 6:00pm, in partnership with The Social Concierge and Absolut Elyx, Gastown’s Wildebeest presents ‘Candlelight Club’, a single origin dinner showcasing the winter bounty of Salt Spring Island. Experience a true candlelit dining experience as Chef Wesley Young orchestrates an intimate 5-course dinner with craft cocktail pairings by award-winning bartender Josh Pape. Illuminated solely by the light of hundreds of candles, guests can expect to experience Wildebeest’s award-winning dining room as never been seen before, with live jazz by Rosie & Jugheads accompanying this evening of local and seasonally inspired dining.

Guests can expect a custom menu featuring the best of Salt Spring Island producers. Items such as hay-roasted carrots with slow poached egg, Montaña cheese and crispy spelt; Salt Spring Island mussels with brassicas, whey sauce and wild herbs, and whole roasted lamb with glazed Hakuri turnips pine-roasted celeriac and toasted wheatberry will be paired with compelling cocktails including a Roasted Fennel ‘vesper’, a Wildebeest ‘wine cooler’, and the ‘Beetlejuice’. Ingredients specially-sourced from the likes of Foxglove Farm, Ruckle Heritage Farms and Salt Spring Island Cheese Co. take centre stage on this innovative menu.

Tickets for this event are limited and on sale for $99 each, which includes a 5-course dinner, craft cocktail pairings, tax and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased online.

Wildebeest presents: Candlelight Club in partnership with: The Social Concierge & Absolut Elyx

SaltSpring Island oyster shot, chilled Absolut Elyx

Roasted Fennel ‘Vesper’
Hay-roasted carrots, slow-poached egg, Montaña cheese, crispy spelt
Foxglove Farm, SaltSpring Island Cheese Co.

Wildebeest ‘Wine Cooler’
SaltSpring Island mussels, grilled & raw brassicas, whey sauce, wild herbs
Garry Oaks Winery, Local SaltSpring Farmers, SaltSpring Island Cheese Co.

The ‘Beetlejuice’
Whole-roasted lamb, glazed Haikuri turnips, pine-roasted celeriac, toasted wheatberry
Ruckle Heritage Farm, Local SaltSpring Farmers, Foxglove Farm

‘Thyme’ For A Pear
Wildebeest ‘cheesecake’, quince sorbet, crumble
Foxglove Farm

ABOUT WILDEBEEST
Located at 120 West Hastings St. in Gastown, Wildebeest is open for dinner nightly from 5pm to 12am, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations can be made by phoning the restaurant at 604-687-6880 or online. For more information visit www.wildebeest.ca.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Shannon Heth-Vergette
Heth PR
T: 604-897-1808
E: shannon@hethpr.com

Savour Magazine – Wildebeest

Wildebeest-interiorHead over to Savour Magazine to read my article on Wildebeest.

Vancouver has bought fully into the concept of nose to tail eating and Wildebeest’s timing couldn’t be better.  This east side restaurant’s menu is heavy on the meat side of the equation and is serving up tasty bits of animal along with excellent cocktails and fantastic service in a room that is both comfortable and classy.  Recent expansions to the menu include the addition of a few more seafood dishes, and there are a few options in the veggie department too.

Read entire article here

David Gunawan – Wildebeest – Gold Medal Plates

#goldmedalplates Chefs from across British Columbia will meet in Vancouver Friday November 16, 2012 at the Vancouver Gold Medal Plates Canadian Culinary Championships.  The winner will move on to compete at the National Championships (Kelowna February 8/9, 2013) I sent them some questions prior to the challenge. Here are the answers from David Gunawan of Wildebeest.

Where did you first learn to cook?

College as an amateur cook, out of necessity. Professionally at a Sushi Restaurant in Lafayette, Indiana.

What ingredient(s) can’t you live without?

Vinegar, Salt, Citrus

 What are the most essential tools for cooking?

Sharp Knives

What’s your go-to comfort food?

Grandfather’s soy braised pork belly.

Who are you dream dinner companions?

The late Charles Bukoswki.

What is the dish/dishes your restaurant is known for? (e.g. short ribs, radishes, olives)

olives

lamb tar tar

shortribs

halibut

Who will assist you on the big night?

Brigitte Guerrin, one of my chefs.