What’s Good August 17 Edition

What We Are Recommending This August! Summer Fun.

It’s been a busy week so far and it’s only Thursday.  Already we’ve been out to Langley to Central Park Farms to explore sustainably raised meat on the farm cooked by Chef Adrian Beaty,  dined aboard a yacht as a fundraiser for Les Dames d’Escoffier and managed to get some great work outs in as well.  It’s going to be a hot weekend in Vancouver so our fans we will be out if we’re not.


Science World: Alfresco

Science World, in partnership with The Dirty Apron present, Science World: Alfresco! This intimate culinary experience, created by Chef David Robertson and his team from The Dirty Apron, brings you an unforgettable and unique long-table 5-course dinner, served family style. The seasonal menu is rooted in West Coast flavours—with an emphasis on fresh, local, sustainable ingredients and BC wine.

The evening will begin with a signature cocktail and canapés. Guests will be served by Chef David, his team and some of the talented students from his summer camp. In our unique setting, guests will enjoy views of the city beyond False Creek at a long-table dinner on Science World’s stunning Green Roof Terrace.

All proceeds from Science World: Alfresco will benefit Super Science Club, Science World’s after-school science club for inner-city students in grades 1-7. This program aims to reach at-risk children and to inspire a long-term interest in science and technology.

6pm Saturday, August 19 Tickets are $250 per person. Only 125 tickets will be available for this exclusive fundraising event.



Culinary Delicacies. Farmers Market. Fresh Local Garlic at The Garlic Festival – this Sunday from 10am-3pm.

Who doesn’t love garlic? There are more garlic varieties and vendors this year, and lot of chefs for donating their time, talent, and kitchens.  A very short list of some of the businesses and organizations attending this year:
Mogiana Coffee. A Bread Affair. West Coast Seeds. Red Wagon Cafe. Westin Grand. RiverRock Casino. American Grille 

Parking for this year’s festival is in the field at Terra Nova Neighbourhood Park. Head to the Farm and you’ll see flaggers at the intersection of Westminster and Barnard. They’ll direct you to the parking field. Bicycle valet is onsite.


Campagnolo ROMA and Twin Sails Brewing to host collaborative dinner with Toronto chef Nate Middleton

August 25th we will be hosting Toronto chef Nate Middleton to cook a five course dinner with beverages from the always phenomenal Twin Sails Brewing(Port Moody). $100
(Tickets available at http://romaxtoronto.eventbrite.ca)


Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia and the BC Salmon Marketing Council for a celebration WILD SALMON

On August 26th, 2017 from 6-9 pm Enjoy dishes featuring BC wild salmon in collaboration of well-known Canadian chefs who all share a love for the ocean.  TICKETS $49

Lee Cooper, L’Abattoir (Vancouver)
Ryan Bissell, North Arm Farm (Pemberton) and Erin Vickars, Outer Shores Expeditions
Charlotte Langley, Scout Canning (Toronto, ON) with Steve Duyzer, Vancouver Fish Company (Vancouver)
Nathan Middleton, The Home of the Brave (Toronto, ON) with Jesse McMillan, Campagnolo Roma (Vancouver)
Tyler Shedden, The Chase Hospitality Group (Toronto, ON) with Robert Clark, The Fish Counter(Vancouver)
Peter Zambri, Zambri’s (Victoria, BC) with Lucais Syme, Cinara (Vancouver)

Grazing through the food stations and savouring some BC Salmon Safe wines, from Culmina Family Estate WineryCovert Farms Family EstateHaywire Winery at Okanagan Crush Pad,Sage Hills Estate Winery, and Tinhorn Creek Vineyards you will be participating in the only outdoor high-end event celebrating BC wild salmon, donated by Aero Trading.

Our band for the night is Don Hardy Blues’ Quartet. Thank you to  sponsors A&B Party Time Rentals, and Light Knights.


Chef Lee Cooper, L’Abattoir BBQ Salmon with Sesame Seeds and Dashi Glaze 
Chef Jesse McMillan, Campagnolo Roma and Chef Nathan Middleton, The Home of the Brave Smoked Salmon Johnny Cake with Savoury Whipped Cream, Maple Syrup and Chives
Chef Lucais Symes, Cinara and Chef Peter Zambri, Zambri’s Cured Salmon, on top of risotto with pickled field cucumber.
Chef Ryan Bissell, North Arm Farm and Chef Erin Vickars, Outer Shores Expeditions Poached Salmon with North Arm Farm Produce and Fregola Sarda Pasta Salad
Chef Robert Clark, The Fish Counter and Chef Tyler Shedden, Chase Hospitality Group Soy Cured Salmon Pickled quail egg, roe, oyster emulsion, sea beans, toasted nori
Chef John McManus, The Vancouver Fish Company and Chef Charlotte Langley, Scout Canning Salmon Poke Bowl Seaweed Salad, Pickled Ginger, Wasabi Mayonnaise, Baby Kale, Carrots, Cucumber and Radishes 

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Farm To Table Dinner With Chef Kai Letner, Third Street Foods and Popular Grove Winery

This will be all sorts of delicious! The event will be a 5-course menu, farm to table with all product will be sourced through Southlands Heritage Farms, where the event is held. The menu will be paired with wine, all sourced through Poplar Grove Winery.  August 27th, 2017 and it will be from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. at Southland Heritage Farm (6767 Balaclava St, Vancouver BC). $90 a person with wine included.  Tickets.