What’s Good September 13 Edition

What’s Should Be On Your Agenda This Week

How’s your September going? There’s a certain crispness in the air and signs of fall are rapidly appearing around here and I’m not sure whether to wear a sundress or a sweater these days.  Although I’m usually at a loss when if comes to fashion, though. We have a decent week ahead. We’re checking out the new happy hour at Slickity Jim’s on Main Street tonight and  then off to see Angels In America, there’s an Art Show with Bombay Saphire tomorrow night and I am working on my photography skills (or lack thereof) in a photo workshop this weekend with Juno Kim.  The big news though is the Les Dames d’Escoffier’s Culinary Garage Sale this Sunday, as we’ve been working on this for a while and it’s looking like I want to buy everything that’s been donated.  I promise to leave things for others and resist adding to my already crowded home! My marriage could be at stake if I break this one.

culinary marketplaceLes Dames d’Escoffier, BC Chapter Culinary Garag Sale & Market Place Sunday, September 17th / 11am – 3pm Parking Lot, The Lazy Gourmet 1605 West 5TH Avenue, Vancouver

This is the garage sale you need to be at if you are a foodie, think you might be one, or want to be one. New and used baking supplies, kitchen equipment and kitchen tools for home and professional kitchens;  China, glassware, platters and various culinary items; Hard to find collectibles include a major donation from Major the Gourmet, which includes Martha Sturdy Show pieces;  New, used, signed and limited edition cookbooks and culinary magazines from the collections of some of Canada’s finest chefs and much more! Market opens at 11:00 am rain or shine. Proceeds to Les Dames d’Escoffier Scholarship fund and outreach programs, which includes Project Chef and Growing Chefs.

Donations: Collections, equipment in good working condition, kitchen tools and cookbooks gratefully accepted between 4 pm and 6 pm Thursday, Sept 14th and Friday, September 16th in the parking lot, Lazy Gourmet, pickups available on special request. Enquiries to info@lesdames.ca


Vij’s and Krug Champagne are pairing up to host an exclusive event on Vij’s Rooftop next week

To celebrate the launch of the annual Krug cookbook (not available in stores), Vikram Vij is hosting a five-course, Krug-paired dinner on
Wednesday September 20th, 2017 from 6:30pm. This is a one-of-a-kind event.

The Krug cookbook is an exclusive publication that each year focusses on a single ingredient and a Chef represents a whole country. This year, the ingredient is mushrooms, and Vikram Vij is Canada’s representative. Enjoy specially-prepared Vij’s dishes paired with Krug champagnes, including the exquisite Brut Grande Cuvee. You will also receive a copy of this collector’s item publication.

Tickets are EXTREMELY limited and are available for $300 each. Email cory@vijs.ca to book.


Summer Wine Down On Grouse Mountain – Friday, September 15, 2017

Celebrate the end of summer, birthdays and other special moments at Grouse Mountain’s Summit’s end of Summer Wine Down dinner paired with the sounds of an elegant jazz trio. Guests will receive a special set menu, carefully crafted by chef Jessy Ash, alongside delicious wines from Hester Creek, narrated by winemaker Rob Summers.

*Please note, that regular Mountain Music will be on the Summit Lodge Patio featuring Cam Salay and will take place from 6-8pm.

Dinner Prices: Passholder $89.99*
Adult Non-Passholder $121.45* (including discounted lift ticket)
To book: contact Guest Services at 604-892-2551

angelsAngels in America – A MASTERPIECE OF LOVE AND REDEMPTION Until October 8th

Witness the soaring conclusion to the acclaimed play that asks us what we do for those we love. Perestroika is a revolution against the politics and prejudice in the 1980s as the AIDS epidemic rages on, and the characters wrestle with their ideologies and an angel looking for an answer. In the centre of it all is Prior Walter, a man in a world of peril who chooses to live in his light. Tickets.

Running time: Approx. 3 hours and 50 minutes, including two intermissions “Funny, heartbreaking, poetic, and knowing” —Variety


September 16th! An immersive Mexican cultural experience, in the heart of downtown Vancouver Food ✩ Drinks ✩ Music ✩ Film ✩ Arts & Crafts ✩ Shopping ✩ More

At Market Mexico attendees can expect to be transported to on the sights and sounds of a real Mexican-style market. Attendees will be able to enjoy market staples such as tacos, tortas, and elotes (Mexican corn); indulge in sweet treats like horchata, pastries, and churros; sip on aguas frescas, agave spirits, and micheladas in the cantina; and purchase Mexican-inspired artisanal items, dried goods, and produce. In addition to the market, the event will also feature music, film programming, and a Mexican market virtual reality experience that was produced by the Mexico Tourism Board.

At 6:00pm, in honour of Mexican Independence Day, Consul General Berenice Diaz-Ceballos will give a traditional Mexican Grito (shout of joy).

DATE: Saturday, September 16
TIME: 11:30am until midnight.
PLACE: Lower level of Robson Square (800 Robson St)

RSVP be entered to win a trip for two to Mexico, including flights and three nights accommodation at a luxury hotel: https://marketmexico.eventbrite.com