What To Do In And Around Vancouver This Week
I’ve been away on assignment in San Diego and just catching up to what’s happening a little further north. We’re heading to Chicha Restaurant shortly for their BBQ, and tomorrow another BBQ at a friends house celebrating a birthday. Summer is definitely in full swing and I’ve even got a bit of a tan already! Here’s a couple things to do this week.
All You Can Eat Peruvian BBQ Chicha Restaurant 5 pm TODAY July 15
Annual “All You Can Eat Peruvian Street Meat” BBQ! Sample every kind of Peruvian street meat and fish bbq imaginable, ceviches, roasted corn, all of the summer bbq sides! There will be lots of local beers, wine and pisco cocktails flowing.
The party is both inside and outside. Out back we will have a giant grill, a constantly changing buffet selection, tents, areas to sit, stand, dance in under tents in the shade or out in the sun! There will be DJ’s playing music all day into the night…come join us for one fun summer all you can eat party! Tickets
PIDGIN Charity Dinner July 18
PiDGiN is proud to announce the work on a long-awaited mural by Ilya Viryachev in the alley of 350 Carrall. To commemorate its completion, they will be hosting a dinner on July 18th benefiting RISE (Responsible Indigenous Strategy for Empowerment), more information can be found here https://vimeo.com/137296590.
Prior to the dinner there will be an unveiling at 6:00pm, which is open to the public and dinner guests. The dinner will start at 6:30pm and will be a collaborative effort featuring PiDGiN’s Wesley Young, Kissa Tanto’s, Joël Watanabe, Ai and Om’s Douglas Chang and Nemesis’ Jacob Deacon Evans. This dinner will be unique as it also has speakers from various cultures discussing the contents of the mural and their cultural perspective about the history of the neighbourhood. The event will be MC’d by Aaron Chapman and feature local historians John Atkins and Ali Butcher. Speaking for RISE / ALIVE will be Scott Clark. Tickets will be $125 per person which includes 6 courses, wine, sake and cocktails.
Renowned locavore chef, David Gunawan, will write the latest chapter in his ongoing series of collaborative guest chef dinners at South Granville’s Farmer’s Apprentice when he shares the stage with Jonathan Tam of Michelin-starred Copenhagen restaurant Relæ on Wednesday, July 19.
Featuring two seatings at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., a limited number of tickets to the multi-course dinner — which also includes an amuse-bouche and dessert as well as wine pairings handpicked by Wine Director Kieran Fearing — are available for $150 per guest including tax and gratuity.
Canadian-born Tam hopped the pond in 2007 to take on the role of Chef de Partie at renowned Copenhagen eatery Noma before opening Michelin-starred restaurant Relæ under Chef-Owner Christian Puglisi in 2010. After six years as Creative Sous Chef and Head of R&D, Tam graduated to the role of Head Chef at Relæ, which won the Sustainable Restaurant Award in 2015 and 2016 and was ranked No. 39 on the 2017 List of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Lobster Fest Returns to Provence in July
From July 4 to 31, Provence Marinaside offers you the opportunity to enjoy Canadian lobster prepared with French flair at its annual Lobster Festival. Executive Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia and Chef de Cuisine Sheldon Maloff collaborated to create a three-course menu value-priced at $62 with optional wine pairings by Wine Director Joshua Carlson for an additional $26 (or petit pours for $16).
Dinner starts with your choice of appetizer – choose either the Lobster Salad (pea puree, fresh peas, snow pea sprouts, champagne and honey vinaigrette, lobster oil) paired with a celebratory glass of Cleto Chiarli e Figli Lambrusco di Sorbara, or Baked Lobster Thermidor (creamy dijon, shallot and mushroom sauce with emmenthal cheese) paired with Chandon Blanc de Noirs.
Mains offer a dazzling three choices – two of which involve a whole lobster.
- Traditional Whole Atlantic Lobster – your choice of steamed, grilled or sautéed Provençal style (seasonal vegetables, seven grain rice), optional wine pairing Reichsrat von Buhl Spatburgunder Rosé Trocken
- Whole Lobster Gratin (smoked tomato, corn, wilted spinach, forbidden rice), optional wine pairing: Angels & Cowboys Rosé
- Coast to Coast with Grilled Sockeye Salmon with Butter-Poached Lobster (gem tomatoes, bell peppers, saffron risotto), optional wine pairing: Sea Star Blanc de Noir Rosé
Dinner ends on a sweet note with BC Strawberry and Rhubarb Shortcake accompanied by Basil Agave Chantilly Cream. Wine Director Carlson suggests Paradise Ranch Merlot Icewine as the perfect pairing to complement.
For those with smaller appetites, all menu items are also available à la carte.
Reservations are always a good idea so you won’t have to claw your way past all the other lobster fans clamouring to take advantage of this once-a-year lobster extravaganza.
Rose All Day Brunch At Jean Georges – All Summer
Grab your friends and celebrate the start of summer with Rosé All Day at Market by Jean-Georges. Rosé All Day is for the social brunchers, the ones that want to kick weekend brunch up a notch, with shared plates, refreshing cocktails, and live entertainment that gets everybody moving. Rosé All Day will start on Saturday, June 24, and return every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm, through until Sunday, September 3. WEBSITE
Deighton Cup July 22
We’re getting pretty damn excited about this one and can’t wait to sip a Julep or two and bet on the races! For $75
- Daytime derby racing – Eight adrenaline pumping horseraces to enjoy & bet on
- A delectable lunch freshly prepared by some of Vancouver’s finest chefs
- The chance to be named The Style Stakes “Best Dressed” and have your name engraved on The Deighton Cup
- Interactive leisure sports, picnic area, cigar lounge, live + DJ entertainment
- Musical live entertainment TICKETS