Vancouver Events and Stuff We Think YOU Should Do!
It’s a tasty week once again with lots to eat and drink. Get your theatre fix in two with Bill Elliot and why not try to win yourself some Uprising Beer for a whole year?
Spot Prawn Boil at Blackbird Public House – May 17 and May 31
Spot Prawn season is here and The Blackbird Public House is getting set for its annual Prawn boil dinner. Inspired by the original Southern-style seafood boils, these dinners will feature perfectly seasoned prawns and vegetables served family style, right from the pot to the newsprint wrapped dinner tables. The meal will be paired with the newest release from Phillips Brewing, a delicious Craft Pilsner. Tuesday, 17 May 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
- WIN SOME BREAD for a year with Uprising Bread
2016 is Uprising Breads’ 40th Anniversary. To mark the special occasion, the popular Vancouver bakery is inviting the public to submit their favorite memories and stories about their past experiences there. Share your favorite recollections and you could be the winner of Free Bread for a Year! Tag @UprisingBreads using the hashtag #40YearsofFlowerPower, and enter online at http://uprisingbreads.com/40th/
Paella at Boulevard each Sunday through May -May 22, 29
Executive Chef Alex Chen conjures up the rustic flavours of Spain’s national dish with a string of events featuring Paella as the centrepiece.
House Sangria Upon Arrival Poached White Asparagus Salad
Manchego Cheese, Free Range Egg, Sherry Vinaigrette
Paella Roasted Ling Cod, Local Clams and Mussels, Prawns, Chorizo Soffritto, Saffron and Shellfish Stock Served with a Trio of Accompaniments
Valencia Orange-Infused Chocolate Mousse Olive Oil Ice Cream, Saffron Orange Coulis
$49 per person plus beverages, tax and gratuity (based on a two-guest minimum). Featured Spanish wine selections available. Please note that seating is communal.
Billy Elliott at the Arts Club until July 10
Based on the acclaimed film, and supported with music by Elton John, Billy Elliot is an inspiring tale of courage, ambition, and overcoming adversity. It’s 1984 and County Durham’s coal miners are set to go on strike when 11-year-old Billy finds his way into Mrs. Wilkinson’s ballet class following his boxing lesson. Enthralled with dance and showing inherent ability, Billy is encouraged to audition for the prestigious Royal Ballet School in London, but he fears the reactions of his father and brother, who are both wrapped up in the escalating strike situation. The astounding winner of 10 Tony Awards, this global musical phenomenon is a theatre experience that will stay with you forever. buy tickets
Chicha Peruvian Nikkei Dinner with tequila and mezcal – May 25
Guest Chef Benjamin Akira Berwick and Executive Chicha Restaurant chef Shelome Bouvette will be collaborating on a special Peruvian Nikkei five course tasting menu paired with varieties of tequila and mezcal; this event is part of the Vancouver International Tequila Expo week.
Cocktail and Canape Reception (6.30pm-7.30pm) a welcome mezcal cocktail and canapes
Course 1: Spot Prawn Ceviche (spot prawns, sea asparagus, avocado, dashi, aguile chile)paired with Azunia Platinum Blanco Tequila
Course 2: Snapper Tiradito (snapper, leche de tigre, aji amarillo peruvian chile, cancha corn)paired with Nuestra Soledad Zoquitlam Mezcal
Course 3: Trio of Causa (chilled and whipped potatoes topped with a variety of toppings; vegetable, chicken and dungeness crab) paired with T1 exceptional reposado tequila
Course 4: Lomo saltado (med rare Pemberton Meadows beef, wild onion, sea coriander, fried new potato) paired with Mezcales de Leyenda Oaxaca Tiacuache Mezcal
Dessert: Picarones (sweet potato and pumpkin donuts with local strawberries) paired with Alma de Agave Anejo Tequila
As both chefs have a passion for nature and the westcoast all seafood will be local and sustainable, meats will be locally and ethically raised and hormone and chemical free, and many ingredients will be foraged from our beautiful westcoast environment.
Tickets are $100 and include both the cocktail and canape reception, the five course dinner and the pairings. Tickets!