Tasting Plates Cambie Village June 10 – Get Your Tickets

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and establishments in the Cambie Village neighborhood in Vancouver. This tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster.

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Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Plates events, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on City Lights (view here).

Visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more!

  • Vegetarian options will be available at many of the participating restaurants.
  • Bring along a friend or two, your significant other, your family or come solo.
  • A food networking dinner event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community.
  • Visit each of the participating restaurants and establishments at your leisure by walking, transit, bike, moped, car, or carpooling.

Registration: U&I Thai-this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards and menus.

Participating Restaurants:

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LAS TORTAS

3353 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Web:  http://www.lastortas.ca/

Twitter: @LASTORTAS

Cuisine: Mexican

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Pronto

3473 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.prontocaffe.ca/

Twitter @ProntoCambie

Cuisine: Italian

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U & I Thai

3364 Cambie St, Vancouver

Web: http://uandithai.com/

Twitter: @uratomjit

Cuisine: Thai

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Rain or Shine Ice Cream

3382 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Web: http://rainorshineicecream.com/

Twitter: @rainorshineYVR

Cuisine: Ice Cream

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Solly’s Bagelry

368 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver

Web: http://www.sollysbagelry.com

Twitter: @SollysBagelry

Cuisine: Jewish bakery and cafe

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The Edge Cafe and Catering

2450 Yukon Street, Vancouver

Web: http://edgecatering.ca/the-edge-cafe/

Twitter: @EdgeCatererCafe

Cuisine: Cafe and caterer

More restaurants and establishments to be announced soon

 

Advance Tickets: $40 per person. $148 for a 4 pack of tickets ($37 each) or $198 for a 6 pack of tickets ($33 each) * (get a group of your friends/family together and save by purchasing a 4 pack or a 6 pack). Regular Tickets $50 per person after June 7, 2015.

Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Purchase Tickets Here:

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.

Tofu Shirataki Vietnamese Salad Recipe – Gluten Free

Tofu Shirataki Vietnamese Salad

Tofu Shirataki Vietnamese Salad

I was emailed this recipe and thought I’d pass it along to you.  It uses Tofu Shirataki noodles, which are made with tofu, and are gluten free.  I haven’t made this dish yet, but the ingredients look good, and should pair nicely with a BC Pinot Gris or New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.  I’ve listed a few after the recipe.  Enjoy.

Tofu Shirataki Vietnamese Salad Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

2 pkg House Foods Tofu Shirataki Spaghetti shape
1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
1 cup cucumber, thinly sliced into half moons
1 cup cooked chicken breast, shredded
1 cup shredded lettuce
2 scallions, sliced
chopped peanuts
pinch chili flakes (optional)
cilantro
mint

For Dressing:
1-1/2 Tbsp fish sauce
2 tsp brown sugar
juice from 1 lime

DIRECTIONS:

For Salad:
Prepare Tofu Shirataki according to package instructions. Cut into manageable size. Add noodles, carrot, cucumber, chicken, lettuce and scallions in a large bowl and mix well.
Top with peanuts, mint, cilantro and chili flakes (if using).
Add dressing just before serving.

For Dressing:
Combine all ingredients in small ramekin and stir.

A Few Wine Selections

You can find a some of these wines at Everything Wine. The BC wines are available online from the wineries.

Haywire Switchback Vineyard Pinot Gris 2012, BC ($24.49)

Harper’s Trail Pinot Gris 2013, BC ($18.90)

Forrest Wines “The Doctors” Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ, 2012 (BC$19.95 SPEC)

Marisco Vineyards, The Kings Favour Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ, 2013 (BC $19.99 )

Galiano Island Wine Festival August 8 – Get Your Tickets

Galiano Island Wine Festival

Galiano Island Wine Festival

The Galiano Health Care Society is hosting its 23rd Annual Fundraising Wine & Beer Festival.

Where and When?

Saturday, August 8th, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm.
www.galianowinefestival.com

Entrance fee for general public 19+ is $45pp.  The entry fee includes one wine tasting glass, one beer tasting glass as well as unlimited finger food all afternoon. 
This annual event is a major fundraising initiative for the Galiano Health Care Society which provides quality health care to Galiano Island residents and visitors.  Galiano Island is one of the Southern Gulf Islands and is easily accessible by BC Ferry via Victoria or Vancouver.

Which Wineries and Breweries Are Attending?

Reserve tickets at galianowinefestival@gmail.com. or call Jenelle at 250-539-2422.

Reservations are available from May 1, 2015 and close 5pm Friday, August  7th, 2015.

Please note that tickets do sell fast. Purchase in advance to avoid disappointment.
Our 2013 & 2014 Festivals sold out on the day of the event.

For more information, please visit the links for the Galiano Health Care Society, the Galiano Wine Festival and the Galiano Chamber of Commerce:
http://galianowinefestival.com/
http://galianohealth.org/
http://galianoisland.com/

Various Indonesian fast food dishes

A Sample of Indonesian Food You May Eat in Jakarta

There is food everywhere in Jakarta.  Street vendors with their carts, fast food in the shopping malls (big and small, opulent and spartan), locals restaurants, and ex-pat restaurants, all have something for you.  If you go to Indonesia there are a few dishes that you should be able to find at many of these places to eat:

  • sate
  • mie goreng
  • nasi goreng
  • ikan (usually guarame) goreng
  • soto ayam
  • bakso
  • sapi lada hitam
  • gado gado

What are these you ask?  Read on!

Sate is probably the only one on the list that you have heard of.  Skewers with chicken (sometimes chicken skin), beef, and lamb grilled, and served with a peanut sauce.  Sate is something safe and easy to eat if you are new to eating Indonesian food.  Add some rice and/or gad0 gado, and a glass of Teh Botol (Indonesian ice tea, served in a bottle) and you are complete. Don’t go looking for pork sate, or pork anything in Jakarta, as it is predominantly Muslim.  The only place that you can find pork dishes readily is on the island of Bali.

Sate with rice a sweet soya sauce ketchup dipping sauce and Teh Botol to drink

Sate with rice a sweet soya sauce ketchup dipping sauce and Teh Botol to drink

Mie and nasi goreng, have one thing in common: goreng.  Goreng is the Indoensian word for “fried”.  Frying food, whether in a pan, or deep-fried, is an inexpensive and easy method of cooking.  Fried foods also taste quite good.  Mie goreng is fried noodles, while nasi goreng is fried rice.  Both can be a meal in themselves as they are served with different mixtures of meats, seafood, and vegetables.  The noodles, and most dishes, come with a bit of chili spice mixed in, so you may not need to add any extra sambal to your dish.  Both dishes look very similar to Chinese fried noodles and fried rice.  The Indonesians like to use the thinner rice noodles, known as Bihon, for their mie goreng.  I like them too as you are not eating lots of heavy, fat noodles.  The nasi goreng is made with white rice.  You may be able to find a brown rice version at an ex-pat restaurant, but it would be a very rare occurrence.

Nasi goreng

Nasi goreng

Ikan goreng is fried fish.  I like how the Indonesians cook/serve their fried fish.  They fillet it on one side, keeping the meat still attached to the head of the fish.  The fish is battered then deep fried, and as it is cooking, it curls a bit.  If you go to a shopping mall and eat a food stall, you will probably get a plate with the ikan goreng, some white rice, and vegetables with chilies.  Many Indonesians eat with their hands, so go ahead and tear off a piece of the fish, dip it in some sambal, add a pinch of rice and enjoy.

Ikan goreng with rice vegetables krupuk soup and Teh Botol

Ikan goreng with rice vegetables krupuk soup and Teh Botol

Soto ayam and Bakso are two similar dishes; both are a type of soup.  Soto ayam, is the Indonesian version of our chicken soup, this one made with thin rice noodles (think bihon), has a very flavourful broth with coriander and garlic, and other spices, and topped with some fried garlic or shallots.  A good meal in itself.  Bakso are beef meatballs in a clear broth.  There are many variations on the bakso broth, which can contain various combination of vegetables (usually has spring onions), fried garlic/shallots, and thin rice noodles.

Bakso (meatball soup)

Bakso (meatball soup)

Sapi lada hitam, is beef cooked with black pepper.  You can also get ayam lada hitam, which is chicken cooked with black pepper.  This dish is peppery, so be forewarned.  Small chunks of beef and usually bell peppers are stir fried, with a black pepper sauce containing soya sauce, Indonesian ketchup, garlic and other spices.  I really like this dish.  It is always very flavourful, and one that you probably want a cold beer with.  I will discuss wine and beer in Jakarta shortly.

Sapi lada hitam on noodles

Sapi lada hitam on noodles

Gado-gado, meaning mix-mix, is an Indonesian salad consisting of slightly boiled or steamed vegetables and hard-boiled eggs served with a peanut sauce dressing.  The dish also comes with peanut sauce, and shrimp crackers (krupuk).  Usually you would eat this dish along with another meat dish like the sapi lada hitam, or ikan goreng.

Gado gado

Gado gado

There are many more very tasty Indonesian dishes that I could talk about, but these should get you going, once you arrive in Indonesia.  I will write a separate article on fruits and desserts of Indonesia. Stay tuned.

Beer and Wine

Bintang beer can

Bintang beer can

Indonesia does brew it’s own beer, called “Bintang“.  Bintang is the Indonesian word for “star”, and you can recognize the beer as there is a big red star on the front of the beer car.  It is a light bodied pilsner. Nothing exceptional, but good to drink if it is cold, and you are eating spicy food.  It is also quite inexpensive, I think around CAD $2 a can.

Wine is a different story.  It is very expensive, and not as easily found as beer.  The only restaurants that will have wine, will be the ones setup and run by ex-pats, usually Australians.  The wine selection generally is heavy on Australian wines, as they are the closest major wine producing country to Indonesia.  I did check the prices of bottles of Australian wine in some local grocery stores, and the prices were about double the price of prices here in British Columbia.  So the locals would probably not be purchasing these wines;  An ex-pat luxury.  Lindemans, Rosemount, Saltram, and Thorn Clarke are a few of the Australian winery wines I did notice on my trip.  You are allowed to bring in 1 litre of wine when you enter the country, so you may want to consider bringing in one 750 ml bottle.

After all this eating, while you are in Indonesia you may want to check out the Museum Layang-Layang, and learn about Indonesian kites.   Check out my review of Museum Layang-Layang.

Free Event – Enjoy when German Wines meet Asian Cuisine May 9

Vancouver is blessed with a wide range of Asian cuisine, but what kind of wines do you pair with these dishes?  Have you tried German wine?  The BC Liquor stores want to help you find the wines to match the food, and have a free consumer event for you on Saturday May, 9 at the Cambie Signature liquor store.  Details are below.  Enjoy!

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Vancouver, BC – German wines will share the spotlight with Asian foods in BC Liquor Stores throughout the month of May, 2015. 60 stores will feature lively displays of a select 12 German wines, including a sparkling Riesling and a Dornfelder Pinot Noir. Customers can pick up their complimentary recipe booklet at all participating stores and a FREE consumer event will kick-off the promotion featuring the Asian foods of Vancouver’s own Stephen Wong – wine writer and chef extraordinaire.

The promotion showcases a wide assortment of Germans wines, giving consumers an opportunity to learn about the diversity of the German wine offering and how well they pair with Asian cuisines. A brochure has been developed which will be on display in all 60 participating stores, offering food pairing suggestions for the participating wines, along with four excellent Asian recipes; Pakoras, California Sushi Roll, Seafood Laksa and Szechuan Pork.

At the consumer event on Saturday, May 9, 2015, consumers can try samples, at no charge, of all 12 featured German wines paired with gourmet Chinese foods, hand-crafted by Chef (and acclaimed wine writer) Stephen Wong. Accredited Sommeliers will present the wines on rotation throughout the event, paired with the following Asian Appetizers:

  • Pork Potstickers with mildly spicy soy vinegar dip
  • BBQ Duck Roll with cucumber jicama & carrots with orange hoisin

FREE CONSUMER EVENT

Cambie and 39th Signature BC Liquor Store (Cambie Kitchen) Vancouver, BC
Saturday, May 9, 2015
3 – 6 pm
German wines are generally heralded as great food friendly wines. This is a very bold statement, but most sommeliers and other food and wine professionals will agree. British Columbia, being the multi-ethnic province that it is, hosts a wide array of cuisines that virtually reach out for German wines. The not-really secret here is the variety in styles (dry to sweet, sparkling or still), grape varieties (Riesling and Pinot Noir, to name the top ones of either white or red) and the distinct levels of richness (light to full, to honey-like) plus, based on the cooler climate, the wines generally have a good amount of acidity (considered vital for a great food wine) and lower levels of alcohol than warmer climate peers.

Featured Wines

  1. LINGENFELDER RIESLING

    LINGENFELDER RIESLING

    DR. LOOSEN SPARKLING RIESLING 158501 $ 16.79

  2. HEITLINGER ‘SMOOTH LEAF’ PINOT BLANC 223487 $ 15.69
  3. BREE RIESLING 210807 $ 14.39
  4. CLEAN SLATE RIESLING 160127 $ 13.49
  5. LANDLUST RIESLING 509430 $ 12.99
  6. SELBACH RIESLING 23242 $ 15.69
  7. GUNDERLOCH FRITZ RIESLING 320135 $ 15.69
  8. LINGENFELDER RIESLING 568634 $ 18.49
  9. DR. VON BASSERMANN JORDAN RIESLING 547489 $ 25.29
  10. DR. PAULY BERGWEILER RIESLING 141218 $ 17.69
  11. ST. URBANS HOF RIESLING 597997 $ 21.79
  12. BLACK TOWER DORNFELDER PINOT NOIR 580118 $ 10.29

Go Fly a Kite in Jakarta

Museum Layang Layang Indonesia

Museum Layang Layang Indonesia

Did you know that kites originated in Indonesia?  That is one of the things that I learned when I visited the Kite Museum in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Kite in Indonesian is “layang-layang” BTW.  If you ask someone to go to the kite museum, use the word layang-layang.    The museum is privately owned, and charges for admission, at a very reasonable rate.  It is very family friendly.  The kites to view are indoors, while the interactive, build-your-own-kite, is outside, on a patio with a roof.  There were many families enjoying their weekend, the day that I arrived.

Viewing the Kites

Inside I saw that there were kites of many different designs.  It appears that different regions of Indonesia have specific designs or styles that make them distinct.  There are also many different sizes of kites.  Some were the size of a large coin, while others the size of a large vehicle.  When I normally think of a kit, I think of the simple diamond, or bat-shaped kite, that I flew on the breezy spring days in Canada.  But as I saw in the kites on display, there were not only simple, flat kites, but also many 3 dimensional kites, representing, fish, people and animals.  These kites must have taken many days to design and to build.  After walking through, and being impressed, by the kite display, I sat in a darkened room, with other visitors, and watched a short video about Indonesian kites, and kite festivals.  I saw that some of the larger kites, needed several people to launch the kite as well as it keep it in check while in the air.  It was quite fascinating, and I thought would be a wonderful thing to see in North America (a kite festival).

A very intricate kite

A very intricate kite

A human kite

A human kite

Dragonfly kite

Dragonfly kite

Making a Kite

After looking at kites, and watching a video about kites, you get a chance to build your own kite!  You are provided with the frame pre-built, make of thin lengths of bamboo, tied together.  They provide you with paper cut to a slightly larger shape than the kite, a bottle of white glue, and crayons.  You start off by applying glue to the frame and pressing it against the paper to initially glue it in place.  You then start applying glue, by finger; no glue stick or brushes here.  All part of the fun.  Apply glue to one edge of the paper that extends beyond the frame, then fold it over. Repeat for the remaining edges.  Once that is complete, it is time for you to show off your creativity by drawing some design on the side of the paper outside of the bamboo frame.  Mine was a cross between a fish and a dragon.  I did see others make drawings of flowers and other Indonesian designs on their kites.  The kite was then finished off by a person who precisely measured string that extended from the left to right edges of the kite, as well as another string in the center.  I proudly showed off my kite, but there was no room to fly it in the museum grounds.  I did give my kite to a child to hopefully enjoy in an open outdoor space.

Karl MyWinePal and his kite

Karl MyWinePal and his kite

I really enjoyed the Layang-Layang Museum and recommend it if you want to enjoy an afternoon while on your trip to Jakarta.  Here is TripAdvisors Review of the Kite Museum in Jakarta so you can get the address as well.

 

CARR VINEYARDS and WINERY Releases Marie’s Pinot 2013

Below is a press release I recently recieved to help support Breast Cancer research in the USA through sales of the Marie’s Pinot Noir, from Santa Barbara, California.  The wine can be purchased in the USA.  If you are a Canadian, and you want to purchase the wine, you could ship to a US postal office box, and then drive across the border to pick up your bottles of wine.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day &
Help support breast cancer research
 
Wine Available For Pre-Order Now Here: http://bit.ly/1Iab3LE
Marie's Pinot 2013

Marie’s Pinot 2013

April 29, 2015 – Santa Barbara, CA – Carr Vineyards & Winery has announced that they will be releasing a Marie Pinot 2013 this week! All proceeds from sales of the Pinot will help support breast cancer research. The wine, which will be released this Friday, May 1st, is available for pre-order now here:  http://bit.ly/1Iab3LE – just in time for Mother’s Day. The quantity of Marie’s Pinot Noir is limited to only 50 cases.

The idea to create this very special 2013 Pinot came from entertainment industry icon Budd Carr. Carr lost his mother to Breast Cancer when he was just 10 years old and has served on the Executive Committee of the City of Hope’s Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group for over fifteen years. Budd’s son Ryan is the owner and winemaker of the Carr Winery and has been making award-winning wines in Santa Barbara California for the past 15 years and hand selected the finest Pinot Noir grapes from two of his Sta. Rita Hills vineyards to create a wine in memory of his grandmother he never met.
For more information, please visit  http://carrwinery.com.

About Carr Vineyards & Winery

Carr Vineyards & Winery is a small, handcrafted winery producing 4500 cases in downtown Santa Barbara. Owner & Winemaker, Ryan Carr established the winery, in 1999. All of the wines made by Carr are sourced from Santa Barbara County vineyards and are made in a traditional winemaking style to capture the essence of the grape varietal and region. The vast microclimates of Santa Barbara County allow the winery to produce several wines including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sangiovese, Grenache, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah.

About Budd Carr

Budd Carr is one of the film industry’s top talents in the field of Film Music Supervision best known for his work with Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone. He has supervised over 80 films and worked with many renowned directors in addition to Stone including Michael Mann, James Cameron, Terry George, Norman Jewison, Mike Newell and Tate Taylor.
Budd began his professional career as a music agent with the national talent agencies, representing acts including The Cream, James Taylor, Carole King, Crosby-Stills-Nash and Young, and Eric Clapton. Launching his own management company in 1980 he handled the careers of multi-platinum acts Kansas, Captain & Tennille, Heatwave, Asia and Slaughter.

About Ryan Carr

Ryan Carr is the owner and winemaker and grower for Carr Vineyards & Winery. Growing up in Southern California, Ryan always had an interest in farming, but never expected he would end up in the wine industry. After graduating from the University of Arizona with an Art degree, Ryan moved to Santa Ynez Valley in California where he discovered the wine industry. With just a taste of some of the local wines he decided to pursue a career in viticulture. He began working in the fields pruning wines with one of the local vineyard management companies.
Once the harvest of 1998 arrived, Ryan had the opportunity to work at Central Coast Wine Services in Santa Maria where he got the chance to make wine with several different wineries. After learning the basics of making wine and working with so many great winemakers, Ryan decided he wanted to produce his first vintage. In 1999 Ryan made a Cabernet Sauvignon in his garage from grapes he helped to grow at a vineyard down the road. The vintage was whopping 10 cases and was given away to friends and family. To his surprise people loved the wine. After making such a great wine from grapes he had grown, Ryan felt that this was the only way it should be done. With this belief in mind, Ryan and his friend Andy Kahn (winemaker for the Kahn Winery) started a vineyard development company. With this partnership not only would Ryan be able to grow grapes, but he also became the assistant winemaker for the Kahn Winery. In trade for Ryan’s time in the winery he was given the opportunity to make his first commercial vintage. Over the years, Ryan honed his winemaking and grape growing skills. By 2004 the Carr Winery was making just over 1000 cases and had become nationally recognized.
By 2006 Ryan had helped build three wineries and planted over 200 acres of grapes in Santa Barbara County. Now he was finally working on a winery of his own. In the spring of 2007 Carr Winery opened its doors in Downtown Santa Barbara. The winery was one of only four full production wineries and tasting rooms in the downtown area. Since then the wines and the facility have received many accolades and awards and Ryan has continued to produce some of the finest wines in Santa Barbara County.

2015 Calgary International Beerfest – Brew Master Seminars Schedule Announced!

Are you in Calgary, or plan to be in Calgary the May 1st weekend? Do you like beer, or like to learn more about beer?  Then you should attend the Calgary International Beerfest.  Details about the Brew Master Seminars are below.  Cheers!

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Calgary, AB (April 23, 2015) The Brew Master Seminars, hosted by CRAFT Beer Market, are back at the Calgary International Beerfest this coming May 1st and 2nd in the BMO Centre on Stampede Park.

 

“The Brew Master Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to hear the history of different breweries and the creativity that goes into each of their beers. And the best part is that you get to sample the beers as you hear about what makes them special,” says Rob Swiderski, Operating Partner of CRAFT Beer Market.

Get the inside story about craft beer straight from local, national and international sources while sampling some of the beer they brought just for you to try!

This year’s Brew Master Seminar Schedule:

All guests of these seminars get to sample the beers that are being discussed, and Beer Geek VIPs get into one seminar of their choice free (seminars are 2 tokens otherwise).

 

Event Dates and Times

Friday May 1st: Beer Geek VIP 3pm to 10pm – General Admission 4pm to 10pm

Saturday, May 2nd: Beer Geek VIP 1pm to 9pm – General Admission 2pm to 9pm

BMO Centre on Stampede Park

 

Tickets available at all Brewsters, Sobeys Liquor, and Sobeys Grocery stores, as well as online at www.albertabeerfestivals.com.

Beer fest seminar schedule

Alberta Beer Festivals – Brewing Beer Culture

At Alberta Beer Festivals, we strive to educate our fellow Albertans on all things beer related! Part of what we do is promote craft beer created in our own back yard, in addition to creating a brew culture with positive experiences for everyone.

Wine in VanDusen Botanical Garden – Get Your Tickets

wine in the gardenWINE IN THE GARDEN 
Thursday, May 28, 2015 (6:00pm – 8:30pm)
BMO Great Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1
VanDusen Botanical Garden will welcome Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive wineries with more than 75 wines to taste, alongside food pairings from Truffles Fine Foods in the BMO Great Hall surrounded by the calm, green, and floral beauty of the garden. Guests will enjoy live music from the Okanagan’s Ari Neufeld while sipping wine and bidding on fabulous “All things Summerland” silent auction items. Proceeds to VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Education Program. Must be 19+ to attend.

Tasting Plates New Westminster May 13 – Get Your Tickets

Tasting Plates LogoWith each extra minute of daylight each day, there is no reason not to come out to the Tasting Plates New Westminster on May 13.  Did you know that New Westminster was once the Provincial capital?  Come enjoy food at this pretty city.  Info about the event is below.

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Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants and cafes throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Plates events, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on City Lights (view here).

  • Vegetarian options will be available at many of the participating restaurants.
  • Bring along a friend or two, your significant other, your family or come solo.
  • A food networking dinner event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community.

Visit each of the participating restaurants and establishments at your leisure by walking, transit, bike, moped, car, or carpooling.

Registration:

Anvil Centre (lobby -outside of Truffle Fine Foods Cafe) 777 Columbia Stret-this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards.

For those that aren’t driving, Frankie G’s will be operating a free shuttle during the event from our registration location downtown New West to and from their restaurant in Queensborough.

Easy access to the participating establishments Downtown and in Sapperton by Skytrain, inbound from Vancouver as well as Surrey.

Participating Restaurants: 

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Frankie G’s

305 Ewen Ave

Neighborhood: Queensborough

Web: http://www.frankiegspub.com/

Twitter: @FrankieGsPub

Cuisine: comfort food

Frankie G’s is an inviting, open concept with vaulted ceilings, large cedar pillars, hardwood floors and fireplaces. Authentic nautical artifacts are distributed throughout the room along with photographs immortalizing more than 100 years of life in New Westminster.

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Old Crow Coffee Co.

655 Front Street

Neighborhood: Downtown

Web: http://oldcrowcoffeeco.com/

Twitter: @Oldcrowcoffee

Cuisine: Coffeehouse

Serving quality espresso drinks and pour overs made with @BowsXArrows coffee, baked treats from @Faubourgbakery and delicious, fresh made to order sandwiches.

 

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Truffles Fine Foods Café

777 Columbia Street,

Ndighborhood: Downtown

Web: www.trufflesfinefoods.com/café

Twitter: @trufflesfoods

Cuisine: Café and catering

Café and exclusive Caterer for the Anvil Centre in New Westminster.

 

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Fratelli Bakery

459 East Columbia Street

Neighborhood: Sapperton

Web: http://fratellibakery.com/

Twitter: @fratellibakery

Cuisine: Italian Bakery

An award-winning-bakery with a reputation for making delicious treats. All of our recipes are original and all of our ingredients are fresh. As a result, we’ve created the best Italian pastries, breads, cookies, cupcakes, biscotti and cakes in town.

 

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Steel & Oak Brewing

1319 3rd Ave

Neighborhood: Downtown

Web: http://steelandoak.ca/

Twitter: @SteelAndOak

Cuisine: Brewery and tasting room

Craft Brewery & Tasting Room. Fills, flights.

 

More restaurants and establishments to be announced soon

Purchase Tickets Here: 

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.

The event is a roving tour that will start off at the Anvil Centre-this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards.

 

Advance Tickets are available for purchase online only at