Veuve Clicquot Launches “Yelloweek” In Vancouver

Are you a lover of French Champagne and of the arts?  If so, one of these Veuve Clicquot events may be of interest to you.  Read and enjoy!

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Veuve Clicquot Celebrates Yelloweek

Veuve Clicquot Celebrates Yelloweek

Vancouver, May 21, 2014 — Veuve Clicquot is proud to announce the Vancouver launch of Yelloweek, a festival-style ‘tribute to creativity’ showcasing gastronomy, arts, fashion and lifestyle.

Taking place from May 22-24 inclusive, Vancouverites are invited to explore and enjoy a series of creatively-inspired events spanning several categories, including: Yellow TABLE, Yellow BY THE GLASS, Yellow NIGHT and Yellow CONTEST.

Veuve Clicquot’s Yelloweek was created as a tribute to artists and artisans who push the boundaries of their respective creative fields every day much like Madame Clicquot did in her time. Overcoming countless obsta- cles, la veuve (the widow) Clicquot became one of the most successful women entrepreneurs of the 19th century and built a worldwide luxury brand, founded on artisan practices and uncompromising quality.

“Yelloweek reflects the legendary qualities of the Maison and the ‘joie de vivre’ the brand is known for around the world,” said Stephane de Meurville, general manager of Moët Hennessy Canada. “Festival-goers will experience the true essence of the Veuve Clicquot world – taste, innovation, glamour, refinement, celebration, heritage and zeste de folie.”

Events taking place throughout Vancouver include:

Yellow TABLE: an exquisite series of Champagne pairing dinners at some of Vancouver’s most iconic and innovative restaurants, including: Brix, Reflections and Oru

Yellow BY THE GLASS:Special Veuve Clicquot pricing will be offered at various restaurants, including: Reflections and Pacific Rim

Yellow NIGHT: an unforgettable late-night party at Cabana featuring DJ Marco Petralia will embody the zeste de folie spirit of Veuve Clicquot

Yellow CONTEST: an opportunity to take home a little piece of sunshine. Coal Harbour Liquor Store and Legacy Liquor Store will be offering a chance to win a beautiful Veuve Clicquot bicycle

For more information and a complete listing of Yelloweek events, please visit yelloweek.com. Facebook: Veuve Clicquot semaine Yelloweek / Twitter: @Yelloweekcanada #Yelloweek

ABOUT VEUVE CLICQUOT

Since its creation in 1772, Veuve Clicquot played an instrumental role in establishing and evolving the Champagne industry, as we know it today. Located in Reims, France, Veuve Clicquot prides itself on using only the most distinct grapes reflecting Madame Clicquot’s motto “only one quality, the finest.” Now, more than 200 years later, Veuve Clicquot Champagne inspires the world to “Be Clicquot”: modern, audacious and of premium quality. These values, set forth by the extraordinary Madame Clicquot, promise a remarkable experience with each sip of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.

The Entertainment Book – Vancouver Edition

Entertainment book

Entertainment book

With all the Groupon style websites online offering deals on dining I was wondering if the Entertainment Book would survive. It has been around for as long as I can remember. It has history. With these new websites, I think that people may get tired of constantly getting email each day about all the new offers available to them. I know that happened to me. And how many of those deal websites are still viable? I do not know.

There is something comforting about having an Entertainment Book. Keep it with you in your car, and when the moment grabs you, you can check out restaurants in your area and go for dinner at a discount. With the online websites, you are at the mercy of which restaurants are offering a deal, and when enough people have purchased to make the deal go through. Not something you can do at the spur of the moment like when you have your trusty Entertainment Book.

I received two books recently, courtesy of entertainment.com; one for Vancouver, BC and one for Seattle, Washington. I’ve begun to sift through the Vancouver pages and noticed that the restaurants are much more distributed across the lower mainland, which makes it easier for people that do not live near the downtown or Kitsilano areas to go to many more restaurants in their area. Over the year I will post articles about my restaurant experiences using the Entertainment book.  Stay tuned.

Vancouver Foodster Presents the 2nd Annual Tasting Plates Vancouver Downtown Edition

Vancouver Foodster Tasting Plates 2nd annual Downtown EditionHow fast one year goes by and we are into the next year.  Vancouver Foodster is having his 2nd Annual Tasting Plates – Downtown Edition on February 20, 2013. I attended the Inaugural Tasting Plates downtown and had fun walking and talking with my friend.  This is an event you want to share with friend or significant other.  This year Vancouver Foodster has also added a music component, so you can eat with your ears and your eyes, but don’t listen too much, you don’t want to be too full for other courses 🙂

Here is the announcement. Enjoy!

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Vancouver, BC – Prepare to experience some of the newest and tastiest offerings on Wednesday, February 20 from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm as Vancouver Foodster, Vancouver’s essential online food and drink guide, presents the 2nd annual“Tasting Plates Vancouver” Downtown Edition .

Live music has been added this year and will be featured at the Vancouver Fanclub (which is also our registration spot) starting at 5:30pm.

Participating restaurants will offer tasting plates of their food to the guests, thereby showcasing their restaurant and promoting their food and chefs.

The event is a roving tour that brings guests to the participating restaurants, cafes & food trucks, throughout the evening and they will by moped, bike, driving, transit, walking, roller skates, skateboarding or carpooling. around downtown including Coal Harbour and the West End.

  • 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
  • Registration: Vancouver Fanclub at 1050 Granville Street -this is where guests will show us their printed or digital tickets and will pick up their Tasting Plates Map Cards.


Participating restaurants include:

Pink Elephant Thai
Lolita`s Cantina
Zachary`s on Robson
Betty on Burrard
Red Card Sports Bar + Eatery
Soho Road Food Truck
Soirette Macaron & Tea 
Vancouver Fanclub

Tickets are available for purchase online only at http://tastingplatesvancouver2yr.eventbrite.ca/

Advance Tickets: $35 per person (eventbrite fee extra). $100 for 4 pak of tickets or $135 for 6 pak of tickets (get a group of your friends/family together and save by purchasing a 4 pak or a 6 pak (eventbrite fee extra). Tickets $45 per person (eventbrite fee extra) after February 17th. 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). $3 from each ticket purchased will go to support one of our charity partners – tba

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however they are transferrable with printed proof of ticket.  Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc

“When I first started Vancouver Foodster over 3-1/2 years ago, it was because I had a great passion for food and wanted to share it with the public,” explains Richard Wolak, Editor and Publisher of Vancouver Foodster. ‘Tasting Plates Vancouver’ is a chance for people to try something different, foods from restaurants, food trucks, cafés and bakeries in Vancouver!” Richard Wolak

My New Year’s Resolution for 2013 – C’est le français

Moules au camembert

Moules au camembert

I’m pretty good at keeping New Year’s resolutions.  Some that I have made that I’ve kept have been to exercise regularly, and to have a glass of wine a day if possible.  Both are good for your health.

For 2013, my resolution, or maybe better described as a “goal” is to visit monthly at least 1 French restaurant  located here in the Vancouver lower mainland that I can in 2013, and to blog about it.

Why French Restaurants?

I’ve travelled twice to France and have fallen in love with their food.  Probably the best meal in my life was in a small restaurant in Chenonceau located in the Loire Valley. In addition, I have been a lover of French wine, in particular Burgundy and Loire wines.  So visiting French restaurants and enjoying my meal with French wine, seems like a perfect pairing to me! How does that sound to you?

 

Coq au vin served with a glass of Bordeaux wine

Coq au vin served with a glass of Bordeaux wine

The restaurants that are currently on my to visit list are:

  • Le Gavroche
  • Le Bistro Chez Michel
  • The French Table
  • Les Faux Bourgeois
  • Jules Bistro
  • Bistro Pastis
  • Le Crocodile
  • Le Parisien

As you can see I have 8 listed.  That leaves room for 4 restaurants which you can suggest for me to visit.  Please post your comment as to which additional French restuarant I should visit and what is your favourite dish from that restaurant.  Merci Beaucoup and Bonne Année et Bonne Santé!