Another week full of food wine and fun! May 25 is your chance to get to know mezcal and tequila better at Chicha, the tequila festival is in full swing, Vancouver Craft Beer Week in ON Penticton hosts a spot prawns boil and Shawnigan Lake hosts BC Chef’s to raise awareness on the contaminated soil dump.
Thanks to Diane Chow Fabulously Frugal for the shot!
Chicha Peruvian Nikkei Collaboration Dinner Menu May 25 2016
part of Vancouver international tequila expo
Executive Chef Stage Wine Bar: Benjamin Berwick
Executive Chef Chicha Restaurant: Shelome Bouvette
Cocktail and Canape Reception 6.30pm- 7.30pm
Light snacks and agave cocktails (one cocktail included in ticket price) Dinner starts at 7.30pm
Course 1 Spot Prawn ceviche (spot prawns, sea asparagus, avocado,dashi, agua chile) Pairing: Azunia Platinum Blanco Tequila
Course 2 Snapper Tiradito (snapper, leche de tigre, aji amarillo Peruvian chili, cancha corn) Pairing: Nuestra Soledad Zoquitlan Mezcal
Course 3 Trio of causa (cold, chilled whipped potato topped with variety of toppings; Dungeness crab, vegetable, and chicken) Pairing: T1 Excepcional Reposado Tequila
Course 4 Lomo saltado (Med rare Pemberton beef, wild onion, sea cucumber, fried new potato) Pairing: Mezcales de Leyenda Oaxaca Tlacuache Mezcal
Dessert Picarones (sweet potato and pumpkin donuts with local strawberries) Pairing: Alma de Agave Anejo Tequila
Vancouver Tequila Festival May 28
Grand Tasting Hall Saturday, May 28, 2016
7:00-10:00pm Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver
Individual tickets $79
Groups of 6+ $69
Sauvignon Blanc wines produced by local wineries and Wild BC Spot Prawn creations by three local star chefs: Chef John Burke of Front Street Brasserie, Chef Ross Derrick of The Table at Codfathers Market and Chef Mark Ashton from Lake Breeze Winery– all aboard a heritage paddlewheeler! Eat, Drink & Make Merry at this awesome and delicous Wine Party! www.wineparty.ca
Vancouver Craft Beer Week May 27-June 5
Music, Food, Beer – Vancouver Craft Beer Week is back and better than ever! 10 days of the finest ales, tastiest lagers, great food, and the biggest beer festival Western Canada has ever seen, now featuring 12 amazing music acts ready to kick the summer off with a bang. Tickets to all events are extremely limited so get yours now before they’re all gone! More Info
Culinary War on the Lakeshore – May 28
Fundraiser to support Shawnigan Lake as it fights to stop the dumping of contaminated soil in its watershed. 3 Vancouver chefs and 3 island chefs will compete for culinary supremacy where you are the judges! Special Juno and Grammy nominated musical guest will provide live music for the night! This is a stand-up cocktail style party with six small plates from each chef.
Tickets are $75 and are available right here. The ticket includes six plates (one dish from each chef), one drink and a late night snack!
Purchase for groups of 10 and save $10 a ticket. Only a limited number of these!
Nicholas Nutting – WOLF in the FOG – 2014 Canada Best New Resturant by Air Canada EnRoute’s
Lisa Ahier – SoBo – 2003 Enroute Magazine “One of Canada top 10 best new restaurants”
James Walt – Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar – Best Whistler Vancouver Magazine Awards 1999-2008, 2010-2015
Stephan Drolet – Camille’s Restaurant – Gold Best Restaurant Victoria Vancovuer Magazine Awards
Robert Clark – The Fish Counter – Iron Chef Challenger Battle Mascarpone
Robert Belcham – Campagnolo and Campagnolo Roma – Chef of the Year Vancouver Magazine Awards