[ORU poached lobster salad]
The 9th Annual Chef Meets BC Grape wine and food tasting fundraiser will be held this year on June 5. For the first time, the BC Wine Institute will partner with the Arts Club Theatre. More than just a tasting, this is a great opportunity to talk directly with local winemakers and sample VQA wines from over 75 select BC wineries. Chef Meets BC Grape is aimed at wine enthusiasts and foodies alike, as the evening also celebrates the talents of over a dozen chefs who will create food pairings that illustrate the dining diversity enjoyed here in BC.
Participating restaurants will include:
The Dirty Apron Cooking School
Edible Canada at the Market
The Flying Pig
The French Table
2b bistro & bar
The Patio at Nk’Mip
Seasons in the Park
SoL Sun Belt Cookery
The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
Tableau Bar & Bistro
Click here for the list of participating BC wineries.
Chef Meets BC Grape
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 7 to 9:30 pm
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre East, Ballrooms A & B, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: $80 (available online) or via phoning 604.687.1644
Groups of six or more: $75 per ticket (group tickets must be purchased under one account)
All event proceeds will support Arts Club Theatre’s productions, youth education, and community outreach programs.
There’s also a couple of winery dinners scheduled for that week definitely worth checking out:
Best of BC Dinner
Date: Thursday, June 6, 6 pm
Venue: MARKET by Jean-Georges at Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver, 1128 West Georgia Street
Tickets: $165 (includes $85 charitable tax receipt); via email: specialevents [at] artsclub [dot] com or phone: 604.687.5315, ext. 248
BC is home to over 200 wineries, dedicated to producing complex wines that rank amongst the best in the world. This dinner will showcase wines that will have just made Maclean’s list of top Canadian wines by region. Master of Wine, Rhys Pender, will host an evening honouring both BC VQA winemakers and wine proprietors.
Mission Hill Family Estate Dinner
Date: Monday, June 10, 6 pm
Venue: Provence Mediterranean Grill, 4473 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: $165 (including a $85 charitable tax receipt); via email: specialevents [at] artsclub [dot] com or phone: 604.687.5315, ext. 248
*Attend both dinners for $300 per person (includes $145 charitable tax receipt).
Mission Hill was awarded both Winery of the Year and 2011’s Canadian Winery of the Year. The iconic winery is one of BC’s pioneers in crafting superb wines from the finest grapes of the Okanagan Valley appellation. Provence Restaurant will prepare an adventurous meal to match Mission Hill Family Estate’s premium wines.