CinCin Mushroom + Truffle Festival; Glowbal Collection’s latest catch: The Fish Shack opens on Granville Street; Haywire Winery supports chefs and athletes at Gold Medal Plates; The perfect gift from the Sequoia Company of Restaurants; 20th annual “Fall Into the Market” tasting event by Liberty Wine Merchant Co. in support of the BC SPCA
FESTA DEL FUNGO
CinCin’s Mushroom and Truffle Festival Heralds the Flavours of Autumn
Vancouver, B.C. (October, 2012) – This November will signal CinCin’s eighth annual Festo del Fungo, the celebration of Truffles and Wild Mushrooms that heralds the lusty flavours of autumn.
Executive Chef Andrew Richardson, whose Michelin-starred skills have ignited the wood-burning forno at CinCin for the past six months, has been busy meeting with his suppliers – and together they have staked a claim to the finest native examples of mushrooms that best demonstrate the flavours of the forest. Guests will be treated to distinctive varieties including spicy and aromatic matsutakes, golden and bluefoot chanterelles, as well as lobster, trumpet, oyster and cauliflower mushrooms. A number of specialty dishes will be featured on chef’s primi menu, including a standout wild mushroom risotto.
Equally exciting has been chef Richardson’s quest for paramount quality truffles. “We buy only the best varieties, hand-selected from experts we trust,” says Richardson. Each dish has been designed specially for the festival, in order to pair perfectly with the striking flavour of fresh truffles. Other feature dishes will include Beef Carpaccio with maionese al tartufo topped with shaved boschetta, Ricotta Gnocchi, Tagiolini, and chef Richardson’s signature Ricotta Ravioli.
“The trick with truffles is not to clean them too early”, says chef Richardson. “They are truly living ingredients, and their cloak of earth should be gently washed just before use.”
To enhance these extraordinary flavours, wine director Dave Marchand will draw from CinCin’s renowned cellar to recommend ideal pairings, such as Barolo, Barbaresco, and Barbera d’Alba – in order to echo the aromas and flavours of the mushrooms and truffles. Throughout the festival, Marchand will also feature a selection of these wines by the glass and carafe.
Master pastry chef Christophe Bonzon will conclude each dining experience with a retinue of seasonal Autumn desserts, such as Almond Semifreddo and his now-famous signature Tiramisu.
Antinori Wine + Truffle Dinner
Wednesday November 21, 7pm
$175 + tax and gratuity
Join us for an exclusive evening with Antinori Estates, beginning with a canapé reception, followed by a 5-course truffle tasting experience by Chef Andrew Richardson. Each dish will be carefully paired with standout Antinori wines, including: Col de’Salici Prosecco di Valdobbiadene NV, Cervaro Della Sala 2009, Prunotto Barbaresco 2008, Guado Al Tasso 2008 (Wine Enthusiast 2012 Wine of the year), Tignanello 2009 (94 points” from Wine Spectator).
For more info, visit: cincin.net
THE GLOWBAL COLLECTION’S LATEST CATCH: THE FISH SHACK OPENS ON GRANVILLE STREET
From the fisherman’s ship to the Granville Street strip – here, the seafood is as fresh as the crowd. So roll up your sleeves, tie on a bib, grab a mallet and dig in – The Fish Shack has arrived.
Vancouver, BC (October 24, 2012): The Fish Shack, The GLOWBAL COLLECTION’s new laid-back eatery, is now open to the public. Housed in the former Sanafir location, the soaring 100-seat space has been completely transformed to reflect the casual new offer.
BOX Interior Design led the revamp with a nod to the nautical. Marine-blue walls are offset by cool green tiling. Red upholstered banquettes conjure the look of vintage lifejackets. And the chalkboard walls are perfect for sharing fish facts alongside daily features.
“We’re happy to be part of the sea change that’s making Granville Street a draw for food and entertainment,” says Emad Yacoub, GLOWBAL COLLECTION Proprietor. “Fish Shack’s satisfying, unfussy and fun. We hope people love it.”
At the helm of kitchen operations is Executive Chef Alfred Contiga, who comes most recently from SOCIETY Dining Lounge. Staying true to the restaurant’s name, the menu offers up seafood favourites, such as: Fish & Chips – Halibut, Lingcod, Salmon, Haddock, Snapper, Oyster or Prawns, paired up with crunchy coleslaw in a variety of fresh flavours; Mussels or Clam ‘Steamers’ simmered in a trio of sauces; Burgers – Kentucky Fried Oyster or Blackened Snapper; Cajun Fish Tacos; Prawn Louie Salad; Fried Whole Trout; and Spag & Prawn Meatballs.
Guests may need a bigger boat after sinking their teeth into the following dishy highlights:
+ Daily Buck-a-Shuck Oysters: From opening until 5 pm.
+ Lobster and Crab Fest Sundays: Enjoy a fresh 1lb lobster or whole crab on special for $19.95 every Sunday.
+ The Fisherman’s Catch: A fresh medley of seafood including Dungeness crab, snow crab, mussels, prawns, calamari and crayfish, released from the net right before guests’ eyes. Small Catch, $20 per person. Big Catch, $30 per person. Minimum of two people.
+ Weekend Brunch: 10:30 am – 3 pm Saturday and Sunday. Lobster & Eggs, Prawn Frittata, Dungeness Crab Benny and Carrot Cake French Toast are amidst the many tempting dishes.
Carnivores need not jump ship. Meaty options like the Prime Rib Burger, Half Roasted Chicken and Spag & Meatballs will surely float their boat.
The Fish Shack is open Monday to Thursday, 11:30 am – 1 am; Friday, 11:30 am – 2 am; Saturday, 10:30 am – 2 am; Sunday, 10:30 am – 1 am.
For more info, visit: glowbalgroup.com.
HAYWIRE WINERY SUPPORTS CHEFS AND ATHLETES AT GOLD MEDAL PLATES
Summerland, BC (October 29, 2012)
Haywire winery of Summerland BC supports Gold Medal Plates competitions across the country.
A big fan of the Gold Medal Plates competition, now in its 6th year, Haywire winery owner Christine Coletta is delighted to be involved.^ 2011 Vancouver winners, L-R: Joël Watanabe of Bao Bei Rob Feenie of Cactus Club Cafe, & Dale Mackay of Ensemble
“After winning Gold with Cactus Club Cafe’s Chef Rob Feenie in Vancouver last year, and also competing in pairings with Chef Daren Bergeron of Decca 77 in Montreal, and Chef Brent Lloyd of Simple Chef Catering in Saskatoon, we knew we had to be involved again,” she says.
The critically-acclaimed Haywire Rosé 2010 will be on tables in front of about 600 guests in each city across the country, providing guests the chance to taste one of BC’s best wines as they celebrate the chefs, wines, and athletes.
“We are so pleased that the chefs used our wines,” she shares. ”We want to make wines that complement a wide assortment of dishes; wines that are lively, aromatic, and fresh. The wines’ acceptance by chefs in various regions tells us we are on the right track.”
THE PERFECT GIFT FROM SEQUOIA COMPANY OF RESTAURANTS
and a little something for you…
For every $100 that you purchase online,
receive a $25 gift certificate
valid at the Teahouse
and Seasons in the Park!
Bonus valid for online purchases between
November 1st – December 31st.
All online purchases and bonus certificates will be mailed out via Canada Post. You can also request for restaurant pick up within your order.
You still receive 10% back on all purchases
of $1000 or more!
Some restrictions may apply,
please ask your server for details.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Liberty Merchant Company proudly presents its annual Fall into the Market tasting event. This Liberty-sponsored event is in support of the BC SPCA, to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia. All proceeds from both ticket sales and draw prizes directly support the BC SPCA.
The evening will feature coastal wines along with tasty samplings from Granville Island food purveyors. It’s the perfect autumn event! Join us on Wednesday, November 7th, from 7:30 – 9:30pm at the Net Loft on Granville Island.
Tickets are $24.99 and available at all Liberty Wine Merchants locations. For more information on this and future events, please visit http://www.libertywinemerchants.com.
About Liberty Merchant Co.
Established in 1986, Liberty Merchant Co. is the parent company of Liberty Wine Merchants, the largest chain of private wine stores in Western Canada. Liberty imports more than 400 exclusive and affordable wines and spirits, all hand-selected from over 120 of the world’s top wine producers. Liberty Wine Merchants carries 5,000 wines through five locations in Metro Vancouver, along with its original location in Point Roberts, WA.
For additional information on Liberty Merchant Company, please visit http://www.libertymerchantcompany.com.