South Granville Establishments Invite Revelers to Turn the Calendar with Celebratory Dining Experiences Featuring Multi-Course Farm-to-Table Menus, Wine Pairings


Acclaimed locavore chef David Gunawan and his team at Farmer’s Apprentice and sister wine bar Grapes & Soda are ushering in the new year in inimitable farm-to-table fashion by hosting exclusive dinner services at both South Granville restaurants on Sunday, December 31.

Both restaurants will offer a menu of seasonally inspired, artisanal fare sourced from local farms, pastures and providers, with vegetarian menus and optional wine pairings selected by Wine Director Kieran Fanning.

For its New Year’s Eve service, Farmer’s Apprentice will host two seatings — starting at 6 p.m.and 8:30 p.m. — that feature a five-course menu for $80 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity ($138 with wine pairings) during the early seating or a seven-course menu during the later seating for $110 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity ($182 with wine pairings).

Farmer’s Apprentice NYE Menu

Sturgeon Caviar
tartare of 10-month-old Hereford beef, oysters

Celeriac Agnolotti
egg yolk, black pepper, pecorino

Seasonal Fish
mussels sabayon, savoy cabbage

10-Month-Old Hereford Beef
pomme purée, peppercorn jus
(8:30 p.m. seating only)

Einkorn Porridge
wild and cultivated mushrooms

Nero Imperiale Cheese
(8:30 p.m. seating only)

Eggnog Ice Cream
rum caramel, candied pumpkin

That same night, Grapes & Soda — the sister wine bar to Farmer’s Apprentice, where seasonally inspired tapas-style dishes are paired with an ever-changing list of natural, organic and biodynamic wines — will welcome guests to a multi-course New Year’s Eve celebration with seatings taking place at 6 and 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 and 8:30 p.m. for $75 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. Accompanying wine pairings are available for an additional $45.

Grapes & Soda NYE Menu

A Selection of Snacks
oysters, horseradish
geoduck fritter, bull kelp mayonnaise
tartare of 10-month-old Hereford beef

Charcuterie and Cheese Plate

A Composition of Small Plates
seasonal fish crudo, apple, kohlrabi, cabbage
10-month-old Hereford beef ragout agnolotti, pecorino

bay sorbet, heritage apple, candied hazelnut
beet and rose

As a limited number of seats are available at both the Farmer’s Apprentice and Grapes and Soda New Year’s Eve events on Sunday, December 31, reservations are highly recommended.

To purchase tickets for Farmer’s Apprentice New Year’s Eve Dinner services at 6 p.m. and for 8:30 p.m. visit

To purchase tickets for Grapes & Soda New Year’s Eve services visit

As both Farmer’s Apprentice and Grapes & Soda pride themselves on placing a premium on the availability and seasonality of all ingredients, the New Year’s Eve menus may be subject to slight changes.

For more information about Farmer’s Apprentice, go to To make a reservation for dinner or weekend brunch, call 604-620-2070 or book online. For more information about Grapes & Soda, go to

ABOUT FARMER’S APPRENTICE | The birthplace of innovative, artisanal and sustainable cuisine in Vancouver, Farmer’s Apprentice features ever-changing menus comprising ingredients delivered fresh daily from local farms, pastures and providers and served in a casual, intellectually stimulating environment that encourages interactions between the chefs and guests. Launched in 2013 by acclaimed locavore chef David Gunawan, Farmer’s Apprentice was ranked No. 2 on enRoute Magazine’s annual list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants in 2014, and also swept the podium that year with nods for Best New Restaurant, Best Casual Restaurant and Restaurant of the Year at the 25th annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Gunawan was most recently named Chef of the Year at the 2016 edition of the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards.

1535 W 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC  V6J 1R1 | Lunch: Tues – Fri 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Dinner: Mon – Sun 5:30 – 10 p.m. | Brunch: Sat – Sun 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | 604-620-2070 | [email protected] | | Instagram: @thefarmersapprentice

ABOUT GRAPES & SODA | The brainchild of Farmer’s Apprentice chef/founder and Vancouver Magazine’s 2016 Chef of the Year David Gunawan, Grapes & Soda is a one-of-a-kind wine bar experience located in the South Granville district of Vancouver where seasonally inspired, tapas-style plates are paired with an ever-changing list of natural, organic and biodynamic wines for a unique and educational dining experience. A 25-seat restaurant space available to host private events, Grapes & Soda also features a selection of dessert plates paired with house-made, handcrafted cocktails and half-price happy hour specials between 5 and 6:30 p.m.

1541 W. 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC  V6J 1R1 | Tue – Sat 5:30 – 11 p.m. | 604-336-2456 | [email protected] | | Instagram: @grapesandsoda

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