Yaletown eatery to collaborate with international spirits company in March
The ongoing series sees a different distiller or brewer commandeer Homer St. Cafe’s bar and kitchen for a week each month, offering drink specials, collaborative menu items and ticketed tasting dinners hosted by experts from the participating brewery and/or distillery.
March’s takeover event takes place March 19 – 26. Edrington will feature cocktails and spirit flights alongside special dishes that incorporate the Scotch whiskies on the restaurant’s Fresh Sheet. $1 from each featured cocktail will go to the Whisky Wisemen Society’s charitable fund.
The event will close with a guided, longtable tasting dinner on Monday, March 26, hosted by Edrington Canadian Brand Ambassador Dan Volway. The three-course dinner will start a Scotch whisky Cutty Sark welcome cocktail, a featured spirit flight paired with Executive Chef Tret Jordan and Head Chef Chris West’s first course and a special premium flight paired with the main course. A Naked Grouse whisky cocktail will then be served with the dessert selection along with a very special after-dinner treat.
Tickets to the dinner are $85 including tax and gratuity (valued at $150).
Upcoming Takeover Series in 2018:
- April 2018: Powell St Brewery Takeover
- May 2018: The Glenlivet Takeover
For more information on the Takeover Series and to purchase tickets to the tasting dinners, visit homerstreetcafebar.com/events.
Edrington Canadian Brand Ambassador
With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry as a trained Sommelier and instructor with the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers at Niagara and George Brown College, it’s fair to say that Dan’s palate is exquisitely refined. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dan’s role is to connect with like-minded individuals, groups and establishments by exposing the virtues of the whiskies he’s been charged to represent. His schedule is filled with meetings and events held by various whisky appreciation groups, where he works on building relationships and cultivating connoisseurs who share the very same passion for whisky that attracted him to the business.
Address: 898 Homer Street
Lunch: Monday to Friday, 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday to Thursday, 5pm – 11pm and Friday & Saturday 5pm – Midnight
Happy Hour: Monday to Friday, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Late Night Happy Hour: Daily, 9:30pm – close
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 10:30am- 2:30pm