Gastown Hotspot Hosts Casual Grazing Dinner, Wine Tasting Event in Private,
‘Underbelly’ Dining Quarters with Partial Proceeds Donated to BC Hospitality Foundation


Wildebeest will usher in the fifth annual Top Drop Vancouver festival by hosting a ‘Pink Links’ Sausage and Rosé Party in its private, lower-level ‘Underbelly’ dining room on Wednesday, May 16 at 8 p.m.

A laidback stand-up-style mingler, the event will feature an assortment of sausages made in house by Chef Ian McHale including: Fresh Chorizo and Pineapple with Coriander Emulsion; Hunter’s Salami with Violet Mustard and Gorgonzola; Pistachio Mortadella with Pickled Figs; Mac & Cheese Hotdogs with Beer Mustard; Pork and Apricot Sausages with Agrodolce; and Andouille Sausage with Pickled Red Pepper.

McHale has collaborated with Wildebeest Wine Director Justin Everett to pair the meats, served canapé-style, with a selection of their favourite boutique wines from the Top Drop festival. Guests will be invited to sip rosé wines from New-World producers such as BC’s Bella Wines (Naramata) and Tantalus Vineyards (Kelowna) and California’s Copain Wines (Sonoma) as well as Old-World vintners such as Italy’s G.D. Vajra (Barolo) and Rocca di Montegrossi (Chianti) and France’s Maison Antech (Limoux).

Part of the two-day Top Drop event that showcases a carefully curated collection of small, hands-on wineries, craft breweries, and cideries at various restaurants across Vancouver, tickets to Wildebeest’s Sausage and Rosé Party are available for $39 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity, and may be purchased online at

Partial proceeds will directly benefit the BC Hospitality Foundation, a local charity that provides support for individuals within the hospitality industry coping with a financial crisis arising from a health or medical condition.

For more information about Wildebeest, go to, become a fan of /wildebeestyvr on Facebook and follow @WildebeestYVR on Twitter and on Instagram. Wildebeest also offers private dining spaces available to be booked for evening and weekend events. For more information, enquiries and pricing for private functions, call 604-687-6880 or email [email protected].


ABOUT WILDEBEEST | Located in a refurbished 19th-century building in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Gastown district, Wildebeest offers decadent yet simple country cooking in a multi-level space that features a cocktail bar and lounge, open-concept kitchen, warm and inviting dining room with banquette seating and an intimate ‘Underbelly’ private dining room. Employing classic butchery traditions and contemporary techniques, Chef Ian McHale and the culinary team work closely with nearby farms and suppliers to develop delicious menus that change with the seasons. Dishes are paired with a diverse selection of Old- and New-World wines and a carefully crafted, award-winning cocktail list for a truly unforgettable dining experience.

120 W Hastings St., Vancouver, BC  V6B 1G8 | Dinner Mon – Sun 5 p.m. – late | Brunch Sat – Sun 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | 604-687-6880 |

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