Do Dim Sum Like the Germans Do on Saturday May 10th!

Do you do Dim Sum? I do Dim Sum! It’s a tradition for me, every weekend. In fact, every time I travel out of the country, I experience Dim Sum withdrawal. True story. I just adore Vancouver’s Dim Sum scene!


So, when Wines of Germany asked me what I thought they should do as an event to promote their vibrant wines with Asian cuisine at the Cambie Kitchen space in 39th and Cambie Signature BC Liquor Store on May 10th, it was an easy answer: GERMAN DIM SUM!


OK, if I’m going to be completely transparent here, I’ve got to tell you that they really don’t eat much Dim Sum in Germany. But they should! In fact, they should eat all sorts of Asian cuisines – from Szechuan to Samosas, from Teriyaki to Thai – German wines will astound you with how well they complement the vast majority of Asian flavours. Most of the wines being showcased at this special event will be Rieslings (the exceptions being Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir), and Riesling – especially German Riesling – has an uncanny ability to balance an abundance of fruit flavours with a lively acidity that just cuts through oil in food like a hot knife through butter. The result: pure deliciousness.


Enter: Dim Sum. Sui Mai (pork and prawns wrapped in a thin wheat noodle and steamed) and Ha Gow (steamed prawns in a rice wrapper) will be in the spotlight throughout the event, pairing a total of 12 wines from Germany’s diverse wine-growing regions to these decadent Chinese treats. The caterer for the event is none other than Vancouver’s legendary Floata Seafood Restaurant (my personal source of Dim Sum fixes). Two towers of steam will stack high for three hours, billowing out Chinese goodness through myriad dumplings for all to enjoy!


Sommeliers on-hand make the event complete, offering an educated, guided tour through all the wines and the foods that accompany them. This is your chance to learn everything that you ever wanted to know, and then some, about German wine regions and the magnificent wines that they produce.


Want to take part? All you have to do is show up! No tickets required and the event is FREE. You’ll even leave with a little German / Chinese inspired gift at the end of your tasting.


Ha Gow? And how! And gimme a little glass of Riesling with that, willya?


See you soon for a little German Dim Sum in Vancouver!


German Dim Sum

Saturday, May 10, 2014


Cambie Kitchen

5555 Cambie Street, Vancouver


Mireille Sauvé

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