SUNDAYS, FUN DAYS: GRAPES & SODA UNCORKS EXCLUSIVE NEW DISCOVERY DINNER SERIES THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER
Four-Course, Locally Sourced Menus Focus on Distinctive Ingredients, Regions, Wines and Spirits
Grapes & Soda will send weekends off in style this November and December when Vancouver’s first and only natural wine bar plays host to a series of four-course Discovery Dinners on Sunday nights starting Nov. 1.
Taking its cue from sister restaurant Farmer’s Apprentice, where Sunday Discovery Dinners were a popular and sold-out staple when it first opened in 2013, Grapes & Soda’s new dinner set will showcase a unique theme each week, with each hyper-local menu revealed that evening in the spirit of ‘discovery’.
Mushrooms, Nov. 1
Farmhouse Cheese, Nov. 8
Spirits of The World, Nov. 15
Emilia-Romagna, Nov. 22
Unsung Heroes, Nov. 29
Eastern Europe, Dec. 6
Bubbles, Dec. 13
“This is an exciting way to not only highlight our ongoing emphasis on seasonality and fresh, local ingredients but also broaden the horizons and palates of our guests by building each dinner around either a unique ingredient, wine, spirit or geographical region,” says Executive Chef Ron Shaw, who will collaborate with Sommelier Hao-Yang Wang and Bar Manager Satoshi Yonemori on each menu.
Taking place at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Dec. 6 and 13, the Sunday Discovery Dinners cost $35 per person plus tax and gratuity, with optional drink pairings of wine, beer, cocktails, cider or spirits available for each course. Tickets are limited and available for purchase online at www.grapesandsoda.ca.
Grapes & Soda and sister restaurant Farmer’s Apprentice will also showcase their seasonally inspired cuisine during the holiday season by opening their availability for private lunchtime functions, in addition to their regular dinner service and evening buy-out options.
For daytime bookings, both restaurants offer a collaborative three- and four-course menu for $29 and $39 per person respectively. In the evening, Farmer’s Apprentice offers seasonal Omnivore and Herbivore tasting menus, while Grapes & Soda offers Drink & Mingle or Family Style menus.
About Grapes & Soda
The brainchild of Farmer’s Apprentice co-owners David Gunawan and Dara Young, Grapes & Soda is a one-of-a-kind wine bar experience located in Vancouver where seasonally inspired, tapas-style plates are paired with an ever-changing list of natural, organic and biodynamically produced wines for a truly unique and educational dining experience. A 25-seat restaurant space available to host private tastings and events, Grapes & Soda also features a selection of dessert plates paired with house-made, handcrafted cocktails by Bar Manager Satoshi Yonemori and half-price, happy-hour specials between 5 and 6:30 p.m.