Sip and Swirl With Famed Pio Cesare Winery at L’Abattoir
Exclusive dinner for connoisseurs to sample world-class vintages and perfectly paired fare
Gastown’s renowned French-inspired eatery is going Italian for one night this month as it welcomes a world-class winery for an exclusive wine dinner. On Wednesday, November 25, L’Abattoir, will partner with local boutique wine seller Vintage Corks to host an Italian-inspired evening featuring international winery, Pio Cesare.
Attendees will sip and swirl two world-class, single-vineyard Nebbiolos side by side, along with a stellar lineup of unique offerings from Pio Cesare. Pio Cesare’s acclaimed winemaker Pio Boffa will host this intimate evening. Originally hailing from Alba, Italy, Boffa was born into the winemaking tradition, and is a famed fourth-generation vintner. He has a reputation for having a curious and innovative palate, with a deep respect for beloved traditions.
Guests will savour a five-course dinner prepared by L’Abattoir’s Chef Lee Cooper, complete with perfectly paired pours. Dishes include a fresh Pacific herring escabeche, served with fennel, saffron and olive oil; lightly smoked wild salmon topped with beetroot, chicory and rosemary; and a hearty foie gras tart with quince and apple. Click here to view the full menu and wine pairings.
L’Abattoir is also delighted to welcome its new wine director, Lisa Haley. The award-winning sommelier recently joined the eatery’s team after a successful tenure at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar. Haley and her team will ensure each Pio Cesare dinner attendee has a unique and memorable evening. This partnership with Pio Cesare winery, an exclusive dinner and sampling, serves as a prime example of L’Abattoir’s notoriety for providing one of the city’s best food and wine experiences.
The Pio Cesare Wine Dinner takes place on Wednesday, November 25, with a reception commencing at 7:00 p.m. and dinner beginning at 7:30 p.m. Held in L’Abattoir’s stunning private dining room, this exclusive dinner is $195 plus taxes and gratuity per person.
With space for only 40 guests, tickets will go quickly. For more information or to reserve a seat, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 604.568.1701.
L’Abattoir is located in the heart of historic Gastown. Built in the 19th century, it is the site of Vancouver’s first jail and originally buttressed the city’s main meat packing district. This history is reflected in the architecture, and the name L’Abattoir pays homage to the neighbourhood’s colourful past. Open seven days a week for dinner and weekend brunch, L’Abattoir specializes in French inspired West Coast fare in a refined and comfortable setting. Labattoir.ca