Six Visiting Chefs Join Café Medina Kitchen Crew For All-Star, After-Hours Event With Partial Proceeds Donated To Mealshare Aid Foundation

 The culinary stars align on Monday, June 6 at Café Medina as the breakfast, lunch and daily brunch hotspot opens its doors for an exclusive Medina After Dark event that will see six top local chefs join forces with Medina’s Deniz Tarakcioglu and Adam Perrier to host a Chefs’ Kitchen Party event.

Beginning at 7 p.m., Tarakcioglu and Perrier will welcome Chefs Dan Larsen (La Quercia), Alex Ploughman (Consulting Chef), Joël Watanabe (Bao Bei, Kissa Tanto), Nico Schuermans (Chambar), David Robertson (The Dirty Apron) and Eleanor Chow (Cadeaux Bakery) for a reception-style communal feast.

Ten dollars ($10) from the sale of each $95 ticket to the after-hours soirée — which also includes free-flowing beer, wine and cocktails — will be donated to Mealshare Aid Foundation, which provides meals to Vancouver area children and youth in need.

“We’re excited to bring together a veritable who’s who of local chefs to combine their talents for an old-fashioned potluck while bringing our industry together to give a little something back,” says Café Medina owner Robbie Kane. “Our hope is that this evening event will kick off a series of Medina After Dark events.”



Crispy Pork Belly, Soft Quail’s Egg, Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette

Moroccan Spiced Albacore, Chermoula, Pickled Shallots

Fried Sweet Baby Peppers stuffed with Roasted Garlic Capriny

– Chef Adam Perrier, Café Medina

Octopus, Peppers and Bagna Càuda

Salad of Beets, Burrata and Pistachio

– Chef Dan Larsen, La Quercia

Spot Prawn Ceviche, Black Garlic, Fennel, Brioche

Spring Pea Falafel, Baby Lettuce, Radish, Tahini Labna, Pickled Strawberries

– Chef Alex Ploughman, Consulting Chef

Karadeniz-style Flatbread, Spicy Lamb, Preserved Lemons, Chilies, Garlic, Tomatoes, Herbs

Salad of Romaine Hearts, Garlicky Anchovy Yoghurt, Grated Sour Cucumbers, Mint

– Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu, Café Medina

Veal-stuffed Calamari

Bisque of Spot Prawns

– Chef Nico Schuermans, Chambar

Southern Indian Lamb Curry, Basmasti with Saffron, Currants and Pistachio

Coconut Chutney

Cilantro and Mint Yogurt

– Chef Joël Watanabe, Bao Bei/Kissa Tanto

Sherry and Maple Roasted Rack of Pork, Calvados-braised Onions, Bitters

Crispy Thai Basil and Kale Salad, Spicy Honey Lime Vinaigrette

– Chef David Robertson, The Dirty Apron

Cheesecake Parfait, Honeydew Ribbons, Berry Compote and Caramelized Honey

Decadent Chocolate Cake

– Chef Eleanor Chow, Cadeaux Bakery

Beer, Wine, Cocktails



A limited number of tickets for the Café Medina After Dark: Chefs’ Kitchen Party are available for $95 per person plus tax, gratuity and ticketing fees, with $10 from each ticket donated to Mealshare Aid Foundation. Tickets may be purchased online via Eventbrite: medinaafterdark.eventbrite.ca


ABOUT CAFÉ MEDINA | Since opening in 2008, Café Medina has been serving up its signature brand of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, connoisseur-savvy coffee and sweet sustenance via the city’s best Belgian waffles. A quaint, bistro-styled restaurant replete with old-world charm and proprietor Robbie Kane’s determined philosophy of enlightened hospitality, Café Medina provides a full complement of fresh and eclectic breakfast, lunch and daily brunch alternatives and a pioneering attitude towards café culture. Since moving to its new location in Vancouver’s Library District at 780 Richards St., the new Café Medina has garnered numerous rave reviews, cementing its longstanding reputation as the city’s leading brunch destination.

780 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC | 604-879-3114 | medinacafe.com

Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekends and holidays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Available to be booked for private evening events

Facebook: /medinacafe | Twitter: @cafemedina | Instagram: @medinacafe


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