Wine or Beer?  Hart House Restaurant Menu Courts Controversy 


Whether food goes better with beer or with wine has been a hotly debated topic at many a late-night dinner party.  Now Hart House at Deer Lake is joining the fray with its limited-time Grains vs Grapes menu, which is bound to bring out the passionate wine aficionado and the die-hard beer drinker at any table.  The four-course menu will be available from Friday, February 24 to Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Hart House’s Sommelier, Si Man Lee, loves both beer and wine, and he has chosen a special lineup to pair with the four-course menu.  With each course, guests will be able to choose either a beer crafted by award-winning New Westminster craft brewery Steel & Oak Brewing Co. or a premium wine from Moon Curser Vineyards in Osoyoos.



For extra fun, Hart House is running a contest for those who are prepared to “show their colours” – red, white, amber, et cetera – on social media.  Come in for dinner and select a wine or beer pairing with the Grains Versus Grapes menu, take a photo and post to Instagram (be sure to follow and mention in your post @harthouserest, @steelandoak and @mooncurservineyards) with a hashtag of either #beerisbest or #wineisfine for which you thought enhanced your dinner better. The most liked beer photo and wine photo will win gift baskets generously provided by Moon Curser and Steel & Oak.


Chef Mike Genest will prepare a menu that we can all agree looks absolutely delicious:

Smoked Sturgeon and Confit Potato Salad

Crispy Shallots, Dill, Pickled Mustard Seed, Celery Leaves, Radish, Crème Fraiche Dressing

Beer:  Steel & Oak Kataja Juniper Ale

Wine:  Moon Curser Arneis 2015

Roasted Duck “French Onion Soup”

Caramelized Spring Onions, Duck Consommé, Smoked Cheddar, Duck Confit, Garlic Chives

Beer:  Steel & Oak Dark Lager

Wine:  Moon Curser Tempranillo 2014

Braised Short Rib Cassoulet

Rattlesnake Beans, Thumb Carrots, Peas, Herbed Bread Crumb, Braising Jus

Beer:  Steel & Oak / Dageraad Brewing Collaboration “The Suburbs” IPA

Wine:  Moon Curser Malbec 2014

Stout Infused Sticky Toffee Pudding

Mission Figs, Vanilla Gelato

Reservations are available online here

Hart House Grains vs Grapes Menu

Friday, February 24 to Sunday, March 26, 2017

Menu $58 per person

Pairing $22 per person

Exclusive of taxes and gratuities

Menu & wines are subject to change

Hart House Restaurant at Deer Lake

6664 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby


About Hart House Restaurant:  Open since 1988, Hart House at Deer Lake makes an unforgettable impression on guests with its elegant heritage house setting and outstanding Pacific Northwest cuisine.  The 3-acre estate includes a mock-Tudor mansion with tastefully appointed dining room, private function rooms, and heated patio; immaculate lawns and gardens; and a Lakeside Cottage.  Always a favourite for outdoor weddings, Hart House also hosts business lunches and conferences of all sizes, as well as intimate dinners and celebrations.  Our menu changes with the seasons to take advantage of the freshest local ingredients, including herbs from our own on-site herb garden.  Whatever your menu selection, our attentive staff are always happy to recommend wine pairings from our award-winning cellar.

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