Chefs Gunawan and Matarai Join Forces to Host a Six-Course Dinner with Sake, Wine Pairings on November 20


Farmer’s Apprentice Chef/Owner David Gunawan and Chef/Owner Ryoma Matarai of Kitsilano restaurant Kinome Japanese Kitchen will combine their culinary talents for a special collaborative dinner at the award-winning South Granville dining room on Monday, November 20 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.

Gunawan, who previously joined forces with Matarai for a pair of sold-out dinners at Farmer’s Apprentice and Kinome earlier this year, is thrilled to once again welcome his colleague and friend into the South Granville kitchen to spotlight Matarai’s authentic Japanese cuisine.

The celebrated Vancouver chefs will work in tandem to prepare a six-course, Far East-inspired menu featuring seafood dishes such as medai with grilled bone consommé and elephant heart plum vinegar as well as Chef Ryoma’s signature handmade lapsang souchong soba with mushroom consommé, served alongside a selection of wine and sake pairings handpicked by Wine Director Kieran Fanning in partnership with That’s Life Gourmet Wine + Sake.


sparkling reception with trio of zensai
burdock wrapped in salmon skin
kuri squash tempura
baked oysters, bonito butter, miso sabayon
Domaine André & Mireille Tissot Cremant du Jura Extra Brut Rosé NV, Jura, France

grilled bone consommé, elephant heart plum vinegar
Mitobe Shuzo Yamagata Masamune Junmai, Yamagata, Japan

Sieglinde potato, Dungeness crab with its consommé
Mitobe Shuzo Yamagata Masamune ‘Kimoto Akaiwa Omachi 1898’ Junmai, Yamagata, Japan

dorset lamb
cabbage salad, miso jus
Clot de L’Oum ‘La Compagnie des Papillons’ Rouge 2015, Côtes du Roussillon, France

handmade lapsang souchong soba
mushroom of the season consommé
Clot de L’Oum ‘Cine Panettone’ Blanc 2011, Côtes du Roussillon, France

baked quince
sake kasu ice cream, adzuki bean
served with tea beverage

Tickets to the Kinome collaboration dinner on Monday, November 20 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. are $162 per person all inclusive of wine and sake pairings, taxes and gratuity and may be purchased online. Each seating is limited to only 26 guests, so interested parties are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information about Farmer’s Apprentice, visit To make a reservation for dinner or weekend brunch, call (604) 620-2070 or book online.

ABOUT FARMER’S APPRENTICE | The birthplace of innovative, artisanal and sustainable cuisine in Vancouver, Farmer’s Apprentice features ever-changing menus comprised of ingredients delivered fresh daily from local farms, pastures and providers and served in a casual, intellectually stimulating environment that encourages interactions between the chefs and guests. Launched in 2013 by acclaimed locavore chef David Gunawan, Farmer’s Apprentice was ranked No. 2 on enRoute Magazine’s annual list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants in 2014, and also swept the podium that year with nods for Best New Restaurant, Best Casual Restaurant and Restaurant of the Year at the 25th annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Gunawan was most recently named Chef of the Year at the 2016 edition of the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards.

1535 W 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C.  V6J 1R1 | Dinner Mon – Sun 5:30 – 10 p.m. | Brunch Sat – Sun 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | (604) 620-2070 | |
Feature image: From L-R: Kinome Japanese Kitchen Chef/Owner Ryoma Matarai, Farmer’s Apprentice Chef/Owner David Gunawan.

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