Vancouver Brunch Destination Lights up the Night by Pairing Five-Course Menu with Wine Australia as Part of 2018 Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival 

Café Medina will celebrate Australia Day by taking guests on a culinary walkabout when the downtown hotspot hosts its second annual Australia Day Wine Dinner on Friday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the 2018 Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival.

The one-night-only event will feature a five-course dinner menu showcasing Café Medina Executive Chef Adam Perrier’s signature brand of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, served alongside wines from some of Australia’s most celebrated wine-producing regions. Pairings for the evening will be hand selected by Café Medina Manager and Sommelier Jenna Briscoe and renowned Vancouver wine personality Jason Yamasaki, sommelier for JOEY Restaurant Group and 2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival Sommelier of the Year, in partnership with Wine Australia.

“We had an amazing time hosting our first Australia Day dinner last year — it’s always a treat for us to host after-hour events and showcase Café Medina in a new light,” says Briscoe, who was singled out for a Service All-Star designation at the 2016 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. “We’re excited to be working with Wine Australia again for this event and to introduce our guests to some of the world-class wines that the continent is producing.”


Bisque et Beignet
Prawn Bisque, Brandade de Morue (Salt Cod and Potato Beignet)
Alpha Box & Dice, ‘Zaptung’ Prosecco NV, Murray Darling

Salmon Gravlax
Beet Cured Steelhead Trout, Marinated Beet and French Lentil Salad, Fine Herbs, Preserved Lemon Emulsion
Voyager, Chardonnay 2015, Margaret River
Soumah ‘Single Vineyard’ Chardonnay 2015, Yarra Valley

Côte de Porc Grand’mère
Crispy Pork Belly, Sherry Glazed Wild Mushrooms, Smoked Béarnaise
Alpha Box & Dice, ‘Rebel Rebel’ Montepulciano 2016, Langhorne Creek
McGuigan, ‘The Shortlist’ Montepulciano 2014, Barossa Valley

Joue de Veau
Red Wine Braised Veal Cheeks, Ricotta Dumplings, Stewed Kale, Cipollini Onion Ring
Glaetzer ‘Wallace’ Shiraz/Grenache 2015, Barossa Valley
Torbreck, ‘The Steading’ Red GSM 2014, Barossa Valley

Spiced Fig Cake
Salted Caramel, Ice Cream
Yalumba Museum Release Old Reserve Muscat NV, Barossa Valley

Tickets to the Australia Day Wine Dinner at Café Medina on Friday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. are $98 per person inclusive of menu, wine pairings, tax and gratuity and may be purchased via the Dine Out Vancouver website.

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 |
Hours: MondayFriday 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

ABOUT THE 2018 DINE OUT™ VANCOUVER FESTIVAL | Produced by Tourism Vancouver, Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival is Canada’s largest annual celebration of food and drink, promoting local and regional ingredients, the wines of British Columbia and the city’s exceptional culinary talent. Attracting more than 100,000 locals and visitors, the festival takes over the city with 17 days of culinary events, prix-fixe menus at 300-plus restaurants (at $20, $30 or $40 price points) as well as “Dine and Stay” packages and special hotel rates. Festival partners are the Wines of British Columbia and Aeroplan. Preferred partners include Air Canada, OpenTable, Metro newspaper, Tickets Tonight and Vancouver Magazine. Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival 2018 runs from January 19 to February 4. | @DineOutVanFest #dovf

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