Ancora False Creek Spotlights Portuguese Wines During Exclusive Dinner on April 2


Special Guest Pedro Teixeira Takes Guests on Guided Tour of Celebrated Vineyards from the Dão and Bairrada Wine Regions During Multi-Course Dinner at Ancora False Creek

Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde and Ancora False Creek Chef de Cuisine Raimund Heuser will pair their signature Peruvian-Japanese ‘Nikkei’ style of cuisine with an array of Portugal’s most celebrated wines when the restaurant hosts a one-night-only wine dinner at their False Creek location on Tuesday, April 2.

Beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m., the ‘Wines of Portugal’ Dinner highlights the portfolios of both Quinta de Cabriz and Casa de Santar, two estates located in the prominent Dão wine region, whose wines showcase two of the key indigenous grapes grown in the area in Encruzado (white) and Touriga Nacional (red). The dinner will also feature a premium red wine from Quinta do Encontro, located in the heart of Portugal’s Bairrada region.

Guest speaker and Global Wines International Export Director Pedro Teixeira will host the dinner in concert with the Ancora False Creek sommelier team to take guests on a guided tour of the Dão and Bairrada regions and their famed wines throughout the service. A limited number of tickets to the multi-course dinner are available for $150 per person plus tax and gratuity.

$150 per person plus tax and gratuity

– Reception –
Big Eye Tuna Chakin
Sockeye Salmon Chakin
Croquetas de Bacalhau, Romesco Sauce

Casa de Santar Vinha dos Amores Sparkling, Dão
Cabriz Rose 2017, Dão

– First –
Octopus Carpaccio
ajo blanco, ponzu onion, shishito, tangerine

Cabriz Reserva Encruzado 2017, Dão
Casa de Santar Vinhos do Amores Encruzado 2016, Dão

– Second –
Panca Black Cod
miso aubergine, black garlic, leeks, sesame, edamame

Cabriz Colheita Tinto 2014, Dão 

– Main –
Beef Two Ways
Braised Beef Cheeks, Sirloin Roast
cumin panissa, fava beans, carrot, chimichurri, natural jus, preserved lemon

Casa de Santar Vinha dos Amores Touriga Nacional 2013, Dão
Quinta do Encontro 1 2011, Bairrada

– Dessert –
Orange Juniper Bavarois
orange blossom honey crémeux, mandarin coriander sorbet, hazelnut sable

Outono de Santar Late Harvest, Dão

“This dinner offers wine enthusiasts a unique opportunity to sample some truly outstanding examples of single-estate wines,” says Ancora False Creek General Manager and Wine Director Andrea Vescovi. “We look forward to welcoming Pedro Teixeira as he showcases the indigenous grapes from the Dão and Bairrada regions and his passion for Portuguese wines.”

As a limited number of seats are available for Ancora False Creek’s Wines of Portugal Dinner, tickets should be purchased early to avoid disappointment. To make a reservation, please call the restaurant at 604-681-1164 or email [email protected]com.

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ABOUT ANCORA WATERFRONT DINING AND PATIO | Opened in 2015 on Vancouver’s False Creek seawall with a second location now open in West Vancouver’s Ambleside neighbourhood, Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio embraces the harmony of Peruvian and Japanese cuisines while incorporating the very best of the Pacific Northwest. Paired with an exceptional array of wines that emphasize style and character over geography and varietal, a wide selection of signature and classic cocktails and spirits and a decor that reflects the serene-yet-sophisticated feel of the West Coast, Ancora offers a truly unique dining experience that celebrates diverse cultures, international flavours and culinary artistry in its expansive dining rooms, private quarters and crudo bars. Since its opening, Ancora has been singled out for numerous accolades, including The Globe and Mail’s ‘10 Best New Vancouver Restaurants 2015’, enRoute’s 2016 shortlist of the Best New Restaurants in Canada as well as consecutive mentions on the prestigious annual ranking of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants in 2016 and 2017.

Ancora Ambleside — 1351 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver BC  V7T 2P9 | 604-926-0287
Hours: Dinner 5 p.m. to close daily

Ancora False Creek — 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC  V6Z 2L9 | 604-681-1164
Hours: Lunch noon to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday | Cocktail Hour 4 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday | Dinner 5 p.m. to close daily | Brunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Twitter: @ancoradining | Facebook: /AncoraDining | Instagram: @ancoradining

Media release and images provided by Jessica Napier, SMC Communications Inc.


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