Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Hosts Exclusive ‘La Paulée’-Style Wine Dinner Series Starting May 30


Events Offer Wine Aficionados Chance to Pair Their Own Cellared Wines with Restaurant’s Award-Winning Cuisine, Service and Style During Multi-Course ‘BYOB’ Dinners

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Executive General Manager/Wine Director JP Potters will showcase the award-winning restaurant’s top-shelf wine program when he hosts a series a series of three exclusive ‘La Paulée’-style wine dinners on May 30, September 19 and November 24.

The series from Boulevard — which was recently singled out for the No. 31 spot on the 2019 list of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants and the ‘Best Hotel Dining’ nod at the 2019 Where to Dine Vancouver awards — follows the tradition of the annual ‘La Paulée de Meursault’ celebration that would gather vignerons, cellar and vineyard workers and the community in Burgundy, France together for a communal feast where winemakers would showcase their most prized bottles following the harvest.

Boulevard’s spin on the celebratory event invites wine lovers to bring their very best bottles to the table and enjoy multi-course menus custom created for each occasion by Boulevard’s award-winning chefs Alex Chen and Roger Ma. The first dinner in the series will spotlight Burgundy & Northern Rhône and feature such French-inspired fare as pâté en croûte, poultry roulade of Thiessen Farm quail and beef short rib ‘Bourguignon’ as well as a cheese course and bon bon service provided by Executive Pastry Chef Kenta Takahashi.

The May 30th dinner will be followed by two more ‘La Paulée’ events taking centre stage in Boulevard’s private dining quarters on September 19 (Bordeaux 2000 and earlier) and November 24 (Barolo and Brunello di Montalcino), respectively. All three events begin with a 6 p.m. reception followed by dinner service.

Burgundy & Northern Rhône, Thursday, May 30
— $125 per person plus tax and gratuity —Amuse
Pâté en Croûte
duck, venison, pistachio, preserved quince

Chilled BC Spot Prawns
white asparagus velouté with prawn essence, lemon balm emulsion, crispy head

Poultry Roulade of Thiessen Farm Quail
Tiroler bacon, foie gras, radish, savoury fava bean purée

Beef Short Rib ‘Bourguignon’
classic garnish, morels, petite pois, pomme purée

Délice de Bourgogne
almond lavash, fig jam

Bon Bon Service

“When we envisioned this series, our purpose was to offer connoisseurs a unique opportunity to break bread, share stories and appreciate prized bottles from their own cellars with fellow wine lovers,” says Potters. “We look forward to hosting these dinners and spotlighting some of the very best examples of Old-World wines in a setting that truly befits the occasion.”


A limited number of tickets to Boulevard’s ‘La Paulée’ dinners are available for $125 per person plus tax and gratuity by calling the restaurant at 604-642-2900. Guests are required to bring one bottle of rare, library or limited-edition wine per person that reflects the regional focus of each event — Burgundy & Northern Rhône on May 30, Bordeaux 2000 and earlier on September 19 and Barolo and Brunello di Montalcino on November 24.For more information about Boulevard’s ‘La Paulée’ series, visit and for details on required wines, email Executive General Manager/Wine Director JP Potters at [email protected]ca.

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ABOUT BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR | Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar redefines the fine art of dining with subtle, unexpected and playful approaches to cuisine, service and style. From the all-star front-of-house team to the acute attention to detail in design to the understated elegance of the restaurant’s seafood-focused cuisine infused with casual West Coast flair, Boulevard sets forth an uncompromising standard of excellence guaranteed to capture the attention of food-savvy Vancouver residents and visitors on plate and palate alike. Paired with exceptional service, a wide-ranging selection of wine and cocktails and true European ambiance in a traditional-yet-modern setting, Boulevard — winner of the 2018 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards for Best Seafood, Best Upscale and Chef of the Year (Alex Chen), one of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants 2019 and Where To Dine Vancouver’s 2019 choice for Best Hotel Dining — offers breakfast (6:30 to 11 a.m.), lunch (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), dinner (5 to 10 p.m.) and late-night service until 1 a.m. in its adjacent Gerard Lounge seven days a week, as well as weekend brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and happy hour from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC  V6Z 2K6 | 604-642-2900 | | Twitter: @blvdyvr | Facebook: /blvdyvr | Instagram: @blvdyvr

Media release and images provided by Jan-Christian Sorensen, SMC Communications Inc.
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