RISING SONS: ANCORA HOSTS CELEBRATED SAKE PRODUCERS FOR EXCLUSIVE DINNER AT FALSE CREEK LOCATION ON OCTOBER 28
One-Night-Only Event Features Guests from Iconic Japanese Craft Breweries, Rare Sakes Paired with Tasting Menu of Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde’s Signature Nikkei Cuisine
Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio is marking the October 1 occasion of International Sake Day by announcing it will welcome two esteemed sake producers to its False Creek location for an exclusive Yoshida Shuzo + Tenzan Sake Dinner on Monday, October 28.
Beginning at 6 p.m., Ancora False Creek Sommelier Barret Pearson and Vancouver Sake Samurai and President of Blue Note Wine & Spirits Inc. Patrick Ellis will welcome Tenzan Sake Brewery President Kensuke Shichida and Yoshida Shuzo Brewing Co. President Tomo Yoshidafor a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure.
Shichida and Yoshida — who carry the torch of family tradition as fifth-generation caretakers at their respective breweries — will showcase an array of their sakes and speak to the history and unique production techniques at both breweries while guests enjoy an intimate, six-course feast featuring Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde’s signature style of Peruvian-meets-Japanese Nikkei cuisine.
Monday, October 28
$175 per person inclusive of tax and gratuityLocal Octopus Croquette
romesco, pice de gallo, bonito flakes
yuzu leche de tigre, garlic chips, cancha
Peruvian Sea Urchin Risotto
pine mushrooms, avocado mousse
Pan Seared Black Cod
sake kasu pomme purée, braised daikon
Mirin-infused Tofu ‘Cheesecake’
strawberries, purple corn, sesame
“This dinner will showcase top-shelf sakes from a pair of celebrated producers who are leading the way for premium sake,” says Pearson. “It’s a rare opportunity for our guests to both explore the versatility of sake when paired with Nikkei cuisine and go behind the scenes of two iconic and award-winning breweries.”
A limited number of tickets to the Yoshida Shuzo + Tenzan Sake Dinner at Ancora False Creek on Monday, October 28 are available for $175 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity and may be purchased at ancoradining.com/events.
ABOUT ANCORA WATERFRONT DINING AND PATIO | Launched in 2015 on Vancouver’s False Creek seawall with a second location now open in West Vancouver’s Ambleside Beach neighbourhood, Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio embraces the harmony of Peruvian and Japanese cuisines while incorporating the very best local, seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Paired with an exceptional array of wines, a selection of classic and signature cocktails and a décor that evokes a serene-yet-sophisticated West Coast feel, Ancora offers unique dining experiences that celebrate international flavours and culinary artistry. 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, 2017 and 2019; ‘Best Latin’ at the 2019 Where to Dine Vancouver awards; and Chef of the Year (Ricardo Valverde) as chosen by Vancouver food industry insiders in the 2019 Georgia Straight Golden Plates Awards | ancoradining.com
Ancora False Creek — 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L9 | 604-681-1164
Hours: Lunch noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday to Friday | Dinner 5 p.m. to close daily | Cocktail Hour 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday to Friday | Brunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Ancora Ambleside — 1351 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver, BC V7T 2P9 | 604-926-0287
Hours: Lunch noon to 2:30 p.m. daily | Dinner 5 to 10 p.m. daily | Cocktail Hour 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday to Friday | Brunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday