FROM THE HEART: KITCHEN TABLE OFFERS SPECIAL MENU FEATURES DURING VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND AT FIVE LOCAL RESTAURANTS
Heart-Shaped Pizzas Return to Pizzeria Farina, while Pourhouse and Farina a Legna Offer Menus for Two, Di Beppe, Ask For Luigi Feature Dessert, Drink Specials
All five Kitchen Table Restaurants are giving lovers plenty of ways to paint the town red with Valentine’s features guaranteed to help set the mood at Vancouver’s Pourhouse, Pizzeria Farina, Ask For Luigi and Ristorante Di Beppe and North Vancouver’s Farina a Legna.
POURHOUSE (162 Water Street)
At Gastown’s Pourhouse, the kitchen will offer a perfect-for-pairs dinner menu available from Friday, February 14 to Sunday, February 16 that offers a four-course, prix-fixe feast for $99 plus tax and gratuity per couple. The menu includes gourmet snacks such as foie gras torchon, BC Oysters and a black truffle custard tartas well as lobster ravioli, salmon Wellington and a dessert of ‘chocolate-rose-Champagne’.
Throughout the weekend, Bar Manager Adam Domet will also shake up a special ‘L’Amour Rouge’ cocktail feature — a sweet and citrusy bubbly libation tinted Valentine’s red courtesy of a house-made raspberry-and-butter bourbon wash available for $14.
PIZZERIA FARINA (915 Main Street)
For one night only, Vancouver’s beloved Pizzeria Farina will bring back its popular heart-shaped Margherita pizzas on Friday, February 14. Topped with tomato sauce, fior di latte, olive oil and basil, the picture-perfect 12-inch pies will be available for $16 starting at 5 p.m. while quantities last for dine-in guests only, with a limit of one heart-shaped pizza per order.
FARINA A LEGNA (119 2nd Street East, North Vancouver)
The newest member of the Kitchen Table family will cater to couples by offering a special shareable dinner menu from Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16. The multi-course romantic meal for two features olives, radicchio salad, choice of Vongole or Bolognese pasta, a heart-shaped Margherita pizza and tiramisu for $68 per couple plus tax and gratuity. The heart-shaped pizza is only available as part of the four-course menu for two, and offered for dine-in service only while quantities last. Veggie pasta substitutions are also available by request.
Optional wine pairings are also available to complement each course, as well as the feature house bottled Rosato Spritz cocktail ($13), which mingles Cocchi Rosa, sparkling rose and grapefruit rose soda and is served with a grapefruit cheek garnish for a tipple that’s equal parts tart and tangy.
ASK FOR LUIGI (305 Alexander Street)
At award-winning Gastown Italian restaurant Ask For Luigi will add some sparkle to its homespun brand of Italian classic fare by serving up the special house-bottled Rosato Spritz cocktail (Cocchi Rosa, sparkling rose, grapefruit rose soda, grapefruit cheek garnish) from Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16 for $13 per drink.
DI BEPPE (8 West Cordova Street)
At Gastown hotspot Di Beppe, couples can wrap up their special Valentine’s dinner with a decadent, shareable dessert of chocolate budino tart with whipped toasted marshmallow for $10, available from Thursday, February 13 through Sunday, February 16. Di Beppe will also help couples getting an early jump on Valentine’s Day feel the love by offering the feature dessert free of charge for those dining at the restaurant on Thursday, February 13.
Di Beppe will also be donating 10% of the proceeds from all pizza sales throughout the weekend to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in honour of the special occasion.
For more information on Kitchen Table Restaurants or to stay up to date on all the latest developments, go to ktrestaurants.com or the individual restaurants listed below.
ABOUT KITCHEN TABLE RESTAURANTS | A mainstay of Vancouver’s hospitality scene since 2009, Kitchen Table Restaurants places a premium on simplicity, integrity, giving back to the neighbourhoods in which it operates and the belief that the fondest memories are made at the kitchen table, not in the dining room. The brand made its first foray into the local market when it opened comfort-food-and-cocktail hotspot Pourhouse in a heritage space in the heart of the historic Gastown District in 2009. In 2011, Kitchen Table set up shop on Main Street with the Northern Italian-focused, counter-service Pizzeria Farina and in 2014 opened casual Italian eatery Ask For Luigi, which was awarded Restaurant of the Year, Best New Restaurant, Best Casual and Best Italian at the 2015 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards and earned a spot on the prestigious 2014 shortlist of EnRoute’s Best New Restaurants. In 2017, Kitchen Table opened authentically Italian caffé-by-day, ristorante-by-night Di Beppe in Gastown and in 2019 opened its first restaurant on the North Shore with the full-service Farina a Legna, located in North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale district.
Ask For Luigi: 305 Alexander Street, Vancouver BC V6A 1C4 | 604-428-2544 | Lunch Tuesday to Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Dinner Tuesday to Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. | Brunch Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | askforluigi.com | Facebook: /askforluigi | Twitter: @askforluigi | Instagram: @askforluigi
Di Beppe Caffè: 2 W Cordova Street, Vancouver BC V6B 1C9 | 604-559-1122 | caffedibeppe.com | Seven days a week 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Happy Hour 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Cicchetti on Fridays and Saturdays | Facebook: /dibepperestaurant | Twitter: @dibepperest | Instagram: @dibepperestaurant
Di Beppe Ristorante: 8 W Cordova Street, Vancouver BC V6B 1C9 | 604-559-1122 | dibeppe.com | Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Dinner seven days a week 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. | Happy Hour 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Facebook: /dibepperestaurant | Twitter: @dibepperest | Instagram: @dibepperestaurant
Farina a Legna: 119 2nd Street East, North Vancouver, BC V7L 1C2 | 604-980-3300 | Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 5 to 10 p.m. | Friday and Saturday 5 to 11 p.m. | Late Night Happy Hour 9 p.m. to close | pizzeriafarina.com | Facebook: /pizzeriafarina | Instagram: @farinaalegna
Pizzeria Farina: 915 Main Street, Vancouver BC V6A 2V8 | 604-681-9334 | Seven days a week 5 p.m. to close | Happy Hour 5 to 6 p.m. | pizzeriafarina.com | Facebook: /pizzeriafarina | Instagram: @pizzeriafarina
Pourhouse: 162 Water Street, Vancouver BC V6B 1B2 | 604-568-7022 | Dinner Sunday to Thursday 5 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. | Lunch Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Happy Hour Saturday to Thursday 5 to 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. to close, Fridays 2 to 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. to close | pourhousevancouver.com | Facebook: /pourhousevancouver | Twitter: @pourhouse_van | Instagram: @pourhouse
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