A new chapter for both the farm-to-table restaurant and its sister wine bar, the handover is more of a continuum than a reinvention. Yonemori, Sawada and Gunawan have long been colleagues and familiar faces for guests at the South Granville staples, and both new owners will maintain Gunawan’s locavore-forward philosophy of showcasing 100-per-cent organic, sustainable and seasonal fare.
Just a few suggestions for anyone still looking for New Year’s Eve celebration options. Most restaurants require advance notice of 24 or 48 hours for cancellations so a lucky few may find they can scoop in and grab the best seat for New Year’s Eve. Doesn’t hurt to check. These are a few of … Read moreWhat are you doing New Years, New Year’s Eve?
Pairing Notes: Paired with an Amber Brandy Fizz General Manager and Sommelier, Hao-Yang Wang suggests pairing the Plum Clafoutis with the light and creamy cocktail, Amber Brandy Fizz by Bar Manager Satoshi Yonemori and notes the benefit of adjusting sweetness to find harmony with a dessert. Amber Brandy Fizz Cocktail Method: Shake INGREDIENTS 30ml … Read moreCocktail Pairing for Plum Clafoutis #TasteofThursday
Plum Clafoutis with Crème Fraîche Chef Ron Shaw of Grapes& Soda Serves 8 INGREDIENTS Clafoutis 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened 355 ml whole milk 2/3 Cup sugar 2 Tbsp Brandy 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 6 eggs Kosher salt, to taste 1 Cup flour 2 Cups black plums, pitted, fresh or frozen Icing sugar, for dusting … Read morePlum Clafoutis recipe #TasteofThursday
ANNOUNCING A SERIES OF EXCLUSIVE EVENTS, WELCOMING DUO OF COPENHAGEN CHEFS FOR GUEST CHEF DINNERS Following New Year’s Eve, Danish Chefs Jonathan Tam and Rasmus Leck Fischer Hop the Pond to Curate Dinners with Royal Dinette’s David Gunawan and Jack Chen Hot on the heels of earning the coveted title of Vancouver’s best new restaurant by The … Read moreGREAT DANES: ROYAL DINETTE
Wine Pairing for #TasteofThursday Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Burrata and Chili Gastrique Pairing Notes: Paired with Bobinett ‘Hanami’ 2013, from Loire Valley, France General Manager and Sommelier, Hao-Yang Wang suggests pairing the Roasted Brussels Sprout with Bobinett ‘Hanami’ 2013 from Loire Valley, France, noting: “The Hanami is 100% Cabernet Franc, though produced in a … Read moreWine Pairing for Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Burrata and Chili Gastrique Chef Ron Shaw of Grapes and Soda Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 ½ Cups brussels sprout, halved 1 piece 250g burrata 2-3 pieces dried bread olive oil kosher salt, to taste Gastrique 1/3 Cup caster sugar 150 ml fruit vinegar (raspberry is ideal) 10 ml chili (chilis … Read moreRoasted Brussel Sprouts #TasteofThursday
Vegetable Okonomiyaki with Cabbage and Apple Salad Chef Ron Shaw Serves 4, 10-12 cm Okonomiyaki INGREDIENTS Vegetables ½ head small cabbage, sliced very fine 1 white onion, sliced fine 4 green onions, sliced, rinsed and drained 16 pc button, chestnut or shiitake mushrooms or 4 king oyster mushrooms, cut into small pieces 1 … Read moreVegetable Okonomiyaki #TasteofThursday recipe
SUNDAYS, FUN DAYS: GRAPES & SODA UNCORKS EXCLUSIVE NEW DISCOVERY DINNER SERIES THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER Four-Course, Locally Sourced Menus Focus on Distinctive Ingredients, Regions, Wines and Spirits Grapes & Soda will send weekends off in style this November and December when Vancouver’s first and only natural wine bar plays host to a … Read moreSUNDAYS, FUN DAYS: GRAPES & SODA