What are you doing New Years, New Year’s Eve?

  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?

Cocktail Pairing for Plum Clafoutis #TasteofThursday

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 recipe #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

GREAT DANES: ROYAL DINETTE

 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 Roasted Brussel Sprouts

 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 #TasteofThursday

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 #TasteofThursday recipe

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

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

Taste of Thursday wine pairing suggestions for Chef Ron Shaw’s Summer Pea Salad

Wine Pairing suggestion for Summer Pea Salad courtesy of Hao-Yang Wang   Our Summer Pea Salad at Grapes & Soda was inspired by the Sauvignon Blanc grape. In the restaurant, we pair it with the Clos Roche Sauvignon Blanc No. 5 Touraine ’12 — a natural and organic wine from Loire, France — however, there … Read moreTaste of Thursday wine pairing suggestions for Chef Ron Shaw’s Summer Pea Salad

Taste of Thursday Summer Pea Salad recipe by Chef Ron Shaw – Grapes & Soda

Summer Pea Salad with Creamed Goats Cheese, Sprouted Wheat Berries and Lemon Dressing   Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 cup shelled Green Peas 2 cups Snow Peas 2 cups Snap Peas ¼ cup Raw Wheat Berries (we use GRAIN) ½ cup soft Goats Cheese/Chevre (may substitute for cream cheese or Boursin Cheese) ¼ cup Goats/Cow Milk 2 … Read moreTaste of Thursday Summer Pea Salad recipe by Chef Ron Shaw – Grapes & Soda

GRAPE EXPECTATIONS: FARMER’S APPRENTICE UNVEILS FIRST NATURAL WINE BAR IN VANCOUVER WITH GRAPES & SODA 

David Gunawan and Dara Young, co-owners of acclaimed locavore restaurant Farmer’s Apprentice, have officially uncorked an exciting new venture in Grapes & Soda — a unique wine bar experience where an array of natural, organic and biodynamic wines take pride of place with seasonally inspired small plates. Now open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 11 p.m. as well as for private events, the 25-seat space is located next … Read moreGRAPE EXPECTATIONS: FARMER’S APPRENTICE UNVEILS FIRST NATURAL WINE BAR IN VANCOUVER WITH GRAPES & SODA