Thursday, October 27, 2016

City Side Winery Launches New Menu with Chef Christopher Floyd

On Friday October 21 I joined winemaker and owner Homan Hafbaradaran along with Chef Christopher Floyd for an intimate five course dinner that showcased their new menu paired with their premium wine. They joined forces to design a locally sourced custom menu to showcase the wine of City Side Winery.

Known as Vancouver's best new winery, City Side Winery is located in the heart of False Creek. Personally I think that it's a great place for a first date (or second and third!), group tastings, and intimate dinners with friends and family.

The ambiance and beautiful decor truly make this a unique experience and a go to spot.

The menu featured several of Chef Christopher's new items.


Amuse Bouches with Aperitif
Mountain Yam and Selva Prawn Tamago, smoked miso
Mussel Coal, Tumeric Mussel Cream, dill
Southern Gulf Island Radishes - Bagna Fredda

1st Course - City Side Winery Viognier
Scallop Crudo - sake and horseradish snow, brown rice crispy, patis gel

2nd Course - City Side Winery Reisling
Salad of Fall Greens - Fior di latte, burnt shallot crumble, confit peach, yeast chips

3rd Course - City Side Winery Chardonnay
Risotto "Matisse" - squid ink, kuri squash, basil, roasted beat, potato, stracchino

4th Course - City Side Winery Merlot
Dry Aged Striploin - Fig leaf ashes, blueberry, potato and brown butter crispy brussel spout leaves, foraged mushrooms

5th Course
Dessert with wine pairing
Kobocha squash, milk chocolate, mace, cane sugar, fresh ginger, hazelnut

Where: City Side Winery
Vancouver BC
When: Oct 21, 2016 6pm-9pm

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

8th Annual ICORD Spinal Chord Gala 2016

The Spinal Chord Gala, now in its eighth year, is a celebration of Vancouver's Arts and Sciences communities. Held in the stunning atrium of the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, the event is a night of elegant entertainment, honouring the achievements and objectives of ICORD and the Vancouver Cantata Singers.

All funds raised are divided equally between ICORD and the Vancouver Cantata Singers, with the exception of specific cash donations.

If you've never been to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre this event is worth going just for that.

Check out last year's photos by Edward Lai Photography and the promotional video created by Life Studio.

Tickets are still available. Don't miss out, this year's going to be a great one!

What: Spinal Chord Gala
When: October 22, 2016
Where: Blusson Spinal Cord Centre
How: Buy tickets here ($110)

Check out their Facebook pages for more info!