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Taste of Yaletown 2019

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October 17
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October 27
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October 17 – 27

We are proud to bring you the 15th year of the tastes, treats, sips and sights of Yaletown with the Taste of Yaletown festival. Every year, Taste of Yaletown showcases the very best of Vancouver’s chefs as they present a unique set of cuisine, tasting plates and pairings for a distinctive festival.

Taste of Yaletown embodies the connections that dining out creates, whether it be a connection with other people, dishes, cocktails, chefs or the ambience of a space. From October 17 – 27th, celebrate and savour Vancouver’s best dining district sure to tempt the most adventurous foodie.


 

About Taste of Yaletown

For two weeks in October, Taste of Yaletown brings diners featured menus, special tastings and innovative pairings. You have the opportunity to select special offerings from participating restaurants, each with a special offering at $35 • $45 • $55.

1. Call or book your reservation between Oct 17th and 27th with the restaurant of your choice.

2. Enjoy a meal that’s been carefully selected by that restaurant.

NEW THIS YEAR

Enjoy Happy Hour after a long day of work with some of our participating Taste of Yaletown restaurants such as House Special‘s new Happy Hour launch. Share with us about “#myHappyHour” with your colleagues.

Taste of Yaletown is also presenting Iconic BC Red Wine Tasting by Swirl Wine Store. Enjoy 8 iconic BC wines from small-medium wineries during certain dates. To learn more, check out the participating list below.

In celebration of all things food, a donation will be given to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Since the event began, Taste of Yaletown has proudly donated over $115,000 in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.


Sponsor

Taste of Yaletown festival is made possible in part with the support of our sponsors:

Swirl Wine Store

NEW THIS YEAR – WINE TASTING

Purchase tickets online: www.swirlwinestore.ca

Banter Room

$45 Taste of Yaletown Menu

Appetizer

BEET SALAD
Gold and purple beets, candied walnuts, green apple, goat cheese, cider vinaigrette, balsamic

or

Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, Tuscan croutons, shaved parmesan, house Caesar dressing

or

CREAMY TOMATO SOUP
Roasted tomatoes, oregano, basil, sour cream

Entrée

CHORIZO STUFFED TURKEY BREAST
Brussel sprouts, carrots, bacon, cranberries, chive mashed potatoes, lemon herb gravy

or

SWEET AND SPICY GLAZED PORK CHOP
Paradise valley pork chop, glazed carrots, broccolini, mashed potatoes, apples, sweet heat BBQ glaze

or

WILD SOCKEYE SALMON
Wild rice, asparagus, mushrooms, crispy root vegetables, heirloom cherry tomatoes, truffle beurre blanc

Dessert

MATCHA TIRAMISU

or

BUTTERSCOTCH CUP

About Banter Room


Visit the #myHappyHour page here.

Bistro Sakana

$55 Taste of Yaletown Menu

Optional sake pairing $22 (50 ml per glass)
Optional wine pairing $20 (90 ml per glass)

Course One

SIGNATURE SASHIMI PLATTER FEATURING FISHES FROM JAPAN
Suggested Sake Pairing:
Matsumoto Shuhari ID 39-1
Suggested Wine Pairing:
Quails Gate Dry Riesling BC VQA

Course Two

ONMONO
UNI CHAWANMUSHI

Course Three

SIGNATURE ABURI PLATTER

  • Wild Sockeye Jalapeno Aburi “Hakozushi”
  • Black Cod Aburi
  • King Crab Roll Aburi (1 pc)
  • Engawa (flounder) Aburi
  • Angus Beef Aburi

Suggested Sake Pairing:
Matsumoto Shuhari ID 1314-1
Suggested Wine Pairing:
Sumac Ridge Sauvignon BC VQA

Course Four

PREMIUM WAGYU SUKIYAKI
Suggested Sake Pairing:
Matsumoto Shuhari ID 566
Suggested Wine Pairing:
Clos Du Soleil Syrah BC VQA

Dessert

JAPANESE STYLE MONAKA

About Bistro Sanaka

Brix & Mortar

$45 Taste of Yaletown Menu

Starters

GRILLED ROMAINE
Parmesan garlic aioli with tomato & radish, focaccia crumble and pecorino pepato

or

TIGER PRAWNS
Korean barbeque style with iceberg kimchi salad

or

BEEF TARTARE
Boquerones aioli, celery, radish, Pecorino cheese & potato crisps

Entrée

WILD SALMON
Local potato hash with artichokes, cherry tomato, seared red onion, pickled celery & salsa verde
Suggested Wine Pairing:
Blue Mountain Reserve Pinot Gris 2016 – OK Falls [5oz $13 | 8oz $20]

or

BROME LAKE DUCK BREAST
Louisiana style ‘dirty’ rice, Korean chimmi churri, pork chicharrons
Suggested Wine Pairing:
Joie Farm Noble Blend 2017 – Naramata [5oz $11 | 8oz $17]

or

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER
Baba ganoush, polenta biscuits, micro greens, chickpea crumble
Suggested Wine Pairing:
Mission Hill ‘Tranquil Pine Chardonnay 2017 – Oliver [5oz $13 | 8oz $20]

or

AAA BEEF TENDERLOIN – Add $9
King oyster mushroom, grilled corn, cherry tomato, green onion, fingerling potato hash,
Brazilian chimmi churri.
Suggested Wine Pairing:
Painted Rock Estate Merlot 2015 – Skaha [5oz $15 | 8oz $23]

Dessert

CEREAL MILK PANNA COTTA [GF]
Fresh berries, cereal crumble

or

DARK CHOCOLATE POT DU CRÈME
Brandy cherries and cinnamon Chantilly cream
Suggested Wine Pairing:
Quails’ Gate Late Harvest Optima 2015 – Okanagan [2oz $9]

About Brix & Mortar


Visit the #myHappyHour page here.

Cactus Club Cafe

$35 Taste of Yaletown Menu

Starters

KALE SALAD
Kale, fresh greens, romaine, dijon-lemon vinaigrette, pickled red onions, parmesan crumble

or

FRESH GREENS
Feta, cucumbers, tomatoes, lemon-thyme vinaigrette

or

BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI AND PRAWN DUO
Chef rob feenie’s signature butternut squash, and mascarpone ravioli, truffle butter, sautéed jumbo prawns, pine nuts, crispy sage.

Entrée

CHARGRILLED STEAK
8oz certified Angus beef® sirloin, buttered mashed potatoes, roasted Asparagus

or

BLACKENED CREOLE CHICKEN
Creole butter, cajun spices, buttered mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus

or

THAI RED CURRY + PRAWNS
Sustainably harvested prawns, peppers, green beans, baby corn, bamboo shoots, jasmine rice, bean sprouts, wontons, cilantro

or

ROASTED B.C. SALMON
Pan seared salmon filet, scallion mashed potatoes, green beans, citrus wild mushroom sauce with prosciutto and corn.

Dessert

PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE
Warm spices, toasted walnuts, caramel sauce, fresh whipped cream. Available for a limited time

or

CARAMEL CHOCOLATE MOUSSE DUO
Warm caramel foam, crunchy sponge toffee, velvety chocolate mousse

About Cactus Club


Visit the #myHappyHour page here.

Flying Pig

$45 Taste of Yaletown Menu

First Course

CAULIFLOWER VELOUTÉ
crumbled pancetta, chives, roasted cauliflower florets

or

DUNGENESS CRAB & BABY SHRIMP CAKE
watercress salad, charred lemon & dill aioli

or

VANCOUVER ISLAND VENISON TARTARE
pickled grapes & mustard seeds, baby frisée salad

Second Course

DOVER SOLE MILANESE
herb roasted fingerling potatoes, french beans
brown butter & caper sauce

or

“SURF & TURF”
grilled ‘AAA’ flat iron steak & jumbo tiger prawn parsnip & potato puree, roasted autumn vegetables cabernet veal reduction

or

BRAISED PORK CHEEK PAPPARDELLE
wild mushroom ragout, charred tomatoes & spinach parmesan thyme breadcrumbs

Dessert

SALTED CARAMEL POT DE CRÈME
candied hazelnut crumble

About The Flying Pig Yaletown


Visit the #myHappyHour page here.

House Special

#myHappyHour Taste of Yaletown Menu [NEW]

Choose any 5 items for $20

*Offering from 3PM – Close

 

$7 Vietnamese Coral
Crispy carrot, taro & mung bean fritter with shrimp or tofu. Topped with coconut drizzle & dipping sauce.

$6 Rice Paper Salad
With Mango, peanut, Vietnamese coriander, tamarind dressing, and choice of quail egg, beef jerky or yuba.

$6 Fish Sauce Chicken Wings

$6 Xiu Mai Meatballs & Frybread (Vegan option available)

$5 Satay Shrimp Brochette Grilled

$5 Cassava Fries with Aioli

$4 Lotus Root Chips

$4 Grilled Okra

$3 Vietnamese Pickles

About House Special

Little Saigon

$35 Taste of Yaletown Menu

Minimum 2 people

First Course

SPICY CALAMARI

or

SIGNATURE CHICKEN WINGS

or

SAIGON CRISPY QUAILS

Second Course

SIGNATURE SAIGON PLATTER

Salad Roll (Pork & Prawn/Veggie)
Spring Rolls (Pork/Veggie)
Crispy Wontons/Chicken Dumplings
Side Salad
Grilled Pork/LMG Chicken/Beef
Rice/Verm

Third Course

CHEF’S CREATION OF THE DAY (may vary every day)

 

**Add Wine to the order for an additional cost and get 15% off

About Little Saigon

Provence Marinaside

$45 Taste of Yaletown Menu

2-course wine pairing $21/person

Appetizer

SMOKED FISH CAKE
Sautéed kale, cilantro yogurt
*Suggested wine pairing
-Close du Soleil Artisan Winery and Estate Vineyard Pinot Blanc
-2017 Similkameen Valley, British Columbia

or

SPICED LAMB STUFFED TOMATO
Couscous, herb crust, tomato coulis
*Suggested wine pairing
-Sea Star Vineyards ‘Blanc de Noir’ Rosé
-2018 Pender Island, British Columbia

Entrée

BOUILLABAISSE
West coast style, prawns, scallops, mussels, clams, fish, fingerling potatoes, gruyère et la rouille
*Suggested wine pairing
-Kettle Valley Winery Pinot Gris
-2018 Naramata, British Columbia

or

DAUBE DE BOEUF
Beef braised in red wine, rainbow carrot ribbons, seared polenta, sunflower micro sprouts
*Suggested wine pairing
-Fairview Cellars ‘The Bear’s Meritage’
-2012 Golden Mile, British Columbia

or

SEARED LOIS LAKE STEELHEAD
Roasted cauliflower, baby spinach, espellette infused butternut squash purée
*Suggested wine pairing
-Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir
-2016 Okanagan Falls, British Columbia

Dessert

Choose from selection

About Provence Marinaside

Robba da Matti

$45 Taste of Yaletown Menu

Appetizer

BEEF TENDERLOIN CARPACCIO
Thinly sliced, raw AAA Alberta beef tenderloin & drizzled with a grainy Dijon & white alba truffle aioli.

or

BRUSCHETTA LECCESE
Prosciutto di Parma, DOP gorgonzola with fig marmalade & toasted pine nuts.

or

INSALATA ROMANA
Arugula & cherry tomatoes are bathed in lemon essence olive oil, shaved pecorino romano & toasted pine nuts

Entrée

LOBSTER & CRAB RAVIOLI
There’s a hint of spice among the fresh tomatoes, arugula & sautéed prawns. Chef’s take on an Adriatic favourite.

or

PAPPARDELLE “ROSCHE ROSCHE”
This hearty ragú of braised beef short ribs, chicken & Italian fennel sausages was passed down from Nonno Nicola. Welcome to the family.

or

LA BOSCAIOLA
Gourmet mushroom mix & Italian fennel sausages in a creamy sauce.

Dessert

Tiramisu

or

Panna Cotta

or

Chocolate Mousse

About Robba Da Matti

Rodney's Oyster House

TBA

Simply Thai

$35 Taste of Yaletown Menu

THAI TRADITIONAL MENU

Appetizer

CHICKEN SATAY
Sliced chicken breast marinated in exotic herbs with coconut milk and spices, served with homemade peanut sauce

or

CHO MUANG
Beautiful steamed violet-coloured flower dumplings stuffed with minced chicken, onion and special Thai spices

Soup

TOM YUM GOONG
Prawns in hot & sour soup with fresh mushroom, lemongrass, kaffir, green onion, cilantro and lovely Thai chilli paste

Entrée

MASSAMAN CURRY
Your choice of chicken, beef or pork sauteed with red curry, potato, tomato, onions in tamarind sauce

or

PAD THAI
Pan-fried Thai rice-noodles in tamarind sauce with shrimps or chicken, eggs tofu green onions, bean sprouts and ground peanuts

or

GRA PAOW
Choice of chicken, pork, beef sauteed sliced in light chilli sauce with onion, green beans, mushrooms, bell peppers and fresh basil leaves

*Includes jasmine rice

Dessert

Banana fritters with choice of mango, coconut, or vanilla ice cream
*$35.00 per person minimum of 2 people
(Excludes taxes, gratuity & alcohol)


$45 Taste of Yaletown Menu

WESTCOAST THAI MENU

Appetizer

TIGER PRAWNS (chef Grace’s take on pasta)
Noodles with prawns, snapper, bell peppers, fresh mushrooms, in tamarind and yellow curry sauce topped with fresh basil and packed with flavour

or

THAI CHILI STEAK
Sauteed with Thai chilli sauce in a lettuce leaf topped with lime leaves and fresh basil vinaigrette

or

LIME SALMON MUN
Seasonal salmon cake blended with lime and fresh Thai spices

Soup

TOM KHA GAI
Sliced chicken in creamy coconut milk with mushrooms, green onion, cilantro,lemongrass, galanga root and kaffir lime leaves

Entrée

THAI PASTA
Noodles with prawns, snapper, bell peppers, fresh mushrooms, in tamarind and yellow curry sauce topped with fresh basil and packed with flavour

or

PRIG KHING BPED
Stir-fried fresh barbequed sliced duck in red curry sauce with diced fresh green beans

or

SALMON PENANG
Fresh wild salmon in a thick red curry with coconut milk, bell peppers, topped with fresh Thai basil and lime leaves

*Served with coconut rice

Dessert

Banana fritters with choice of mango, coconut, or vanilla ice cream
*$45.00 per person minimum of 2 people
(Excludes taxes, gratuity & alcohol)

CHEF’S DESSERT

About Simply Thai

The Distillery Bar + Kitchen

$35 Taste of Yaletown Menu

Appetizer

ZUCCHINI BAKED “ZITI”
Ricotta, mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce

or

TOMATO BRUSCHETTA
Tomato, basil, red onion, crostini

Entrée

POTATO GNOCCHI MAC & CHEESE
Aged cheddar, mozzarella, smoked gorgonzola, scallions

or

LEMON PESTO ORZOTTO
Orzo pasta, pinenut pesto, arugula, ¬cherry tomato

Dessert

GRAND MARNIER CARAMEL ORANGES, AMARETTI CRUMBLE

or

FRITTELLE DI CARNEVALE
Raspberry jam, vanilla crème

About The Distillery


Visit the #myHappyHour page here.

The Greek by Anatoli

$35 & $45 Taste of Yaletown Menu

Appetizer

DIP TASTER [45]
taramosalata, tzatziki and homous

or

GREEK SALAD [35/45]
spiralized cucumbers, red onion, green peppers, tomatoes, olives, feta, capers & red wine vinaigrette

or

LENTIL SALAD [35/45]
lentils, aruglua, green onion, mint, dill, diced tomato, nutritional yeast, tahini and lemon dressing

or

DOLMATHES [35/45]
pork & beef stuffed grape vine leaves in an avgolemano sauce

or

CALAMARI [35/45]
classic & crispy

or

KEFTEDES [35/45]
traditional pork and beef meatballs served in house made tomato sauce

Entrée

VEGAN MOUSSAKA [35/45]
layers of eggplant, zucchini, carrots and potatoes topped with soy mashed potato, served with rice, potatoes, roasted seasonal vegetables & tzatziki

or

SOUVLAKI PLATTER [35/45]
choice of two skewers: chicken, pork, prawn or salmon served with rice, potatoes, roasted seasonal vegetables & tzatziki

or

PASTITIO [35/45]
layers of eggplant, zucchini, carrots and potatoes topped with soy mashed potato, served with rice, potatoes, roasted seasonal vegetables & tzatziki

or

HALF ROAST CHICKEN PLATTER [45]
lemon, oregano, mustard marinade & baked to order, served with rice, potatoes & roasted seasonal vegetables
or

COUNTRY LAMB PLATTER [45]
braised, melt off the bone shoulder of lamb served with rice, potatoes & roasted seasonal vegetables

Dessert

PUMPKIN EKMEK [35/45]
pumpkin custard, shredded kataifi crust, whipped cream and pistachio

or

RASPBERRY GALAKTOBOUREKO [35/45]
filo pastry, raspberry custard, baked served with Chef’s house-made ice cream

About The Greek by Anatoli


Visit the #myHappyHour page here.

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar

$45 Taste of Yaletown Menu

Appetizer

KEG CAESAR
romaine, aged parmesan cheese, Keg creamy dressing

or

BAKED GARLIC SHRIMP
garlic, herbs, cheese

or

WILD MUSHROOM SOUP
cream based

Entrée

SIRLOIN OSCAR GF (8 oz)
shrimp, scallops, asparagus, Béarnaise sauce, garlic mashed potato

or

PRIME RIP (14 oz)
horseradish, red wine herb jus, garlic mashed potato

or

PEPPERCORN NEW YORK (12 oz)
crusted striploin, whiskey sauce, baked potato

or

PISTACHIO CRUSTED SALMON GF
garlic mashed potato, bacon sautéed Brussels sprouts, maple butter

Dessert

BILLY MINER PIE
mocha ice cream, chocolate crust, hot fudge, caramel, almonds

or

CHEESECAKE
thick and creamy with a cherry sauce

or

KEG SPANISH COFFEE
brandy, dark cacao

About The Keg

West Oak

$45 & $55 Taste of Yaletown Menu

Appetizer

CHINOIS PRAWNS [45/55]
House-made spicy, aioli, candied walnuts

or

BEET & BURRATA SALAD [45/55]
Golden and purple beets, mandarin orange, candied walnuts, radish, basil oil, fennel mandarin
vinaigrette

or

STEAK TARTARE [45/55]
AAA steak, goat feta Salata, truffle, parmesan, toasted baguette

Entrée

LOBSTER TAGLIATELLE [45]
Chilli marinated lobster, gem tomatoes, fresh basil

or

CAULIFLOWER STEAK [45]
Grilled cauliflower steak, spices confit garlic, almond grits, asparagus, carrots, mushrooms

or

ROASTED CHICKEN [45/55]
Organic free-range chicken, roast potatoes, broccolini, grainy mustard and white wine sauce

or

ROASTED B.C. SALMON [45]
pan-seared salmon filet, scallion mashed potatoes, green beans, citrus wild mushroom sauce with
prosciutto and corn

8OZ AAA TENDERLOIN [55]
Grass-fed tenderloin, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables

or

FRESH WILD SCALLOPS [55]
Pan-seared sea scallops, quinoa, crisp apple, asparagus, baby carrots

or

14OZ VEAL CHOP “PARM” [55]
fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, tagliatelle Pomodoro

Dessert

CHEF’S DESSERT [45/55]

About West Oak


Visit the #myHappyHour page here.

WildTale

$45 Taste of Yaletown Menu

APPETIZERS

ROASTED SQUASH & ORGANIC KALE SALAD
shaved pear, crumbled feta, pomegranate vinaigrette

or

BRANT LAKE WAGYU BEEF CARPACCIO
pickled shallots, shaved pecorino, horseradish aioli

or

FRANCISCO’S AHI TUNA TOSTADAS
corn tortilla, avocado crema, burnt salsa

ENTRÉES

PEACE COUNTRY LAMB DUO
roasted lamb sirloin, risotto of braised lamb shoulder Pinot noir jus

or

CRAB & BRIE STUFFED STEELHEAD TROUT
rosemary whipped potatoes, buttered beans citrus & dill beurre blanc

or

BAKED VEGETARIAN BOLOGNESE MACARONI
porcini mushrooms, cauliflower, zucchini ragout roasted san marzano tomato sauce

DESSERT

BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE TART
caramel & chantilly cream

About WildTale


Visit the #myHappyHour page here.

Yaletown Brewing Company

$35 Taste of Yaletown Menu

Appetizer

TOMATO AND YALETOWN GIN SOUP
Premium San Marzano Tomatoes, local Yaletown Distilling Co. Gin, heavy cream and spices

Entrée

Crispy Half Chicken
Boneless half chicken pan seared to perfection served with golden fires all smothered in our signature YBC peppercorn gravy

About Yaletown Brewery Co.


Visit the #myHappyHour page here.