Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Dine Out Vancouver Six Course Discourse

Last night I went with my girlfriend to a Dine out Vancouver function called Six Course Discourse organized by food blogger Mijune Pak of Follow Me Foodie.  She had 6 chefs participating and many other vendors sampling wines etc.  The chefs were  Pino Posteraro (Ciopino's Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca), David Hawksworth (Hawksworth), Robert Clark (The Fish Counter), Taryn Wa (The Savoury Chef), Angus An (Maenam) and Thomas Haas (Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie). Each chef had a signature dish that was accompanied by a signature wine, or sparkling wine. I started out with some bubbly, Cipes Brut from Summerhill Pyramid winery  poured by Ezra Cipes himself. Then  we toured the whole room sampling and sipping! Very interesting to speak with a lot of the people at the front line face to face. I also took a selfie with Mijune Pak.

This is Angus An from Maenam.  He told me that he has 2 Thermomix machines!

 This is Pino Posteraro from Cioppino's Mediterranean Gill and Enoteca.  He has some wonderful and funny stories to tell.

 David Hawksworth from Hawksworth restaurant who talked about his scholarship fund and about starting out in the food business.  David also told a story about how he has been making yogurt for his restaurant and has run into red tape  from the health inspection agency.  He sounded very frustrated.  I make my own yogurt in my Thermomix weekly and don't have those problems. I'm very lucky.

Thomas Haas who is from Germany originally spoke about how much he loves living and working in Vancouver.  He was pretty funny and very entertaining!

All 6 chefs with Mijune.  It was a great evening! Check out some of the local and great restaurants in Vancouver.  Dine out makes it affordable for everyone.

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