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Cheese Making Workshop: Mozzarella, Burrata & Bocconcini June 18, 2021

8 Jun

If you are craving an in person event, the Italian Cultural Centre is hosting a Cheese Making Workshop on Friday, June 18th. The focus of this workshop will be on making mozzarella, burrata and bocconcini. The class is led by Paula Maddison who is based on Gabriola Island and has extensive experience in cheesemaking. Paula will teach you the lost art of cheesemaking and show you some of the secrets in making these Italian cheeses in this demonstration class. The workshop will be held in one of the halls at the Italian Cultural Centre and only a limited number of tickets will be available to ensure it is a socially distanced event. Tickets are $110 for this 2 hour class and available directly from the Italian Cultural Centre.

Long Table Dinner In Red August 29th At The Italian Cultural Centre – SOLD OUT

23 Jul

CenaInRossoThe Italian Cultural Centre is hosting a long table dinner Wednesday, August 29th. The theme is Cena In Rosso, translation Dinner In Red. The event is a collaboration with Vancouver Farmers Market’s Tomato Fest and will celebrate the star of the summer: the tomato. It’s fitting then that the dress code is red. The menu has not yet been announced as of today’s writing, but we will update it once we know it. We do know guests will be among the first to taste top varieties of Italian Corno di Toro (bull’s horn) peppers being grown at UBC Farm. The peppers are part of a North America wide research quest to find and refine the best Italian-style roasting peppers.  Tickets for the Dinner In Red are $45 and are available online or by calling the Italian Cultural Centre between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 604.430.3337. Event runs from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Photo Credit: Italian Cultural Centre

Taste of East Van – An Outdoor Long Table Dinner July 21st

4 Jul

LongTableDinner.pngThe Italian Cultural Centre is hosting a delicious outdoor long table dinner on Thursday, July 21st called The Taste of East Van. This evening is a collaboration with Slow Food Vancouver and will showcase local, organic and sustainable produce and cuisine. You will also have an opportunity to learn more about local growers and producers. The evening runs from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Tickets are $45 and are available online or by calling the Italian Cultural Centre between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 604.430.3337.

Photo Credit: Italian Cultural Centre

 

Italian Market At The Italian Cultural Centre Friday June 19 With A Little Extra Italy

9 Jun

ItalianMarket2015Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre invites you to celebrate Italian Heritage Month with them at the Italian Market on Friday, June 19th. The Italian Cultural Centre is located at 3075 Slocan Street (at Grandview Highway) in East Vancouver and has a number of great events taking place this month, so be sure to check out their website to see what they have lined up.  Although the night market runs every 3rd Friday of the month from 3:00 to 7:00 pm until November 20th, the market on June 19th will have a few extras.  There will be the usual produce grown locally including Fresh Roots and Glen Valley Artichoke Farms with artichokes, fresh greens, beans, tomatoes and herbs as well as Farmhouse Natural Cheeses, Sweet Thea Cakes with fresh pies and baking and Stepping Stone Bakery will have biscotti, cookies and squares. You can also expect to find fresh fruit, vegetables, handmade products by local artisans as well as food prepared by Il Centro’s Chef including house baked breads which will be available for purchase.  Take note seed lovers, Fresh Roots will also be conducting a seed exchange at their booth. So you can bring your seeds to trade with others attendees.

The Italian Market will also be hosting two local wineries, Kalala Organic Estate Winery and Township 7 Vineyards. And if that isn’t enough to make you come out, they are welcoming back Bella Gelataria who will be selling their gelato and Demiani Fine foods will be on hand with an assortment of pasta sauces, olive oils and balsamic vinegar and Orazio’s Olive Oil will be sampling their products. And if are wanting to learn to cook your pasta ‘just right’, Peter from Pasta Familga will be doing a pasta making demo from 5:30 to 6:15 pm which will cover all the basics. There will also be an outdoor ‘bistro’ set up where you can sit down and enjoy the food and live Italian music featuring Gianni Fuoco. There will be a few food trucks on hand for your dining pleasure including favourites Via Tevere Pizzeria Nepoletan and the Cannoli King with fresh filled cannoli, Sfogliatelle, chips and dip as well as Hotties with fresh pasta.  We expect this will be another great market. See you there!

Il Centro – Italian Cultural Centre Hosts Night Market Starting August 15th

28 Jul

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Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre invites you to their Italian Night Market starting Friday, August 15th at the Italian Cultural Centre located at  3075 Slocan Street (at Grandview Highway) in East Vancouver.  The Night Market will run every 3rd Friday of the month from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm until Friday, November 21st. Specifically: August 15th, September 19th, October 17 and Friday, November 21st.

The first of it’s kind in Vancouver, the market aims to bring together the tastes of Italy with produce grown locally.  You can expect to find fresh fruit, vegetables, handmade products by local artisans as well as food prepared by Il Centro’s Chef. Also on hand, will be live Italian music featuring mandolin and accordion as well as activities for the kids.

Have you always wanted to learn a bit of Italian? If so, the first 50 shoppers on Friday, August 15th will receive a coupon for a 10% discount on Italian Language Classes offered at Il Centro.

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