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Gourmet Warehouse Lines Up More Cooking Classes

7 Feb

If you are ready for in person events, Gourmet Warehouse has added more cooking classes to their Spring schedule. If you haven’t already experienced one of their classes, it is a great way to spend an afternoon or evening with some like-minded food lovers. We also like shopping after the cooking class as participants are offered a 10% discount for purchases made the day of your class. We have set a few of their upcoming classes that caught our eye.  For a full line up of all the classes Gourmet Warehouse is offering visit Cooking Classes.

A Taste Of The Mediterranean – March 31, 2022

Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu returns to teach a cooking class that explores the incredible tastes of the Mediterranean. Chef Deniz draws from his own background to guide you through these vibrant, healthy dishes. These versatile recipes are perfect for everyday meal, entertaining or picnics.

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• Crispy kale & feta pie with dill and best tzatziki
• Spicy lamb dumplings with merguez sausage, roasted garlic yogurt, and harissa
• Chicken souvlaki with lemon roasted potatoes and Greek salad with feta
• Walnut baklava with cream

Sprouted: Spring Vegetables Re-Imagined – April 6, 2022

Chef Brian Luptak and Shira Blustein of critically acclaimed Vancouver restaurant Acorn will teach you chef-perfected techniques to elevate your vegetables to the next level. Note the menu that will be prepared is vegetarian not vegan.

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• Hop shoot salad with browned hazelnut butter and pickled hop shoots
• Rosemary roasted cabbage with Bavarian mustard cream and pickled vegetables
• Puff pastry tart with vanilla caramelized whey ricotta & red flowering currant jelly

Cuckoo For Keto – April 21, 2022

Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu will also lead this demonstration cooking class which invites you to think outside the box when preparing low carb food that’s tasty. He will help you level up your weekly meal plan with crispy halloumi. chorizo skewer, flavour-packed chicken and peanut lettuce wraps.

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• Crispy halloumi and chorizo skewer with cauliflower tabbouleh
• Spicy chicken and peanut lettuce wraps with marinated vegetable slaw
• Baked spaghetti squash with keto sausage ragu and provolone
• Keto brownies

To see all the classes being offered and or to register, we invite you to visit GourmetWarehouse.ca.

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Learn To Make A Provencal Vegetarian Dinner at Trout Lake Community Centre March 6th

27 Feb

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Looking to cook something new, healthy and easy for dinner? How about a Provencal Vegetarian Dinner?  Valentine of Tartine & Maple will be leading a delish cooking demonstration on Wednesday, March 6th at Trout Lake Community Centre.  She will introduce you to some food and recipes from southern Europe. During the class, Valentine will demonstrate how to make homemade Olive Tapenade Crostinis, Provence Vegetable Tian and Almond Panna Cotta. You are requested to bring a container with you so you can take leftovers home with you.  The cost is $57.14 and made through City of Vancouver. For more information, visit Tartine & Maple.

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Aleph Eatery Where East Meets West

14 Mar

AlephEateryWe recently stopped in to check out a new spot Aleph Eatery located at 1889 Powell Street. Aleph Eatery features Middle Eastern cuisine in a bright modern space that is at the same cozy.  All the food on the menu is designed for sharing and items come in the order listed on the menu.  We were a group of 4 so tried a variety of items starting with a sampler called Silk Road which included eggplant, labneh, hummus, zaatar and honey. It was served with an amazing flatbread filled with herbs, onion and oil called chimichurri saj. Our group will likely return for just this dish alone, the labneh which is a yogurt cheese was a big hit.  Next up was a flavourful Fattoush Salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, croutons and a pomegranate vinaigrette.  After that we tried the Halloumi Grilled Cheese Sandwich with fig jam and served with some of the best tomato soup any of us have ever had.  This course was followed by Turmeric Cauliflower served with tahini and sliced almonds. This dish will have you wanting to eat your vegetables if you don’t already. Next up was the Ultra Crispy Potatoes served with tahini dressing, Aleppo and roasted red peppers. Last but not least, another big hit, the Coconut Chocolate Tart which was light, rich not overly sweet, but packed with flavor.   Aleph Eatery offers a few unique cocktails and a wine menu comprising mostly of wines from Lebanon and Israel.  The menu is vegetarian, but even if you aren’t vegetarian, you will walk away satisfied.  We recommend stopping by and checking out this sweet spot.  Aleph Eatery serves lunch, brunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday.   Aleph Eatery does not take reservations unless you are a group of 8 or more. If you encounter a longer than expected wait, local distiller Odd Society Spirits is just the street for a pre-dinner cocktail as is the Trans Am Restaurant just a couple of doors down. To meet the creators behind this concept, check out this cool feature on Novus TV.

Graze Restaurant – Date Night Thursdays – 2 for $50

25 Jun

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Graze Restaurant invites you to join them Thursdays for Date Night where you and your partner-in-crime can enjoy a steal of a deal. You and your guest will receive a 3 course Prix Fixe menu for $50.  If you don’t know the restaurant, Graze has a creative plant-based menu that incorporates locally and organically produced ingredients including those grown in their own garden.  The interior is lovely and cozy perfect for a ‘date’, but they also have an outdoor patio if you wish to hang on the deck and catch a few rays at the end of the day.   To make your reservation, give them a call at T: 604.620.8822. Graze Restaurant is located at 3980 Fraser Street just North of King Edward Avenue.

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TONIGHT: Graze Restaurant One Year Anniversary Party & Summer Menu Launch

15 May

GrazeOneYearYou are invited to come out and celebrate Graze Restaurant’s 1 year anniversary tonight. If you don’t know it, Graze has a delicious and creative plant-based menu that incorporates locally and organically produced ingredients including those from their own garden.  Thursday, May 15th Graze will be hosting a Cocktail Social on the patio from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for $10.  You will enjoy appies from their tasting boards including some of their now rather famous dairy-free cheeses and house made preserves.  If you wish to stay for dinner, they are offering a Prix Fixe Dinner Menu for $30 with their new summer menu items. You get to choose between two small plates, three entrees and two desserts. For reservations, call Graze Restaurant at T: 604.620.8822.  As an added bonus, if you are joining them for the Cocktail Social, you will receive a $5 off coupon – redeemable for dinner on the evening if you choose to stay, or for a future visit. Graze Restaurant is located at 3980 Fraser Street.

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