Upcoming Event: Chef meets BC grape

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BC Grape meet Chef, Chef meet BC if they didn't already know each other. 

With the amazing BC VQA wines we have and the desire from so many Chefs to source their products locally, why not take this opportunity to celebrate the partnership between the two?

The 9th annual ChefmeetsBCGrape is this largest annual tasting of BC VQA wines in Vancouver and will be held on Wednesday, June 5th at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre East (999 Canada Place).

Sommeliers, aficionados and wine lovers will explore 95 wineries pouring more than 350 award-winning wines. They will also have the opportunity to chat directly with the winemakers about the craft behind "creating local wines with international appeal".

Sixteen restaurants, from The Patio at Nk'Mip in the Okanagan Valley, to Cibo Trattoria in the heart of Vancouver, will prepare sweet and savoury dishes to be paired with the selected BC VQA wines. While the Chefs are creating dishes for the guests, they will also compete onsite for the Best Pairing Plate and Best Overall Dish awards.


Beta 5 Chocolates - paired with Summerhill Cipes Ice NV
Cibo Trattoria - paired with Gold Hills Winery 2009 Cabernet Franc
Edible Canada - paired with Tantalus Vineyards 2010 Pinot Noir
Forage - paired with Meyer Family Vineyards 2010 Maclean Creek Chardonnay
Le Gavroche - paired with Cassini Cellars 2009 Maximus
SoL Sun Belt Cookery - paired with Bench 1775 2011 Sauvignon Blanc
The Patio at Nk'Mip - paired with Nk'Mip 2011 Pinot Blanc
Tableau Bar & Bistro - paired with Painted Rock 2010 Estate Grown Syrah
Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek - paired with Tinhorn Creek 2012 Oldfield Series 2Bench White
Seasons in the Park - paired with Stoneboat Vineyards 2011 Pinot Gris
ORU - paired with JoieFarm 2012 Rose
p2b bistro & bar - paired with See Ya Later Ranch 2012 Gewurztraminer
Provence Marinaside - paired with Laughing Stock 2011 Pinot Gris
The Sonora Room - paired with Burrowing Owl 2010 Athene
The Flying Pig - paired with Van Westen Vineyards 2011 Viognier

Click here to view the full list of participating BC wineries.

Because drinking wine and eating fantastic food goes hand-in-hand with shopping, there will also be a silent auction that features top entertainment packages, luxury hotel stays, and wine lots.


Wednesday, June 5, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Vancouver Convention Centre East
Ballrooms A, B & C
999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC
Tickets $80 [here]

Check out their the Arts Club's other upcoming events, including: Best of BC Dinner held at MARKET by Jean-Georges on Thursday, June 6 and the Mission Hill Family Estate Dinner held at Provence Mediterranean Grill on Monday, June 10. Individually the dinners are $165, or $300 for both. Find more information here.

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