A big thanks to Lauren Mote and Chef Johnathan Chovancek of Kale & Nori for hosting the second "Bitter Sling Bistro" event at Legacy Liquor Store. Featuring Cascade's (and soon to be The Union's) own Arthur Wynne, the bartending challenge last night was to create cocktails using Maker's Mark bourbon to pair with the evening's food.
The drinks Arthur prepared started with a cocktail of Makers Mark, fig gastrique, roasted yam puree and prosecco; followed for the main course with: Makers Mark, chamomile simple syrup, thai basil leaves, cilantro, lime and soda water; and finishing off for dessert with Makers Mark, okanagan apple compote with cracked long pepper, apple juice, cigar infused cream, flame spritzed with ceylon cinnamon infused rum.
So, we may be a little biased, but we think Arthur did a brilliant job!
The Cascade Room's Arthur Wynne channels Goldfinger henchman, Oddjob, behind the bar.
Congratulations to the team of "Triv & Let Die" who took out last night's James Bond 007 Quiz, sneaking home by a point! And a big thanks to Murray Gillespie of Bond Decor Design for co-hosting the event and supplying all the amazing 007 memorabilia. It was a great night of Bond music, fashion and trivia questions! We thought we knew a thing or two about 007, but that pales next to someone like Murray!!
If you want to stay up to date on all things Bond, sign up to Murray's twitter and get all the news in the lead up to Bond 23 next year!
Oddjob, glamourous Bond girl Tyler and the vesper ice sculpture.
Broad Skills, a local start up in Vancouver which aims to teach practical skills and knowledge to women, is hosting their next class, titled “Beers and Bites” at The Cascade Room this Wednesday, October 19th 2011 at 6:30pm. Tickets are available at www.broadskills.ca
The class will be taught by Ian McKay from Driftwood Brewery and Leah Heneghan from Vancouver Craft Beer Week. In class, the processes of brewing and tasting various beers will be discussed, as well as sampling five of Driftwood’s beers. The Cascade Room will also be offering appetizer style food pairings based on the beers selected by Driftwood.
Broadskills classes are open to women only, with the intention to have local experts share knowledge and skills with women, in a fun and non-intimidating environment. This class on beer, as well as future Broad Skills classes, will focus on topics that are not frequently taught elsewhere.
For more information please contact: Miranda Liu at: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Broad Skills:
Like most of us, you’ve probably had a moment in your life where you’ve said, “I wish I knew how to ___”, or “I wish I knew more about ___”. We’ve started Broad Skills to help fill in those blanks, by creating a variety of ladies-only classes that will teach you practical skills you may not have had a chance to learn yet. Want to learn how to change a flat tire? How stocks and bonds work? Play poker? Created by two fun, local ladies, every class is designed to be informative as well as entertaining, so the next time you need to know how to fix a leaky faucet or what a good Scotch tastes like, you already do.
Brilliant! It's a big game tonight and the Welsh are feeling confident. Wales v France - RWC2011 Semi-Final. Come down and we'll see if we can get our own resident Welshman to lead us in a few rounds of "Sam Our Captain".
Come by and support Chef Travis Williams as he pits his Calabrese Sausage of pork, cayenne pepper, ground fennel seed, onion and garlic against the other fine Mount Pleasant restaurants as part of the Lane ways revitalization of Mount Pleasant.
When: Saturday July 30: 5 - 9pm
Where: The Lane way located west of Main Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue.
We'll be open from 4pm on Game Days and have all the action Live on the Big Screen!
STANLEY CUP FINAL VS BOSTON BRUINS
GAME 1: Wednesday June 1 @Vancouver, 5pm
GAME 2: Saturday June 4 @Vancouver, 5pm
GAME 3: Monday June 6 @Boston, 5pm
GAME 4: Wednesday June 8 @Boston, 5pm
*GAME 5: Friday June 10 @Vancouver, 5pm
*GAME 6: Monday June 13 @Boston, 5pm
*GAME 7: Wednesday June 15 @Vancouver, 5pm
Come in and catch all the action on the Big Screen!
CONFERENCE SEMI FINAL VS NASHVILLE PREDATORS
GAME 1: Sunday May 15 @Vancouver, 5pm (Open at 4:30pm)
GAME 2: Wednesday May 18 @Vancouver, 6pm (Open at 5pm)
GAME 3: Friday May 20 @San Jose, 6pm (Open at 5pm)
GAME 4: Sunday May 22 @San Jose, Noon (Open at 11:30am)
*GAME 5: Tuesday May 24 @Vancouver, 6pm (Open at 5pm)
*GAME 6: Thursday May 26 @San Jose, 6pm (Open at 5pm)
*GAME 7: Saturday May 28 @Vancouver, 5pm (Open at 4:30pm)
After a tense week the Canucks finally disposed of their nemesis Chicago Blackhawks.
We've got all games 'Live' with sound! So put on your Canucks jersey and cheer on the boys as they hunt down the Nashville Predators in Round 2 of the Playoffs!
CONFERENCE SEMI FINAL VS NASHVILLE PREDATORS
GAME 1: Thursday April 28 @Vancouver, 6pm
GAME 2: Saturday April 30 @Vancouver, 6pm
GAME 3: Tuesday May 3 @Nashville, TBD
GAME 4: Thursday May 5 @Nashville, TBD
*GAME 5: Saturday May 7 @Vancouver, 5pm
*GAME 6: Monday May 9 @Nashville, TBD
*GAME 7: Wednesday May 11 @Vancouver, TBD
We all like a good party, and what better excuse than a Royal Wedding? OK, a CanucksStanley Cup victory would definitely top that, but we’ll have to wait another month or so for that to happen.
In the meantime, join us Friday night as we replay all the pomp, ceremony and ridiculousness that is the Royal Wedding, while enjoying jugs of Pimm’s in our Commemorative Mugs and a Beef Wellington feature, suitable for a King & Queen.
Our extremely popular Monday Quiz Nights are back for 2011.
In conjunction with our usual Quizmistress Karen, there will be the
occasional 'Guest Quiz Master' along with 'special events' on the "off-Mondays".
• January 24 • February 7 & 21 • March 7 & 21 • April 4 & 18
• May 2, 16 & 30 • June 13 & 27