GOODS: “The Refinery” On Granville Strip Launches Newest Cocktail Kitchen Series
The GOODS from The Refinery
Vancouver, BC | The Refinery and The Bacchus Group proudly present the fifth installment of Cocktail Kitchen : Season Two, “Chuck-Wagon Stampede” VS Buffalo Trace Bourbon, coming July 2011. This weekly series promotes creativity and innovation within the realm of restaurant bartending. Now celebrating our one year anniversary, the Cocktail Kitchen Series has moved 30 unique bartenders through the competition as they play host to a sold out crowd on each designated date. Every Wednesday throughout July, a different bartender will attempt to pair three courses with three cocktails. Sounds simple enough for the average bartender, but rest assured they’ll need more than charm and a sparkling smile to wow this crowd. Details after the jump…
July 06, Shaun Layton, L’Abattoir
July 13, Robyn Gray, Hotel Georgia
July 20, Brad Stanton, Hawksworth Restaurant
July 27, Magen Powell, Nicli Antica Pizzeria
Menu by Ben de Champlain
Course 1 “Stampede Breakfast”
Sunny-Side up Quail Egg, Served atop a Silver Dollar Pancake, with Pork Breakfast
Sausage and Bacon, finished with Canadian Maple Syrup.
Course 2 “Stampede Lunch”
House Smoked Wild Salmon, Smoked BC Forest Tea Butter, Homemade Bannock Bread
Course 3 “Stampede Supper”
Gaucho-style Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce, served with pan-roasted Peruvian Purple Potatoes
About The Cocktail Kitchen Series
The Cocktail Kitchen Series is the brain-child of The Refinery?s head bartender, Lauren Mote. Each month, a different spirit sponsor takes the reigns. Each month?s menu is designed its around regional fare, with a distinctly west-coast spin. Bartenders are selected to compete based on their enthusiasm, and dedication to advancing their bartending careers beyond the wood. This program has seen at least 40% apprentice bartenders, or those with less than 2-3 years experience in the industry. We have used this as a means to develop one of the largest apprentice bartending competitions in British Columbia. Both fun and innovative, the Cocktail Kitchen Series allows bartenders to take the feature spirit and create three different cocktails that pair to a simple yet challenging menu. Presentation and perception is everything as bartenders present their pairings to a sold out room of media, peers and patrons with ballots. At the end of the month, the winning bartender will have a chance to compete in the showdown after
6 months, where the 4 highest scoring bartenders are invited back with a clean-slate and a new set of food and spirit challenges.
We have made it super simple for our guests. Book online here and select the month you’re interested in. Then select the bartender who’s dinner you’d like to attend, and follow the link to our secure payment page. It?s as simple as that. In addition to a kickass good time, one of our guests will be eligible to win a trip to Nicaragua with Flor de Cana Rum in October 2011 as a “thank you” for participating! All this can be yours for $35 per person!
For more information, please visit www.therefineryvancouver.com or call 604-687-8001.
About The Refinery
Granville’s newest hotspot, designed by Marilou and May of Vancouver based M-Studio is Vancouver’s best way to experience a new world eatery with an old world feel. The room designed with the environment in mind has used sustainable materials, led lighting and energy efficient equipment. Committing to a sustainable work environment, a dedicated bicycle storage area and public transit subsidy are examples of how they are trying to minimize their carbon footprint.
The Refinery is a food primary restaurant, with a strong focus on dynamic BC and worldly wines, eclectic beers and unique cocktails. With a 75-seat capacity, the Refinery will house Granville Streets only fresh, market-style-eatery. We take pride in introducing elements of charcuterie, cheese culture, cured and fresh seafood, fresh breads, antipasti and all things market fresh to the Granville scene. With the recent addition of General Manager and award-winning mixologist Lauren Mote, the Refinery remains a step ahead of the competition through exemplary service and great value. To commit to the establishment of a sustainable environment The Refinery will maintain a majority of local high quality products wherever possible.
We expect our guests to share. Share food, drink and celebrations but more importantly ideas, stories and laughs. A traditional, yet unique, menu and atmosphere will create a sense of ‘belonging’ for locals and tourists alike. At The Refinery we are providing an environment that allows our guests to feel carefree and full of life. Giving people the sense gathering in a small village in Europe, while being in their own backyard.
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