The GOODS from Au Comptoir
Vancouver, BC | Two pedigreed culinary talents will share the stage when Au Comptoir Executive Chef Daniel McGee and La Quercia Chef/Owner Adam Pegg come together to co-host a collaborative dinner in celebration of the acclaimed Kitsilano brasserie’s third anniversary on Monday, October 23 at 6 p.m.
The seven-course event will showcase the very best of both classic French and Italian cuisine courtesy of McGee, who opened Au Comptoir with Maxime Bettili and Julien Aubin in 2014, and Pegg, one of only a few Canadians to earn a coveted diploma from the ItalCook Slow Food Master Italian Cooking program and the chef and owner of La Quercia and its sister enoteca, L’ufficio.
During the event, McGee and Pegg will share the line and prepare such courses as the Venetian-inspired Pesce ‘In Saor’ (preserved fish marinated and cooked in white wine and vinegar); the quintessentially French staple Daube De Cerf (red wine braised venison, carrot gnocchi, quince, chestnut); Sunchoke and Ricotta Stuffed Rotolo (almond and brown butter); and Tarte Tatin (yogurt ice cream, mille-feuille ‘tiramisu’).
COLLABORATIVE CHEFS’ DINNER MENU
selection of French and Italian cured meats
made in house by Au Comptoir and La Quercia
pesce ‘in saor’
preserved fish marinated and cooked in white wine and vinegar
red wine poached sablefish
celeriac, apple, white truffle
sunchoke and ricotta stuffed rotolo
almond and brown butter
red wine braised venison
Parisian carrot gnocchi, quince, chestnut
fine French and Italian cheese
selection of housemade spreads and accoutrements
yogurt ice cream, mille feuille ‘tiramisu’
with accompanying wine pairings
“Adam is so well versed in the time-honoured traditions of Italian regional gastronomy,” says Bettili. “I’m excited to not only welcome one of my favourite chefs but a very close neighbour into our kitchen for what promises to be a truly unique collaborative event.”
TICKETS | Tickets to the Collaborative Chefs’ Dinner at Au Comptoir on Monday, October 23 at 7 p.m. are available for $180 per person including menu, wine pairings, tax and gratuity and may be purchased via Eventbrite.
Monday to Friday
Breakfast – 8 AM – 11:30 AM | Lunch – 11:30 AM – 5 PM | Dinner – 5 PM – 10 PM
Breakfast 8 AM – 10 AM | Brunch – 10 AM – 5 PM | Dinner – 5 PM – 10 PM
Breakfast 8 AM – 10 AM | Brunch – 10 AM – 5 PM | Dinner – 5 PM – 9:30 PM
Closed on Tuesdays
Chef: Daniel McGee
General Manager: Max Bettili
Owners: Maxime Bettili and Julien Aubin
ABOUT AU COMPTOIR
Au Comptoir recreates the ambiance and experience of a visit to a true Parisian bistro restaurant through its atmosphere, personable service and Vancouver inspired French cuisine. As soon as you step through the doors, you are greeted by the friendly French staff who welcome you warmly — expect no trace of pretension here.