GOODS | Cork & Fin Pairs With Moon Under Water For Special Beer Supper On Nov. 27

November 21, 2013 

Cork & Fin is located at 221 Carrall Street in the heart of Vancouver’s Gastown | 604-569-2215 | corkandfin.ca

The GOODS from Cork & Fin 

Vancouver, BC | The Cork & Fin team is excited to present a very limited Beer Dinner featuring the beers of Moon Under Water on November 27th . We are fortunate enough to have Moon Under Water providing us with a cask of Stout that we will be converting into the first ever “Cork X Moon Oyster Stout”. The menu is based on classic “Pub Grub” revisited by our Chef, Dan Marcenko. Tickets are very limited and already starting to sell fast. Please contact Jonathan Roth for yours via jon [at] regiogroup.ca, and have a look at the menu after the jump… Read more

GOODS | Gastown’s “Cork & Fin” Hosting JoieFarm Winemaker’s Dinner On Nov. 10th

November 8, 2013 

Cork & Fin is located at 221 Carrall Street in the heart of Vancouver's Gastown | 604-569-2215 | corkandfin.ca

Cork & Fin is located at 221 Carrall Street in the heart of Vancouver’s Gastown | 604-569-2215 | corkandfin.ca

The GOODS from JoieFarm

Vancouver, BC | Vancouver food and wine lovers are invited to join Joiefarm’s Michael Dinn in person for a special six course dinner at Gastown’s Cork & Fin restaurant on Sunday, November 10th. Tickets are $89 and can be purchased either by emailing rodney [at] regiogroup.ca or by phoning 604-569-2215. A preview of the menu may be found by clicking here. Learn more about JoieFarm after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Le Vieux Pin & LaStella Set To Pair With Gastown Eateries For Special Suppers

Le Vieux Pin is located at 34070-73th Street outside Oliver, BC in the Okanagan Valley | 250-498-8388 | levieuxpin.ca

Le Vieux Pin is located at 34070-73th Street outside Oliver, BC in the Okanagan Valley | 250-498-8388 | levieuxpin.ca

News from Scout supporters Le Vieux Pin & Lastella

Oliver, BC | South Okanagan sister wineries LaStella and Le Vieux Pin will bring a taste of Tuscany and a flavour of France to Vancouver this month when they present winemaker’s dinners at Nicli Antica Pizzeria and Cork & Fin.

Gastown’s Cork & Fin restaurant will be saying bonjour to French influenced wines from Oliver’s Le Vieux Pin for a special winemaker’s dinner on June 12th, 2013. Seven Le Vieux Pin wines have been carefully selected to pair perfectly with a delicious seven-course tasting menu ($99) from Cork & Fin presented by Le Vieux Pin’s General Manager Rasoul Salehi.

Dishes include asparagus terrine matched with Le Vieux Pin’s 2011 Sauvignon Blanc; chicken & mortadella tortellini paired with Vaila rose and roasted NY strip loin partnered with their 2010 Syrah. Le Vieux Pin’s sister winery LaStella’s flagship Moscato d’Osoyoos will be making a special appearance as a pairing with a mascarpone parfait for dessert.

LaStella brings a taste of La Dolce Vita to Vancouver’s Nicli Antica Pizzeria restaurant this June 25th, 2013. Nicli’s award-winning Neapolitan pizzas will be paired with Tuscan-inspired wines from LaStella’s Osoyoos’ vineyards. The intimate event will take guests on a culinary journey featuring four antica (Italian for ‘authentic’) pizzas ($60) paired with five newly-released LaStella wines: from Vivace Pinot Grigio and Leggiero Chardonnay, to LaStellina Merlot Rosato rose, Fortissimo red and Moscato d’Osoyoos dessert wine. LaStella’s General Manager Rasoul Salehi will be introducing the wines at the sleek Cordova Street restaurant. Read more

GOODS: Gastown’s “Cork & Fin” Set To Launch Weekend Seafood Brunch Service

Cork & Fin is located at 221 Carrall Street in the heart of Vancouver's Gastown | 604-569-2215 | corkandfin.ca

The GOODS from Cork & Fin 

Vancouver, BC | Cork & Fin is proud to announce the launch of our Seafood Brunch service in Gastown (Saturday and Sunday 11am through 2pm). Being one of Vancouver’s premiere seafood destinations, we are bringing the bounty of our local seas to one of the city’s favourite weekend traditions. Guests can open with a selection of local oysters and bubbles before moving onto a full brunch menu. Panko-fried oysters on waffles are a fantastic riff on the classic chicken and waffles; the Croque Madame gets a distinctly west coast update with local Dungeness crab; and house cured salmon pairs with locally made breakfast sausages and lobster hash on our savage Hook and Trotter platter (please bring your appetite). A small brunch focused cocktail list will also be available… Read more

GOODS: Triumvirate Of Marcenko, Scharf, And Roth Now At Gastown’s “Cork & Fin”

Cork & Fin is located at 221 Carrall Street in the heart of Vancouver's Gastown | 604-569-2215 | corkandfin.ca

The GOODS from Cork & Fin 

Vancouver, BC | The Cork & Fin team is proud to announce three new additions to our management team as well as a brand new menu. Dan Marcenko has joined the team as our Executive Chef and he brings with him a wealth of knowledge. Having most recently spent time with in the Parkside Group working as the Chef at Cafeteria as well as corporate tourneau for the company. His new menu is inspired by classic French and Italian preparations with his own west coast spin.

Rodney Scharf is one of two new restaurant managers. His experience has taken him through some of the city and countries finest companies, most recently working with Mark Brand Inc. helping to build Save On Meats as well as running the highly touted Boneta. Before that he spent time with the Fairmont Hotel group. Jonathan Roth is the second addition to the Front of House team. His love of all things boozy has taken him through a number of restaurants and bars, where he has built his knowledge of cocktails, beers and wine that help make him a valuable member of the team. Read more

GOODS: Gastown’s “Cork & Fin” Pairing With Nakashima Sake For Special Supper

September 26, 2012 

Cork & Fin is located at 221 Carrall Street in the heart of Vancouver's Gastown | 604-569-2215 | corkandfin.ca

The GOODS from Cork & Fin 

Vancouver, BC | The Cork & Fin team is proud to present the Nakashima Sake Brewing Company and their Kozaemon Sakes at a special dinner being held on Friday October 5th. Sake has always been a traditional pairing to the cuisine of Japan, whether Izakaya or Sushi, it is a match made in heaven. The C & F team along with Kozaemon the 14th will be exploring the beauty of pairing Sake with westernized cuisine. Playing off some of the lifted aromatics Kozaemon is known for, will allow for some phenomenal, out-of-the-box, pairings. Details and menu after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Gastown’s “Cork & Fin” Pairs With CedarCreek For Special Supper On Sept. 18

Cork & Fin is located at 221 Carrall Street in the heart of Vancouver's Gastown | 604-569-2215 | corkandfin.ca

The GOODS from Cork & Fin 

Vancouver, BC | The entire Cork & Fin team is proud to present an intimate evening this September 18th with Gordon Fitzpatrick and Darryl Brooker of CedarCreek Winery featuring the launch of the new vintages of Platinum Viognier, Chardonnay & Pinot Noir as well as the special 25th anniversary bottling ‘Tradition’. We have prepared an incredible menu to pair with these beautiful wines that represent some of the best juice in BC. Most are familiar with the Platinum series from CedarCreek. However, if you haven’t yet heard about ‘Tradition’, this wine will be a show stopper. Coming from the much heralded 2007 vintage, this Bordeaux blend has been backed with 23% Syrah to add that extra little kick. Learn more and check out the menu after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Two Chefs And A Table To “Pop Up” For Brunch At Cork & Fin This Easter Sunday

Cork & Fin is located at 221 Carrall Street in the heart of Vancouver's Gastown | 604-569-2215 | corkandfin.ca

The GOODS from Cork & Fin and Two Chefs And A Table

Vancouver, BC | For one special day on Easter Sunday, April 8th Two Chefs and a Table is going to invade Cork & Fin to offer a pop-up Two Chefs brunch service with a distinctly Cork & Fin twist. Combining the wildly popular made-from-scratch brunch of Two Chefs and a Table with the fresh seafood focus of Cork & Fin, the one-off menu spins brunch classics in unexpected and mouth-watering ways.

Some of the dishes like the Po’Boy Benny made with local oysters and Big Lou’s bacon and the Shrimp & Grits which matches local king stripe shrimp with housemade grits have a distinctly Southern feel. Others, like the East Coast Lobster Hash and Fruits de Mer are inspired by places much further East. Then there are those dishes that could come from nowhere else but the West Coast like a Dungeness Crab Benedict with ripe avocado and tomato. Menu and details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Gastown’s “Cork & Fin” Pairs Up With Wine Monkey For Monthly Wine Dinners

February 7, 2012 

Cork & Fin is located at 221 Carrall Street in the heart of Vancouver's Gastown | 604-569-2215 | corkandfin.ca

The GOODS from Cork & Fin

Vancouver, BC | Cork & Fin Restaurant, in partnership with WineMonkey.ca, are proud to offer a limited seating, food and wine pairing experience. We will be presenting a series of wine pairing lunches each month commencing with Saturday February 11th and will continue on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Each course will have the main component prepared three different ways. We then serve with a variety of different styles of wine breaking down the concepts of a Fantastic pairing. You will walk away with ideas and the concepts that will help you make the choices that turn your next food and wine pairing opportunity from uninspired to unforgettable. Score details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Gastown’s “Cork & Fin” Hosting 2nd Annual Oyster Shucking Fest Wednesday

September 2, 2011 

Cork & Fin is located at 221 Carrall St. in the heart of Gastown | 604-569-2215 | CorkAndFin.ca

The GOODS from Cork & Fin

Vancouver, BC | We’re hosting our 2nd Annual Oyster Shucking Festival at the restaurant this Wednesday, September 7th at 3pm. Entrance is $10, which gets diners bivalves and drink.

Restaurants In Gastown & The DTES Launch “Eat Drink Local”

November 1, 2010 

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News from some of our Gastown and DTES friends…

This fall, many of the Downtown East Side’s (DTES) best restaurants are joining together for Eat Drink Local, a celebration of the food scene in Vancouver’s most energetic culinary neighbourhood.

Drawn by accessible heritage commercial spaces and the growing community of restaurateurs, the neighbourhoods of the DTES—Gastown, Railtown and East Hastings– have emerged as the engine driving Vancouver’s food and cocktail culture. The young, dynamic chefs, operators and bartenders who have moved into the neighbourhood have helped to define a unique Vancouver food style that’s built on local ingredients, excellence without pretention, the spirit of adventure and a passion for the art and craft of food and cocktail preparation.

In the spirit of the fall harvest and Thanksgiving, this October will see the launch of the inaugural Eat Drink Local food celebration. From October 31—November 3 and November 7-10. Eat Drink Local will shine the spotlight on a group of Downtown restaurants with special menus and events.

Read more info and to see which restaurants are involved, click past the jump… Read more

Cork & Fin

Details

221 Carrall Street, Gastown, Vancouver, BC, V6B 2J2
Tel: 604-569-2215 Fax: 604-569-2214
Email: francis@corkandfin.ca
Web: www.corkandfin.ca | Twitter | Facebook

GALLERY

Hours of Operation

Sunday through Thursday: 5:00 pm till close
Friday & Saturday: 4:00 pm till close
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11am through 2pm

The Team

Francis Regio: Owner/General Manager
Elliott Hashimoto: Owner/Executive Chef
Doug Stephen: Restaurant Manager
Peter Niermann: Sous-Chef

About The Restaurant

Set in the heart of Gastown in the historic Alhambra building, Cork & Fin is one of Vancouvers top seafood restaurants. The restaurant glows with the warmth of soft candle light, exposed brick and the antique banister framing the bar. The Raw Bar at the front provides the launching area for dozens of oysters a night as well as our famed Seafood Towers. The hot kitchen plays host to wonderful grilled whole fish, scallops and an array of carnivorous options.

Owners Elliott Hashimoto and Francis Regio work tirelessly to provide the best seafood experience for an affordable price. Working with local purveyors and farmers as much as possible has become de rigueur for the entire Cork & Fin team.

A small concise wine list is the backbone to the bar program that strives to deliver on all fronts, whether it be the seasonally changing cocktail list or an ever changing selection of local and international beers.

Accolades

Open Table Diner Choice Awards: “Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies & Seafood”

Vancouver Magazine: Eating & Drinking Guide 2011

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Seen In Vancouver #254: Times They Are A-Changin’ In Gastown

September 25, 2010 

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A purple (yes, purple) Bentley Arnage was parked in the loading zone on Carrall St. in front of Cork & Fin and L’Abattoir for close to three hours last night and it didn’t receive a single scratch. A couple of drunk Surrey douches fresh from The Blarney may have peed close to one of the tires, but beyond that…yeah…not a scratch!

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
rapidly fadin’
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’.

“Cork & Fin” Coming Together Swimmingly In Heart Of Gastown

February 4, 2010 

Cork & Fin executive chef Elliott Hashimoto gets his hands dirty trying to get the restaurant ready for opening

Cork & Fin executive chef Elliott Hashimoto gets his hands dirty trying to get the restaurant ready for opening

A dozen new shots of the soon-to-open Gastown joint, Cork & Fin, brought to us by Francis Regio, long of Tapastree. Take a look after the jump… Read more

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