La Quercia Offshoot La Ghianda Looking To Staff Up This Week…

January 10, 2011 

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The intimate La Quercia is located at 3689 West 4th Ave on Vancouver's West Side | 604-676-1007 | www.laquercia.ca

Job posting from Scout supporter La Quercia

Vancouver, BC | La Quercia owners Adam Pegg and Lucais Syme are looking for a good cook or two as well as a counter-person for their new deli/lunch spot, La Ghianda (2083 Alma). Applicants are asked to please drop either establishment with a resume between 10am and 5pm. Read more

West Side’s “La Quercia” To Dish Six Courses Of Alba Truffles

November 13, 2010 

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The intimate La Quercia is located at 3689 West 4th Ave on Vancouver's West Side | 604-676-1007 | www.laquercia.ca

News from Scout supporter La Quercia

Vancouver, BC | At 7pm on Friday, November the 19th, La Quercia restaurant will play host to twenty lucky gourmands for an incredible feast of white truffles paired with the Piemontese wines of Angelo Gaja. Chefs Adam Pegg and Lucais Syme have built a menu of classics, highlighting the exquisite nature of this rare tuber that will be served in hedonistic proportions.

James Johnson of CRU distribution, Angelo Gaja’s exclusive importer in British Columbia, will talk about the Piedmont region and the wines of Angelo Gaja. Angelo Gaja is internationally recognized as not just one of Italy’s, but one of the world’s greatest winemakers. Angelo Gaja’s wines have been described by Wine Spectator as “perhaps the finest Italian wines ever made.” Menu and details after the jump… Read more

“La Quercia” To Host 2nd Annual Truffle Dinner On Friday, Nov. 5

October 28, 2010 

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The intimate La Quercia is located at 3689 West 4th Ave on Vancouver's West Side | 604-676-1007 | www.laquercia.ca

News from Scout supporter La Quercia

Vancouver, BC | On Friday, November 5th, chef/owners Lucais Syme and Adam Pegg will prepare their 2nd Annual White Truffle Dinner at the restaurant. We will be partnering with Batasiolo wines and serving a 6 course menu of white truffles from Alba, Italy. There is only one seating for the very special night and space is limited to just 20 guests. The intimate evening begins with a Prosecco reception from 7pm to 7:30pm, after which we will sit for dinner. Wines will include Batasiolo Chardonnay, Dolcetto D’Alba, 2004 Barbaresco, 2001 Barolo (Magnum), 2004 Barolo, as well as a dessert wine. Tickets are $300 per person + tax and gratuity (these are non-refundable, and must be purchased in advance – we expect to sell out quickly). Reservations can be had by calling 604-676-1007. A glimpse of the draft menu after the jump… Read more

4th & Alma’s Superb “La Quercia” Joins The Scout Community

October 28, 2010 

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West 4th’s award-winning, super good La Quercia is now a proud member supporter of Scout. We will be publishing their news and press releases on our front page and hosting a page for them in our list of recommended restaurants to check out. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support of our little website. Click ahead to read on or jump directly to their Scout page hereRead more

“Tavola” Opens Quietly At West End’s Former Tapastree Address

October 26, 2010 

shapeimage_4Word has arrived that “Tavola”, the replacement for Tapastree, has opened softly on Robson just west of Denman. Details here:

The West End’s trailblazing Tapastree at 1829 Robson is set to close on September 15th and then reopen as an Italian restaurant called Tavola (”Table”) at the beginning of October. The transformation will see the room down-sized from 65 seats to about 50, with the 10 seat bar standing pat. Owner/chef Mike Jeffs is looking to do a series of shared entrees (like a 30 ounce Bistecca alla Fiorentina), pastas made in house, and a big antipasti bar paired with a wine list of BC and Italian labels.

It might seem crazy at first glance to close a successful and often extremely busy neighbourhood restaurant to roll the dice on an entirely new and untested one in the same location, but 13 years is like 50 in this industry, and Jeffs and partner Nicole Welsh are looking forward to trying something new. With the success of their Italian-themed Nook around the corner on Denman, I don’t see this as a shot in the dark, but rather as a calculated means of staying sane and happy. Good on them.

And good luck. Take a gander at the menu after the jump. Looks tasty… Read more

West End’s Anticipated Spuntino Project Now Called “Tavola”

September 13, 2010 

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by Andrew Morrison | A month ago we broke the news that the West End’s popular Tapastree would shutter and reopen as an Italian restaurant called “Spuntino”, meaning “quick bite”. We’re now told that the name of the project, which you can read about here, has been changed to “Tavola”, meaning “table”. Opening day is still slated for October.

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West End’s “Tapastree” To Close In September & Reopen As Tavola

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The West End’s trailblazing Tapastree at 1829 Robson is set to close on September 15th and then reopen as an Italian restaurant called Tavola (“Table”) at the beginning of October. The transformation will see the room down-sized from 65 seats to about 50, with the 10 seat bar standing pat. Owner/chef Mike Jeffs is looking to do a series of shared entrees (like a 30 ounce Bistecca alla Fiorentina), pastas made in house, and a big antipasti bar paired with a wine list of BC and Italian labels.

It might seem crazy at first glance to close a successful and often extremely busy neighbourhood restaurant to roll the dice on an entirely new and untested one in the same location, but 13 years is like 50 in this industry, and Jeffs and partner Nicole Welsh are looking forward to trying something new. With the success of their Italian-themed Nook around the corner on Denman, I don’t see this as a shot in the dark, but rather as a calculated means of staying sane and happy. Good on them. Look for more info on the changes and the menu in next Thursday’s Westender, where my column will look at four new restaurants that are coming our way soon.

In the meantime, make haste to this legend before it’s too late.

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La Quercia

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Details

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3689 West 4th Ave | Vancouver, BC V6R 1P2
Telephone: 604.676.1007 > Email: info@laquercia.ca
Website: www.laquercia.ca | Blog: www.laquercia.ca/blog
Hours: Dinner, Tues – Sun from 5pm to 10pm
Adam Pegg | Chef/Owner
Karin Pegg | Manager

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About La Quercia

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La Quercia offers a casual setting, with professional service and exceptional Italian dishes. Focusing primarily on Italian wines, La Quercia provides a unique list to complement an always evolving menu. Ingredients are sourced locally and organic where possible for our daily fresh sheet. A mix of traditional and contemporary plates prepared with precise technique, presented simply are the base of our kitchen. Located on fourth avenue in beautiful Kitsilano, Vancouver.