GOODS: Kale & Nori’s Bittered Sling Bistro Pits Shameful Tiki Against Blue Water Cafe

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Vancouver, BC | Kale & Nori is ready to rock phase two of their Bittered Sling Bistro Season 3 competition. After a successful double-event sellout for their opening month “World of Whiskies”, we have two new bartenders ready to take on the scorecards. April’s events will feature all tiers of the Flor de Cana Rum portfolio, and Leblon Cachaca. Boldly named “When Tiki Attacks!”, this series will feature two bartenders well recognized for their abilities using the legends of Tiki culture. Join Bittered Sling Bistro this month, as we tell the tales of Captain Cook and the Sandwich Islands, run for cover from the smoke and fire of well-balanced and innovative cocktails, and dine on delicious foods inspired by global ?avours by Chef Jonathan Chovancek. Details and tickets after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Third Season Of Kale & Nori’s “Bittered Sling Bistro” Now On The Books

February 22, 2013 

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Vancouver, BC | On March 6th, Kale & Nori’s popular Bittered Sling Bistro returns to Legacy Liquor Store for a third season. Each month, guests are engaged with a different spirit – both artisanal and multi-national – and their ability to pair with stunning combinations of flavours with the right Bartender at the stick. With interactive monthly themes and scorecards, this will prove to be Bittered Sling’s best season yet. Presented at the Legacy Liquor Store’s beautiful Harvest Table and hosted by Kale & Nori’s award-winning Mixologist Lauren Mote and Chef Jonathan Chovancek. This is Vancouver’s longest running and biggest cocktail and food-pairing competition, offering a high level creative event for apprentice and veteran bartenders across British Columbia. Details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Kale & Nori Teaming Up With “The Tea Hunter” For Tasting At Kits’ O5 Tea Bar

February 15, 2013 

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Vancouver, BC | Back in July 2012, Kale & Nori presented a sold-out seminar at Tales of the Cocktail called “A Forager’s Pharmacy”. Here, attendees were introduced to the world of “lesser-known” hand-foraged ingredients and the effects they have on our well-being through a variety of innovative uses. Leading the way with incredible high quality product is the “Tea Hunter”, Pedro Villalon, owner of O5 Tea. Pedro was profiled as an important part of the plant-to-hand community during our Tales of the Cocktail presentation.

Vancouver now has the unique opportunity to experience first-hand how to source, care for and use hand-foraged teas. This event is the ultimate how-to for using obsessively sourced teas and applying the properties of “terroir” to our food and beverage. All of these exceptional, origin specific and hand-sourced teas by the “Tea Hunter” will be available exclusively at each event. This month we feature hand-foraged ingredients from all over North America, and they’re stunning. You have never experienced tea like this before – a new event by Kale & Nori and Kitsilano’s O5 Tea Bar: “2 Alchemists and 2 Tea Hunters” featuring cocktails by Lauren Mote and tapas by Chef Jonathan Chovancek. Details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Kale & Nori Prepare For A Special Robbie Burns Feast At Legacy Liquor Store

January 22, 2013 

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Vancouver, BC | With two months until the new season of Bittered Sling Bistro starts up, Kale & Nori is excited to announce their partnership with Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, for what’s sure to be a Scottish feast like no other. Inspired by the poet Robert Burns, Chef Jonathan has designed a stunning menu with Canadian and West Coast impressions with each course complimented by an innovative Glenmorangie cocktail by Bartender Lauren Mote. Guests will also enjoy a straight flight tasting and an open discussion with Glenmorangie’a Brand Ambassador… Read more

GOODS: Kale & Nori To Showcase Taiwan During Their January Event At Kits’ O5 Tea

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The GOODS from Kale & Nori

Vancouver, BC | Back in July, Kale & Nori presented a sold-out seminar at Tales of the Cocktail called “A Forager’s Pharmacy” where attendees were introduced to the world of “lesser-known” hand-foraged ingredients and the effects they have on our well-being. Leading the way with incredible high-quality product is the “Tea Hunter” Pedro Villalon, owner of O5 Tea. Pedro was profiled as an important part of the plant-to-hand community during our Tales of the Cocktail presentation. Vancouver now has the unique opportunity to experience First-hand how to source, care for and use hand-foraged teas. This event is the ultimate how-to for using obsessively-sourced teas and applying the properties of “terroir” to our food and beverage. All of these exceptional, origin-specific and hand-sourced teas by the “Tea Hunter” will be available exclusively at each event. Details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Chovancek & Mote Partner With Mazatlan Distillery For International Event

December 31, 2012 

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Vancouver, BC | On January 07 2013, Kale & Nori proprietors Bartender/Sommelier Lauren Mote and Chef Jonathan Chovancek will travel to Mazatlán, Mexico, home of the European-style distillery, Onilikan. While touring local the Sinaloa plantations, markets and agricultural centers, Mote and Chovancek (the team behind the “Bittered Sling Extracts” line of Canadian bitters) will host an event at the distillery, “Exploring Onilikan Flavours” featuring their award-winning Agave and Mango Liqueurs and Aguardientes. Onilikan distillates will be paired with local and seasonal fare, with Chovancek’s signature Canadian impressions, while Mote pairs avant-garde cocktails that follow the same suit. Joining the trip is Bartender Marc Smolinski, winner of the Onilikan Cocktail Competition (August 2012). Read more

GOODS: “Kale & Nori Culinary Arts” Welcomes Kelsey Boudreau To Their Team

September 7, 2012 

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Vancouver, BC | Chef Jonathan Chovancek and Lauren Mote of Kale & Nori Culinary Arts are delighted to announce the addition of Event Planner Kelsey Boudreau to their team. Kelsey’s career includes fifteen years of international hospitality experience, bringing a detail-oriented and organizational focus to Kale & Nori’s brand of food and beverage events. Kelsey’s impressive repertoire of life and academic experience has allowed her career to take her on a life’s journey. World travel has presented Kelsey with unique educational opportunities. She garnered her strong approach to hospitality and customer relations while working overseas in the French Riviera, the Mediterranean, the Baltic region, and the southern United States. Read more

GOODS: Kale & Nori’s Bittered Sling Bistro Invites Campari & Aperol Back To The Ring

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Vancouver, BC | After an epic showing of our favourite bitter spirits in Season One, Bittered Sling Bistro invites Campari & Aperol back into the ring, August 2012. This month’s contenders, Scout Magazine’s “Bartender of the Year” winner Ben de Champlain of Boneta Restaurant in Gastown, against the young buck, the vivacious Josh Boudreau of Veneto Tapa Lounge in the Hotel Rialto across the pond (Victoria). As we get closer to the finale of Season One, Ben and Josh will likely attack each other through cocktails, nunchucks and the ultimate use of our favourite bitter spirits. Inspired by a recent trip to New Orleans and the 10th Anniversary of Tales of the Cocktail, Chef Jonathan presents a southern-style menu, promoting local and ethical products. This one is not to be missed! Learn more after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Kale & Nori’s “Bittered Sling Bistro” Readies For Second Season Of Drink Fixing

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Vancouver, BC | After a successful “Season One”, and closing celebration for Bittered Sling Bistro this past Monday, we’re back with “Season Two”! Focusing on more luxury spirits this round, we are pleased to announce that our season opener on May 9th will be with Don Julio Tequila and Jay Jones from Market by Jean-Georges and the Shangri-La Hotel. Bittered Sling Bistro Season Two runs from May to October 2012. Score all the details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: RSVP For Kale & Nori’s “Bittered Sling Bistro” Competition Finals On April 30

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Vancouver, BC | Thank you all for making Season One of Bittered Sling Bistro so successful! As our closing party approaches, it’s important to have an accurate count of how many are coming. This event is open to everyone and there is no cover/admission charge (feel free to RSVP for as many guests as you like). If you are an existing BSB guest, please note you have to be signed in on site on the day of the event in order to be eligible for the grand prize. All BSB guests will receive three ballot cards to rate the three rounds of bartender black box competition finals, and help us decide who will win the series! Please rsvp here. Get all the details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Kale & Nori’s “Bittered Sling Bistro” Pitting Uva’s Chick Vs. West’s Wolowidnyk

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Vancouver, BC | Kale & Nori introduce the final month of round-robin competition in their “Bittered Sling Bistro” Season One. Sponsoring April’s duel events, the little gems of the valley, Okanagan Spirits, and their fleet of craft distillates like gin, whisky, eau-de-vie, Taboo absinthe, liqueurs and brandies. Join us as Evelyn Chick of UVA Wine Bar & Cibo Trattoria takes on David Wolowidnyk of West Restaurant for a spot in the coveted Season One finale! Details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: “Kale & Nori” Boutique Catering Company Looking To Hire Part Time Cooks

February 20, 2012 

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Vancouver, BC | Kale & Nori Culinary Arts is Vancouver’s newest boutique catering company. We specialise in ethical, seasonal and delicious food, parties and events. We are currently looking for part time cooks who are passionate about learning. You are dedicated to the craft of cooking with the discipline to do whatever it takes to make our events spectacular. This is an opportunity to work one on one with Chef Jonathan Chovancek, one of Canada’s foremost culinary talents, and international award-winning Mixologist and Event Planner, Lauren Mote. Learn more about Kale & Nori after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Kale & Nori Preps La Belle Epoque Spirited Dinner For “Tales of the Cocktail”

January 19, 2012 

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Vancouver, BC | A treat perfect for Valentine’s Day! Kale & Nori is proud to offer an exclusive opportunity to The Tales of the Cocktail on Tour in Vancouver “Spirited Dinner”. This amazing cocktail conference is celebrating their second year “on tour” in Vancouver, away from their 10 year home based in New Orleans, LA. Kale & Nori is hosting this 5 course, 5 cocktail dinner on February 13 2012 at Legacy Liquor Store. The exciting part about this event is that it will be a blend of writers, bartenders and other cocktail enthusiasts. There are only 15 tickets remaining. Details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Kale & Nori Launching “Bittered Sling Bistro” Cocktail Competition Series

October 26, 2011 

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Vancouver, BC | November 8th, 2011 marks the launch of a new cocktail competition and dining experience from Kale & Nori Culinary Arts. The concept of cocktail and food pairings has become extremely popular, and since 2010, Lauren Mote’s original “Cocktail Kitchen” competition at The Refinery produced energetic statistics: 168 original cocktails produced, 56 bartenders invited, 224 bottles of spirits poured, 14 different sponsors. This city’s brightest bartenders – a collaboration of seasoned veterans and young apprentices – took their place behind the wood and produced magic for 1680 total guests in 14 months. We are proud to introduce you to “Bittered Sling Bistro” – a bi-monthly food and cocktail pairing competition dedicated to pushing the boundaries of cocktail craft presented at the beautiful Legacy Liquor Store in Olympic Village, Vancouver. Details after the jump…

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