The GOODS from The Irish Heather
Vancouver, BC | There are very wonderful beers being brewed by Scottish brewery Innis & Gunn. The Irish Heather is one of the few in the city to feature them on tap. What makes Innis & Gunn so interesting is that their beer is aged in whiskey barrels, giving it a delicious flavor and beautiful color. When we learned that a pal who works for Innis & Gunn in Edinburgh was coming here on vacation we jumped at the chance to have her host one of the Long Table Series dinners. On Tuesday, the 11th September, our friend Leila Arfa will introduce you to a special 2 course Innis & Gunn LTS. In addition to a pint of the classic Innis & Gunn poured at the Heather, Leila has brought a real treat: “Treacle Porter” - for the first time in Canada (not yet available for sale). Menu and details after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from Araxi
Whistler, BC | Summer is nearly upon us – and at Araxi, it represents the start of an exciting season featuring our annual Longtable Dining Series. This year, the series will be set in Whistler’s picturesque Rainbow Park, which boasts stunning views of Whistler, Blackcomb, and Alta Lake – serving as the ultimate al fresco backdrop for this highly anticipated dining series.
Araxi’s acclaimed Executive Chef, James Walt, prides himself and his menus on local provenance, and has built strong relationships with Pemberton Valley’s farming and ranching community. As part of this year’s Longtable Series, an exclusive Farmers’ Market will be on site, allowing guests to taste Chef James’ favourite ingredients in their raw form. Participating producers will include, amongst others, Root Down Organics and Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception, featuring wine tastings and a dedicated vodka station by Pemberton Distillery.
Chef James and his expert team from Araxi will craft an exclusive four-course tasting menu, aiming to deliver a truly memorable and unique farm-to-table experience. Chef James says, “We are extremely excited about this summer’s Longtable Series at Rainbow Park, and especially to introduce our valued producers. I believe the Farmers’ Market will give guests a unique opportunity to engage with some of our very best suppliers in an intimate and relaxed setting.” Details after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from The Irish Heather
Vancouver, BC | On the Ides on March, 2011, join Drew Mayville, Distiller of Blanton’s and Canadian Whiskies for Buffalo Trace Distillery, for a Long Table Supper to remember at The Irish Heather. Full details after the jump… Read more
Michelle and I attended a very satisfying Long Table Series dinner at the Irish Heather last night. It was the first of the restaurant’s whisky themed LST suppers. Chef Lee Humphries plated an excellent baked ham on mash with bourbon soaked cherry compote to close out a solid tasting of four Buffalo Trace products: Rock Hill Farm Single Barrel, Hancock’s President’s Reserve Single Barrel Reserve, Buffalo Trace Eagle Rare 10YO Single Barrel, Buffalo Trace Bourbon Kentucky Straight. Read more
News from Scout supporter The Irish Heather
In keeping with the notion that you can’t get enough of a good thing, we are announcing a further development in our Long Table Series, the LTS Whisk(e)y Event. Our first in this new series – “The Sazerac Supper” – involves a fantastic line up of Bourbon Whiskey. If the LTS is all about eating and drinking in a recession, LTS Whisk(e)y continues the theme with a “cheap as chips” price of $40 (plus tax & service) for a main course, dessert, cocktail to start and tasting of four great Bourbons. As with everything else LTS, we’ll keep offering it until you stop coming! Full details after the jump… Read more