GOODS: “Market Monday” To Shine A Light On Local Farms At West End’s Raincity Grill

Restaurant’s waterfront location offers guests night of fine dining and fireworks

Raincity Grill is located at 1193 Denman in Vancouver's West End | 604-685-7337 | www.raincitygrill.com

The GOODS from Raincity Grill

Vancouver, BC | Raincity Grill introduces Market Mondays, with menus that showcase foods from featured BC farms. Market Mondays launch March 11, with special menus available on alternate Mondays throughout the spring. Guests enjoy dishes inspired by unique local products, with menus highlighting the best foods in BC, like pork from Six Masters Farm, fresh shellfish from BC’s coastal waters, or luxurious sturgeon caviar from Northern Divine. The prix-fixe menus vary according to the featured products, and include wine, offering exceptional value.

Chef Nicolas Hipperson’s close relationship with the farmer and the farm ensures only the best foods make it to Raincity Grill’s menu. Market Mondays start with a Raincity Favourite, Chilliwack’s Six Masters Farm. Known for producing some of the region’s most succulent pork, Six Masters is committed to raising animals naturally, keeping them happy and healthy by allowing them to forage for food in rich native habitats. This natural diet and freedom to roam results in Six Masters’ signature flavourful, tender pork, inspiring Raincity’s chef to create this original, one-time-only menu. Take a look after the jump… Read more

VANCOUVER LEXICON | English Bay

February 27, 2013 

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English Bay | Place | While it’s true that English Bay was once a great place for locals to congregate, it’s now pretty much reserved for tourists and chain restaurants. Oh sure, it’s still beautiful, but it’s become the beach equivalent of Nickleback.

Usage: “My friend visiting from Ontario wanted to check out English Bay. I took her to Crab Park instead.”

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GOODS: West End’s Raincity Grill Plating “Dine Out” Menus For Both Lunch & Dinner

January 21, 2013 

Restaurant’s waterfront location offers guests night of fine dining and fireworks

Raincity Grill is located at 1193 Denman in Vancouver's West End | 604-685-7337 | www.raincitygrill.com

The GOODS from Raincity Grill

Vancouver, BC | This year, Dine Out Vancouver guests can treat themselves to lunch, dinner—or both—at Vancouver’s Raincity Grill. Two menus from Chef Nicolas Hipperson highlight the restaurant’s celebrated regional cooking. It’s a perfect opportunity for guests to indulge in a multi-course meal at a price that won’t empty the wallet. Pop in at lunch for the $28 menu, and taste the signature grilled Caesar salad; a braised beef sandwich with roasted mushrooms; and an apple-wine pannacotta. Return at dinner for a $38 menu featuring seared scallops with an aerated bacon cloud; a Helmer’s Farm potato perogie with roasted cippolini onions; and finish with carrot cake with Agassiz walnuts. At additional cost, a selection of local wines are also available to pair with the meal. Read more

GOODS: West End’s “Raincity Grill” Laying Out A Five Course Spread For New Year’s

December 17, 2012 

Restaurant’s waterfront location offers guests night of fine dining and fireworks

Raincity Grill is located at 1193 Denman in Vancouver's West End | 604-685-7337 | www.raincitygrill.com

The GOODS from Raincity Grill

Vancouver, BC | The restaurant famous for its 100-mile concept menu offers diners an elegant year-end experience. Raincity Grill’s New Year’s Eve menu highlights seasonal flavours and the best local ingredients, like Qualicum Bay scallops and Yarrow Duck. Raincity keeps the work off your plate, leaving you to savour the last night of the year. Get the details and menu after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Raincity Grill On English Bay Invites Diners To Go “Green” This St. Patrick’s Day

March 14, 2012 

Restaurant’s waterfront location offers guests night of fine dining and fireworks

Raincity Grill is located at 1193 Denman in Vancouver's West End | 604-685-7337 | www.raincitygrill.com

The GOODS from Raincity Grill

Vancouver, BC | Looking to go green this St. Patrick’s Day? Executive Chef Robert Clark and Chef Jennifer Peters have created a March 17th brunch menu that highlights small lot farms, local purveyors, and ingredients from BC’s very own backyard with just a touch of Irish flavour and of course, a little colour. The two-course menu offers guests the option of dishes like “Green Eggs and Ham”, which includes green scrambled eggs, ‘sloping hills pork, toast, and herbed potatoes; a delicious crab omelet with watercress salad; Bubble & Squeak Hash, which features poached eggs topped with a creamy hollandaise sauce; Irish stew prepared with lamb cheeks, potatoes, leeks, and fresh herbs; a Smoked Salmon Brioche made with poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and green salad; or Green Fish n’ Chips with a house-made tartar sauce. The St.Patrick’s Day brunch is $20 per person and available on Saturday, March 17th and Sunday, March 18th. Read more

GOODS: West End’s “Raincity Grill” Prepares For A Weekend Of Food, Fireworks And Pride

Restaurant’s waterfront location offers guests night of fine dining and fireworks

Raincity Grill is located at 1193 Denman in Vancouver's West End | 604-685-7337 | www.raincitygrill.com

The GOODS from Raincity Grill

Vancouver, BC | This weekend, restaurateur Harry Kambolis’ first born is up to some fun summer happenings. Saturday, July 30th is Canada Food Day. This coast to coast to coast initiative is a celebration of Canadian food; events will be held across the country. Raincity is getting in on the act by throwing a special brunch, inspired by the True North, Strong and Free. Chef Jennifer Peters has put together a gorgeous two-course brunch menu, for only $20, with such items as Saskatchewan Organic Green Lentil “Cassoulet” with bacon & duck confit, poached egg and “East Coast Style” Potato Hash, with ham hock, and caramelized onions. [Click here for the whole menu]. More after the jump… Read more

Nu, Raincity Grill & “C” Going The Extra Mile During Dine Out

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Visit the Kambolis Group of restaurants online at WhatIsNu.com, RaincityGrill.com, and CRestaurant.com

News from Scout supporters Nu, Raincity Grill, and C RESTAURANT

Vancouver, BC | The Kambolis Group, never content to just do the “tried and true”, is going the extra mile for this year’s Dine Out. C Restaurant, glowing with new chef de cuisine Lee Humphries comfortable cooking, has forgone the typical three-course menu and replaced it with a five course-tasting menu, still for only $38. (A whimsical “to-go” course, petit fours and chocolates, complete the evening). Nu, reinvigorated by its delicate reimagining of Greek cuisine, does four courses: diners will be welcomed with crisp pita, homous, and olives as they settle in.

Proprietor Harry Kambolis (who’s in chef’s whites a lot these days) has already received strong notices for his deft and breezy handling of the Aegean Sea classics. And while Raincity Grill’s little sisters are going the extra mile, the English Bay-infused bistro is keeping those miles to a minimum: Chef Jennifer Peter’s commitment to the 100 mile diet is as steadfast as ever. “North Arm, Sloping Hills, Rossdown and Hannah Brook Farms are all 25 to 98 miles away from Denman Street,” proprietor Harry Kambolis is pleased to say. “I actually had one of my team Google map each farm.”

“I don’t see Dine Out as downgraded experience,” continues Kambolis, “I see it as an audition. Our patrons are here to see if they’d like to come back during the year, and I’ve imparted that mindset to my kitchen and staff. Guests can expect an experience that’s equal to the rest of the year.” Why did Kambolis decide to add the extra courses and courtesies? “Each new year, Dine Out effectively reinvigorates the hospitality industry, but for me, it’s not a cash grab: it’s a chance to give back. In my experience, our group always shines when it’s giving back.” Read more

Raincity Grill, “C” and NU Ready For Quiet Simplicity On 2011 Eve

December 28, 2010 

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Visit the Kambolis Group of restaurants online at WhatIsNu.com, RaincityGrill.com, and CRestaurant.com

News from Scout supporters Nu, Raincity Grill, and C RESTAURANT

Vancouver, BC | The Kambolis Restaurant Group wants to welcome 2011 with you. We serve nourishing food, render crisp service and offer festive locations. After years of bands, fireworks and bells and whistles, we’ve decided to embrace quiet simplicity. C, Raincity Grill and Nu will be offering our a la carte menu, at regular prices. Come early or come late for a sophisticated meal built with ingredients that are foraged, farmed and fished close to home. C has the freshest seafood in British Columbia, right on False Creek, and Raincity Grill serves Pacific Northwest cuisine, at a dignified distance from the action at English Bay. And our youngest property, Nu, now features a reimagined menu that puts a clean and delicate spin on Greek cuisine. More after the jump… Read more

Chef Rob Clark Celebrates Win At The 2010 Gold Medal Plates

November 1, 2010 

C Restaurant RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED COOKBOOK

C is located at 2-1600 Howe St on the False Creek seawall in Vancouver BC | 604-681-1164 | www.crestaurant.com

News from Scout supporter “C” Restaurant

Vancouver, BC | C Restaurant Executive Chef Robert Clark was crowned the culinary champion at Vancouver’s Gold Medal Plates on Friday night, a competition pairing premier chefs with Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes from coast-to-coast.

“We’ve been participating in Gold Medal Plates for years, but taking home gold with the recent Vancouver Olympics still so fresh in our memories, I’m speechless,” says Clark. “Seeing Alexandre Bilodeau on Friday posing for pictures with his admirers and holding the first gold medal won on Canadian snow, makes this all worth it.”

Clark and his new chef de cuisine, Lee Humphries took the podium for a velvety Fraser Canyon rabbit terrine with spot prawns, pickled chanterelles, with a peppery tuile and a tomato consommé, as a cleanser. C sommelier Kim Cyr matched the dish with a striking Viognier from Black Hills Estate winery.

It has been a great autumn for the Kambolis Restaurant Group. Proprietor Harry Kambolis was inducted into the B.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame in September and was duly invited to Premier Gordon Campbell’s Vancouver office to brainstorm about the industry. Kambolis also took the opportunity to introduce the Premier to C Blue Foundation, a new oceans advocacy initiative he has been building.

“I also want to feel like we’re moving forward,” Kambolis says, “And with Rob’s win, and with our new initiatives, I feel like we’re doing just that. It’s true: a rolling stone gathers no moss.” Read more

Skeena “Hawkshaw” Salmon And John Szabo At “C” Restaurant

C Restaurant RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED COOKBOOK

C is located at 2-1600 Howe St on the False Creek seawall in Vancouver BC | 604-681-1164 | www.crestaurant.com

News from Scout supporter “C” Restaurant

Vancouver, BC | C Restaurant received its first shipment of Hawkshaw salmon, recently reeled in from British Columbia’s storied Skeena River. Executive Chef Robert Clark has butchered the first batch, preparing it for clients who will be some of the only diners in the Lower Mainland to sample the succulent catch. “I wait all year for Hawkshaw salmon. It is the absolute best,” says Clark.

It is because of Clark’s personal relationship with fisher-people red and Linda Hawkshaw that he was able to secure this hard-to-get, bracingly fresh fish. The Hawkshaw’s “tangle net” technology, combined with live kill techniques, produces the most environmentally friendly and highest quality wild salmon catch in the province.

Hawkshaw salmon will be on the menu at C for the duration of the summer. Method of preparation and accompaniments will change with depending on fresh market produce. Currently, Hawkshaw salmon is being served with herb cous cous, lovage puree and heirloom tomato for $34. Read more

Clark Vs. Kambolis At Raincity During West End Car-Free Fest

Restaurant’s waterfront location offers guests night of fine dining and fireworks

Raincity Grill is located at 1193 Denman in Vancouver's West End | 604-685-7337 | www.raincitygrill.com

New From Scout supporter Raincity Grill

Vancouver, BC | Stop by Raincity Grill on Father’s Day – Sunday, June 20 during the West End Car-Free Festival as Executive Chef Robert Clark takes over the restaurant’s Denman Street sidewalk to serve up a street-friendly menu. Watch over Raincity’s grill as two recipes battle it out. First up are Chef Clark’s chili cheese dogs, second to bat is a secret souvlaki, Greek family recipe from owner Harry Kambolis. It’s the only day of the year you’ll be able to tuck into these playful meals, $6,50 each, at the famously fine-dining restaurant. “The winning dish will somehow factor into future plans,” hints Kambolis. Read more

C Restaurant’s Limited Edition C Food Cookbook Now Available

C Restaurant RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED COOKBOOK

C Restaurant is located at 2-1600 Howe Street on the False Creek seawall in Vancouver BC | 604-681-1164 | www.crestaurant.com

News from Scout supporter “C” Restaurant

Vancouver, BC | C Restaurant has launched a limited edition C Food cookbook featuring a signature laser-cut sleeve designed by Brooklyn tattoo artist Scott Campbell. It is now available for purchase at C Restaurant and Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks. Regular edition books can be found in retailers across the city.

Campbell, who has inked an impressive line up of high-profile celebrities ranging from Heath Ledger to Helena Christensen to Vera Wang, claimed he “took a departure from the skulls and flames applied in [his] usual designs to produce something bold and modern that would reflect the look and feel of C Restaurant”.

C Food includes recipes and photography that is just as much a work of art as it is a step-by-step guide to recreating some of C Restaurant’s most popular dishes at home. All recipes were created by Executive Chef Robert Clark, including a Bayne Sound Scallop with Coriander Grapefruit Jelly and Pacific Oven Roasted Halibut with Parmesan Tuile and Arugula Puree. Read more

“C” Restaurant Set to Receive 1st Spot Prawn Shipment of 2010

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"C" Restaurant executive chef Robert Clark prawning aboard Steve Johansen's boat, "Organic Ocean"

News from Scout supporter “C” Restaurant

Vancouver, BC | C Restaurant will receive the first shipment of B.C. spot prawns on Thursday, May 6 to kick off the 2010 Spot Prawn season. Boats from local supplier, Organic Oceans, will hit the dock just below C to drop off the first prawns of the season to Executive Chef Robert Clark.

To bring in the new season, C Restaurant is introducing a Spot Prawn Tasting Menu starting on Thursday, May 6. The menu will feature dishes created by Clark, and as he puts it, “will showcase the fresh and delicious flavours that are perfect for the palette of any seafood lover.” Some of the new items include a Spot Prawn Sunomono, Spot Prawn Bisque, and a modern spin-off of the traditional Surf and Turf.

During the six to eight week spot prawn season, C Restaurant will be receiving their prawn shipments directly from local fishermen to the False Creek Yacht Club located below the restaurant. “We take pride in the strong relationship we’ve built with the spot prawn fisherman and particularly with Organic Oceans,” says Clark. “They deliver the prawns right up to our restaurant ensuring our dishes are the freshest in the city and allow us to uphold the sustainable practices we have come to be known for.” Read more

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