Field Trip #583: How To Confit A Pig’s Head With Robert Belcham

by Andrew Morrison | Refuel’s annual Whole Hog supper is on the immediate horizon (this Wed, Oct 27th), so I  popped in to the upstairs kitchen of sister restaurant Campagnolo yesterday to witness chef/co-owner Robert Belcham do the most vital work in his preparations. The task at hand was the main course for the nose-to-tail dinner. It sees a pig’s head centerpiece, from which many distinct nibblies are sourced. To supply the supper’s three seatings, Belcham needs to ready/confit 15 “heritage breed” Berkshire pig heads from Vancouver Island’s Sloping Hill farm, arguably the best pork supplier in the country. Read more

Main St.’s Campagnolo Hosting “A Slow Taste of Italy” Lunch

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Campagnolo Restaurant is located at 1020 Main St, Vancouver | 604-484-6018 | www.campagnolorestaurant.ca

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Vancouver, BC | On Saturday, October 16, 2010, Campagnolo Restaurant will host a family style luncheon in collaboration with Welcome Books and Slow Food Vancouver in participation of a “Slow Taste of Italy”; a week long North American event where restaurants from New York to Vancouver, host events celebrating slow, local, sustainable food and Jessica Theroux’s brilliant culinary pilgrimage documented in her book, “Cooking with Italian Grandmothers”.

Chef JC Poirier will prepare traditional Italian dishes inspired by recipes from the book, “Cooking with Italian Grandmother’s” along with select restaurant specialties, served on platters to be passed around and shared with fellow diners. Reservations are priced at $98 per person or $148* per couple and include one copy of Cooking with Italian Grandmothers, wine and gratuity. Partial proceeds from this event will assist Slow Food Vancouver delegates attend Terra Madre 2010. Details after the jump… Read more

Campagnolo’s “Nonna’s House” Dinners Resume On Main Street

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Vancouver, BC | Just like Dinner at Nonna’s House, a series of home-style Italian meals offered every Tuesday night at 6:00pm for $19 paired with a pint of R&B Brewing Company’s finest, returns to Campagnolo Restaurant, starting October 5 and ending November 9, 2010. Every Tuesday night Main Street diners can look forward to a hearty meal that is guaranteed to warm bellies and hearts, made from quality seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and purveyors for an affordable price. Past favorites include marinated and roasted Polderside Farms chicken, braised Quebec veal breast and roasted leg of Fraser Valley lamb all served with seasonal accompaniments. Details after the jump… Read more

Sean Heather’s Empire Scores Rob Belcham’s Creative Chops…

September 9, 2010 

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Sean Heather (left) at his Gastown headquarters with Campagnolo & Refuel chef/co-owner Robert Belcham

by Andrew Morrison | Robert Belcham, award-winning chef/co-owner of Fuel, Campagnolo and The Cure, has handshaked a deal with Sean Heather to oversee his multiple Gastown menus, including those at Salt Tasting Room, The Irish Heather, The Everything Cafe, Judas Goat and Fetch.

With the recent exit of chef Lee Humphries, there was a need to fill a hole at the top, not so much in day to day operations on the various lines, but rather in the realm of creative menu development (we’re happy to also report that Humphries has since landed as the new chef at “C”).

“We’ve been friends for a few years,” Belcham told me yesterday over a bottle at The Irish Heather. “I respect Sean as a businessman a lot. The guy spins gold out of shit”. He jokes, adding “I mean, who opens a fucking restaurant in Blood Alley with no chef?” Fair point. He seems to be stoked to be tasked with helping to re-craft a pub menu (“I’ve loved pubs since the day I was allowed to drink”), but I suspect it’s the prospect of fiddling with Judas Goat that excites him most. The new Blood Alley joint is basically an amuse bouche operation – churning out a kaleidoscope of tiny plates that are big on flavour – a prospect sure to give any creative mind the raging jollies. Read more

Stoney Paradise Tomato Season Begins At Campagnolo On Main…

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Campagnolo Restaurant is located at 1020 Main St, Vancouver | 604-484-6018 | www.campagnolorestaurant.ca

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Vancouver, BC | During the month of August, Campagnolo Restaurant will celebrate tomato season with an ever changing three course prix fixe menu for $40.00 that showcases tomatoes in every bite until the season ends. Chef de Cuisine JC Poirier will create his menu using tomatoes exclusively from Stoney Paradise Farm and will include artisinal and heirloom tomato varieties such as sun-gold, green zebra and yellow taxicab. The menu will consist of antipasti, main course and dessert all celebrating Stoney Paradise Farm tomatoes. Guests can also indulge in tomato cocktails designed by Barman Giovanni Giardino throughout the month of August. A sampling of tomato dishes to look forward to after the jump… Read more

Campagnolo Unveils “Just Like Dinner At Nonna’s House” Series

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Campagnolo Restaurant is located at 1020 Main St, Vancouver | 604-484-6018 | www.campagnolorestaurant.ca

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Vancouver, BC | Just like Dinner at Nonna’s House, a series of home-style Italian meals offered every Tuesday night at 6:00pm for $19 paired with a pint of R&B Brewing Company’s finest, returns to Campagnolo Restaurant, starting June 15th and ending July 20th. Every Tuesday night Main Street diners can look forward to a hearty meal made from quality seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and purveyors for an affordable price. See what’s on offer after the jump… Read more

Mother’s Day Brunch Italian Style at Main St.’s Campagnolo

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Campagnolo Restaurant | 1020 Main St, Vancouver | 604-484-6018 | www.campagnolorestaurant.ca

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Vancouver, BC | Campagnolo is taking reservations for one day only, and just for mom. Book your table for this Sunday, May 9th between 11:30am – 2:30pm and mamma will receive a special treat. Call 604-484-6018 to reserve. Read more

JC Poirier Back In Vancouver, To Helm Kitchen At Campagnolo…

3291425156_2326050496_oNearly a year ago we broke the news that Chow restaurant on South Granville was closing. It was a beautiful space, so I was very sad to see it go. What was especially disappointing what this its greatest asset – owner/chef Jean-Christophe Poirier – followed up the closure by leaving the country for South America. I assumed we wouldn’t be seeing him again for quite some time, if ever, but I’m glad to report that he’s back in town and taking the chef de cuisine reins at Main Street’s Campagnolo. We’ve seen advance copy of the press release that will announce his arrival tomorrow. Read it and rejoice after the leap… Read more

Medal Wins Mean Free Pizzas At Main’s Campagnolo Restaurant

November 18, 2009 

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Campagnolo Restaurant | 1020 Main St, Vancouver | 604-484-6018 | www.campagnolorestaurant.ca

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Vancouver, BC | As Olympic fever builds in Vancouver, Whistler and across Canada, Campagnolo Restaurant announces its medal-inspired pizza features, which are bound to ignite Olympic spirit with every bite. Throughout the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Campagnolo’s wine bar will show sporting events on its big-screen TV. If a guest has ordered one of the pizza specials and a Canadian athlete wins a gold, silver or bronze medal (while the guest is in the restaurant) in any sport that matches the namesake pizza that the guest ordered, that guest’s meal is on the house. Read more

Campagnolo Barkeep Giardino Letting Loose With Glenfiddich

October 30, 2009 

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1020 Main St | 604-484-6018 | www.campagnolorestaurant.ca

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Vancouver, BC | Campagnolo, Main Street’s casual Italian eatery, celebrates Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky throughout the month of November with three inspired cocktails created by bar manager Giovanni Giardino. True to Campagnolo’s roots, each cocktail is made with an Italian ingredient—or an Italian twist. Read more

Lower Main Street To Score A New Brunch Spot In Campagnolo

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For Immediate Release - June 18th, 2009 | Campagnolo Debuts Weekend Brunch Menu

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Vancouver, BC – The search is over. Lower Main has a hot new weekend brunch spot. Campagnolo Restaurant, opened by award-winning Fuel Restaurant team Tom Doughty, Robert Belcham and Tim Pittman, debuts its Italian-inspired brunch menu on Saturday, June 20th. Read more

Campagnolo Showcasing BC Fare With Rustic Italian Flair

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Weekly Features Inspired by Thorton Park Farmers' Market

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1681Vancouver, BC – Campagnolo kicks summer off on a fresh note thanks to Wednesday-night market features, inspired by nearby Thornton Park farmers’ market. Every Wednesday, Chef Alvin Pillay walks to the market and selects the finest regional and local ingredients available (think rhubarb, peas, asparagus, tomatoes, stinging nettles, corn & strawberries) then returns to the Italian eatery to craft the evening’s unique menu. Read more

Campagnolo

October 4, 2008 

Details

1020 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2W1 | MAP
Tel: 604-484-6018
Web: www.campagnolorestaurant.ca | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
Email: info@campagnolorestaurant.ca
Campagnolo is open seven days a week serving dinner starting at 5pm and lunch from 11:30am – 2:30pm with brunch offered on the weekends. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis with reservations only taken for parties of eight or more dining with one of Campagnolo’s alla famiglia group menus.

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The Team

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Chef de Cuisine | Nathan Lowey
Restaurant Manager | Colin Turley
Bar Manager | Peter Van de Reep
Director of Operations & Proprietor | Tim Pittman
Proprietor | Robert Belcham
Proprietor | Tom Doughty

About Campagnolo

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Campagnolo serves rustic Italian dishes inspired by the Piedmont and Emilia Romagna regions of Italy, and made with integrity from locally sourced seasonal ingredients. The dining room buzzes with engaging energy while the wine lounge offers a cozy and intimate haven. Campagnolo was named one of the hottest new restaurants in the world by Condé Nast Traveler and is consistently recognized at the annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Located only five minutes from Rogers Arena, Campagnolo is just steps from major corridors into Vancouver’s downtown core.

Reviews

“Campagnolo, to me, is the perfect neighbourhood restaurant.” – Mia Stainsby, The Vancouver Sun

2009 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards – Chef of the Year, Robert Belcham

“An ego-free chef who’s making some of the best food this city has seen.” - Vancouver Magazine

2010 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards – Best New Restaurant, Gold

“Affordably chic, with a slightly hipsterish vibe, a farmers’ market almost on its doorstep, and a neighbourhood pricing philosophy.” – Vancouver Magazine

2010 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards – Design of the Year, Silver

“Marc Bricault’s skill as a bricoleur (basically, one who uses materials at hand) works a quirky magic while never veering into kitsch.” – Vancouver Magazine

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