The GOODS from The Chinatown Experiment
Vancouver, BC | March ushers in Spring and our most fun calendar of pop ups yet! Take a look…
March 14 – 16 | Evelyn Iona Cosmetics
The launch of Evelyn Iona Cosmetics, a new organic, natural makeup line with the mission to pay-it-forward. The pop-up boutique is an opportunity for the modern woman who care to sample and buy organic, socially conscious cosmetics, skin & hair care.
March 18 – 26 | Dreamlover Pop Up
This pop-up is presented in part by Neighbourhood Collective, a collection of the best of Vancouver’s artists, designers and makers. It features high quality, handmade products that punctuate your life.
March 22 – 23 | Shanti Ugranda Pop Up at 87. E Pender
Vancouver based NGO Shanti Uganda brings their annual warehouse sale of handmade African handbags and jewelry to a storefront space generously provided by Company’s Coming at 87.E Pender.
March 27 | “I got lost, then I got found” Solo art exhibit by Sarah Gee Miller
Sarah Gee Miller works with archival cardstock, often painted in acrylics, to make collages revealing her interest in regularity and equilibrium. Sarah is largely concerned with the implications of totemic signage and the formalities of hard-edged abstraction.
March 28 – April 3 | Obviously Chic
A pop up shop presented by women’s online retailer Obviously Chic. Hand-picked from markets in Bangkok to hidden corners in L.A, Obviously Chic brings their brand of shabby chic decor, statement baubles, and swoon worthy style to Vancouver.
This month The Chinatown Experiment is also pleased to announce our temporary pop-up at Broadway and Carolina. It’s called The Midtown Experiment.
The GOODS from The Biltmore Cabaret
Vancouver, BC | Come down to the The Biltmore Cabaret, kick up your boots and swing a shaleighleigh with us for a St. Patrick’s Day Party featuring The River and The Road playing their first Vancouver city show of 2014 with Mike Edel, Greg Drummond & Twin Bandit! After crossing an ocean, leaving a hemisphere, and a long stint hitch hiking across the American Southwest, singer/guitarist Andrew Phelan made his way to Chicago with the looming need to cross into Canada for work. He had two flight choices—Montreal or Vancouver—and flying west was cheaper. Once there, he found a healthy contest in singer/banjo player Keenan Lawlor, who had been playing around Vancouver for the previous eight months. Keenan had moved across water to forge a new path, but in his case, it was the Georgia Strait instead of the Pacific Ocean. In the beginning the two butted heads, seeing in each other the greatest competition for the attention of an East Vancouver open mic audience. Competition turned to collaboration, busking, and living on scraps together to make their musical existence possible. After several months as a duo, they recorded their debut eponymous twelve-track album. In the spring of 2012, the band emerged as a dynamic four-piece with the addition of drummer Cole George and bassist John Hayes. Learn more after the jump… Read more
by Luis Valdizon | Tom Dixon inconspicuously entered the design world as an art school drop-out in the 1980′s while trying to repair his post-accident motorcycle with no technical training. His works have since been collected by some of the world’s most top museums, including the London’s V&A, New York’s MoMa and Paris’ Pompidou. Just two months ago he was the recipient of the prestigious Maison et Objet Designer of the Year award. I was fortunate enough to chat with Mr. Dixon on the last stop of his North American lecture tour. The evening, hosted by Gastown’s Inform Interiors on March 3rd, was lively and tightly packed by a handsome crowd of design enthusiasts. What follows is the transcript of my conversation with Dixon and a gallery of photos from the evening.
Can you share some details surrounding the night in Milan when you slept on a public park bench, which resulted in the inspiration for your first season with Adidas?
It was my first visit to the furniture fair. I thought that I would be able to find cheap accommodation quickly and that just wasn’t the case. I had no idea of the scale of the fair. Sleeping on the park bench is not something that I can recommend. It’s never comfortable and the temperatures drop substantially in Milan. It wasn’t a great experience. I’m just hoping not to do it again without my own sleeping bag.
I think it’s funny that these sort of things still happen in Milan. Only two years ago there was the Icelandic volcano eruption and everything stopped. There were about a couple hundred-thousand people stuck in Milan and very quickly they didn’t have hotel rooms or residences. For the benefit of my own interests, it could easily happen again, so it’s better to be prepared.
Your release with Adidas has an unmistakable editorial presence in its packaging and presentation. What inspired this?
There’s no point in me trying to be a fashion designer. It’s not what these collaborations are about. What it is for me is sort of entering a new universe without any preconception. There’s a lot of fashion that’s very poorly explained compared to product design. It’s not very normal to give a lot of information on the packaging. I wanted to bring my experience in other trades to the fashion business rather than become a fashion designer. The graphic sensibility and the information on the pack is really about trying to communicate a bit more in a way that they don’t in the fashion business. I get very frustrated, for instance, when I go to a museum or an art gallery and I see this amazing stuff and I want to know more and they don’t tell you. I try my best to reinvent those trades in a way that best suits me. The collection addresses my inability to pack efficiently; so, it’s a personal problem. I think I design with myself as the customer in mind rather than try to be like a proper designer that should be solving problems for other people. I’m a-typical like that.
You shared an idea of being “a proper modernist” for the first time through your collaboration with Adidas. What did you mean by that?
Modernist? Did I say that? I think the advantage with massive companies that are experts in what they do is that they have access to many more resources, and everybody wants to work with them. It’s an opportunity to work with futuristic textiles and new manufacturing techniques. They are cutting edges in their respective trades in ways you’d never get the chance to if you were doing it in a conventional manner.
Can you speak on the role of mathematics in your design?
I went to a very bad school in the 70s where there was a lot of experiments in education going on. There wasn’t a great deal of discipline. There was very bad teaching, and I found the whole thing very frustrating. However, there was one short-lived period that I had a really great math teacher and it opened up this tiny little window in this other magical world which I’ve never been able to access since. There’s something about the beauty in everything matching up and everything being logical that I’m still inclined to seek. There’s something quite nice about geometry because it is perfect. It appeals to everybody. It doesn’t matter whether you’re Muslim and like Islamic art, or whether you’re a scientist interested in DNA, or if you’re a child building Lego; geometry is always there. It’s underpins everything that’s constantly around us. There’s something rather fascinating to a designer about that, and if you do use geometry in your work it you often find that it appeals to other people as well.
You blur the line between the artist and the entrepreneur with little very backlash in comparison to, say, Damien Hirst. Why do you think that is?
Because he’s much richer than I am (laughs). I’m sure the backlash will come when I get really, really rich. For me, what was kind of nice about commerce – and I think that too few designers are interested in the kind of trading aspect of it – is that it’s what has allowed me to become a designer. The fact that I could think of an idea and the people would spend their hard earned cash on buying it off me seems like such a perfect way to make a living, right? It’s like alchemy, where you can turn something into gold. It’s not like I’m a super successful business man. I really like the idea that I’ve created a platform to have an idea and if that idea is good enough people will just buy it. It’s a great way to live.
What is your first memory of an encounter with an object that influenced your design aesthetic today?
I went to an exhibition at the V&A museum in London and I saw a video of an Alvar Aalto stool being made. It was plywood…pressed plywood with the glue oozing out. And it was that that sort of sparked something. I’ve always been more interested in the manufacturing rather than the actual objects. I don’t think it was the design objects that appealed to me. What appealed to me was the manufacturing process, so when I found welding and I learned how to weld then suddenly this whole world where one could create structures very quickly and very easily became apparent to me.
Did you grow up in a design-minded home?
My parents were design aware but they weren’t designers. One was a teacher and one was a BBC newscaster so they weren’t really involved with anything to do with design. Now that I think about it – and even your last question – it was a pottery teacher at my old school. The school was not exactly academic. It was a big school, but it had the luck of having a proper ceramics department and also life drawing class, which is quite rare in secondary schools. The combination of enjoying drawing and actually getting my hands stuck into the wet clay and turning pots and such was really the moment the form-giving and the practical element of design really got me interested.
You’ve talked about having a “child-like enthusiasm” in your design philosophy. How has your relationship with your children or experience as a parent influenced you?
Funny enough, my kids are even more conservative than me. I spend a lot of time trying to get them to try to be more child-like and they constantly try to get me to be more conventional. They’d really like to have a trad [traditional] Dad. That’s what they want they want, a trad Dad, not a crazy Dad. I guess it’s kind of role reversal in a way.
Despite two accidents, one of which ended your music career, I hear that you still ride bikes?
Yes, it’s pretty much a daily occupation. We’ve had a rough winter so I put them away. I’m a bit more fair-weathered now. By the time I get back, the spring will have started and I’ll get moving again. Fact is that in London traffic is so bad and the city is so big that honestly it’s the only way of getting on in your day.
With your latest venture into scents and now again with music, your design seems to want to cover all the human senses…
The beauty of music is that it allows you to communicate with people without using language. Previously when I was doing it in the beginning; that was my job. You had to go around with eight sweaty boys in a transit band and tour the country, but now I can do it for fun. Music really is superior fun.
The GOODS from Burdock & Co.
Vancouver, BC | Chef Andrea Carlson and Matt Sherlock of Sedimentary Wines guide guests off the well-worn path of red and white to explore the world of orange wines. In a four-course tasting experience, guests are introduced to these quirky, funky, zingy Italian wines paired with flavourful dishes that bring out the best in each intriguing bottle.
Orange wines are created using ancient traditional techniques not commonly used in modern times; in a method usually reserved for red wines, white grapes are macerated and allowed to sit in their skins for a fortnight or more, resulting in wines with complex flavour, rich texture and glowing with a warm copper hue.
Only 20 seats are available for this extraordinary evening. Interested parties are encouraged to act quickly to reserve a seat. Tickets are $130 per person including tax and gratuity. Get all the tickets and menu details (with wine pairings) after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from The Biltmore Cabaret
Vancouver, BC | Hidden Charms is pleased to announce a very special performance. Rich Hope and His Blue Rich Rangers after a lengthy hiatus are returning to the stage to perform – for one night only – the iconic Byrds album Sweetheart of the Rodeo in it’s entirety. Now hear it live and in the flesh as the Rangers rev it up. Post LP performance will feature the usual assortment of Rangers barroom rockers and honky tonk hits to round out the night on the dance floor. Learn more after the jump… Read more
Standing proudly at the north end of Burrard Street, Vancouver’s Marine Building, which opened in 1930, is certainly one of the most iconic and stunningly beautiful heritage buildings in the city. If the doorway is any indication of the level of craftsmanship and style of the offices inside, just imagine how impressive it must be to set foot in the art deco-styled penthouse!
Next week you will have an opportunity to do just that. On the night of Wednesday, March 12th, the Heritage Vancouver Society will lead an informative tour of the building’s jaw-dropping lobby and gorgeous penthouse. Tickets aren’t cheap, but this will be money well spent, particularly because your 100 beans counts as a donation to the Heritage Vancouver Society (tax receipts will be issued) and there will be a reception that includes wine and hors d’oeuvres.
We went last year and it was such a fantastic experience that we want to go again. Click on any of the photos below to get a feel for the magic of the place…
Wed, Mar. 12 | 5:30-8pm | Marine Building (355 Burrard) | $100 | DETAILS
by Michelle Sproule | The main objective of this website is to scout out and promote the things that make Vancouver such a sweet place to be. We do this with an emphasis on the city’s independent spirit to foster a sense of connectedness within and between our communities, and to introduce our readers to the people who grow and cook our food, play the raddest tunes in our better venues, create our most interesting art, and design everything from what we wear to the spaces we inhabit. The Scout List is our carefully considered, first rate agenda of super awesome things that we’re either doing, wishing that we could do, or conspiring to do this week. You can also check it out in the Globe & Mail, from our calendar to theirs…and yours!
SOUP | What’s better in winter than a warm bowl of healthy soup? A trip to Jamaica, that’s what! But seriously, if you haven’t made soup before and you’re not sure where to start, UBC Farm is offering a soup-making class this weekend that’ll sort you out. Learn how to incorporate local, seasonal ingredients into roasted vegetable stocks, miso-based broths, creamy purees and bean and lentil soups. Recipes will be vegetable-based and vegan-friendly, so grab a friend and get learning.
Wed, March 5 | 5:30- 7:30pm | UBC Farm Centre (3461 Ross Dr) | $45 | DETAILS
INDULGE | Make room on your schedule to head to The Four Seasons Hotel this Thursday night. Chef Ned Bell, along with Four Season’s lead bartender, Justin Taylor, have invited West Restaurant’s executive chef Quang Dang and bartender David Wolowidnyk, as well as chef Jonathan Chovancek and mixologist Lauren Mote from Bittered Sling, to come to Yew Seafood + Bar to get in on a little chef-swapping action (rather than stay teamed up with their usual chef, bartenders will be partnered with a chef from one of the other two teams). The price of the ticket might be steep, but it’s worth it to have three fantastic chefs and three equally talented bartenders working together to present one six course meal. See you there.
Thurs, March 6 | YEW Seafood + Bar (791 W Georgia St) | $125 | DETAILS
COMMUNITY | If you live in or are concerned about any of the neighbourhoods that the City’s new Community Plans are – er, planning – you might want to make your way to the Arts & Culture Alliance building at 938 Howe St on Thursday night. Heritage Vancouver Foundation has assembled a line-up of guest speakers including Holly Sovdi (West End Planner) Tom Wanklin, (Senior Planner, Downtown Eastside Neighbourhoods Group) and James Boldt (Heritage Planner) to chat about heritage in the context of Community Plans. From Heritage Vancouver: “Over the past two years, Heritage Vancouver has participated in all four of the current Community Plan updates including the West End Plan, approved by City Council on November 20th, 2013, The Downtown Eastside Plan to be presented to Council on March 12th and the Marpole and Grandview-Woodland Plans, still in progress. During this process, each of these communities spoke out strongly, and their local heritage has played a much more prominent role in each of the plans than was ever anticipated.” Topics covered will include the importance of preserving heritage and ways in which the city might implement these recommendations. Attendees are invited to ask questions and share ideas (always a nice thing to encourage).
Thu, March 6 | 7-9pm | Arts & Culture Alliance | #100-938 Howe St. | FREE pre-registration required
PORTSIDE PULP | Poke your head in to Gastown’s Portside Pub for a pint of Persephone Golden Goddess Ale and a look at a new art exhibition called Pulp this Friday night. Artists participating in Pulp were challenged to capture the old maritime heritage of Vancouver by “…blending port-based Vancouver archival imagery with Men’s Adventure Magazine and vintage “pulp” paper-like references”. All 23 paintings are monochromatic and overflowing with “macabre, anachronistic, mythical, science fiction, and nostalgic cinematic thrills set on an old-timey Vancouver backdrop.” Participating artists include Drew Young, Jay Senetchko, Caroline Weaver, Stefan Tosheff, Francis Tiffany, Noah Stacey, and Ilya Viryachev.
Fri, March 7 | 7-10pm | The Portside Pub, 7 Alexander St | DETAILS
GET UP | Friday is Creative Mornings, the monthly AM gathering for creative types at SFU Woodwards. Each event includes a 20 minute lecture followed by a 20 minute group discussion. It begins at 8:30am and ends with everyone splitting for their respective offices at 10am. This month, CM speak to the theme “Hidden” with photojournalist Wendell Phillips taking the stage to talk. Sign-up here for the ticket lottery (tickets go FAST, so don’t sit on it).
Fri, March 7 | 8:30-10am | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W Hastings) | DETAILS
HOMAGE | The late night movie at the Rio Theatre this week is Almost Famous. It’s a grand affirmation of everything that good about drugs and booze, promiscuity and the general recklessness of youth and rock n’ roll. Get out your best rockstar/groupie costumes for $2 off the already very reasonable $8 ticket price and grab a beer and a grilled cheese for the show. Vancouver comedian and coming-of-age-angst specialist Sara Bynoe will be hosting the evening, so that’s another added bonus you have to look forward to. Also: Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee, Zooey Deschanel, Jimmy Fallon, Anna Paquin, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Fri, March 7 | 11pm | Rio Theatre (1660 E Broadway) | $8 | DETAILS
ART AUCTION | The Western Front is holding it’s 41st Annual Gala Dinner and Art Auction this week. The evening, held at the The Grand Luxe Hall, includes a cocktail reception and dinner by Hawksworth, musical entertainment and an auction. Ticket prices are steep, but consider that proceeds from the night help support arts programming and solid efforts to foster a vibrant cultural scene in Vancouver (and a vibrant cultural scene makes everyone happy). The online catalogue has some interesting pieces – I particularly like the Gordon Smith (Untitled, 2013) and The Sorrow the Joy Brings (2012) by Noa Giniger. Have a look at the auction catalogue here. Or, if you like to see the actual physical item, nip in to the auction preview evening on Wednesday night (7-9pm) and take a look first hand.
Sat, March 8 | 6pm | Western Front Grand Luxe Hall 303 East 8 | $185 | DETAILS
UKULELE FESTIVAL | The Vancouver Ukulele Festival sold out last year and chances are good that it will sell out again this year. Know why? Because ukuleles are rad. This year’s festival includes a multi-performance concert at St. James Hall ($18 in advance and $25 at the door) that will include a fine line-up of ‘Ukesters’ (Danielle Ate The Sandwich, The Quiet American, Daphne ‘Ruby’ Roubini, founder of The Vancouver Ukulele School with Ruby & Smith, Ralph Shaw, and Guido Heistek). Sunday brings a full day of workshops for every level of ukulele enthusiast from beginner through to advanced but, bad news, workshops are already sold out. Don’t make the mistake of thinking the concert won’t sell out, too.
Sat, March 8 | 7pm | St James Hall (3214, W 10th Ave) | DETAILS
GROW WHAT YOU EAT | Despite recent dustings of snow, we’re beginning to see green bits poking through the ground and on branches. Sure, it still seems a little grey and soggy, but we’re through the really rough part, and spring is now on the horizon. It’s time to start prepping your garden, making a plan, and caring for your soil. If you aren’t sure just where to begin, the girls of Victory Gardens can help. Join in on their straight-forward and hands-on Early Garden Workshop this weekend and get tips on how you can start an early garden. Learn what plants are best suited to these early spring temperatures, get schooled on soil preparation and learn how to start growing indoors in order to plant outside in the coming weeks. Bonus: all attendees will get a handout and package of seeds for early growing.
Sat, March 8 | 10:30am | Chalk (593 E. Georgia St.(E Georgia @ Princess Ave) | $20 | DETAILS
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS | March is that turning point on the calendar when we can begin to remember longer days and hold on tight to the knowledge that the warmth of summer is on its way. Thankfully, that momentous point (Daylight Savings Time) comes this week. Late Saturday night – or, more accurately, at about 2am on Sunday morning – clocks will spring forward, making room for a little more daylight, which is always a good idea in our books.
Sun, March 9 | 2am
Check the Globe & Mail every Thursday for our Special Weekend Edition of the Scout List
Michelle Sproule grew up in Kitsilano and attended University in Australia and the University of Victoria before receiving her graduate degree in Library Sciences from The University of Toronto. She lives in beautiful Strathcona and enjoys wandering aimlessly through the city’s shops and streets with her best friend – a beat up, sticky, grimy, and uncooperative camera.
by Grady Mitchell | Ayden Gallery (88 West Pender) will offer an escape from Vancouver’s dreary winter this Friday night with the opening reception of its newest show, Paradise. Inspired by a recent trip to Maui, curator Colin Moore (above) asked fellow artists Luis Lopa, Aaron Moran, Russell Leng, and Ben Knight for their abstract interpretations of paradise.
While each artist has developed their own signature style – Luis lives in The Philippines and incorporates that culture into his work, for example, while Ben specializes in hand-painted signage – the vibrant palettes and laid back atmosphere will channel palm-tree breezes and crashing surf. To ensure the feeling, Colin is transforming the gallery into a temporary slice of beachfront, complete with tropical plants, a hammock, and approximately 25 pounds of tropical Skittles (complimentary!).
The reception starts at 7pm and the show – a welcome hint of spring to get us through the last grips of winter - will be up through the end of March.
The GOODS from House Wine
Vancouver, BC | Let’s face it, when it comes to wine, France is the reference. Producers around the world have been inspired to craft wines in her image. But how well do you really know the wines of France? From the famous regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy to the charming offerings of the Loire and Rhône Valleys as well as Alsace, we will take you to the motherland for an in depth Tour de France. Be prepared to stray off the beaten path and discover some lesser-known gems. Details and tickets after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from The Bottleneck
Vancouver, BC | The Bottleneck and R&B Brewing are collaborating on our second beer dinner on Tuesday, March 11th. It will be based around the exciting theme of Fermentation. Think pickled, smoked and cured meats, cheeses, veggies prepared in remarkable ways! Todd Graham of R&B will be coming up with beers to match a menu crafted by chef Hugh Carbery. Tickets are limited and include a selection of cask beer matched with a four course dinner, all served in sequence and including desert. Doors open at 7pm with dinner served at 8pm. Tickets are $60 with tax included. Call 604-739-4540 or e-mail Juliana at julianamoore [at] livenation.com to reserve.Learn more after the jump… Read more
On March 22nd, Rain City Chronicles, Ken Tsui and Bestie join forces to celebrate all things German with DAS LEXIKON!
Through storytelling and supper, Das Lexikon is a fun-filled night of German appreciation infused with Krautrock, German beer, entertaining stories inspired by German vocabulary handpicked by Rain City Chronicles and a delicious bratwurst dinner by Bestie. And what better place to have it unfold than the Vancouver Alpen Club, an institution with a century’s worth of local German history.
After staging a memorable two night pop-up restaurant in a school cafeteria this past November for Rain City Chronicles’ “Tales from Public School” show series, edible pop-up producer Ken Tsui continues his partnership with Rain City Chronicles for Das Lexikon. In working with Lizzy Karp, the event transforms a culturally treasured space into a playful and energetic experience unlike any other in the city.
Rain City Chronicles, Vancouver’s premiere storytelling night, are pairing a diverse roster of Vancouverites with a collection of unique German words that spark captivating stories. From tales inspired by moments of “schadenfreude” (the pleasure derived from someone’s misfortune) to “waldeinsamkeit” (forest solitude), the evening revels in the idiosyncrasies of the German language.
With a casual, friendly and fun approach, the local German street food wunderkinds of Chinatown, Dane Brown, Clinton McDougall and chef Colin Johnson will serve up their take on the traditional German supper. Bestie’s dinner for Das Lexikon is a unique menu that celebrates the fundamentals of German comfort food, served one night only and created exclusively for the event. And yes, vegetarians are welcome.
Filling one of Vancouver’s most unique spaces with word nerds and bratwurst devotees, Das Lexikon will be a raucous, hilarious and delectable night out. Storytellers, musical guest and menu details to be announced the week of March 10, 2014. Get tickets and details after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from Oyama Sausage Company
Vancouver, BC | They say March roars in like a lion and leaves like a lamb. At Oyama, it’s roaring almost all the time, with plenty of yummy things happening to tantalize your taste buds, no matter what the weather’s like. Drop by Granville Island anytime to visit the store, and remember, you can now order online and avoid line-ups. Delivery is an option as well. For more information check out www.oyamasausage.ca.
Thursday March 6th – Sunday 9th – Aloha Oyama & Pirates of the Caribbean | Bring the tropical sunshine to your dinner table with loads of tasty sausages like Jamaican Jerk Pork, Mint Chilpotle Lamb, Mango Rum Pork, Maui Beef, Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken, Nori Coconut Turkey, Cuban Chorizo, to name a few, and Pineapple Rum Glazed Ham. Aaaaaaaargh, that`s good stuff!
Friday March 14th – Sunday 16th – St Paddy’s Weekend | The luck of the Irish comes to Oyama for St. Paddies. Beef Guinness Sausages, Irish Spring Chicken Sausages, Irish Rosemary Sausages, Irish Potato Leek Sausages are for the dinner table. Guinness Beer Glazed Ham, Irish Corned Beef, Dubliner Cheddar and Irish Guinness Cheddar make for delicious, original sandwiches. And don`t forget the Guinness.
Friday March 28th – Sunday 31st – Boudin Noir and Morcilla | This might be the last Boudin Noir of the season until the fall, so order ahead and enjoy. Morcilla is another specialty blood sausage, delicious grilled or simmered. Read more
The GOODS from Campagnolo Roma
Vancouver, BC | On Wednesday, March 12, chef de cuisine Joachim Hayward will prepare a family style feast for the offal-curious paired with two unique cask conditioned beers created by R&B’s head brewer Todd Graham especially for this event.
Campagnolo ROMA started Quinto Quarto in 2011 with the intention of honouring the Roman tradition of cooking offal. Quinto Quarto literally means the fifth quarter and refers to the less desirable cuts of meat from an animal. These dinners pay homage to the butchers of Rome’s Testaccio district who kept the fifth quarter for themselves and initiated this style of cooking.
Nose-to-tail dining at its best, Quinto Quarto offers a rare opportunity to thoroughly enjoy the odd bits. Diners can expect crispy pig’s ears with preserved green tomatoes, Fraser Valley duck cooked three ways including duck heart tartare, Pacific octopus, lamb neck, bone marrow, seasonal vegetables, white chocolate with caramelized crackling, and of course, soft serve ice cream and more. Tickets are $79.50 inclusive of dinner, cask beer, tax and gratuity. Guests will sit at communal tables and take part in this traditional family-style meal. Get all the delicious details after the jump… Read more