Adesso Plating Special Menu In Support Of “A Loving Spoonful”

January 13, 2011 

Adesso Bistro is located at 1906 Haro Street, Vancouver, BC. | 604.568.9975 | www.adessobistro.net

Adesso Bistro is located at 1906 Haro Street, Vancouver, BC. | 604.568.9975 | www.adessobistro.net

News from Scout supporter Adesso Bistro

Vancouver, BC | Adesso Bistro proprietors Carol Gadsby and Luciano Loi invite guests to dine out for an important cause, January 24 to February 6. The charming West End restaurant known for its Ligurian delicacies has partnered with the charity A Loving Spoonful who provide nutritious meals to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS.

“We are pleased to announce the A Loving Spoonful menu and to facilitate the contribution of $5 from every Adesso prix-fixe meal ordered which will support the non-profit society so they can continue to provide free, nutritious meals to people living with HIV/AIDS,” says Gadsby. “A nurturing spirit and recognition of the importance of food – for sustenance, community and personal connections – tie our restaurant and their mission. It is a wonderful fit. And we believe our guests will embrace this opportunity to donate through a special Adesso dinner created to raise awareness and funds for the cause.” Get all the details and the menu after the jump… Read more

CinCin’s Talented Todd Howard Rises To Executive Chef Role

December 9, 2010 

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CinCin Ristorante is located in the heart of downtown at 1154 Robson St. | Vancouver, BC | 604-688-7338 | CinCin.net

News from Scout supporter CinCin

ToddHoward_2x3Vancouver, BC | Jack Evrensel, proprietor of Top Table Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Howard to Executive Chef of CinCin Ristorante. “Todd has led the kitchen team at CinCin with great dedication for the past nine months as Chef de Cuisine,” Evrensel said, “and his prodigious culinary talents have not gone unnoticed by our guests.” Howard’s resume saw him earn top marks at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Culinary School before landing at two leading Calgary restaurants. But it was a two-year posting in London that saw him grow into his potential. In 2004, Todd joined Angela Hartnett’s Menu at The Connaught Hotel, a Gordon Ramsay restaurant, while also performing stages at Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck and London’s iconic Le Gavroche. In 2006, Todd returned to Canada to join CinCin’s sister restaurant West, and then as head chef he opened Watermark Restaurant in the British Virgin Islands. Read more

“Adesso Bistro” On Haro Warms Up To Winter With New Prix Fixe

November 26, 2010 

Adesso Bistro is located at 1906 Haro Street, Vancouver, BC. | 604.568.9975 | www.adessobistro.net

Adesso Bistro is located at 1906 Haro Street, Vancouver, BC. | 604.568.9975 | www.adessobistro.net

News from Scout supporter Adesso Bistro

Vancouver, BC | Adesso Bistro has perfected the recipe for cozy dining. From now through December 30, the West End eatery will feature an ever-changing three-course prix-fixe menu – available Sunday through Thursday – showcasing a trio of richly satisfying dishes which guests can enjoy in the restaurant’s warm and intimate dining room. As Adesso specializes in cuisine from Italy’s lauded Liguria region, guests can expect to find delicious Northern Italian-inspired creations on the menu, cooked to perfection and served with aplomb. From surf n’ turf starters to hearty main attractions like Queen Charlotte sablefish and braised pork ribs, the dishes are complemented by tasty accompaniments, such as Porcini broth, creamy polenta and warm potato salad. Dessert selections – from orange and mascarpone trifle to coffee semifreddo with walnut chocolate brownies – are sure to put a sweet spin on the evening. Details after the jump… Read more

CinCin Preps For Special Truffle Dinner With Osoyoos Larose…

November 9, 2010 

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CinCin Ristorante is located in the heart of downtown at 1154 Robson St. | Vancouver, BC | 604-688-7338 | CinCin.net

News from Scout supporter CinCin

Vancouver, BC | CinCin Ristorante will soon host one of Canada’s foremost wineries in an exclusive winemaker’s dinner starring Autumn’s earthy harvest and premier Okanagan wines. A highlight of CinCin’s annual Mushroom and Truffle Festival ‘FESTA DI FUNGHI’, Chef de Cuisine Todd Howard, Restaurant Director Ricardo Ferreira and Wine Director Sarah McCauley will present a special multi-course menu designed to accentuate the subtle nuances of each course and its accompanying wine. Osoyoos Larose’s winemaker and vineyard manager, Pascal Madevon, will guide guests through a descriptive evening showcasing their portfolio of Bordeaux-inspired reds, as well as a personally-selected sparkling and white wine. To conclude the evening, Mr. Madevon will lead an exploratory component tasting of the yet-to-be released 2009 vintage of Osoyoos Larose’s flagship wine, Le Grand Vin. Full menu and details after the jump… Read more

Big Upcoming Events For CinCin, Araxi, West and Blue Water Cafe

November 3, 2010 

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Veteran Top Table restaurant staff have been recognised for their contributions to the Vancouver restaurant scene...

News from Scout supporters CinCin, Araxi, West, & Blue Water Café

Vancouver & Whistler, BC | Check out all the details on CinCin’s Truffle Festival, the Mayor’s Arts Award for Blue Water Cafe executive chef Frank Pabst, Neil Henderson’s return to Whistler’s Araxi, the Chefs’ Table luncheon at West and the full calendar of holiday events at each Top Table restaurant (including Araxi’s annual involvement in Cornucopia) after the jump… Read more

Adesso Teams Up For Dinner With Laughing Stock Vineyards

September 1, 2010 

Adesso Bistro is located at 1906 Haro Street, Vancouver, BC. | 604.568.9975 | www.adessobistro.net

Adesso Bistro is located at 1906 Haro Street, Vancouver, BC. | 604.568.9975 | www.adessobistro.net

News from Scout supporter Adesso Bistro

Vancouver, BC | On Thursday, September 9, Adesso Bistro welcomes Jonas Greig, Assistant Winemaker of Laughing Stock Vineyards, for an evening of delicious Italian fare paired with Laughing Stock wines. Executive Chef Sean Sylvestre has crafted a five-course menu that stays true to Adesso’s Liguria-inspired culinary approach. Fresh Qualicum Beach Scallops, Albacore Tuna and Pasta Genovese start the meal, followed by an entrée choice of Lamb Ribeye or rich Vegetarian Risotto. A Mascarpone and Maple Torta with Syrah-poached late summer fruits caps the meal. Each course will showcase a glass of wine – including Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Portfolio (Bordeaux blend) and Syrah – from Naramata’s Laughing Stock Vineyards. Tickets are available by calling the restaurant directly at 604.568.9975. Menu and details after the jump… Read more

The West End’s “Adesso Bistro” Has Joined The Scout Community

August 17, 2010 

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Adesso Bistro is now a proud member supporter of Scout. We will be publishing their news and press releases on our front page and hosting a page for them in our list of recommended places to check out. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support of our little website. Click ahead to read on or jump directly to their Scout pageRead more

Top Table Staff Win Accolades As Major Anniversaries Near…

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Veteran Top Table restaurant staff have been recognised for their contributions to the Vancouver restaurant scene...

News from Scout supporters CinCin, Araxi, West, & Blue Water Café

Vancouver & Whistler, BC | Fresh on the heels of an unprecedented 17 awards garnered at the recent Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, Top Table team members will be recognized with two more accolades.

On September 27th, executive chef Frank Pabst of Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, and restaurant director Brian Hopkins of West, will be inducted into the British Columbia Restaurant Hall of Fame. These awards signal those “who have demonstrated exceptional professionalism working in the restaurant industry by making their restaurant a special experience.”

The BC Restaurant Hall of Fame was founded six years ago by the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association, and annually honours “the greats” of the province’s culinary community. Jack Evrensel, proprietor of Top Table Group (and 2007 inductee) said, “This is a true distinction and a great honour for Frank and Brian, as well as being a real credit to the other team members in their respective restaurants.” Read more

Poll: Your Picks For The Top 10 Outstanding Patios In The City

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After several feints and false starts, summer is finally here with a hunger to catch up and fry us. The temperature is supposed to climb up to 30C for a few days in a row this week, with hardly a cloud scheduled save for the occasional fluffy drifter (for the landscape painters). That means our patios will be in full swing, and I, presumably like you, am eager to anoint as many as I can with my little bum for cold beers, quality people watching and glorious sunshine. I’ve listed my Top 10 favourites below in no particular order, and I’m curious as to how you’d rate them. Read more

Top Table Eateries Win Big At The Van Mag Restaurant Awards

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CinCin, Araxi, West, and Blue Water Cafe take home awards at the 2010 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

News from Scout supporters CinCin, Araxi, West, & Blue Water Café

Vancouver & Whistler, BC | We are pleased to share with you that Top Table restaurants were recognized an unprecedented 17 times at the 21st annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards held Tuesday, May 18th at the Sheraton Wall Centre. A panel of 19 judges acknowledged Araxi, Blue Water Cafe, CinCin and West, before a standing-room only audience of British Columbia’s leading restaurateurs, chefs and service professionals. Read more

Top Table’s New Awards, Spring Menus And Upcoming Events…

April 28, 2010 

Keep up with award-winning Top Table restaurants CinCin, Araxi, West, and Blue Water Cafe at TopTable.ca

News from Scout supporters CinCin, Araxi, West, and Blue Water Café

Vancouver + Whistler, BC | Top Table restaurants were successful again this year at the annual Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival Wine List Awards. Convened on Friday, April 23rd at a luncheon to kick off the final weekend of the 32nd festival, Blue Water Cafe and West won two of only three Platinum Awards, while CinCin won one of five Gold Awards, and Araxi, Silver.

The Wine List Awards draw upon restaurants from across British Columbia and Alberta, with judging criteria measuring each restaurant’s wine program philosophy and how successfully wine and food pairing goals match it. Further criteria include the quality of wine education for staff, an accessible and user-friendly list, and the provision of value at all price points.

We would also like to congratulate Owen Knowlton, wine director of West, who was nominated for Sommelier of the Year, a distinction awarded to Blue Water Cafe’s Andrea Vescovi in 2009 and Chris Van Nus in 2007.

Top Table’s wine libraries are also perennial recipients of the ‘Best of’ Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine. Read more

Dessert Guru Thierry Busset To Open Pâtisserie With Top Table

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Acclaimed CinCin chocolatier-pâtissier Thierry Busset to open atelier on Alberni St. in partnership with Top Table

News from Scout supporter Top Table

Vancouver, BC | Chocolatier-Pâtissier Thierry Busset is preparing to open his atelier in partnership with the Top Table Group later this year.

Under a bright awning that recalls the storefront pâtisseries of his native France–and simply reading thierry–the 220 square metre space will be dedicated to the creation of classic chocolates, pastries, cakes, and a variety of that Parisian icon: the macaron.

With the lease just signed and plans advancing rapidly for an Autumn 2010 opening, thierry will be located in Vancouver’s downtown core.

“The shop will realize a longtime dream of mine,” Busset says. “Everything will be made on the premises and we will work in the style of the atelier, with our work space open to the retail area.”

Marc Bricault, who has worked with Top Table on projects at CinCin and Araxi, and who designed the wine room at Blue Water Cafe, will be designing the space featuring clean, modern lines, and with both indoor and outdoor seating. Read more

Top Table Restaurants On The Most Romantic Night Of The Year

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Award-winning Top Table restaurants CinCin, Araxi, West, and Blue Water Cafe are celebrating Earth Hour

News from Scout supporters CinCin, Araxi, West, and Blue Water Café

Vancouver + Whistler, BC | Like yours, our Olympic memories are rife with wonderful individual moments and the spirit that celebrated excellence at every turn. We enjoyed a great mix of our regulars and locals at each of our restaurants – Araxi in Whistler, and Blue Water Cafe, CinCin, and West in Vancouver – along with many visitors, royals and celebrities of an extraordinary diversity. Read more

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