The GOODS from Bittered Sling
Vancouver, BC | October brings with it Bittered Sling Bistro’s final instalment of Season III. From the northerly mountains of Chartreuse to the self-taught Italian apothecaries, the doctors of yesteryear developed liquid cure-alls to mend ailments of both body and mind. This instalment – called Heavy Metal Monks – profiles these spiritual chemists and their centuries-old products through the works of two bartenders, Shawn Soole of Little Jumbo and J.S. Dupuis of Homer St. Cafe and Tableau. Get all the details and check out Jonathan Chovancek’s menu after the jump…
Welcome to the age rock ‘n roll age!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 at 7:00pm
Special guest appearance by Shawn Soole of Victoria’s Little Jumbo (Victoria) | TICKETS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013 at 7:00pm
With J-S Dupuis, Homer Street Cafe & Tableau Bistro | TICKETS
Sponsored by Renaissance Wines, including Carpano Punt e Mes, Antica Formula, Green, Yellow and VEP Chartreuse, Fernet Mentha & Branca spirits
Pacific oyster crudo with Green Chartreuse, smoked black pepper & dill
Yellow Chartreuse cured trout stuffed with yam and crispy risotto
Caramelized Japanese pumpkin, Fernet Branca steamed mussels, fresh horseradish, brown goat butter fried chickpea croutons
Bittered Sling Kensington bitters braised pork, molten & crispy onions, heirloom beans & salt roasted veggies, Carpano Bianco – Parmesan broth
Autumn Bog Cranberry Bitters curd cake, Punt e Mes caramel, candied sour cherries and hazelnuts
ABOUT BITTERED SLING BISTRO
Bittered Sling’s award-winning mixologist Lauren Mote and celebrated chef Jonathan Chovancek host their popular and perennially sold-out Bittered Sling Bistro event series at the Legacy Liquor Store in Olympic Village. A friendly competition between the region’s best bartenders, this is Vancouver’s longest-running and largest cocktail and food-pairing competition, offering a high level creative event for apprentice and veteran bartenders alike.
Each edition of the Bistro is inspired by a featured spirit and special guest bartender. Lauren kicks off each evening in the gorgeous foyer of Legacy Liquor Store with a unique and palate-cleansing cocktail accompanied by deliciously-paired bites by Chef Jonathan. The host bartender then takes centre stage by guiding guests though an informative spirit tasting and expertly paired cocktails for Chef Jonathan’s seasonal three-course menu. Following the dinner, guests are invited to rate the host bartender’s presentation and pairing skills and at the end of each season, the top scoring bartenders compete for a coveted grand prize. Proudly sponsored by the Canadian Professional Bartender’s Association, Bittered Sling Bistro is all about spirit – in both the bartender and the bottle.
November 2013: Bittered Sling Bistro Season III Finale
Sponsored by Charton Hobbs – Glenmorangie, Ardbeg & Hennessey Cognac
For more information, visit http://www.bitteredsling.com/bittered-sling-bistro
The People Who Make It Happen
Co-proprietor, Sommelier/Mixologist: Lauren Mote
Co-proprietor, Chef: Jonathan Chovancek
About Bittered Sling
Bittered Sling celebrates the collaboration of chef Jonathan Chovancek and mixologist and sommelier Lauren Mote, who have contributed a combined 30 years of professional experience, knowledge and innovation to the Canadian food and beverage industry.
In 2010, Mote and Chovancek launched Vancouver-based boutique catering and events company Kale & Nori Culinary Arts — the predecessor to Bittered Sling — and quickly carved out a niche both locally and internationally for their unique products, dynamic and diverse cuisine and specialty cocktail creations. In 2013, Kale & Nori was singled out as Producer/Supplier of the Year at the 24th Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards for its brand of Bittered Sling Extracts.
Bittered Sling Extracts is a retail line of high-quality, small-batch bitters and extracts that provides palate, plate and potion with a subtle-yet-exciting fusion of homegrown ingredients and flavours. With aromatic labels such as Orange and Juniper, Plum and Rootbeer and Clingstone Peach, Bittered Sling underscores a singular and delicious irony that while all of their bitters are extracts, not all of their extracts are bitter. By the dash or the drop, each creation offers an intricate range of complex flavours that perfectly accentuates food, spirits and even sparkling water.
Twice a month over a six-month span, Mote and Chovancek host their popular and perennially sold-out Bittered Sling Bistro events at the Legacy Liquor Store in Olympic Village. A friendly competition between some of the region’s best bartenders now heading into its fourth season, each edition of the Bistro offers guests a feature spirit tasting accented by Bittered Sling Extracts and an indulgent three-course menu inspired by each particular spirit’s wide range of notes and character.