The GOODS from Campagnolo
Vancouver, BC | ‘Upstairs’ at Campagnolo, a speakeasy style sanctuary for discerning wine, beer and spirit drinkers is partnering with Charton Hobbs to present “Bourbon Sow”, a bourbon paired pig dinner to be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. This colossal feast will be served family style at communal tables and promises to enhance the distinctive characteristics of bourbon. Tickets are priced at $69 and include whiskeys from W.L. Weller and Buffalo Trace plus a cocktail creation from barman Peter Van de Reep.
Van de Reep is a well-known whiskey advocate curating a selection of rare Kentucky Bourbons and American Ryes for the ‘Upstairs’ back bar. In addition to the three pours accompanying supper, guests will have access to these hard to find bottles before, during and after dinner for an additional cost.
“As a lover of American whiskey, I am thrilled to present two bourbons steeped in history but diverse in method and flavour,” says Upstairs at Campagnolo Bar Manager, Peter Van de Reep. “The wheated W.L. Weller 12 Year is one of the finest whiskeys available at its price and Buffalo Trace is easily my favourite everyday drinking whiskey.”
Chefs Nathan Lowey and Robert Belcham have sourced three varieties of ethically raised pigs for this exclusive Southern style dinner. Spotted and Mangalista pigs from North Thompson Heritage Farm and Berkshire from Sloping Hill Farm will be celebrated throughout the menu. Slow smoked pulled pork shoulder and a full “Big Boy” rack will be carved and served table side. A few other tasty highlights include: belly jerky; cracklin; fried okra complemented by hot sauce made from fermented fresno peppers; pimento cheese; potted pig’s liver pâte; and chocolate cake iced with an aged butter and burnt caramel buttercream.
Address: ‘Upstairs’ at Campagnolo (the door to the right of 1020 Main St.)
Date: Wednesday, March 25
Time: 7PM – 9PM
Price: $69 (inclusive of gratuity) plus tax and Eventbrite service charge.
Buy Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at bourbonsowupstairs.eventbrite.com.
1020 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2W1 | MAP
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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.
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
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.
“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