The GOODS from Notturno
Vancouver, BC | Get your Notturno passports out! On July 27, Chef Bill Robitaille and Ben DeChamplain will take you on a culinary journey to southern Spain. Andalusia embodies the classic image of Spain – sunny beaches, flamenco, bustling nightlife, and lots and lots of delicious tapas. As home to some of the world’s best chefs, it’s no wonder that food is a huge part of life in Andalusia. The Mediterranean influence combined with Arab traditions has created a unique food culture, with staples like olive oil, seafood, red wine, Serrano ham, oranges, almonds, and sweet peppers. And while we can’t promise any flamenco on July 27, we can offer up a taste of some of the delicious food and wine that you’d experience in this beautiful region of Spain.
Here’s what you need to know:
A very limited number of seats are available, so reserve yours today! Tickets are $120, wine pairings included. Taxes and auto-gratuity extra. To purchase yours, please call 604-720-3145. Please plan to arrive between 6:30pm and 6:45pm, as dinner starts promptly at 7pm.
New guests will receive a “passport” outlining the 11 countries/regions chosen for the series. Returning guests should bring their passports with them. Each dinner you attend gets you a stamp. If you attend five, you’ll receive a Notturno gift card, redeemable during regular business hours. Because “this one goes to 11”, if you attend 10, the last one is on us.
— A Night in Andalusia —
Tortillitas de Camarones (fried shrimp fritters)
Raventos i Blanc 2009
Salmorejo Cordobés (thick Cordoban gazpacho) with Fried Eggplant
El Maestro Sierra Fino
Local BC Marinated White Anchovies
Hidalgo Manzanilla Pasada ‘Pastrana’
Bacalao al Ajoarriero (salt cod with red peppers)
Alvear Amontillado ‘Carlos VII’
Flamenquines Cordobeses (Cordoban fried pork rolls)
Lustau Almacenista Palo Cortado ‘Vide’
Rabo De Toro Meridiana (oxtail in red wine)
El Maestro Sierra Oloroso
Tocino de Cielo (rich carmel custard)
Lustau Moscatel ‘Emilin’
Date: Monday, July 27 | Doors open: 6:30pm |Start time: 7 p.m.
Price: $120 (includes wine). Taxes and gratuity extra.
Purchase tickets: 604-720-3145 (a deposit will be taken at the time the reservation is made)
280 Carrall Street | Vancouver, BC
Telephone: 604-720-3145 | Email: info [at] notturnogastown.ca
Web: www.notturnogastown.ca | Twitter: @notturnogastown
Hours: Open Tuesday to Saturday: 6 p.m. to late | No reservations
Chef/Co-owner – William Robitaille
Bartender – H
Co-owner – Scott McTavish
A Gastown Italian bàcari with an ever-changing selection of cicchetti share plates, craft cocktails, wines by the glass and BC-brewed craft beers, Notturno has something for everyone.
Chef and co-owner William Robitaille has designed Italian-inspired fare with a focus on seasonal, market-fresh products. Industry trained in the West Coast style with Italian and Spanish influences, Robitaille has worked in some of the finest restaurants in Vancouver and Whistler where he developed new and exciting menus. Wine consultant Chris Royal has curated a wine program that expertly complements the food menu.
Known around the world simply as “H”, Notturno’s craft cocktail maker and Vancouver Magazine’s Bartender of the Year for 2013, designed our signature cocktail Gli Felice. This along with H’s five monthly creations is sure to please every taste. Like our menu, our space delivers an eclectic combination of historic and modern.
The new look by Andrea Rodman Interiors is designed to combine the rustic look synonymous with the surrounding Gastown neighbourhood and modern detailing. Master woodworkers Josh Hooge and Steve McFarlane of J&S Reclaimed Wood Custom Furniture have created a new feature wall and bar counter.
Eater Magazine – Vancouver Heat Map | This tiny bar and restaurant tucked away on Carrall has cocktail fans thoroughly over-excited thanks to bartender H’s creative concoctions – impressively, William Robitaille’s Italian tapas even delighted notoriously hard-to-please Globe & Mail critic Alexandra Gill.
Alexandra Gill, Globe and Mail | Notturno’s signature Gli Felice is, as advertised, “a taste of Tuscany in a glass.” I happily say to you that of all the tiny tapas-style wine bars in Gastown, Notturno hits higher than most.
Vancouver Magazine | Don’t miss chef’s succulent Venetian ling cod, which is poached and whipped with olive oil while warm, then served with salty pops of steelhead roe […] “H” (Vancouver magazine’s 2013 Bartender of the Year) mixes exacting craft cocktails with bitter-predominant Italian flair.