The GOODS from Forage
Vancouver, BC | There are still a few seats left for the launch of our new Watershed Dinner Series on Thursday, November 10th, hosted by Gene Covert of Covert Farms Family Estate. With this first dinner, Forage launches a series of watershed dining events. A watershed is a collection of land, rivers and tributaries draining into a common source. In most cases on the Pacific Coast, these drain into the mighty Pacific Ocean. Getting to know these special places better helps us protect them. It helps us to know how to plan for a sustainable farming legacy in BC, for now, and for the future. These dinners will bring the best of food and wine from each unique watershed in BC.
6pm on Thursday, November 10th | $125.00 / seat (plus fees) through Eventbrite.
Pacific Provider Salmon Crudo, crispy skin, whey poached cippolini, salted rutabaga
Covert Farms Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2015
Fairview Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Dungeness Crab Spring Roll, preserved lemon aioli, watercress
Covert Farms Roussanne/Viognier, 2015
Moon Curser ‘Afraid of the Dark’ Viognier/Roussanne/Marsanne 2015
Duck Confit Tortellini, liver mousse, crackling, tomato preserve
Covert Farms Pinot Noir 2014
Fairview Cellars ‘Crooked Post’ Pinot Noir 2014
Elk Striploin, roasted squash and chanterelle mushroom fricassee
Covert Farms ‘Amicitia’ 2013
Moon Curser ‘Border Vines’ 2013
Turtle Valley Bison Ranch Shortrib, fire roasted sunchoke, marrow pomme purée, gremolata
Covert Farms ‘Grand Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Covert Farms ‘Grand Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Warm Poplar Grove Tiger Blue Stuffed Dates, kefir gelato, crushed hazelnut praline
Covert Farms Cabernet Sauvignon/Zinfandel Ambra (Sherry) 2010
Covert Farms Family Estate | This beautiful family farm sits on 650 acres at the foot of McIntyre Bluff, an iconic Okanagan landmark. Gene Covert and his family have been cultivating on this land for 4 generations. Everything they grow; from wine grapes to produce, is grown with love & respect for the land. The Covert family supplies Forage with wine & produce from their Salmon Safe farm.
Chris Whittaker | Executive Chef
Margot Baloro | Restaurant Manager
Matthew President | Assistant Restaurant Manager
Forage stands for everything I care about. It represents what I was taught about food preparation both when I was growing up and over the course of my career in the kitchen. To me Forage means that we no longer seek out excess and indulgence, but instead revisit a time when we respected the land and oceans and took only what we needed to survive. It is about being stewards of our land and true conservationists, as we conduct our business and live our lives. It is about goodness, about taking care of each other, and bringing together our community over good food. Our philosophy is a way of life as much as a way of doing business. Saving energy, conserving water, composting and local/responsible purchasing policies all make a positive contribution to our world and our company’s bottom line. Casual, comfortable and affordable, Forage celebrates all things BC. The menu is locally focused in both food and beverage; service is attentive yet never fussy, and its approachable West End location (1300 Robson Street beside The Listel Hotel) makes Forage a local’s locale. It’s an ideal destination for breakfast 7 days a week, brunch on weekends and nightly for drinks and dinner from 4pm.
Chris Whittaker, Executive Chef