The GOODS from Ancora
Vancouver, BC | Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio will mark the occasion of National Rosé Day in fitting style by hosting dual Paella and Rosé Parties on the open-air patios at both its False Creek and Ambleside locations on Saturday, June 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The simultaneous reception-style events will feature six notable rosés hailing from BC and beyond along with a selection of Mediterranean-inspired tapas such as Boquerones (white anchovy on toast), Castelvetrano Olives and an exclusive taste of Cinco Jotas Jamón Ibérico. During the events, Chef Ricardo Valverde and team will be interacting with guests on the patios while cooking up Ancora’s signature Peruvian-style Paella (local crab, prawns, scallops and clams, as well as the unique addition of chimichurri and Huancaina aioli) for all to enjoy as the main course.
One of the many highlights of the events is the exclusive grade of Jamón Ibérico that will be a Canadian restaurant exclusive to both locations. Procured from Spanish provider Cinco Jotas, the top-grade jamón is made from 100% purebred ‘black hoof’ Iberian pigs that enjoy more grazing space and are fed from acorn-rich dehasas (meadows) for two seasons.
PAELLA AND ROSÉ PATIO PARTY MENU
Saturday, June 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Cinco Jotas Jamón Ibérico
Local Crab, Prawns, Scallops and Clams
Served with Chimichurri and Huancaina Aioli
Sea Star Blanc de Noir Rose 2018, Pender Island, BC
La Frenz Pinot Noir Rose 2017, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
Mt. Boucherie Rose 2018, Okanagan Valley, BC
Boutinot, Pasquiers Grenache Cinsault Rosé, Pays d’Oc. 2018, France
Quinta da Calçada Lago Cerqueira Rosé (Vinho Verde) 2017, Portugal
Rocca di Montegrossi Rosato 2018, Tuscany, Italy
“This is a perfect kickoff for summer patio season and a one-of-a-kind opportunity for guests to taste the highest grade of jamón in Spain, and therefore the world,” says Valverde. “We are proud to be the only restaurants in Canada to feature this prized authentic ham fashioned from pure ibérico-breed pigs, which gives it a much more pronounced acorn flavour as well as texture and aroma.”
TICKETS | A limited number of tickets for Ancora’s Paella and Rosé Patio Parties taking place at both their False Creek and Ambleside locations are available for $49 plus tax and gratuity, and may be purchased online here.
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ABOUT ANCORA WATERFRONT DINING AND PATIO | Opened in 2015 on Vancouver’s False Creek seawall with a second location now open in West Vancouver’s Ambleside neighbourhood, Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio embraces the harmony of Peruvian and Japanese cuisines while incorporating the very best of the Pacific Northwest. Paired with an exceptional array of wines that emphasize style and character over geography and varietal, a wide selection of signature and classic cocktails and spirits and a decor that reflects the serene-yet-sophisticated feel of the West Coast, Ancora offers a truly unique dining experience that celebrates diverse cultures, international flavours and culinary artistry in its expansive dining rooms, private quarters and crudo bars. Since its opening, Ancora has been singled out for numerous accolades, including The Globe and Mail’s ‘10 Best New Vancouver Restaurants 2015’, enRoute’s 2016 shortlist of the Best New Restaurants in Canada, mentions on the prestigious annual ranking of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants in 2016, 2017 and 2019 and ‘Best Latin’ at the 2019 Where to Dine Vancouver awards.