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Hawaiian-Inspired ‘Greasy Spoon’ to Feature Talents from Royal Dinette, Savio Volpe

L-R: Savio Volpe sous chef Melanie Witt; Royal Dinette executive chef Eva Chin; Royal Dinette wine director Claire Saksun

The GOODS from Royal Dinette

Vancouver, BC | Get ready for a Hawaiian luau feast on Monday, April 23 as Royal Dinette’s executive chef Eva Chin, wine director Claire Saksun, and Savio Volpe’s sous chef Melanie Witt team up to present an island vibes-inspired volume 38 of The Greasy Spoon Supper Series Diner (43 West Hastings Street), benefiting A Better Life Foundation. The four-course, family-style menu features Hawaiian dishes based on Chin’s childhood memories interpreted with Witt.

“Greasy Spoon is a wonderful concept, and I’m thrilled we can participate with this meaningful collaboration,” says Chin, who is originally from Hawaii. “I love the communal ohana feel of these dinners. The reason we are bringing the luau concept to Greasy Spoon is because luau parties were originally created to celebrate the first time women were allowed to eat at the same table as men back in historical Hawaii. It was a momentous occasion and definitely fitting for our dinner. The Hawaiian spirit really does complement Vancouver’s laid-back West Coast energy. We can’t wait for guests to rejoice and enjoy with us.”

aha’aina (to gather for a meal)

Lomi sweet onion salad, smoked salmon roe, pão doce
Bella ‘Orchard House’ Pet Nat Chardonnay, Naramata BC

Hawaiian Kanpachi, fermented pineapple, tonnato, fresh herbs
Strange Fellows Tepache Shandy Cocktail

Poi bravas, aioli, ‘inamona
Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Laulau Pork, mochi rice, coconut shrub
SOAHC Biodynamic Riesling, Fruitvale BC

Shaved Ice, liliko’i, lime leaf jelly, salted haupia ice cream
Kauai Coffee Cocktail

We’re excited to have Eva, Melanie, and Claire to lead the forth Greasy Spoon of 2018. This year we’re focused on featuring chefs who happen to be female and Eva is one of the best. We have yet to have a Hawaiian-theme at the Greasy Spoon and who better to bring this than Eva from her hometown to ours,” says Ash MacLeod, Managing Director of Save On Meats and A Better Life Foundation.

Ingredients are generously donated by Blue Ocean Mariculture, Cioffi’s Meat Market & Deli, Cropthorne Farm, and Fresh Ideas Start Here. Beverage pairings are generously provided by Bella Wines, Strange Fellows Brewing, and SOAHC Estate Wines.

Guests can choose either an early or late seating – 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Limited tickets are available for $95 per person, plus tax and Eventbrite service fees. To pre-book a seat, please visit greasyspoondiner.com or EventBrite.

Save On Meats
Neighbourhood: Downtown East Side
43 W Hastings St.

Royal Dinette
Neighbourhood: Downtown
905 Dunsmuir St.

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