Food 4

La Pentola della Quercia (Famiglia Supper Series – Sunday Italian Dinner – Yaletown)

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The Famiglia Supper Series happens on the last Sunday of every month. Dinner starts at 6pm (more like 7pm) and it features 10+ courses for $55/person. For $55 I thought it was excellent value, and in true Italian fashion the food doesn’t stop until you’re more than full. You’ll likely have leftovers and that’s coming from a bigger eater like myself.

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Calgary, AB – Teatro Restaurant (Fine dining) – Part 4/4

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As a well established restaurant it sits comfortably without feeling dated. The a la carte menu sounds ordinary and it may not offer items you could not necessarily find somewhere else, but the food was elegant, polished and reliable. It was approachable and safer than expected, but it tasted excellent which is most important and I could confidently recommend some dishes.

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MARKET by Jean-Georges in Vancouver (Fall Harvest Tasting Menu by Montgomery Lau) – Part 3/3

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The Fall Harvest Tasting Menu featured five courses which intended to showcase fall ingredients and flavours with international and local ingredients. MARKET by Jean-Georges is a beautiful restaurant and it has all the tools to be a dining destination for locals and tourists, but it just needs time with the new changes and the future is promising.

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MARKET by Jean-Georges in Vancouver (Fall Harvest Tasting Menu by Montgomery Lau) – Part 2/3

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Most of the dishes were Asian-inspired or eclectic as Jean-Georges’ cooking typically is, so they tend to be sweet, savoury, salty and tangy all at once. All the components are meant to be eaten together and his style is distinct. He also has a quirk for spice, so often there is spice or at least a very mild heat to many dishes.

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MARKET by Jean-Georges in Vancouver (Fall Harvest Tasting Menu by Montgomery Lau) – Part 1/3

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For a AAA Four Diamond Jean-Georges restaurant with a sophisticated and elegant ambiance, the Fall Harvest Tasting Menu executed by the new Chef de Cuisine, Montgomery Lau, is an incredible value. It was 5 courses for $68/person and it is available from now until October 15.

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Lamborghini’s 50th Anniversary Dinner at Don Francesco’s (Italian Restaurant) – Part 2/2

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The special Lamborghini 50th Anniversary 5-course menu I had featured Italian inspired cuisine with simple application and execution. The presentation could be updated, some ingredients could be better quality, and dishes a bit more polished for fine dining, but the flavours were there and the food well cooked and seasoned.

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Lamborghini’s 50th Anniversary Dinner at Don Francesco’s (Italian Restaurant) – Part 1/2

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On Sunday September 8, I was invited to Lamborghini’s 50th Anniversary Dinner at Don Francesco’s, which was one of the featured events from Luxury Supercar Weekend. Don Francesco’s is a long time restaurant in Vancouver which was coincidentally on its 50th Anniversary as well, so it was a joint celebration of fine cars and food.

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