May 19 2015
THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN
Written by Gastown Admin
GASTOWN WELCOMES BAUHAUS RESTAURANT
After much anticipation, Bauhaus Restaurant has officially opened its doors welcoming Vancouver’s first Michelin Star Chef, Stefan Hartmann. The inspiration for the menu at Bauhaus will be contemporary German cuisine, taking a fresh approach to many traditional dishes.
Over the past decade Hartmann has worked in some of Europe’s most notable Michelin Star restaurants and has caught the attention of food critics all over the world. Tim Adams will lead the operations at the Bauhaus restaurant as General Manager. Tim was instrumental in managing England’s most prestigious establishments including Kensington Palace, Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace. He’s also hosted many high profile guests including the Prime Minister, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family.
Behind Bauhaus is Uwe Boll, who many know from his film career. However, it is Boll’s personal interests in international cuisine that led him to bring high‐end food products, such as Casa Gusta olive oil, to Canada for many years. His passion for exceptional food and ingredients is the inspiration for this endeavor.
The new restaurant will boast 100 seats with a large open concept kitchen, personal Chefs table, private dining room, wine room and patio.
WHISKY WISEMEN HOSTING 29TH SOCIAL WHISKY EVENT
A good drink with a good friend is time and money well spent. Whisky Wisemen is hosting their 29th ‘Third Thursday’ social whisky event at Shebeen on Thursday May 21st.
Third Thursdays are a fun way to catch up with old friends – and meet new ones. As usual, there will be no cover charge and the first 50 attendees will receive a free ounce of whisky courtesy of Glenmorangie. After that, 10$ of your total spend for the evening will go towards Power To Be Adventure Therapy Society, as will $1 from every signature Wiseman cocktail sold. Join them in raising a glass for a good cause.
IRISH HEATHER CASK NIGHT SERIES
Photo credit: Charles Zuckerman
Gather friends in hoisting a pint at The Irish Heather as they kick off Cask Nights this Thursday May 21st. Running every second Thursday through Sunday, The Irish Heather will feature a new cask produced by a leading beer producer with sleeves priced at $6 (16oz). Any beer left over will be served on “finish our cask Sunday,” where cask beer will be priced at $5 per sleeve until it runs out.
For this week’s Cask Night, the Irish Heather will be featuring Phillips Brewing Co.’s Wheat King Hefeweizen, a crisp yet hazy wheat beer. Its quaffability makes it easy to plough through and cultivate good taste, finished with fresh currants and garnished with a lemon.
Upcoming Cask Nights:
May 21st – 3pm
June 4th – 3pm
June 18th – 3pm
July 2nd – 3pm
July 16th – 3pm
July 30th – 3pm
Reserve your spot by emailing reso [at] irishheather.com.
PINTS FOR A CAUSE
If you’re heading out for a pint, drop by Lamplighter this month to put your pint towards a good cause. For every Tuesday of this month, Lamplighter is selecting a brewery and putting all proceeds from select beer sales towards the Greater Food Bank Society, The Salvation Army in Canada, and the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.
UN QUIET BODIES EXHIBITION
Un Quiet Bodies delves into the complexities of trauma featuring works by Aja Rose Bond & Chandra Melting Tallow. Bond’s work emphasizes the relationship between work, leisure and self-care when accounting for physical and mental limitations. Melting Tallow explores the implications of ability through the lens of colonial and intergenerational trauma. The exhibition runs now until May 25th at Gallery Gachet.
NAPA/SONOMA WINE DINNER
Notturno is accepting reservations for their upcoming Napa/Sonoma wine dinner event happening on Monday May 25th. This special event is a part of their monthly wine dinner series that celebrates the world’s most enticing countries and regions trough an exclusive culinary journey with expert paired wines. With only 10 seats available for this dinner, tickets will sell out fast, so be sure to call 604-720-3145 to reserve your spot.
NEW GASTOWN EATS
Blacktail Restaurant is serving up new offerings across the board. The new menu created by Chef Geoff Rogers offers haute comfort cuisine made with the best ingredients that B.C. has the offer. Guests can choose from savoury dishes like Yarrow Meadows Duck Breast and Bison Tartare, and refresh their palette with Blacktail’s new summer concoctions. Check here to preview their new lunch, dinner and drink menu.
Notturno has also unveiled a new food and drink menu, which includes the introduction of The Long Board – a daily assortment of terrines, pates, seafood and other delicious treats, as well as an homage to spring – Risotto Milanese with onion cream and ramp butter.
The Mayhemingways are an alt-country, bluegrass, and Cajun music duo from the musical hotbed of Peterborough, Ontario. Catch them live at Guilt & Company on Tuesday May 20th.
TUESDAY MAY 19
Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room
Live Music Night at The Irish Heather
The Mayhemingways at Guilt & Company
WEDNESDAY MAY 20
The Revellers at Revel Room
Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company
THURSDAY MAY 21
Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room
Live Music Night at The Irish Heather
Rock & Reggae with LaBidos Live at The Blarney Stone
Malcolm Aiken at Guilt & Company
Mano Le Tough – M.I.A.
FRIDAY MAY 22
The Sheets Live at The Blarney Stone
Krystle Dos Santos at Guilt & Company
SATURDAY MAY 23
The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone
Purple Soul at Guilt & Company
Andre Power at Alexander Gastown
SUNDAY MAY 24
The Do-Rites at Revel Room
Live Jazz at Pourhouse
Harpdog Brown at Guilt & Company