IllusionofCoffee
Live & Work

August 10 2015

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

ILLUSION OF COFFEE

Chef Alvarez, When They Find Us and Revolver Coffee have teamed up for the ‘Illusion of Coffee’, an exclusive pop-up dining experience happening on Friday, August 14th. Join them for a night of decadence and wonder as they navigate guests through an elevated five-course dinner set to redefine the concept of coffee. This special event includes two complimentary drinks from Veuve Clicquot.

Seating is limited. To purchase your ticket, click here.

  

FOXTROT TASTING DINNER

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Bauhaus Restaurant is hosting a very special 7-course Foxtrot dinner on Thursday, August 20th, showcasing wines from Foxtrot (one of the top producers of Burgundian-style wines in Canada) and its offshoot, Wapiti Cellars.

Winemaker Gustav Allander will be in attendance to speak about his award-winning wines, which will be paired with Baltic-inspired dishes created by Chef Stefan Hartmann as a tribute to the Allander family’s Swedish roots, and influenced by Hartmann’s own personal experience growing up in Northern Germany.

For the Foxtrot dinner, guests will get to sip on Wapiti Cellars’ 2012 Viognier and 2013 Pinot Noir rosé, as well as Foxtrot’s ‘Four Shadows’ fantastic 2013 Chardonnay, the newly-released 2012 Pinot Noir and the award-winning 2007 Pinot Noir. Expect their bar team to be mixing Swedish-inspired cocktails throughout the night.

Seating is limited, so book a table early at 604-974-1147. The price is $220 per person. Guest reception begins at 6pm and dinner will begin at 7pm.

DEEP DOWN INSIDE AT M.I.A

New nightlife venue, M.I.A. goes Deep Down Inside every Saturday in Gastown with world renown deejay & producer talent supported by a rotating roster of local Vancouver resident DDI selectors. Join Jared Love, Kevin Shiu, Jessica G, Marcello, Joel Armstrong, Cato Kane, Iain Howie, Houtz, Ryan Wells & James Hopkins as they play the finest future & classic deep house cuts until 3am.

Get Deep Down Inside every Saturday in one of North America’s most intimate rooms to feature the industry leading Funktion One sound system.

FLOAT HOUSE FEATURES LOCAL ARTWORKS

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To support the local artist community, Float House invites emerging local artists to display their artwork in their Gastown space.

Currently, Float House is featuring vivid paintings by Czech Republic artist, Jan Kasparec. Jan has travelled all over the world to over 70 countries and creates colourful artworks inspired by his global adventures.

During the period his artwork is showcased, Float House welcomes Jan to float once a week in hopes that a new piece of work will spawn from his experiences inside the tank.

Featured artworks change several times a year – drop by Float House to view Jan’s artworks while it’s on display.

 
 

ALEXANDER GASTOWN LAUNCHES COMEDY NIGHTS

Alexander Gastown is teaming up with Timbre Concerts to launch ‘Alexander’s Great Comedy Night’ with hosts Dino Archie and The Freshest DJS. Comedy nights get underway every Sunday at 9pm with a new weekly rotation of up-and-coming comics.

For guest list and table service, email info [at] alexanderjoomla-gastown.studiopalms.com.

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DON’T FORGET…

NOTTURNO PLATES NEW ITEMS FOR AUGUST

Notturno is dishing new additions to their regular roundup. The Italian cicchetti share-plate menu (which rotates monthly) features vine-ripened potatoes, Italian sausage with peppers, hot and Dijons mustards. Cocktail expert, H, is mixing new libations including Puff ‘n Stuff, a mix of vodka, strawberry puree, cracked pepper syrup, ricotta cheese, lemon juice, egg whites, mint and balsamic pearls.

On Monday August 24th, Chef Robitaille will take guests on an exclusive culinary for their wine dinner series. The upcoming dinner will highlight B.C. cuisine with expertly paired wines. If you’d like to reserve a spot, please call 604-720-3145.

TRUVELLE DEBUTS FIRST BRICK & MORTAR SPACE

There’s a new bridal boutique in the neighoubrhood. Truvelle has opened its first brick & mortar location where bride-to-be’s can view Gastown designer Gaby Bayona’s collection of handmade bridal gowns. The new storefront on 235 Cambie provides modern bridal inspiration and is available for both drop-ins and appointments from Tuesday to Sunday from 12 – 6pm.

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18TH AMENDMENT NOW OPEN

Gastown’s newest barbershop has arrived. Veteran barbers Nick Hickling and Jake Hurn hold down the forte, located at 77 E. Cordova. Get yourself cleaned up with a hot towel shave or ‘stache/beard trim, or stock up on homemade pomade, beard oils and moustache waxes.

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

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Strap on your dancing shoes, and enjoy a night of old-time swing as Guilt & Co hosts Sweet & Hot Wednesday night with local band, Jen Hodge All Stars. 

Photo credit: Vincent Lim

MONDAY AUGUST 10

TBA at Guilt & Company

TUESDAY AUGUST 11

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Gastown Cabaret at Guilt & Company

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12

The Revel Review at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

THURSDAY AUGUST 13

Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather 

DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

TBA at Guilt & Company

FRIDAY AUGUST 14

The Sheets Live at The Blarney Stone

TBA at Guilt & Company

SATURDAY AUGUST 15

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

TBA at Guilt & Company

SUNDAY AUGUST 16

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

TBA at Guilt & Company