On February 10th I attended Big Night, I have attended many over the past few years and this is always an event that I look forward too– this is Vancouver Magazine’s Big Night! This was a celebration of the top restaurants from Vancouver Magazine’s 22nd Annual restaurant awards and award-winning wines from the 8th Annual Wine Awards and each restaurant was paired with one of the wines!
The evening began with a reception held in the Fourier, Chef Sean Cousins of the Vancouver Club treated all Big Night guests to ‘Lobster Bisque’ to kick off the Big Night – Delicious dish!
From the dishes and wines that I sampled, here are my list of favourites.
- Bistilla from Pied-A-Terre – Moroccan spiced chicken with almonds and apricots wrapped in pastry, fried and dusted with icing sugar.
- Sawmill Bay Mussels in a Madras Curry sauce with leeks, celeriac and green apples from Blue Water Café.
- Goat Curry on Safron Rice from Vij’s
- Pineapple and Almond Macaron with lime sorbet from Thomas Haas
They paired Best-in-Category wines from their Wine Awards with winning restaurants from their 2011 Restaurant Awards for a delectable evening of food and wine hosted at the prestigious Vancouver Club.
By: Richard Wolak