Taste of Yaletown thru October 27

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association (YBIA) is excited to announce the 12thannual Taste of Yaletown (TOY), a two week dining event showcasing unique dishes from 31 restaurants in the neighbourhood. This year’s popular dining event will showcase sharing and pairing from chefs in their menu combinations, which will be offered at set prices of $25, $35, $45.

Duck and Radicchio with frissée, grapes, pecans, balsamic and parmesan (La Pentola)

Duck and Radicchio with frissée, grapes, pecans, balsamic and parmesan (La Pentola)

I kicked off the Taste of Yaletown last night celebrating their 1st night of this wonderful culinary festival, tasting through several of the courses of La Pentola’s Taste of Yaletown $45 menu which features 4 courses. In addition to the delicious food from the talented Executive Chef Travis McCord, the restaurant General Manager Daniel Burke has done a great job in spiffing up the room over the past year. My server Greg had a stupendous wine knowledge offering up perfect matches of wines with our food such as the Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato (paired perfectly with the pasta) and the Ben Rye Passito (a pairing match for the desserts).

Tagliatelle Bolognese (La Pentola)

Tagliatelle Bolognese (La Pentola)

Whether diners want to experience Yaletown’s staple restaurants venues, new eateries or diverse cultural offerings, the Taste of Yaletown event is the perfect time to celebrate and savour one of Vancouver’s most premiere dining scenes. Organizers expect to see a diverse and exciting offering, with specific emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients.

Consider La Pentola for one of your dinners during this festival, you can see their menu online along with all of the other featured restaurants here. If you want to see what dishes others are eating then go to instagram or twitter and enter this Taste of Yaletown hashtag: #TOY2016

By: Richard Wolak