Art Eat Sip on Granville Island – recap

ArtEatSip_2016-01-20, 22 57 39Wednesday evening, the weather cooperated to make a perfect evening for roaming around Granville Island for Art Eat Sip.  The unique Dine Out Vancouver Festival event presented by Vancouver
Foodster, brought together the culture of Granville Island with Artists, Eateries and Drinking establishments collaborating on the evening.

Starting at Granville Island Hotel, for registration and a bite of Dockside Restaurants Signature Chili Squid; a spicy, thick cut calamari.

The next stop was the first showcase of the Artist that call Granville Island home; Studio 13 Fine Art is a studio shared by artists; Liza Montgomery and Alice Rich and Skai Fowler who offered us a glass of wine and some cheese while we browsed their works.

A few doors down, we had a look at the artist at work in Dalbergia Wood + Fine Object before making our way into Artisan Sake Maker for a sip of their signature Junmai Nama sake, made with local rice from Abbotsford, paired with a SakeKasu (the concentrated paste left from the process of making the sake) Chocolate Bon Bon and Goat Cheese.

Next at Off The Tracks Espresso Bar & Bistro, the coffee bar + cafe oasis hidden in the middle of Railspur Alley, they served a rich and zesty, Slow-Cooked Chorizo & Yam Taco and Carrot Cake with Espresso.

On the corner of Railspur Alley and Old Bridge Street, Liberty Distillery welcomed us with a sip of our choice of Truth Vodka, Endeavour Gin and Railspur No. 1 White Whiskey, served alongside a sample of The Basford Cocktail, a blend of Endeavour Gin, Rosemary-Grapefruit Cordial, Fresh Lemon Juice.

Around the corner at New Edition Creative, a print maker studio we found Bon Macaron sharing a selection of their beautiful macarons. Usually situated within the Granville Island Public Market where the location serves many flavours unique to the market using only ingredients sourced from Granville Island merchants.

Over at a bustling Granville Island Brewery, another collaboration with a sweet Public Market vendor. Chocolatas presented a balances sweet and savoury Salted Caramel Chocolate, which the Brewery paired with an Infamous IPA. But first, the brewery served a hearty Cremini Mushroom & Flank Steak Taco topped with Cilantro Slaw & Tomato Jalapeno Salsa which was paired with Hey Day Hefeweizen.

Liberty Wine Merchants presented a pair of French Wines; Red and White from their large inventory of wines of the world. The savoury selection of Terra Breads paired nicely with the sips.

Nearby, a trip upstairs to the Barbara Arnold, Artist studio/gallery we found the Artist and The Lemon Square serving their namesake sweet, tart Lemon Squares.  A nice way to wrap up Art Eat Sip on Granville Island.

If this sounds good to you, there’s plenty more Dine Out Vancouver Festival restaurants and events to choose from over the remainder of the Festival, like Downtown Brunch Crawl tomorrow and North Vancouver Brunch Crawl on Sunday morning.

See you out there!

 

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