Yaletown’s top restaurants showcase creativity in Yaletown Cocktail Crawl

Vancouver has become a known city for some of the best cocktails in the world.  As I have started Vancouver Gourmet Tours with my associates, and finally have a chance to turn my cocktail crawl concept into a ticket-selling event that will benefit other cocktail lovers in the city, showcasing the amazing cocktails and food from some of the best local restaurants. We decided to start the series in Yaletown, the trendiest neighbourhood in Downtown Vancouver, presenting everyone the Yaletown Cocktail Crawl.

The line-up of restaurants/bars is impressive as they are unique and incredibly interesting in their own genre.

Registration

The registration will start at XOXOLAT, a boutique chocolate shop and an edible gallery of all things chocolate, specializing in Single Origin and Estate chocolates, and, treats pairing fun & unusual flavours with chocolate. Having drawn inspiration from the classic European chocolaterie, XOXOLAT carries its own brand and includes the wondrous creations of award-winning chocolatiers. Guests will check in here and receive a welcoming prosecco and snacks.

XOXOLAT

XOXOLAT

 

XOXOLAT

XOXOLAT

XOXOLAT

1271 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2Y9
(604) 733-2462 or xoxolat.com

 

The Crawl

Guests will be assigned to one of the 3 cocktail crawl groups, which will be led by two co-captains, and follow a designed route to visit 3 of the participating restaurants/bars. At each restaurant, each guest will select one cocktail from the cocktail menu and one tasting bite of the restaurant’s signature appetizer.  Discount on food items on the regular menus of the restaurants/bars will be offered at any of the stops.

 

 

The Stops / Participating Restaurants

House Special

1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6K3
(778) 379-2939 or housespecial.ca

House Special is a hip eatery in Yaletown that defines the concept of nouveau Vietnamese cuisine, and one of the most popular new restaurants in the city. They are determined to change the perception of Vietnamese food where it’s seen as simple, quick, and cheap, and help bring more of modern Vietnam to Vancouver. Their ability to present classic Vietnamese flavours with contemporary techniques is divine.

House Special

House Special

 

House Special Owner and Mixologist Victoria Do

House Special Owner and Mixologist Victoria Do

Lavender Baby No.2 @ House Special

“Lavender Baby No.2” @ House Special

 

Here are the cocktails they offer for the cocktail crawl, and one of the following is included in the ticket price.

Matcha Do About Nothing
House-made Lemongrass Vodka, Sons of Vancouver Amaretto, and Matcha-infused Honey Syrup

Kaffir Lime Collins
Kaffir infused gin, fresh lemon & soda

Lavender Baby No.2
Mezcal, Lavender Syrup, Egg Whites

*All the cocktails above are only $8 if the guest wants to try an additional one. For the same price they are also offering:

Pho-groni 
Gin, House-made Pho Bitters, Campari

Tasting bite (free, included in ticket price):
Drunken Squid with Cucumber Salad

The following Small plates are on special price for the evening:

Lemongrass Brussels Sprouts $7
Crispy Brussels sprouts tossed in a sweet & spicy lemongrass vinaigrette with lap xuong pork
sausage. Vegan option available.

House Spring Rolls $6
Crispy pork spring rolls served with a side of nouc cham fish sauce and greens for wrapping.
Vegan option available.

Son-in-Law Egg $5
Panko fried soft-boiled egg on fish sauce tamarind chili jam; topped with house aioli & cilantro

All food items on the regular menu are 10% off for the cocktail crawl guests.

Lavender Baby No.2

Lavender Baby No.2

 

Pho-groni

Pho-groni

 

Matcha Do About Nothing

Matcha Do About Nothing

Brix & Mortar

1138 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2X6
(604) 915-9463 or brixandmortar.ca

The iconic dining house in Yaletown is located in a 1912 heritage brick building. Once 2 separate entities, The Brix Restaurant and George Cocktail Lounge, the new concept after the merge in 2015 is all about modern Canadian cuisine, with hints of French, Italian, and Asian influences, and a commitment to fine klonopin without prescription wine, creative cocktails and personalized service in an inviting, sophisticated space to create talk-worthy experiences.

Brix Courtyard

Brix Courtyard

The cocktail crawl guests will be hosted at their large fabulous bar that no visitor would ever forget – the chandeliers, the rustic but chic looks of wood, stones, and bricks, and collection of sparkling bottles.

Brix Cocktail Lounge

Brix Cocktail Lounge

Brix and Mortar Mixologist Dillon

Brix and Mortar Mixologist Dillon

Here are the cocktails they offer for the cocktail crawl, and one of the following is included in the ticket price.

Big Flavours in Little China
Absolut Mandarin Vodka, Lychee Liquor, Fresh Lemon, Clove Spiced Pear, Plum Bitters. Sweet and fruity. Served over rocks.

Seyton’s Whispers
Grants Sherry Casked Scotch, Yellow Chartreuse, Fino Sherry, Organic Cassis, Fresh Lemon.  Tart, refreshing and exciting.  Served up (Uses Local Ingredients).

Tasting bite (free, included in ticket price):
Seared Bacon Wrapped Scallop on Peking Duck Fried Risotto 

All the food items at Brix & Mortor are 20% off for the cocktail guests for the evening!

Big Flavours in Little China

Big Flavours in Little China

 

Seyton's Whispers 

Seyton’s Whispers  

Seared Bacon Wrapped Scallop on Peking Duck Fried Risotto

Seared Bacon Wrapped Scallop on Peking Duck Fried Risotto

 

Per Se Social Corner

891 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W2
(604) 428-6111 or persesocialcorner.com

With the blending of cultures that inspire the non-traditional mix of New and Old World culture, Per Se Social Corner is a hybrid of the classic Italian Kitchen and modern Spanish and Latin American Tapas Bar. Highlighted by local and international music, accented with a clean and modern decor Per Se Social Corner is the place where the fashionable come to play.

Per Se Social Corner

Per Se Social Corner

The cocktail crawl guested will be hosted at their cafe area, a generous space featuring stylish modern décor.

Per Se Social Corner Cafe

Per Se Social Corner Cafe

Per Se Social Corner Bar Manager and Mixologist Zach Preston

Per Se Social Corner Bar Manager and Mixologist Zach Preston

Here are the cocktails they offer for the cocktail crawl, and one of the following is included in the ticket price.

Gin Brusco
A twist on a gin sour using our house-made Lambrusco and blackberry reduction. The berries and wine in the reduction pair perfectly with the juniper-forward gin used in this cocktail. Garnished with a sprig of thyme and a dehydrated lemon slice, it’s the perfect refreshing cocktail for spring.

Hall of Fame
This twist of a Manhattan is created with Canadian whiskey, elderflower liqueur and Fernet Blanca. The high content of rye in the whiskey pairs beautifully with the aromatic flavours of Fernet, and is sweetened with elderflower liqueur. Served in a coupe glass with an orange peel makes it a well-balanced and sophisticated cocktail for any occasion.

Tasting bite (free, included in ticket price):

Wagyu Beef Carpaccio
Thinly sliced Wagyu Beef Carpaccio & fresh arugula wrapped around a homemade breadstick and garnished with grated Grana Padano, smoked aioli, and extra virgin olive oil. 


All the food items at Per Se Social Corner are 10% off for the cocktail guests for the evening!

Gin Brusco

Gin Brusco

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

Serrano, Cheese, and Arugula Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction

Wagyu Beef Carpaccio

More Perks

Other benefits of joining the Yaletown Cocktail Crawl include:

  • Free membership of Vancouver Gourmet Club and enjoy benefits and discounts for 12 months.
  • Participate in “Cocktail of the Night” voting contest for a chance to win a ticket for the next crawl in Gastown.
  • Enjoy discounts on food and drink at the participating cocktail crawl restaurants after the event (subject to availability)
  • Further discount or gift on the next cocktail crawl

Tickets for the event are $35 (early bird) and $45 (regular).  Find out more and purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/yaletown-cocktail-crawl-tickets-43292357607

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