Five food & dining events
To Market We Will Go
The Trout Lake Farmers Market kicks off the season this Saturday (May 16) in the parking lot of Trout Lake Community Centre (East 15th Avenue and Victoria Drive). The market will run every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until mid October. The Kitsilano, West End, and former Riley Park markets (the last has moved to Thornton Park, near the Main Street SkyTrain station) will open in June; see eatlocal.org for details.
Another Stella, Please
Following in the footsteps of Stella’s Tap and Tapas Bar on Commercial Drive, Stella’s on Cambie (3305 Cambie Street) has just opened. Like the original, the menu of the new Stella’s features a variety of moules frites, with 16 beers on tap, including four Belgian brews. It’s open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.
Ready, Set, Sedlak
The corner of Haro and Thurlow streets will see some celebrity chef action come July, when Anthony Sedlak’s Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe (850 Thurlow Street) is scheduled to open. North Vancouverite and TV chef Sedlak has paired with ex-Boneta owner André McGillivray and barman Steve Da Cruz for the venture, which will serve modern French bistro fare.
Beer With Anything
Here’s your chance to discover that beer tastes great with more than just burgers and wings. Visit Cru Restaurant (1459 West Broadway, 604-677-4111) on May 25, when drinks master Mark Taylor pairs a five-courser ($65) with all-natural beers from the Whistler Brewing Company. Matches run from oysters and Premium Export Lager to a chocolate-hazelnut brownie and espresso ice cream with Black Tusk Ale.
Wine Away Mondays
Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar (1138 Homer Street) is out to woo its Yaletown ’hood with some dandy Monday-night specials. Wine’s a steal—all bottles under $100 are 40 percent off—Stella and Kronenbourg are $4, late-night menu specials abound, and house DJs are spinning.