La Pentola Della Quercia: Veal Tongue Panini With Four Winds Brewing’s Saison

DSC_0082I recently made a decision to venture a little out of my comfort zone to find some sandwich and beer pairings at a few places that would be considered a bit more “Upscale” then my usual spots. This idea stemmed from both my own interest in what these establishments were doing as well as to see which ones were making an effort to offer more craft beer to their customers. One of the places I chose to check out was Yaletown’s La Pentola Della Quercia, located in the Opus Hotel. Continue reading

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The Blackbird Public House: Organic Chicken & Brie Sandwich With Donnelly Group/Granville Island Brewing Collaboration Altbier

IMG_8081I hadn’t been in to The Blackbird Public House until a couple of months back when I was there for the BC Brewers Guild and BC Distillers fundraising event. Right away I was super impressed with the room and quickly became interested in what their menu had to offer. I chatted at the bar with Donnelly Group’s Excecutive Bartender/Brand Ambassador and super nice dude Jay Jones about coming back again soon for a sandwich and a beer. It wasn’t long after this meeting that I was flicking through photos Instagram and saw Jay post a pic of a new menu item at The Blackbird, The Organic Chicken & Brie sandwich. I messaged him right away to say I was coming in! Continue reading