In France, La Table Commune (the communal table) invites strangers to eat and drink together. We believe this tradition is the best way to experience new flavours. We are excited to announce a new series of tastings, workshops and seminars around our “table commune” in the Cambie Street store. These events will provide us with the opportunity to share our experiences, knowledge and passion for fine wines and ales. Plus, it’s a great time and a chance to be introduced to new bottles and new friends. Join us at one of the events below to taste some amazing wines and ales in a unpretentious atmosphere around the “table commune” (and learn a little along the way).
The Art of Sake.
Join us for a fabulous evening at La Table commune to experience and learn more about Sake with well known local Restauranteur and Sake Sommelier - Iori Kataoka.
A little about Iori:
Iori Kataoka was born in Osaka Japan and came to Canada in 1988. Iori has been in the restaurant industry for over 20 years, and currently owns Shuraku Sake Bar + Bistro and Zest Japanese Cuisine.
Her interests in sake grew at her young age after finding out her great grandfather was a sake maker in Kochi prefecture. She now holds Certified Advanced Sake Professional (ASP) certification from Sake Education Council (SEC) and Kikisake-shi (Sake Sommelier) Certification from Sake Service Institution, FBO. Iori delights in pairing the perfect sake for her guests with the innovative dishes created by her chefs at her restaurants. Her restaurant, Shuraku carries the largest sake list in Vancouver.
Taste various brands and styles of sake and learn what food pairings work the best with each. We'll provide you with information to take away as well as nibbles to go with the Sake!
This will be a fabulous night with our special guest Iori Kataoka!
Contact Juliana or Kevin for more information.
Tickets available in-store for $30 + tax per person.
Tickets are $30 + tax/fee per person and available at www.grapesforgood.ca
Grapes for Good has one purpose: Raise money for a good cause while having as much fun as possible.
This year enjoy tasting wine and beer from around the world while nibbling on fantastic food and meeting some great people. All while helping to support two great charities this year!
What is Grapes for Good?
Last year they raised money for the BC Cancer Foundation and with continued focus on cancer charities, they will be supporting two initiatives this year:
Renee Frappier is training for the Scotia Vancouver Half Marathon and raising funds to benefit of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Canada through Team in Training, the world’s largest endurance sports training program for charity. Renee joined Team in Training to raise funds for cancer research and to honour her daughter, Anika, who bravely endured two years' of chemotherapy treatment to beat Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, reclaim her childhood and grow into the beautiful, creative 8 year old she is today. For more information on the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program, visit www.teamintraining.org
Debbie Donnelly is a Vancouver mother and Grandmother who is commonly seen a local farmers markets helping families eat more healthfully by promoting whole foods. Debbie beat cancer once and enjoyed 9 cancer-free years before being diagnosed again in 2010. Debbie has lost one lung and has exhausted traditional treatment options, but she has not lost her spirit or her faith that she will conquer cancer once again. To support continued treatment, Grapes for Good will be contributing to Debbie’s fundraising.