Photos – Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival launch Feb 27 2012
– photos by Robyn Hanson
The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival officially kicked off yesterday, Feb 27, with a launch party at Joey One Bentall. Sample wines included two Cabernet Sauvignons, including Trim from the Napa Valley, as well as a Chilean Carmenere. Joey Restaurants’ Executive Chef Chris Mills oversaw the Chilean-style bite-size morsels, which included Baja fish tacos, calamari fritto and chickpea frites. Raising a toast midway through the proceedings, VPIWF executive director Harry Hertscheg made note of the 30,000 bottles of wine that will be opened over the next week (the festival runs until March 4).
For more event and ticket info visit the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival website.
From the 34th VPIWF kick-off menu:
Nino Franco “Rustico” Prosecco, Italy
Vina Leyda Sauvignon Blanc, Chile
Errazuris CarmenÃ¨re, Chile
Xanadu “Next of Kin” Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Australia
Trim Cabernet Sauvignon, California
Tenuta Castiglioni, Tuscany
Chimichurri Prawn Flatbread
Baja Fish Tacos
Chickpea Frites with Romesco Sauce
Pulled Pork Arepas with Chilean Rice
Molten Lava Chocolate Souffle