Archive for June, 2012

Five course paired menu pairs classic Greek dishes with traditional drinks and wines

Greek Day is one of Vancouver’s great summer celebrations–wandering past the dancers on Broadway on a summer day is one of the rites of passage to becoming a full-fledged Vancouverite. This year, we turned Two Chefs and a Table‘s resident Greek chef Christine loose on a menu to help us celebrate Greek Day in our own delicious way.

The menu she created lean heavily on classic Greek fare like Rabbit, Kalamari, traditional Loukaniko sausage and are paired with Greek Wines and traditional drinks like Retsina, Lemonada and a Mextaxa-based cocktail. At only $75 for all five courses including drinks, even the banks would approve!

The five-course menu is being launched on Wednesday, June 20th and will be served each evening through Friday. Call 778-233-1303 to reserve your table. Two Chefs and a Table can be found in Railtown at 305 Alexander Street and online at www.twochefsandatable.com.

Two Chefs and a Table Greek Feast Menu


Amuse: Traditional Loukaniko sausage w/fresh herb salad


First Course: Smoked Feta and Village Salad–tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, Greek oregano

Paired w/ Greek Lemonada – Ouzo, fresh lemon juice, tonic
Second Course: Stuffed Kalamari and Grape Leaf–golden raisins, capers, dill, egg-lemon sauce
Paired w/ Boutari Santorini (White)

Third Course: Grilled Octopus with Tzaziki & fried chickpeas
Paired w/ Kourtaki Retsina
Entrée: Braised Rabbit w/ Haloumi & Ouzo Phyllo Parcel–fennel, ciopollini onion, fig & red wine reduction

Grilled Halibut and herbed Orzo w/green beans, house-made myzithra cheese, green leek sauce
Paired w/ Boutari Grand Reserve 2004
Dessert:  Halva and honeycomb-toasted semolina, almonds and sesame, Greek yogurt

Paired w/ Greek Lady Maramalade: Metaxa, lemon, fig syrup, egg white


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Who can argue with steaks on Father’s Day?

Unlike Mother’s Day which has the well-established Brunch tradition to fall back on, Father’s Day doesn’t really have a set tradition to guide sons and daughters when planning for the big day. In our experience Dads like things like meat, grilling and luckily for you, Big Lou’s Butcher Shop has plenty of great ideas to create your own tasty Father’s Day tradition.

Of course, the pinnacle of cooking with Dad is the BBQ and Big Lou’s Butcher Shop offers a great range of dry-aged Beef cuts including grass-fed Pemberton Meadows and Alberta AAA cuts, all perfect for the grill where Dad will no doubt demand the spatula to show you how it’s supposed to be done.

Big Lou’s also offers many low-prep feast options including our popular new Red Truck Smoked Ribs, slow-cooked in our smoker with housemade Red Truck Beer BBQ sauce for an easy BBQ feast at home. We can also dress racks of lamb and other restaurant substitute items to make you look like a kitchen star without spending a day in the kitchen.

The grilling options don’t stop at the traditional ribs and steaks, as we also carry a wide range of fresh local lamb along with a variety of housemade sausages and burgers perfect for a family feast.

Call or visit us soon to get your Father’s Day plan in motion. Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is located in Railtown at 269 Powell Street and on the web at www.biglousbutchershop.com.

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