“Beach to Bone”: the last word
With Craft Beer Week beginning today, beer is now the official drink of the city for the next nine days. And with the emergence of the sun this past week, the scene is set for sampling the best of the region’s beer and local eats. Bring it!
So for my last post on this subject I’ll keep things pretty straightforward. First order of business: the brewmaster. I had to hold off on calling this a brewmasters dinner, because I didn’t want to lie to you good folks. Beach to bone has been a good working title, as it conveys the trip from Victoria to Vancouver, physically, from the beach of the west coast to the bones of Vancouver’s Gastown. Metaphorically, the four course journey from oysters, to organically farmed chicken, to bone marrow gremolata.
Driftwood’s ‘wizard of wort’ Jason Meyer is a busy man, as is everyone there (as you’d expect from such an amazing, award winning, in-demand, small craft brewery). His Vancouver schedule for VCBW will likely only be for a couple of days on the final weekend; so we’ll have to have an amazing time without him, take lots of photo’s, and flood his inbox so he’ll have second thoughts about skipping out next year. (I’m kidding, I’d like to keep his respect for a little longer)
Second tidbit for the final post is just a little something about dessert. Everyone I’ve talked to about any experience they’ve had with Tire d’érable has excited me for my first. If you’ve like me and never even heard of it, look it up. No, don’t. Just buy a ticket and come for dinner in anticipation of a whimsical finale that will somehow still manage to steal the show. Even after what promises to be a show-stopping dinner.
And there are still a few tickets left…
I can’t wait for Tuesday!