Beat the dog days of summer at AnnaLena with the newly introduced happy hour daily from 5pm to 6pm – a curated selection of hand made cocktails, beers and wines. Happy hour is an appetizing way to try AnnaLena’s world class cocktail program, led by Bar Manager Kevin Brownleee, […]
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La Glace, je t’aime. What started as casual flirtation with a charming little ice cream cart has blossomed into serious dessert love as Vancouver hearts melt over the city’s newest ice cream parlour and salon de thé. “All things are better when shared with someone cherished” is the La Glace mantra that adorns the front window in gold lettering. It captures the ethos at the heart of pastry chef Mark Tagulao’s now-realized dream of opening a space in which friends, family, and loved ones could relish in sweet fairytale indulgence. La Glace officially opens today, scooping up French-style ice cream in the heart of Vancouver’s West Side.
“I’ve been making ice cream since I was a little kid,” says Tagulao, founder and culinary director of La Glace. “Ice cream is connected to every childhood celebration that I can remember.”
La Glace ice cream is rich and luxurious, made in the French method with cream, egg yolks, and sugar using minimal aeration. Time-honoured flavours such as Ganache made with dark Valrhona chocolate and Crème de la Crème infused with fragrant vanilla bean are mainstays, while tempting limited-time offerings may include Bananes Foster (roasted banana rum cream, toffee, and cinnamon); Matcha Noir (green tea with a black sesame swirl); and Café à la Lavande (coffee with a hint of lavender). Tagulao focused on creating this same creamy texture when developing the three vegan flavours made with house-made cashew milk or coconut milk: Chocolat à la Menthe (mint cream and dark chocolate flecks); Chocohuète (peanut butter and dark chocolate; and Coco Pandan (pandan-infused coconut cream). Visitors delight in choosing decadent in-house pastry and confection toppings for their personalized creations served in cups or cones.
Scoops are priced at $5.50 for one, $7.50 for two, and $8.50 for three. Upgrade from a standard wafer cone to a house-made waffle cone based on Tagulao’s family recipe for $1.50.
La Glace Ice Cream is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm and is centrally located at 2785 West 16th Avenue.
About La Glace Ice Cream: All things are better shared with someone cherished – La Glace Artisanal Ice Cream is meticulously handcrafted in the French method by Vancouver pastry chef Mark Tagulao. Each detail of the parlour and salon de thé was thoughtfully designed with the hope of connecting people with one other. La Glace offers scoops of sorbet along with dairy and vegan ice cream in a cup or cone; parfaits with seasonal and gourmet toppings; and artisanal pastry pairings including cookies, macarons, and profiteroles. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm, La Glace is located in the heart of the West Side at 2785 West 16th Avenue (16th and Macdonald—where Point Grey meets Kitsilano and Arbutus Ridge).
La Glace Ice Cream
Cuisine: Ice Cream, Dessert
2785 W 16th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 4W7
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From locally caught wild BC sockeye salmon and smoked wild BC coho, to west-coast octopus and Pacific hand-line-caught yellowfin tuna, FISHbar features an array of Ocean Wise sashimi grade seafood. Premium additions include shoyu ikura, smoked uni (available in the fall), and herring roe on kelp, all signature F.I.S.H. products.
“Over the past year or so, we noticed that our patrons have been looking for more ready-to-eat and customizable to-go options,” explains Jenice Yu, owner of Fresh Ideas Start Here. “Our new FISHbar really allows anyone to personalize their own protein-filled seafood ‘bowl’, almost like a build-your-own poke bar. However, it’s definitely much more than that. It’s a great option for lunch, for a snack, or even for a light dinner. And the whole process is quick and easy.”
Customers can also choose from a variety of daily-made items, such as stuffed inari pockets and a variety of hand-pressed onigiri, along with popular Japanese drinks.
FISHbar is open daily from 11:00 a.m. until closing. Prices start at $7 with introductory specials until July 31, 2017.
About Fresh Ideas Start Here:
Jenice Yu opened Fresh Ideas Start Here in 2008 with the goal of educating people about the bounty of fresh fish and seafood available in our local waters and directly sourced from local fishermen. F.I.S.H.’s South Burnaby and Vancouver Kitsilano locations carry sustainable Ocean Wise seafood along with their exclusive house Shmoked product line and gourmet ready-to-eat dishes. F.I.S.H. also proudly supplies seafood to some of the province’s top restaurants including Maenam, The Pear Tree Restaurant, Ask For Luigi, Bacchus Restaurant, L’Abattoir, and Royal Dinette.
Fresh Ideas Start Here’s (F.I.S.H.)
Cuisine: Seafood, Fish Bar, Market
MONDAY – FRIDAY 10AM – 7PM
WEEKEND 10AM – 6PM
STAT Holidays 11AM – 5PM
#180-7515 Market Xing, Burnaby, BC
2959 West Broadway,Vancouver, BC
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Summer Heats up with the Return of BETA5 Chocolates’ Summer Ice Cream Socials. With the arrival of summer comes the much anticipated, ‘Ice Cream Social’ season at BETA5. This year there is even more to enjoy, as the weekly Saturday socials are complemented by a series of pop-up ice cream socials hosted by friends of BETA5, in and around the city.
SATURDAY, ICE-CREAM SOCIALS:
Every Saturday until September 30 | 1pm to 5pm | 413 Industrial Ave, Vancouver
Enjoy a new sundae every week, hand-created by the talented BETA5 team. The fine dining background of the team is evident in this season’s slated ice cream sundae line-up: Mimosa, Green Tea Latte, S’more, Melon Fro-yo, Black Sesame & Grape, Apple Pie, Mint Chocolate Chip, Raspberry Earl Grey, Peach Cobbler and more. Their quirky sundae ideas, like Mango Bubble Tea, and masterful execution makes each and every ice cream social a taste expedition.
Not only are all the ice creams and toppings made in-house, each weekly sundae is crafted with special attention to flavour, contrasting textures, and nostalgia. For example, the delectable S’more sundae is made up of a 66% dark chocolate ice cream (created with the custom BETA5-Valrhona chocolate), a ceylon cinnamon ice cream, graham cracker macaron – filled with a burnt cinnamon ganache, and toasted house-made marshmallows. BETA5 sundaes are an out-of-this-world taste experience offering an elevated take on your most deeply held ice cream sundae memory.
WEEKLY INSTAGRAM CONTEST:
BETA5 is bringing back their “weekly repost” Instagram contest.
To enter snap a picture at a weekly ice cream social and post to Instagram by the following Thursday, tagged with #beta5icecreamsocial (or DM direct to BETA5Chocolates). Weekly winners will be announced every Friday and will receive a $25 gift card and the chance to win the end-of-the-season grand prize.
The last ice cream social will be held on September 30th and the flavour of the last sundae will be chosen by the grand prize winner of the summer-long contest. This is fan-driven ice cream at its finest, and a chance for the loyal weekly ice cream followers to get one more taste of one of the season’s top sundaes.
POP-UP ICE CREAM SOCIALS
BETA5 invites ice cream devotees to incorporate ‘ice cream socials’ into their weekend adventures as they set up”pop-up” ice cream socials at different spots in the lower mainland. Here’s the scoop on two.
BETA 5 Chocolates
Cuisine: Chocolate, Desserts, Ice Cream
Tue 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wed 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thu 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Fri 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
413 Industrial Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 2P3
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