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Fraiche Wednesday Wine Series

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:08pm PDT
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Fraîche Restaurant in West Vancouver presents a Wednesday Wine Series and their next event will feature a 5-course meal and the wines of the Okanagan’s own Okanagan Crush Pad.

Michael Bartier Trudel Photo Credit
Winemaker Michael Bartier Photo credit: Trudel Photo.

Fraîche recently won gold at the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards and Chef Alvarez is known for using local ingredients with his West Coast inspired dishes. The evening plans to be just as informative as it will be delicious with Chef Alvarez showcasing warm weather cooking and grilling techniques for the guests.

Haywire’s Master Winemaker Michael Bartier will be on hand to discuss the wines pairings. Each course will be matched up with a wine from Haywire Winery and Bartier Scholefield Wineries, which are a part of Okanagan Crush Pad.

A few tickets are still available for $95 (tax and gratuity not included) and include the opportunity to win a case of Okanagan Crush Pad wines. Reservations can be made by calling (604) 925-7595.

The event will take place next Wednesday, May 16, 2012 starting at 6:30pm at Fraîche Restaurant, 2240 Chippendale Road, West Vancouver. It would be a great date night or belated treat for Mother’s Day.

I have a pair of tickets to give away to a reader as well, thanks to Fraîche, Haywire, and Okanagan Crush Pad. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming your favourite wine/food pairing (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win tickets to @FraicheWV’s @OKCrushPad Wine Wednesday dinner from @Miss604

You must be 19 years of age or older to enter to win. Please enjoy responsibly and plan a safe ride home. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

Update The winner is nance428!

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  1. Karen Hanna says:

    I would love to take a friend to Fraiche!

  2. Vanessa Lee says:

    My favourite pairing: a platter of smoked meats with a glass of German Spatlese Riesling!

  3. Marlis says:

    My favourite pairing: a spicy Shiraz w/ baked brie with thai chili sauce and rainforest crackers!

  4. Tracy says:

    champagne and brie cheese!

  5. Candice says:

    Ice wine & a rich chocolate dessert…Mmmmm

  6. Lizzie Ashford says:

    A Pinot Noir with a grilled chicken burger and Quinoa salad!

  7. Candice says:

    Ice wine and chocolate dessert

  8. NicT says:

    Sauvignon Blanc and bleu cheese!

  9. Bartier & Scholefield (B&S) rose wine paired with halibut is my favourite. Seriously !

  10. Gladys Tsang says:

    Reisling with brie.

  11. nance428 says:

    foie gras with vino (Château Gaudrelle Sec Tendre Vouvray 2009)

  12. Dave604 says:

    sea bass with reisling.

  13. Chelle says:

    Last week I was enjoying a lovely Pinot Noir from Arrowleaf Cellars with a homemade pasta primavera. Amazing.

  14. Michael Kwan says:

    Merlot and filet.

  15. Paula H says:

    A bottle of Pinot Gris with prosciutto and provolone cheese.

  16. Kody says:

    Anything spicy and a super minerally Riesling…

  17. Kathy says:

    Blue Mountain Pinot Gris with a cheese plate would be divine! Mmmmm…

  18. Shawn says:

    Malbec and spicy ribs. Yumm!

  19. Siobhan S. says:

    Merlot and Spaghetti in a Meaty Tomato Sauce

  20. Jessica says:

    Chianti and thin crust pizza!

  21. Rita says:

    A rich Merlot with a big slab of grilled meat.

  22. Linda says:

    Cider, bangers and mash.

  23. Katie says:

    Sauvignon Blanc and cheese plate

  24. S.Field says:

    Now the weather is improving I start thinking of garden/patio meals: A rare grilled tuna crusted with paprika, cumin and garlic with a vinho verde

  25. Cliff says:

    Port and cheese

  26. Brenda says:

    Riesling and Asian food

  27. melissa zilkie says:

    Pavlova with any spicy wine.

  28. jeff says:

    Riesling with Mediterranean chicken

  29. maria says:

    Joie Noble Blend and Baked Brie

  30. Kenny says:

    Gewürztraminer and any spicy thai dish

  31. Carm says:

    Merlot with rare steak

  32. Rebecca says:

    Chardonnay and halibut

  33. Kevin says:

    Pinot Noir and grilled chicken with vegetable sides

  34. Sherry F says:

    lobster & Chardonnay

  35. Annie says:

    Medium rare ribeye with rose

  36. richard w says:

    pino and oysters!

  37. Jaime says:

    Syrah with Lamb yum!!

  38. Nancy says:

    Crisp pinot gris with BC spot prawns…. deelish!!

  39. Erin says:

    Either Gewurztraminer & curry or a barolo with big, meaty pasta.

  40. Stacey says:

    Prosecco and sushi

  41. James says:

    A Gewurztraminer with something spicy!

  42. Stephanie S says:

    Pino Grigio with a Halibut steak!

  43. jane says:

    Moscato & ny cheesecake

  44. Kate says:

    A big bad cabernet with a fresh-from-the-grill steak!

  45. VINCE says:

    Sharp cheeses and rich italian wines!

  46. Pat says:

    Huge fan of Okanagan wines. Fraiche has best view of the city. Would be awesome to experience this event! Grilled lamb chops and a bold cabernet.

  47. chrissy says:

    Sav. Blanc and Brie!

  48. Scott says:

    Blue Mountain Gamay Noir and rack of lamb.

  49. Bernadette says:

    Australian Chardonnay with grapes and cheese

  50. Phy says:

    Sauvignon blanc and white fish

  51. mary says:

    Chardonnay with salmon

  52. Sanaz says:

    Chocolate Ganache and Merlot

  53. Val says:

    Beef and Cabernet Sauvignon

  54. Stephanie says:

    Lamb and Cabernet Sauvignon

  55. Cam Telford says:

    Port and Stilton!

  56. Kristyn says:

    Any full bodied red with a delish selection of cheese and fruit 🙂

  57. Jenn says:

    sirloin and cab franc

  58. Shawn says:

    Favourite wine pairings… too many to think of!

    But those with fond memories include:

    Italian pasta with a nice Merlot.

    I am a sucker for Gewürztraminer… which I love with a cheese platter or Seafood.

  59. Samantha says:

    Pinot Gris and an Alfredo pasta with Parmesan cheese! Yum!

  60. Tanuki86 says:

    Stilton cheese and port.

  61. Nicola says:

    As the summer is almost upon us I would say I am most looking forward to sitting on my patio and drinking a gorgeous sauvignon blanc paired with scallops with a grapefruit and onion salad. Light, refreshing and delicious (and I am just talking about the wine – lol!)

  62. Cindy KS says:

    Syrah and chocolate of course!

  63. Lyndsey says:

    Pinot Noir with a nice rare steak, or a pinot gris with BC spot prawns… mmm so many!! A sauvignon blanc with fresh Malpque Bay Oysters!!!!

  64. Susan says:

    A hot veggie curry with a fruity white wine.

  65. Gary T says:

    Mediterranean chicken with Pinot Gris

  66. Cyndi says:

    I’d probably go with something like Reisling with brie

  67. Anna says:

    A Pinot Noir with a Mediteranean chicken

  68. allyson says:

    Reisling with brie

  69. CG says:

    a crisp, chilled white with a succulent piece of BC fish!

  70. Teresa says:

    Yellow Tail Chardonnay

  71. jeanie says:

    a good pinot grigio and seafood! de-lish!

  72. Michelle says:

    Pinot Gris and Saltspring Island goat cheese

  73. Jan says:

    cheese and a full bodied red

  74. Gerald says:

    Lamb shank with Shiraz is my favourite combo.

  75. Reen says:

    In the Summer I love to pair riesling with spicy Mexican food, or perhaps a Thai curry.

  76. Summer says:

    Wine and food and the right company… details aren’t important!

  77. Michelle W. says:

    White wine, spicy sweet coconut fish curry, and my best friends!

  78. bucks14 says:

    Merlot and filet.

  79. Emily H says:

    Steak and pinot gris

  80. Kiran says:

    Love some Pinot Grigio or Riesling with a nice grilled chicken or salmon dish!

  81. Dan says:

    Pinot Noir with Steak

  82. Lori says:

    Shiraz with just about anything! LOL!

  83. Evan says:

    Salmon / Chardonnay combo.

  84. Mary says:

    Riesling with Mediterranean chicken! YUM.

  85. Martha says:

    Errazuriz carmenere with porcini crusted filet. Yum!

  86. Cliff says:

    lobster/seafood and Chardonnay

  87. Eileen says:

    Smoked salmon with a dry Chablis or Riesling.

  88. Ruby says:

    Cheese and Crackers with Shiraz

  89. Shannon Mac says:

    Halibut with a Pinot Grigio

  90. Anne says:

    gewurztraminer with cheese and fruit plate in the sun with friends 🙂

  91. Deidre says:

    Pino Grigio with grilled chicken and salad!

  92. Leah Pirani says:

    Menage a Trois California Red with dark chocolate – (Lindt sea salt)!

  93. Steven says:

    Ice wine and Charcuterie meats!!

  94. linda says:

    cheese and red wine.

  95. Nicole says:

    Shiraz and dark chocolate!

  96. Sarah says:

    Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling and open face gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches using fresh sourdough bread and aged cheddar…. mmm…

  97. lor says:

    A nice bold Shiraz with dark chocolate cake. mmmmmm

  98. shelaine says:

    a riesling and charcuterie and cheeses!

  99. Olivia says:

    Brie and a glass of malbec.

  100. Ian Y says:

    I’d love to take my date for dinner there!!!!

  101. Grace says:

    I’ve heard soooo many great things of fraiche and would take this offer in a heartbeat haha

  102. Ian Y says:

    Whoops I forgot my wine pairing! I’m not exactly a huge wine drinker, but I’d probably pick a grilled lamb chop with bordeaux!

  103. Steven says:

    ice wine with crabcakes!

  104. Gigi says:

    White wine with cheese and grapes.

  105. Thomas says:

    Merlot and steak

  106. Hot Sauce, Tofu and Chardonnay

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