Fraiche Wednesday Wine Series

Comments 108 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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!

108 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Karen HannaWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:16pm PDT

    I would love to take a friend to Fraiche!

  2. Vanessa LeeWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:25pm PDT

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

  3. MarlisWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:30pm PDT

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

  4. TracyWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:31pm PDT

    champagne and brie cheese!

  5. CandiceWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:33pm PDT

    Ice wine & a rich chocolate dessert…Mmmmm

  6. Lizzie AshfordWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:33pm PDT

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

  7. CandiceWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:34pm PDT

    Ice wine and chocolate dessert

  8. NicTWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:40pm PDT

    Sauvignon Blanc and bleu cheese!

  9. Judy Bishop – The Travelling Eye photographyWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:45pm PDT

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

  10. Gladys TsangWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:45pm PDT

    Reisling with brie.

  11. nance428Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:49pm PDT

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

  12. Dave604Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:50pm PDT

    sea bass with reisling.

  13. ChelleWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:50pm PDT

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

  14. Michael KwanWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 5:05pm PDT

    Merlot and filet.

  15. Paula HWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 5:13pm PDT

    A bottle of Pinot Gris with prosciutto and provolone cheese.

  16. KodyWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 5:25pm PDT

    Anything spicy and a super minerally Riesling…

  17. KathyWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 5:44pm PDT

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

  18. ShawnWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 5:45pm PDT

    Malbec and spicy ribs. Yumm!

  19. Siobhan S.Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 5:51pm PDT

    Merlot and Spaghetti in a Meaty Tomato Sauce

  20. JessicaWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 6:05pm PDT

    Chianti and thin crust pizza!

  21. RitaWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 6:11pm PDT

    A rich Merlot with a big slab of grilled meat.

  22. LindaWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 6:46pm PDT

    Cider, bangers and mash.

  23. KatieWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 6:50pm PDT

    Sauvignon Blanc and cheese plate

  24. S.FieldWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 6:59pm PDT

    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. CliffWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 7:20pm PDT

    Port and cheese

  26. BrendaWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 7:20pm PDT

    Riesling and Asian food

  27. melissa zilkieWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 7:46pm PDT

    Pavlova with any spicy wine.

  28. jeffWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 7:56pm PDT

    Riesling with Mediterranean chicken

  29. mariaWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 7:58pm PDT

    Joie Noble Blend and Baked Brie

  30. KennyWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 7:59pm PDT

    Gewürztraminer and any spicy thai dish

  31. CarmWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 8:00pm PDT

    Merlot with rare steak

  32. RebeccaWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 8:23pm PDT

    Chardonnay and halibut

  33. KevinWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 8:43pm PDT

    Pinot Noir and grilled chicken with vegetable sides

  34. Sherry FWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 9:31pm PDT

    lobster & Chardonnay

  35. AnnieWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 9:51pm PDT

    Medium rare ribeye with rose

  36. richard wWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 10:17pm PDT

    pino and oysters!

  37. JaimeThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 7:43am PDT

    Syrah with Lamb yum!!

  38. NancyThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 8:27am PDT

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

  39. ErinThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 8:28am PDT

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

  40. StaceyThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 8:41am PDT

    Prosecco and sushi

  41. JamesThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 8:46am PDT

    A Gewurztraminer with something spicy!

  42. Stephanie SThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 8:46am PDT

    Pino Grigio with a Halibut steak!

  43. janeThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 8:50am PDT

    Moscato & ny cheesecake

  44. KateThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 8:56am PDT

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

  45. VINCEThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 9:18am PDT

    Sharp cheeses and rich italian wines!

  46. PatThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 9:26am PDT

    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. chrissyThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 9:37am PDT

    Sav. Blanc and Brie!

  48. ScottThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 9:49am PDT

    Blue Mountain Gamay Noir and rack of lamb.

  49. BernadetteThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 10:11am PDT

    Australian Chardonnay with grapes and cheese

  50. PhyThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 10:20am PDT

    Sauvignon blanc and white fish

  51. maryThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 10:33am PDT

    Chardonnay with salmon

  52. SanazThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 10:37am PDT

    Chocolate Ganache and Merlot

  53. ValThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 11:52am PDT

    Beef and Cabernet Sauvignon

  54. StephanieThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 12:49pm PDT

    Lamb and Cabernet Sauvignon

  55. Cam TelfordThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 1:11pm PDT

    Port and Stilton!

  56. KristynThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 2:31pm PDT

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

  57. JennThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 2:55pm PDT

    sirloin and cab franc

  58. ShawnThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 3:23pm PDT

    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. SamanthaThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 3:26pm PDT

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

  60. Tanuki86Thursday, May 10th, 2012 — 4:10pm PDT

    Stilton cheese and port.

  61. NicolaThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 5:03pm PDT

    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 KSThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 5:45pm PDT

    Syrah and chocolate of course!

  63. LyndseyThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 7:36pm PDT

    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. SusanThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 9:21pm PDT

    A hot veggie curry with a fruity white wine.

  65. Gary TFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 9:30am PDT

    Mediterranean chicken with Pinot Gris

  66. CyndiFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 9:39am PDT

    I’d probably go with something like Reisling with brie

  67. AnnaFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 9:59am PDT

    A Pinot Noir with a Mediteranean chicken

  68. allysonFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:38am PDT

    Reisling with brie

  69. CGFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:48am PDT

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

  70. TeresaFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 11:11am PDT

    Yellow Tail Chardonnay

  71. jeanieFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 11:35am PDT

    a good pinot grigio and seafood! de-lish!

  72. MichelleFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 2:49pm PDT

    Pinot Gris and Saltspring Island goat cheese

  73. JanFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 3:10pm PDT

    cheese and a full bodied red

  74. GeraldFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 3:10pm PDT

    Lamb shank with Shiraz is my favourite combo.

  75. ReenFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 3:50pm PDT

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

  76. SummerFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 3:55pm PDT

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

  77. Michelle W.Friday, May 11th, 2012 — 4:16pm PDT

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

  78. bucks14Saturday, May 12th, 2012 — 4:37pm PDT

    Merlot and filet.

  79. Emily HSaturday, May 12th, 2012 — 4:38pm PDT

    Steak and pinot gris

  80. KiranSaturday, May 12th, 2012 — 7:19pm PDT

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

  81. DanSaturday, May 12th, 2012 — 10:17pm PDT

    Pinot Noir with Steak

  82. LoriSaturday, May 12th, 2012 — 10:18pm PDT

    Shiraz with just about anything! LOL!

  83. EvanSaturday, May 12th, 2012 — 10:49pm PDT

    Salmon / Chardonnay combo.

  84. MarySunday, May 13th, 2012 — 5:03pm PDT

    Riesling with Mediterranean chicken! YUM.

  85. MarthaSunday, May 13th, 2012 — 9:06pm PDT

    Errazuriz carmenere with porcini crusted filet. Yum!

  86. CliffMonday, May 14th, 2012 — 2:36am PDT

    lobster/seafood and Chardonnay

  87. EileenMonday, May 14th, 2012 — 8:01am PDT

    Smoked salmon with a dry Chablis or Riesling.

  88. RubyMonday, May 14th, 2012 — 8:51am PDT

    Cheese and Crackers with Shiraz

  89. Shannon MacMonday, May 14th, 2012 — 10:05am PDT

    Halibut with a Pinot Grigio

  90. AnneMonday, May 14th, 2012 — 10:24am PDT

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

  91. DeidreMonday, May 14th, 2012 — 10:58am PDT

    Pino Grigio with grilled chicken and salad!

  92. Leah PiraniMonday, May 14th, 2012 — 11:59am PDT

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

  93. StevenMonday, May 14th, 2012 — 12:21pm PDT

    Ice wine and Charcuterie meats!!

  94. lindaMonday, May 14th, 2012 — 12:34pm PDT

    cheese and red wine.

  95. NicoleMonday, May 14th, 2012 — 2:10pm PDT

    Shiraz and dark chocolate!

  96. SarahMonday, May 14th, 2012 — 2:41pm PDT

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

  97. lorMonday, May 14th, 2012 — 7:48pm PDT

    A nice bold Shiraz with dark chocolate cake. mmmmmm

  98. shelaineTuesday, May 15th, 2012 — 9:54am PDT

    a riesling and charcuterie and cheeses!

  99. OliviaTuesday, May 15th, 2012 — 11:40am PDT

    Brie and a glass of malbec.

  100. Ian YTuesday, May 15th, 2012 — 12:42pm PDT

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

  101. GraceTuesday, May 15th, 2012 — 12:45pm PDT

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

  102. Ian YTuesday, May 15th, 2012 — 12:47pm PDT

    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. StevenTuesday, May 15th, 2012 — 12:48pm PDT

    ice wine with crabcakes!

  104. GigiTuesday, May 15th, 2012 — 8:04pm PDT

    White wine with cheese and grapes.

  105. ThomasTuesday, May 15th, 2012 — 8:26pm PDT

    Merlot and steak

  106. Samantha ClarkTuesday, May 15th, 2012 — 9:30pm PDT

    Hot Sauce, Tofu and Chardonnay

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