Boulevard Happy Hour Giveaway


Friday, March 27th, 2015 — 2:14pm PST
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“These are the best chicken wings I’ve ever had!” is not something I expected to exclaim during a romantic, candlelit anniversary dinner in the city’s best new fine dining restaurant, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar.

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Photo courtesy of Boulevard

John and I recently enjoyed an epic dining experience at Boulevard, and I use the word epic because a six course pairing menu, with impeccable service, starting with oysters and ending with coffee and hazelnut semi-freddo is worthy of the adjective.

Our night began with some bubbles to toast the occasion, 9 years of marriage and our first visit to this award-winning restaurant in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. We put ourselves in the hands of Executive Chef Alex Chen as multi-course meal was prepared for us along with a few special requests from John — the Iowa boy who has to try the pork on every menu.

Our fresh oysters were served with Taittinger Brut Réserve, and a delicious frothy Thai fish sauce along with chardonnay and pinot noir meunier options. Next came the Yellowfin Tuna Crudo, paired with a 2011 Verdejo from Bodegas Naia.

The crispy chicken wings were next. Crunchy, crackly, and smothered in sticky fish sauce caramel served with sambal chili and pickled vegetables. The texture was my favourite part, with such a loud crunch even though it wasn’t over battered. The succulent morsels of chicken soaked up the sweet and spicy flavours that were buoyed by the Sperling Vineyards 2013 pinot noir pairing. Delicious.

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Photo courtesy of Boulevard

Reeling from the party in my mouth caused by the chicken wings, we got down to business as two preparations of Boulevard’s popular entrees arrived at our table. Roasted sablefish with coconut rice, gai lan flan, beech mushrooms, shallot, and lemon grass vinaigrette paired with Laughing Stock’s 2013 Viognier was bright and aromatic.

John’s Snake River Farm pork chop made him smile with the accompanying daikon choucroute, confit carrot, bacon, caramelized apple, and mustard jus paired with a 2012 Zweigelt from Arrowleaf.

We honestly turned down another course at this point as we were getting so full and our taste buds were loaded with so many explosive flavours that they were dancing and waving a white flag, content and perfectly satiated. But we couldn’t miss out on dessert.

Affogato parfait with layers of coffee and hazelnut semi-freddo, mocha hot chocolate, vanilla ice cream with a glass of Château d’Orignac sent us from cloud nine to cloud ten.

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Photo courtesy of Boulevard

Although we haven’t been back yet for Boulevard Bar Manager Justin Taylor’s highly-praised cocktails, we definitely have plans for another date night there soon. The impeccable and professional service, the wide selection of wines, and the European ambiance with modern decor will make us regulars soon enough. That, and those chicken wings. They’ll keep me coming back for sure!

Boulevard Happy Hour

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar is giving guests a new reason to look forward to punching out at the end of the work day thanks to the restaurant’s new, seasonally-inspired additions to the lunch and dinner menus from Executive Chef Alex Chen, as well as Happy Hour drinks and small-plate specials available from 3:30pm to 5:30pm daily beginning Friday, March 27, 2015.

Justin Taylor’s new daily Happy Hour drink menu features

  • Russian Standard Moscow Mule, $5
  • Vodka, Gin and Bourbon Highballs, $5
  • Red Truck Ale, Lager and India Pale Ale by the bottle, $4
  • Granville Island Lager on tap, $5
  • Nichol Vineyard and Estate Winery Wine by the glass, $7

Chef Chen’s Happy Hour food menu offers a range of small-plate selections

  • Buck-a-shuck Oysters, $1 each
  • Octopus Ceviche with lime, cilantro, onion, tomato, chipotle tortilla chips, $10
  • Heirloom Beet Salad with hazelnut, frill lettuce, white balsamic, $9
  • Clam Chowder with smoked black cod, sawmill bay clam, potato, fennel pollen, $9
  • Crispy Chicken Wings with fish sauce caramel, sambal chili, pickled vegetables, $10
  • Crispy Stuffed Olives with anchovy, ricotta, spiced citrus aioli, $6

With all of this in mind, I am more than happy to announce an amazing giveaway from Boulevard to celebrate their new Happy Hour offerings.

Boulevard Happy Hour Giveaway

You can enter to win Boulevard Happy Hour for 8 People valued at $250! Here’s how:

  • Leave a comment naming a menu item you’d love to try (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win $250 for #BLVDHappyHour at @BLVDYvr from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/KTLTH

Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, April 3, 2015. Find Boulevard in the Sutton Place Hotel, located at 845 Burrard Street just off Robson. Follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more information about Happy Hour.

Update The winner is Janice!

Disclosure: Review
This is not a paid post. Views are my own. Our meal was compliments of Boulevard.

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161 comments

  1. Linda says:

    Wings!

  2. Dayna Wilson says:

    I’d love to try the octopus ceviche.

  3. Emily says:

    The Clam Chowder!

  4. Nadya says:

    as a vegetarian the menu items are limited for me but i love a good cocktail!

  5. Chin says:

    The clam chowder!

  6. Rachel says:

    Those chicken wings look really delicious, I would love to try them!

  7. jae says:

    Russian Standard Moscow Mule,

  8. jan says:

    a vodka highball please

  9. Gabriella Schmidt says:

    I have heard so much about the Russian Standard Moscow Mule and would love to try it.

  10. Michael Kwan says:

    Octopus Ceviche please.

  11. Don McQueen says:

    Clam Chowder with smoked black cod, sawmill bay clam, potato, fennel pollen

  12. Tim says:

    Chicken wings get in my belly!

  13. Amanda says:

    Mmm crispy chicken wings

  14. Brenda says:

    Clam Chowder with smoked black cod, sawmill bay clam, potato, fennel pollen

  15. bjh says:

    Beet salad and stuffed olives!

  16. Rebecca says:

    Vodka highball

  17. Nikki says:

    Octopus Ceviche

  18. Cliff says:

    Octopus ceviche

  19. Jasmine says:

    Love it

  20. Brenda says:

    Clam chowder

  21. Jasmine says:

    Love it <3 Clam chowder

  22. Christine W says:

    I can’t decide – either the beet salad or the clam chowder. Probably both!

  23. Bonnie Van Durme says:

    Absolutely chicken wings ! !

  24. Ella says:

    Definitely interested in the chicken wings that you described!

  25. Debra says:

    Chicken wings are my first pick!

  26. Diana says:

    I’d love to try the clam chowder!

  27. Sharon says:

    The octopus ceviche sounds delicious!

  28. Amanda says:

    They all sound great, but I am pretty basic so CHICKEN WINGS 🙂

  29. Brenda says:

    Crispy chicken wings. Yum!

  30. Tijana says:

    Heirloom beet salad sounds delicious!!!!

  31. Lorena Grande says:

    I and my Mediterranean boyfriend would love to start by trying your crispy stuffed olives!

  32. Kam says:

    I’d love to try the Korea galbi ‘dog’!!!

  33. Luke Miles says:

    I would love to try this awesome place!

  34. kay says:

    Raw oysters!

  35. Anita S says:

    Buck-a-shuck oysters

  36. Jen says:

    the octopus ceviche sounds amazing!!!

  37. Jeremy says:

    The clam chowder!

  38. Betty says:

    Clam Chowder with smoked black cod, sawmill bay clam, potato, fennel pollen…wowza…I love smoked black cod! Can’t wait!

  39. Jason says:

    Clam Chowder!

  40. Xochitl says:

    i would like to try the winds looks delicious !!!! Mmm

  41. Steve v. says:

    octopus ceviche

  42. Laura says:

    Anything crispy, like chicken wings!

  43. Erin says:

    Crispy Chicken Wings!

  44. Janet Kong says:

    Crispy Chicken Wings with fish sauce caramel, sambal chili, pickled vegetables

  45. Branka says:

    Clam Chowder

  46. angela griffin says:

    The Clam Chowder!

  47. Mike says:

    Crispy Chicken Wings

  48. Samantha says:

    Oysters!!!

  49. Kim Rees says:

    Crispy chicken wings because you decribed them so well, I would bring my team from work.

  50. Hilary says:

    wings!!

  51. Jeannie says:

    Crispy stuffed olives please

  52. Margaret Buttner says:

    The crispy stuffed olives sound amazing.

  53. maria says:

    The crispy chicken wings

  54. Rebecca says:

    I would love to try the chicken wings.

  55. lor says:

    Crispy Stuffed Olives – wow!

  56. Dee says:

    Heirloom Beet Salad, PLEASE!!!! 🙂

  57. Kristy says:

    Clam chowder.

  58. Lori M says:

    Would like to try the Clam Chowder with smoked black cod, sawmill bay clam, potato, fennel pollen!

  59. Darcy says:

    Crispy Chicken Wings with fish sauce caramel, sambal chili, pickled vegetables…sounds incredible!

  60. Jas says:

    The seafood tower and sablefish sound delicious!

  61. Deb says:

    •Crispy Chicken Wings with fish sauce caramel, sambal chili, pickled vegetables

  62. Raihan says:

    The octopus ceviche sounds amazing!

  63. Bryan says:

    octopus ceviche!

  64. T says:

    buck-a-shuck oysters!!! Wings!!! Mmmm. How do you choose?!

  65. Rain says:

    roasted sablefish 🙂

  66. Tracy says:

    The wings sound pretty interesting!

  67. A.J. says:

    The octopus ceviche sounds great!

  68. Kim says:

    The Crispy Chicken Wings sound tasty.

  69. Caitlin says:

    The chicken wings of course!

  70. Sherry Fraser says:

    the crispy chicken wings sound interesting

  71. ricky says:

    clam chowder is delicious

  72. Renfrew says:

    Stuffed olives.

  73. Helen says:

    Octopus Ceviche

  74. tim says:

    i’d love to try those wings!

  75. Alex dang says:

    The clam chowder with black cod sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try all the HH menu items.

  76. Samantha says:

    I’d love to try Octopus Ceviche!

  77. Cal says:

    Sablefish

  78. Luc says:

    Crispy chicken wings

  79. Aimee says:

    chicken wings

  80. Lucie B says:

    Hard choice, but I’d go with the squash risotto.

  81. Barb W says:

    Crispy stuffed olives!

  82. Sabrina says:

    Would love to try those oysters!

  83. Trish Huston says:

    Heirloom beet salad!

  84. Luisa Ramirez says:

    Octopus Ceviche!!! sounds yumi!

  85. Cristina L. says:

    Beet Salad! Sounds Delish!

  86. Leah T. says:

    I want to try that sablefish, but if it has to be a happy hour item, then the octopus ceviche, naturally.

  87. Mary says:

    Clam Chowder with smoked black cod, sawmill bay clam, potato, fennel pollen

  88. meredith says:

    The clam chowder sounds amazing!

  89. Rachel says:

    I would love to try these chicken wings. Looks like an amazing spot!

  90. Alex says:

    Wings are always good

  91. Emilia says:

    The Crispy stuffed olives with anchovy ricotta spiced citrus aioli

  92. Gary says:

    Crispy chicken wings

  93. Monique says:

    Octopus Ceviche with lime, cilantro, onion, tomato, chipotle tortilla chips

  94. Angela says:

    SOUP SOUP SOUP. Clam chowder please!

  95. Stephanie says:

    Crispy Chicken Wings with fish sauce caramel, sambal chili, pickled vegetables. After reading your description I definetly want to try those.

  96. jessica eapen says:

    Octopus Ceviche sounds great!

  97. Gabrielle D. says:

    Octopus Ceviche with lime, cilantro, onion, tomato, chipotle tortilla chips…. nibbly heaven!

  98. Wally says:

    Buck-a-shuck Oysters

  99. Ariel C says:

    I’d love to try the octopus ceviche!

  100. Selina says:

    Octopus ceviche yum!!

  101. Winnie W says:

    Chicken wings!

  102. Denise says:

    I would love to try the crispy chicken wings

  103. Sarah M says:

    I’d love to try some Octopus ceviche!

  104. Jen S says:

    Octopus ceviche. That sounds so good

  105. Kathleen R says:

    Crispy Chicken Wings

  106. Albert says:

    Clam Chowder here!

  107. Lanny says:

    Oysters for me. Yum.

  108. Bruce Turnbull says:

    Octopus ceviche!

  109. Lindsay says:

    Chicken wings!

  110. Shirley says:

    Clam Chowder with smoked black cod, sawmill bay clam, potato, fennel pollen

  111. Kathleen says:

    oysters!

  112. Calum Miller says:

    Vodka, Gin and Bourbon Highballs!! What a great graduation treat this would be.

  113. nancy says:

    fish sauce chicken wings!!

  114. Natalie says:

    mmm, the Heirloom Beet Salad with hazelnut, frill lettuce, and white balsamic

  115. Elizabeth B says:

    I would love to try the Crispy Stuffed Olives with anchovy, ricotta, spiced citrus aioli

  116. Anne B says:

    Definetly the crispy olives!

  117. Amanda says:

    I would like to try the octopus ceviche. Sounds amazing!

  118. Mike Robertson says:

    Oysters!

  119. Michelle W says:

    I would love to try the Crispy Chicken Wings with fish sauce caramel, sambal chili, and pickled vegetables. It sounds delish!

  120. Christina says:

    Octopus Chevice sounds delicious & crispy olives, yes please!

  121. brandon forsyth says:

    The clam chowder

  122. michelle tremblett says:

    It all looks delicious ! I would love to try the •Crispy Chicken Wings with fish sauce caramel, sambal chili, pickled vegetables 🙂 Their prices actually look very reasonable for such a beautiful establishment !

  123. Arjun Rudra says:

    Octopus Ceviche with lime, cilantro, onion, tomato, chipotle tortilla chip

  124. Chad Nehring says:

    Crispy chicken wings feerrrrr suuure

  125. jeanie says:

    i’d love to try the octopus ceviche =D

  126. Sharon says:

    Crispy Chicken Wings!

  127. Mag says:

    Oysters!

  128. Candice says:

    The Heirloom Beet Salad!

  129. Lindsay Simmons says:

    Stuffed Olives

  130. Eileen says:

    I’d like to try their Octopus Ceviche

  131. BG says:

    Octopus Ceviche

  132. Rachael says:

    The crispy olives look amazing!

  133. evo says:

    i want to try the chicken wings

  134. Pierre says:

    Crispy Stuffed Olives with anchovy, ricotta, spiced citrus aioli, $6

  135. Alix says:

    Octopus ceviche

  136. Maya says:

    Stuffed olives!

  137. Janet says:

    I would love to try the Crispy Chicken Wings!!

  138. diana says:

    beet salad and their amazing cocktails!

  139. Trevor says:

    was just there and the heirloom beet salad was unbelievable!! Curious to try the octopus ceviche next time I’m in.

  140. Jeff S says:

    The chicken wings sound so tasty!

  141. Sophia says:

    I can’t wait to try their oysters!!!

  142. Tracy says:

    i’d love to try the wings!

  143. catherine says:

    Ceviche!

  144. Vicky says:

    Stuffed olives

  145. Frances says:

    Wings

  146. dee says:

    Crispy stuffed olives!

  147. Jacq says:

    Crispy stuffed olives, and the beet salad!

  148. Nikki says:

    Crispy stuffed olives

  149. kelly says:

    Octopus Ceviche with lime, cilantro, onion, tomato, chipotle tortilla chips,!

  150. Tiffany says:

    The seafood tower sounds amazing!

  151. Marguerite says:

    OMG – Clam chowder with smoked black cod, sounds absolutely delicious.

  152. Alicia says:

    Mmm… Oysters.

  153. Donald says:

    Octopus Ceviche with lime, cilantro, onion, tomato, chipotle tortilla chips sounds good!

  154. Alison says:

    i would love to try the beet salad!

  155. Am says:

    Octopus ceviche and oysters for me, please!

  156. Rachel says:

    crispy chicken wings please!

  157. Janice says:

    Crispy Stuffed Olives with anchovy, ricotta, spiced citrus aioli – this looks amazing!

  158. Babs says:

    A plate of those oysters and a cocktail!

  159. shannon says:

    Oysters

  160. Wen says:

    Clam Chowder with smoked black cod, sawmill bay clam, potato, fennel pollen,

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