Boulevard Happy Hour Giveaway

Comments 161 by Rebecca Bollwitt
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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.

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.

BLVD_Menu_ChickenWings BLVD_Menu_Oysters
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.

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

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!

161 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. LindaFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 2:23pm PDT


  2. Dayna WilsonFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 2:42pm PDT

    I’d love to try the octopus ceviche.

  3. EmilyFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 2:42pm PDT

    The Clam Chowder!

  4. NadyaFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 2:51pm PDT

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

  5. ChinFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 3:02pm PDT

    The clam chowder!

  6. RachelFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 3:06pm PDT

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

  7. jaeFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 3:15pm PDT

    Russian Standard Moscow Mule,

  8. janFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 3:18pm PDT

    a vodka highball please

  9. Gabriella SchmidtFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 3:44pm PDT

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

  10. Michael KwanFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 4:17pm PDT

    Octopus Ceviche please.

  11. Don McQueenFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 4:59pm PDT

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

  12. TimFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 5:07pm PDT

    Chicken wings get in my belly!

  13. AmandaFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 5:18pm PDT

    Mmm crispy chicken wings

  14. BrendaFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 5:49pm PDT

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

  15. bjhFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 6:33pm PDT

    Beet salad and stuffed olives!

  16. RebeccaFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 6:37pm PDT

    Vodka highball

  17. NikkiFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 7:35pm PDT

    Octopus Ceviche

  18. CliffFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 7:37pm PDT

    Octopus ceviche

  19. JasmineFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 7:38pm PDT

    Love it

  20. BrendaFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 7:38pm PDT

    Clam chowder

  21. JasmineFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 7:40pm PDT

    Love it <3 Clam chowder

  22. Christine WFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 7:49pm PDT

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

  23. Bonnie Van DurmeFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 7:50pm PDT

    Absolutely chicken wings ! !

  24. EllaFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 8:02pm PDT

    Definitely interested in the chicken wings that you described!

  25. DebraFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 8:05pm PDT

    Chicken wings are my first pick!

  26. DianaFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 8:26pm PDT

    I’d love to try the clam chowder!

  27. SharonFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 8:28pm PDT

    The octopus ceviche sounds delicious!

  28. AmandaFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 8:35pm PDT

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

  29. BrendaFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 9:21pm PDT

    Crispy chicken wings. Yum!

  30. TijanaFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 9:37pm PDT

    Heirloom beet salad sounds delicious!!!!

  31. Lorena GrandeFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 9:41pm PDT

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

  32. KamFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 10:01pm PDT

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

  33. Luke MilesFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 10:06pm PDT

    I would love to try this awesome place!

  34. kayFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 10:22pm PDT

    Raw oysters!

  35. Anita SFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 10:45pm PDT

    Buck-a-shuck oysters

  36. JenFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 11:09pm PDT

    the octopus ceviche sounds amazing!!!

  37. JeremyFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 11:10pm PDT

    The clam chowder!

  38. BettyFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 11:26pm PDT

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

  39. JasonSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 12:17am PDT

    Clam Chowder!

  40. XochitlSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 2:08am PDT

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

  41. Steve v.Saturday, March 28th, 2015 — 6:04am PDT

    octopus ceviche

  42. LauraSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 6:05am PDT

    Anything crispy, like chicken wings!

  43. ErinSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 7:17am PDT

    Crispy Chicken Wings!

  44. Janet KongSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 7:26am PDT

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

  45. BrankaSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 7:42am PDT

    Clam Chowder

  46. angela griffinSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 7:57am PDT

    The Clam Chowder!

  47. MikeSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 7:58am PDT

    Crispy Chicken Wings

  48. SamanthaSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 8:07am PDT


  49. Kim ReesSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 8:26am PDT

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

  50. HilarySaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 11:11am PDT


  51. JeannieSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 11:25am PDT

    Crispy stuffed olives please

  52. Margaret ButtnerSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 11:50am PDT

    The crispy stuffed olives sound amazing.

  53. mariaSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 1:39pm PDT

    The crispy chicken wings

  54. RebeccaSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 2:21pm PDT

    I would love to try the chicken wings.

  55. lorSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 4:12pm PDT

    Crispy Stuffed Olives – wow!

  56. DeeSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 4:45pm PDT

    Heirloom Beet Salad, PLEASE!!!! 🙂

  57. KristySaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 7:42pm PDT

    Clam chowder.

  58. Lori MSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 8:17pm PDT

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

  59. DarcySaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 8:19pm PDT

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

  60. JasSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 8:48pm PDT

    The seafood tower and sablefish sound delicious!

  61. DebSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 9:55pm PDT

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

  62. RaihanSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 10:47pm PDT

    The octopus ceviche sounds amazing!

  63. BryanSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 11:14pm PDT

    octopus ceviche!

  64. TSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 12:23am PDT

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

  65. RainSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 12:45am PDT

    roasted sablefish 🙂

  66. TracySunday, March 29th, 2015 — 9:51am PDT

    The wings sound pretty interesting!

  67. A.J.Sunday, March 29th, 2015 — 10:54am PDT

    The octopus ceviche sounds great!

  68. KimSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 12:00pm PDT

    The Crispy Chicken Wings sound tasty.

  69. CaitlinSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 2:35pm PDT

    The chicken wings of course!

  70. Sherry FraserSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 2:40pm PDT

    the crispy chicken wings sound interesting

  71. rickySunday, March 29th, 2015 — 2:40pm PDT

    clam chowder is delicious

  72. RenfrewSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 2:55pm PDT

    Stuffed olives.

  73. HelenSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 3:46pm PDT

    Octopus Ceviche

  74. timSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 4:24pm PDT

    i’d love to try those wings!

  75. Alex dangSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 5:12pm PDT

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

  76. SamanthaSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 6:04pm PDT

    I’d love to try Octopus Ceviche!

  77. CalSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 7:56pm PDT


  78. LucSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 8:25pm PDT

    Crispy chicken wings

  79. AimeeSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 8:46pm PDT

    chicken wings

  80. Lucie BSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 8:47pm PDT

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

  81. Barb WSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 8:57pm PDT

    Crispy stuffed olives!

  82. SabrinaSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 8:59pm PDT

    Would love to try those oysters!

  83. Trish HustonSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 9:31pm PDT

    Heirloom beet salad!

  84. Luisa RamirezSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 10:06pm PDT

    Octopus Ceviche!!! sounds yumi!

  85. Cristina L.Monday, March 30th, 2015 — 7:19am PDT

    Beet Salad! Sounds Delish!

  86. Leah T.Monday, March 30th, 2015 — 8:10am PDT

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

  87. MaryMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 8:15am PDT

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

  88. meredithMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 8:29am PDT

    The clam chowder sounds amazing!

  89. RachelMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 8:59am PDT

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

  90. AlexMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 9:52am PDT

    Wings are always good

  91. EmiliaMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 10:16am PDT

    The Crispy stuffed olives with anchovy ricotta spiced citrus aioli

  92. GaryMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 10:22am PDT

    Crispy chicken wings

  93. MoniqueMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 10:29am PDT

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

  94. AngelaMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 10:53am PDT

    SOUP SOUP SOUP. Clam chowder please!

  95. StephanieMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 10:57am PDT

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

  96. jessica eapenMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 11:39am PDT

    Octopus Ceviche sounds great!

  97. Gabrielle D.Monday, March 30th, 2015 — 11:58am PDT

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

  98. WallyMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 12:11pm PDT

    Buck-a-shuck Oysters

  99. Ariel CMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 12:21pm PDT

    I’d love to try the octopus ceviche!

  100. SelinaMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 1:27pm PDT

    Octopus ceviche yum!!

  101. Winnie WMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 3:02pm PDT

    Chicken wings!

  102. DeniseMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 6:25pm PDT

    I would love to try the crispy chicken wings

  103. Sarah MMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 7:14pm PDT

    I’d love to try some Octopus ceviche!

  104. Jen SMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 7:41pm PDT

    Octopus ceviche. That sounds so good

  105. Kathleen RMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 8:24pm PDT

    Crispy Chicken Wings

  106. AlbertMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 10:06pm PDT

    Clam Chowder here!

  107. LannyMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 11:01pm PDT

    Oysters for me. Yum.

  108. Bruce TurnbullTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 8:57am PDT

    Octopus ceviche!

  109. LindsayTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 11:48am PDT

    Chicken wings!

  110. ShirleyTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 12:55pm PDT

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

  111. KathleenTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 1:35pm PDT


  112. Calum MillerTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 2:38pm PDT

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

  113. nancyTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 3:23pm PDT

    fish sauce chicken wings!!

  114. NatalieTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 7:35pm PDT

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

  115. Elizabeth BTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 7:38pm PDT

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

  116. Anne BTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 8:09pm PDT

    Definetly the crispy olives!

  117. AmandaTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 9:35pm PDT

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

  118. Mike RobertsonTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 10:39pm PDT


  119. Michelle WTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 11:46pm PDT

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

  120. ChristinaWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 12:03am PDT

    Octopus Chevice sounds delicious & crispy olives, yes please!

  121. brandon forsythWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 2:23am PDT

    The clam chowder

  122. michelle tremblettWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 8:18am PDT

    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 RudraWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 10:33am PDT

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

  124. Chad NehringWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 10:55am PDT

    Crispy chicken wings feerrrrr suuure

  125. jeanieWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 11:01am PDT

    i’d love to try the octopus ceviche =D

  126. SharonWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 11:56am PDT

    Crispy Chicken Wings!

  127. MagWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 12:19pm PDT


  128. CandiceWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 12:20pm PDT

    The Heirloom Beet Salad!

  129. Lindsay SimmonsWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 2:56pm PDT

    Stuffed Olives

  130. EileenWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 4:22pm PDT

    I’d like to try their Octopus Ceviche

  131. BGWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 7:07pm PDT

    Octopus Ceviche

  132. RachaelWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 7:33pm PDT

    The crispy olives look amazing!

  133. evoWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 7:50pm PDT

    i want to try the chicken wings

  134. PierreWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 9:00pm PDT

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

  135. AlixWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 9:16pm PDT

    Octopus ceviche

  136. MayaWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 9:18pm PDT

    Stuffed olives!

  137. JanetWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 9:32pm PDT

    I would love to try the Crispy Chicken Wings!!

  138. dianaWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 10:59pm PDT

    beet salad and their amazing cocktails!

  139. TrevorWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 11:01pm PDT

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

  140. Jeff SWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 11:53pm PDT

    The chicken wings sound so tasty!

  141. SophiaThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 12:37am PDT

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

  142. TracyThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 1:05am PDT

    i’d love to try the wings!

  143. catherineThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 4:43am PDT


  144. VickyThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 5:29am PDT

    Stuffed olives

  145. FrancesThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 8:06am PDT


  146. deeThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 9:44am PDT

    Crispy stuffed olives!

  147. JacqThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 9:56am PDT

    Crispy stuffed olives, and the beet salad!

  148. NikkiThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 11:50am PDT

    Crispy stuffed olives

  149. kellyThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 12:33pm PDT

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

  150. TiffanyThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 1:32pm PDT

    The seafood tower sounds amazing!

  151. MargueriteThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 3:20pm PDT

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

  152. AliciaThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 3:22pm PDT

    Mmm… Oysters.

  153. DonaldThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 3:38pm PDT

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

  154. AlisonThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 10:01pm PDT

    i would love to try the beet salad!

  155. AmFriday, April 3rd, 2015 — 7:36am PDT

    Octopus ceviche and oysters for me, please!

  156. RachelFriday, April 3rd, 2015 — 10:57am PDT

    crispy chicken wings please!

  157. JerFriday, April 3rd, 2015 — 10:59am PDT


  158. JaniceFriday, April 3rd, 2015 — 11:53am PDT

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

  159. BabsFriday, April 3rd, 2015 — 9:32pm PDT

    A plate of those oysters and a cocktail!

  160. shannonSaturday, April 4th, 2015 — 12:29pm PDT


  161. WenSunday, April 5th, 2015 — 8:46pm PDT

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

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