The festive season is underway and the Vancouver Branch of The International Wine & Food Society has already held their traditional Christmas dinner at The Vancouver Club on November 27, 2022. Some of these holiday celebrations have been written up on this Blog previously including a detailed historical nostalgic look on December 9, 2019 linked here. The great turn-out of members this year included many long-time ones who were presented with Certificate of Membership Certificates from IWFS Americas Inc. – the longest being your scribe and my wife Joan for a Fifty Year Anniversary in our wonderful Society. The prestigious Vancouver Club was the perfect location for this dinner (after successful Boulevard last year) as it is on a high under new General Manager Tim Ellison plus Executive Chef Matthew Taylor and his brigade with their renewed emphasis on delivering inspired top quality food & wine for special events. They certainly did so for us as you can see from the Menu and photos including Champagne sabering and hands-on flambee at each table of the signature Christmas pudding by the GM himself. Outstanding service. Lots of memorable highlights including my fav of “at table service” of a delicious Lobster Veloute course with roasted chestnuts paired with the fresh vibrant complex Vaulorent Chablis from the outstanding cooperative La Chablisienne. That wine was truly amazing assisted by the best balanced vintage for Chablis in this Millennium plus arguably the best Premier Cru vineyard (sub-climat of Fourchaume bordering Grand Cru Les Preuses) with Montee de Tonnerre (on the other side next to Grand Cru Les Blanchots) and others.
More excellent photos taken by Milena Robertson are linked here. Please comment on your own Branch holiday celebration events for 2022 on this Blog.
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