White truffle dinner, winter markets, CandyTown and more

Food-newsy goodness from around the city

Farmer’s Apprentice chef/owner David Gunawan welcomes chef/owner Ryoma Matarai of Kinome Japanese Kitchen for a collaborative dinner November 20 | Photo: Leila Kwok

Main Street’s popular The Soap Dispensary has expanded and rebranded as The Soap Dispensary and Kitchen Staples. The new zero-waste grocery store will carry local makers and suppliers, and pure, organic and fair-trade goods, including deli and freezer goods, dairy and dairy alternatives, grains, pastas, and legumes, seeds and seed butters, spices, herbs and snacks. The store will also include an edible liquid bar that will dispense oils, vinegars and sweeteners, such as maple syrup, on tap. thesoapdispensary.com

Vancouver Farmers Markets has launched its two winter markets, at Nat Bailey Stadium and Hastings Park. The two weekly markets will run rain or shine on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, until April 21. eatlocal.org

1927 Lounge at Rosewood Hotel Georgia has revealed a new look and menu. Curated by Farmboy Fine Arts, the art collection gracing the walls of the lounge includes past esteemed guests, such as Elvis Presley and Fred Astaire, as well as paintings and photos by Fred Herzog. The new menu includes items such as pan-seared kuterra salmon, carbonara using Rustichella papardelle, a colourful new take on a gin and tonic, and other cocktails. rosewoodhotels.com

The 1927 Lobby Lounge at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. - Jan Zeschky

Tableau Bar Bistro has launched a new menu for fall and winter. Executive chef Tret Jordan will be offering ham terrine, pork cheek ragout with tagliatelle, duck with grapes and pommes dauphine, and daily specials, as well as classics like mushrooms on toast, steak tartare and French onion soup. tableaubarbistro.com

On Nov. 16, 22 and 30, chef Weimar Gomez of Yew Seafood and Bar will present a White Truffle dinner, featuring a five-course meal that highlights the white truffles of Alba. In addition to white truffle, dishes include lobster with parsnip foam, pan-roasted scallops with angel hair pasta and taleggio cream, sablefish with Dungeness crab ravioli, and dessert. Tickets $250 per person via Eventbrite. yewseafood.com

On Monday, Nov. 20, Farmer’s Apprentice chef/owner David Gunawan welcomes chef/owner Ryoma Matarai of Kinome Japanese Kitchen for a collaborative dinner with two seatings, at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The six-course, Far East-inspired menu features seafood dishes such as medai with grilled bone consommé and elephant heart plum vinegar, chef Ryoma’s signature handmade soba with mushroom consommé, as well as wine and sake pairings. Tickets $162 per person, including dinner, wine and sake pairings, taxes and gratuity. farmersapprentice.ca/events

Yaletown’s annual holiday festival, CandyTown, is back on Saturday, Nov. 25, noon-7 p.m. The free festival includes visits with Santa and the Ice Queen, interactive candy-making demos, DIY candy kebobs, an artisan street market, live entertainment, and more. yaletowninfo.com

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, Edible Canada is holding the final dinner in its Canadian Table series. Edible Canada executive chef Tobias Grignon will welcome chef Jonathan Chovancek of Bittered Sling. The vegetarian-friendly evening also will welcome bartenders Katie Ingram of L’Abattoir and Toronto’s Chantelle Gabino. Tickets $116 per person includes dinner, cocktail pairings and gratuity. ediblecanadaretail.com