Vegans and vegetarians may have plenty of reasons to visit Vancouver, and restaurant The Acorn has been one of them for the past few years. This week, however, New Yorkers in search of a little west coast shake-up in their eating routine can enjoy pop-up dinners put on by The Acorn.
These vegetable-forward dinners are happening February 3 to 7 at a Lower East Side event space called Exhibit C, and will feature beautiful seasonal produce from British Columbia, sure to brighten up those dreary NYC winter vibes.
Additionally, the dinners can be enjoyed with optional wine pairings showcasing B.C. wines, as curated and poured by Vancouver’s own wine expert, Kurtis Kolt–offering New Yorkers–hell, anyone!–outside B.C. the chance to know we have, like, a wine industry. The wines will be from Tantalus Vineyards, Le Vieux Pin, Meyer Family Vineyards, Laughing Stock Vineyards, and Mission Hill Family Estate.
Here’s the menu for the dinners, courtesy The Acorn’s chefs Robert Clarke and Brian Luptak:
Slow poached and glazed heirloom carrot, chestnut cream mousse, carrot jus, caramelized coconut, carrot crumb, bittercress
Warm bourbon maple glaze over slow roasted pumpkin, Apple, fermented mustard greens, pumpkin seed lemon rye crisps
Rosemary roasted purple cabbage, pickled cabbage, cauliflower nests, Bavarian mustard, roasted cauliflower & cashew purée
Braised sunchoke, Toasted chickpea broth. Burnt onion kelp sauce, sumac braised chickpeas, Charred collard greens, Fir smoked onion
Apple Cardamom “Cheesecake”, Sorrel Sauce, Ginger Chips, Torched Bergamot Orange
The dinner costs $99 USD (just $40 more to add wine pairings), which is $139 CAD. Whoa!
Lest you think you have to book a ticket to NYC to catch this dinner, The Acorn will present the same dinner in Vancouver on March 6. Pricing and ticket info will be released shortly for this one.