Locally sourced and impeccably paired ... TP photo

Locally sourced and impeccably paired … TP photo

If you’re a regular visitor here, you’ll know that one of the best meals we enjoyed last year was a lunch that blended the talents of Joie Farm and Joy Road Catering.

Joy Road returns to Vancouver on April 3rd, this time for a dinner with Road 13 Vineyards at Vancouver Urban Winery. Guaranteed, it will be a good time, as Road 13 will be rolling out a few of their harder to find drops, starting with the perennially award winning Chenin Blanc bubble.

Cameron Smith and Dana Ewart of Joy Road Catering, supplied

Cameron Smith and Dana Ewart of Joy Road Catering, supplied

Check the menu below for a sense of what’s meant by “Cuisine du Terroir” and you’ll see why Joy Road is so in demand. (And if you can’t make this dinner but want to catch up them in the Okanagan, have a look at their events page.)

Another good reason to attend? If you haven’t yet managed to check out Vancouver Urban Winery, here’s a good chance to see what’s driving the wine on tap craze  that’s sweeping Canada (from west to east, btw…).

Tickets are going fast but you can still score some at:  www.joyroad13.eventbrite.ca.



Joy Road Catering & Road 13 Vineyards Country in the City Menu – April 3rd, 2013


Road 13 Vineyards Sparkling Chenin Blanc

Wild nettle pesto with house made ricotta prosciutto from our pigs


Oysters from Outlandish Shellfish Guild caviar, chives & lemon segments


Fried pork rillettes with molten quince centres


Road 13 Vineyards  Riesling & Road 13 Vineyards Viognier-Roussanne-Marsanne


Poached trout choucroute garni Pernod butter sauce with chervil & tarragon


Road 13 Vineyards  Pinot Noir (Fleet Road) & Road 13 Vineyards Syrah-Malbec


Alley spit roasted lamb legs over charcoal rubbed with roasted garlic & cumin red wine sauce


Pearl barley risotto with wild fire morel mushrooms & parmesan


Heirloom beet & shaved fennel carpaccio with cider vinaigrette


Wild Apex watercress with Italian bacon fried hazelnuts & balsamic vinaigrette


Road 13 Vineyards  Old Vines Chenin Blanc

Carmelis fresh goat cheese, Upper Bench King Cole Blue, Kootenay Alpine honeycomb, membrillo, dried pear & anise bread

Salted dark chocolate caramels


Wednesday, April 3, 2013



Vancouver Urban Winery

55 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver


$100 exclusive of taxes


To reserve your tickets for the dinner, please visit www.joyroad13.eventbrite.ca.