DOWNTOWN— The Vancouver Club's annual cocktail shake-off was held last night with bartenders Julia Diakow (Reflections,Cuchillo), Evelyn Chick (Blue Water Cafe), Grant Sceney (Fairmont) Gez McAlpine (The Keefer), Shane Bonneau (The Vancouver Club), and Lauren Mote (Bittered Sling) cometing for the honours. Julia Diakow won with her Kon-Tiki creation which included Appleton rum, Pimento dram, Giffard Banane de Brazil, guava juice, and Angostura bitters. The prize was a bottle of The Vancouver Club's own Glenfarclas whiskey and box tickets to a Canucks game. [EATERWIRE]
DOWNTOWN—MARKET by Jean-Georges at the Shangri-La will be hosting a pop-up Cook Hall in October kicking off with a visit from Atlanta's Cook Hall's chef David Gross.
[Photo via Blurry image courtesy of delighted boyfriend, L'Abattoir's Shaun Layton. ]