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Bestie Launches Brunch; Inaugural Slow Fish Canada Event at PICA: Only 100 Tickets Available

CHINATOWN— Starting this weekend, there's a new brunch in town: head over to Bestie on Saturday and Sunday to check out their new menu. Items will include "bennywurst" with hash, fresh coffee from Elysian Room, and Bestie all-natural caesars served with pickled watermelon rind. Brunching hours are 11a.m. to 3p.m. Regular lunch and dinner service continue on until 1a.m. on Saturday and 10p.m. on Sunday. For currywurst diehards, their regular menu will still be available during brunch. You can even throw a free-range egg on anything for $1.50 to brunch it up. [EW]

GRANDVIEW WOODLANDS— Tickets are now available for Campagnolo Roma's Tutto dinner on Wednesday September 24 at 8p.m., which will 'celebrate ingredients in their natural form' with a family-style shared menu featuring local delicacies including freshwater smelts, wild BC Sockeye salmon, Braeburn Farms chicken, Sloping Hill Farm porchetta, Stoney Paradise tomatoes, Chilliwack corn, Okanagan peaches and cherries. Tickets are $79 including tax and gratuity. [EW]

GRANVILLE ISLAND— The inaugural Slow Fish Canada Mystery Chefs Dinner will take place at PICA on September 27 with funds raised going to the Chef's Table Society of British Columbia. Leading the event, the Fish Counter's chef Robert Clark will join with eight chefs from BC and beyond to whip up sustainable delights from lesser-known seafood. The evening starts with PICA culinary student-prepared canapés, wine, and beer from R&B Brewing Co. Next, attendees move though the school's eight professional teaching kitchens to meet the visiting mystery chefs, who will each offer a tasting-sized portion of sustainable and lesser-known local seafood delicacies. 100 tickets are available for the night for $79 plus fees. [EW]

Campagnolo Roma

2297 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5L 1V3 604-569-0456