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2023 Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction, presented by National Bank Private Banking 1859

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Saturday, April 22, 2023
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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$575/$4600 table of 8
Ticket Status: Sold Out

Honorary Chair: Anthony von Mandl, O.C., O.B.C., 

One of the most spectacular wine and food events in the city – an evening of incredible wine, inventive food pairings, and unparalleled opportunities to enhance your wine cellar.

The evening will kick off with a Champagne reception at 6 p.m. and will feature nine additional outstanding wines paired with an exquisite five-course menu prepared by the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s culinary team, led by Executive Chef David Baarschers. The evening will be topped off with music and dancing. Live and silent auctions throughout the evening will feature rare wines, epicurean getaways and unique culinary experiences featuring chefs and sommeliers from the West Coast’s top restaurants. A must for any serious wine collector!


Champagne Reception
Charles Heidsieck
Brut Reserve NV, Champagne, France

First Course
Scallop Crudo
Nasturtium Salad, Petite Peas, Oven Dried Tomato
Marinated Olive, Rohesspeck

Enrico Gatti Franciacorta Brut DOCG NV, Lombardy, Italy
McWatters Collection Brut 2017, Okanagan Valley, Canada

Second Course
Olive Oil Poached Arctic Char
Celeriac, Apple & Asparagus Salad, Trout & Citrus Caviars

CedarCreek Estate Winery Platinum Jagged Rock Chardonnay 2021, Okanagan Valley, Canada
Bodega Garzón Reserva Albariño 2022, Garzón, Uruguay

Third Course
Cherry Glazed Lamb
Herbed Wheat Berry, Lemon Goat Cheese Pave
Charred Carrot, Jus

Viña Errázuriz Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Aconcagua Valley, Chile
Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2020, Mendoza, Argentina

Fourth Course
Blue Cheese & Fig Crepe
Balsamic Saba, Beet & Chevre Crema
Fried Leek & Parmesan Snow

MASI Costasera Amarone 2017, Veneto, Italy
Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage Port 2012, Douro Valley, Portugal

Fifth Course
“Golden Fool” Honey Saffron Cream Semifreddo
Vanilla Bean & Elderflower Sponge, Dulce de Leche

Grand Tokaj Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2013, Tokaj, Hungary

All proceeds from the Bacchanalia Gala support Bard on the Beach.

If you’re interested in a full table of 8 please contact gala@vanwinefest.ca. We currently have a wait list, but hope to open up additional sales in late February.

Black Tie
No Minors 19+

Festival events will be subject to any current Public Health Orders or venue policies.


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