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L’ufficio is now open

lufficio_logo_smLa Quercia is proud to announce the opening of our adjacent wine bar. It is the perfect accompaniment to our award winning restaurant.

Drop in for a glass of wine and a charcuterie plate, or enjoy items from our regular menu. We have put together an excellent program of wines by the glass, small plates, cheese and meat selections as well as desserts.

We are located next door to the restaurant at 3687 W. 4th Ave. Our phone number is: 604-676-1007.

December 2, 2012   No Comments

La Quercia is expanding to Yaletown

(Vancouver, July 17 2012) – Nicholas Gandossi, General Manager of OPUS Vancouver, is pleased to announce a new partnership that will see Adam Pegg and Lucais Syme of Vancouver’s award-winning Northern Italian eatery La Quercia, open a new restaurant concept at the globally recognized OPUS Vancouver.

For their part, Pegg and Syme, see the collaboration an opportunity to expand their culinary repertoire beyond the walls of their acclaimed west side Vancouver trattoria. “We’ve always wanted to work on a larger food program and we were thrilled when this conversation began,” says Pegg with Syme adding: “We’re looking forward to working with a new dining concept in such a vibrant part of the city.”

OPUS Vancouver’s current pop up, Cento Notti, will close on the evening of August 12 for renovations and a new restaurant is scheduled to reopen in early September 2012.

For more information, please see the attached press release: LP_PR

July 19, 2012   No Comments

Truffle Dinner is Back

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Our 3rd Annual Truffle Dinner takes place on November 11th. We are very excited about this year’s event as we are partnering with Cru Wine Selections. The truffle dinner will be paired exclusively with the wines of Angelo Gaja (except the reception bubbles). Each of Gaja’s three properties will be represented (Gaja in Piedmont, Ca’Marcanda in Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast, and Pieve Santa Restituta in Montalcino). Here is the menu:

TRUFFLE DINNER

November 11th, 2011

Reception – Canapes
Nino Franco Prosecco Grave di Stecca

1st course – Sunchoke Soup, Egg, Truffle
Gaja Rossj-Bass Chardonnay

2nd course – Scallop, Hazelnuts, Truffle
Gaja Gaia & Rey Chardonnay

3rd course – Quail, Truffle
Ca’Marcanda Magari

4th course – Truffle Risotto
Gaja Barbaresco

5th course – Hand-Cut Tajarin, Truffle
Gaja Sperss

6th course – Veal, Fonduta, Truffle
Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino Rennina

7th course – Dolci
Gaja Grappa di Barbaresco

Tickets are expected to sell out fast ($300 per person), but note that we’ll have white truffles in house for the week leading up to and after the event. A La Carte diners will have the opportunity to sample truffle in a variety of ways, whether it be with egg, Carne Crudo, Tajarin, and so on.

Please call 604-676-1007 for reservations.

October 11, 2011   2 Comments

Vancouver Magazine 2011 Restaurant Awards

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La Quercia has been the fortunate recipient of awards in the past, but this year we are triply blessed. Not only did we receive the award for Best Casual Italian and Best Informal, but also Restaurant of the Year at the 2011 outing of the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards.

Here’s what they had to say:

“Is La Quercia a better casual spot than Blue Water is a formal dining room? Indeed it is, said the judges, and honoured La Quercia, with its fine Northern Italian fare, as Restaurant of the Year.”

“La Quercia (Gold) takes down this highly competitive category, nailing the ‘cozy, cheap-and-cheerful, neighbourhood vibe’ and serving up ’some of the best pasta dishes in the city—the agnolotti di Bruno is unforgettable.’”

“Casual rooms are popping up like mushrooms after a rainstorm, but the judges singled out La Quercia (Gold) for its ‘fantastic, family-style approach to Italian. The egg-yolk ravioli is divine, the meat preparations transformative.’”

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Restaurant of the Year

Best Informal

Best Casual Italian

July 18, 2011   2 Comments

Some Reviews

We have been very fortunate to receive some glowing reviews from some of Canada’s top restaurant writers. Take a look at what is being said about La Quercia.

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“Pegg and Syme’s food (they both cook) speak of Slow Food and Italian regions. It has an artisan feel, especially the pastas. Ingredients are selected for quality and the regular menu is very small — the daily specials, which actually do change daily, make up a lot of the offerings.”

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Globe and Mail

Mama is impressed. She’s visiting from Toronto. I’ve taken her to La Quercia, one of the most authentic regional Italian restaurants Vancouver has ever seen.”

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Westender

“Perfect restaurants are rare, but La Quercia comes very close. The front-of-house operation is exceptionally tight, with a great server-to-customer ratio, and the food comes out fast, hot, and of an uncommon quality.”

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Vancouver Magazine

“The food is the main draw, with near-perfect Northern Italian dishes at accessible price points.”

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July 17, 2011   No Comments

From the blogosphere

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It’s a brave new world. Vancouver is blessed with a large and passionate group of food aficionados. And many bring their passion to the screen, putting words and pictures together to share their dining experience with others. At La Quercia, we have been happy to host some of the best of these new journos, and they have been happy with us, too. Here are some of the reviews we have received.

Sherman’s Food Adventures

Notable.ca

Kitsalano.ca

Greedy Guts

Follow Me Foodie

July 17, 2011   1 Comment

November 2010 White Truffle Dinner

For our second annual truffle dinner we are celebrating the white tuber with our friends at Batasiolo winery in Piedmonte, Italy.  We are fortunate to have had the chance to meet the great people of Batasiolo when we were last in Piedmonte in July.  The hospitality was incredible and the wines absolutely fantastic. 

Our Truffle dinner will be held on Friday, November 5th.  In similar fashion to our dinner last year we will be paring great wines with each truffle laden dish.  We are expecting to serve at least 5 courses, and as many wines.  The cost will be $300.00 per person plus tax.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

October 20, 2010   2 Comments

White Truffle Dinner

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November 7th and 8th La Quercia will be hosting back to back white truffle dinners.  Wines will be paired by Tyler Dawson of Liberty Wines.  The dinner will include 7 courses generously layered with white truffles from Alba, Italy.  The wines will range from rich Italian chardonnay, to old cellared Barolos.  Tickets are 250.00 plus tax and gratuity per person.  We believe this will be an event the truffle lover would not want to miss.  Full menu and wine pairings to be released soon.

October 15, 2009   No Comments

Fall Wine Dinners

Hello, La Quercia is presenting two fall dinners, the first will be held Sunday, September 27th, and another in early November.  Our September 27th dinner will have a focus on Tuscany, with some northernly compliments.  Tyler Dawson will be presenting 5 wines paired with seven regional courses.  Our November dinner will focus primarily on Northern Italian wines and cuisine.  To make a reservation please call us at 604-676-1007.

September 27th Wine Dinner with Tyler Dawson

Menu

Prosecco

Canapes

 Sparkling Bracchetto

Prosciutto wrapped chicken livers

Ezio Voyat 1999 “la Gazzella”

Potato gnocchi, chanterelle mushrooms, fondutta

Banti 2003 Ciabatta (Morellino di Scansano)

Hand made tagialini, heirloom tomato sauce

Martinozzi 2003 Brunello di Montalcino

35 day aged Fiorentina

Selvapiana 2001 Vin Santo

Stone fruit, carmelized zabyion, brittle

September 11, 2009   No Comments

September 27th Tuscany Wine Dinner

Wines brought by Tyler Dawson will be paired with the cuisine of the various regions of Tuscany. Stay posted for further details.

August 17, 2009   No Comments