Monthly series kicks off Jan 18 with guests from The Acorn & Odd Society Spirits

Starting on January 18, the West End’s Latab Food will host a special monthly event that puts the focus on collaborations between some of Vancouver’s most innovative chefs, bartenders and wild harvesters. Known as “Colab @ Latab,” the events will happen on the third Monday of each month, and will be hosted by the restaurant’s chef and co-owner Kris Barnholden, along with local forager Camille Flanjak of MuseumEats.

 Kicking off the series on Monday, January 18, Kris and Camille will be joined by Chef Brian Luptak fromThe Acorn, and bartender Kylie Bartlett of Odd Society Spirits. From6 pm to 11 pm, diners at Latab can order from among four dishes created by Kris, four dishes by Brian, and three cocktails created by Kyliefor the evening. All dishes will be inspired by B.C.’s fresh, local and wild ingredients, and show off the “collaborative laboratory” approach of the series.
Limited reservations will be available, but diners are also encouraged to just stop by, share some delicious creations, and engage in conversation about the direction of food trends in Vancouver, with a nod toward sustainability, nutrition, localism, food sovereignty, social justice, and hedonism. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 604-428-7004.
Kris and Camille have created “Colab @ Latab” to explore possibilities with local food and beverages in Vancouver, aiming to collaborate with some of the city’s exceptional culinary talent, and work on new ideas and directions within the community. Possible future focuses include explorations of ‘terroir’ in locally-farmed vegetables and wildcrafted foods, nutrition-based on seasons, and historical and traditional local foods.


About Latab Food
Latab Food is a wine and snack bar in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood. Working with small ethical farmers, fisher folk, and foragers, Chef Kris Barnholden creates imaginative small plates and snacks, as well as healthy lunch bowls featuring grains, vegetables and ethically sourced meats and fish. Eryn Dorman manages a concise and constantly changing list of natural wines, food-friendly beers and ciders, and cocktails created from local spirits and foraged ingredients. The name “Latab” means “the table” in Chinook jargon-a trade language used in the Pacific Northwest in the 19th and 20th centuries. Latab Food is located at 983 Helmcken Street, and is open 11 am – midnight, Monday through Friday, and 6 pm – midnight on Saturday and Sunday.
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