Weekend of March 14 – 16: Wine, Pie, and Comedy

Appetizer dish with
Moscato D’asti – Batasiolo Bosc 11/12

The weekend began with Vine Fest – GD’s wine-tasting event which featured four wines and an array of cheeses, breads, meats, and fruits to snack on and pair with the drinks available. 




As it was March 14 (03/14), it was also a night to celebrate pi(e)! To do so, he and I made our way to Aphrodite’s Organic Cafe and Pie Shop to indulge in a small dinner and amazing dessert; I was finally able to try one of their chocolate pies! I always miss the boat on those ones by the end of the day when they have sold out.

(Vegan) Gnocci with sunchokes and hazelnut pesto.
(Vegan) Chocolate pecan pie!

In the rain on Saturday, NT and I made our way to the Vancouver Winter Farmer’s Market to indulge in many-a-sample item and purchase a couple of treats from local vendors with their seasonal specialties up for grabs!
How to choose?

 

I didn’t feel too hot on Saturday for the day’s entirety, so some kitchen therapy resulted in a triple batch of Chocolate Covered Katie chocolate chip cookies and a happier spirit (to make up for both a less-than-content stomach and an achey head).

Homemade plantain chips!

We finished off the weekend with a comedian’s show downtown and walked in with a beautiful sunset backdrop to the downtown nightlife just beginning to shine.

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