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Pairing Heirloom Pasta & Blue Grouse’s Red

For an excellent winter wine and food pairing, may we suggest a visit to South Granville and to the much-lauded Heirloom Vegetarian restaurant? Today’s pasta pairing with Vancouver Island’s Blue Grouse Estate Winery is a satisfying one to venture out and enjoy.

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Heirloom owners, Gus Greer and Yogi Johl work with their team to offer a fresh menu of local ingredients with a big taste from brunch to late dinner. The restaurant reflects a dedication to using thoughtfully chosen, fairly-traded ingredients with a local and world conscious initiative.

Currently featured on the wine list is the Blue Grouse Estate Winery’s award-winning 2015 Quill Red, created by talented winemaker Bailey Williamson at one of Vancouver Island’s oldest estate vineyards and long-time family-owned wineries. Bailey is known for producing exceptional Cowichan Valley wines with an elegant, fresh, cool-climate style and the 2015 Quill Red is a perfect example of one of those wines.

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2015 Quill Red pairs deliciously with Heirloom’s smoked mushroom penne

The 2015 Quill Red exudes black cherry, vanilla, cedar and sweet spice on the nose with flavours of plum and blueberry on the palate and it pairs exceptionally well with Heirloom‘s smoked mushroom penne.

There is little else as wonderful as a dish of plantbased, gluten-free pasta from Italy that creates a dish filled with love and comfort. To complete the penne, house smoked seasonal mushrooms, crushed San Marzano tomatoes, chili oil, cashew parmesan, and fresh torn basil are added.

Chef Ryan Stone notes, “We are happy to offer Blue Grouse Estate Winery’s Quill Red as it is a well-balanced, dynamic wine, that pairs wells with a lot of the dishes at the restaurant, but especially with the smoked mushroom penne. The smoked seasonal mushrooms add an earthy depth to this pasta while the San Marzano tomatoes have it all – great texture, mouthwatering acidity, and a juicy sweetness. The fresh torn basil leaves for an intoxicating aroma and fresh flavour. When adding wine to this already perfect equation, you do not want to overpower it with a heavy, tannic wine.” In other words, save your full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon for later and reach for the Blue Grouse Quill Red.

The restaurant is in its 5th year of operation, and owners Greer and Johl are thrilled to be bringing Vancouver their delicious, fresh fare to every corner of the city. The two are expanding their South Granville concept to other Vancouver neighborhoods – Kitsilano, Main Street, and West Vancouver – in the near future.

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