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Vodka, Oysters, Martinis and Bites at YEW

Enjoy a Refreshing Taste of All Things Vodka with Rus Yessenov & Bacardi Ambassador, Kevin Brownlee – Vive La Vodka!

March 17  | 2pm to 4pm | $85

Picture a tasty afternoon of sipping, shucking and learning with industry experts at a casual long table event. Event Includes:  vodka tasting, oyster shucking lesson, martini and oyster pairing as well as a sneak preview of YEW’s soon-to-launch cocktail program paired with some YEW small plates.

Why now?
It’s in the colder months of the year when oysters are at their best. As spring approaches and temperatures rise, there are few things as satisfying as freshly shucked oysters and an ice cold Grey Goose martini, however you take it.

Why Vodka? Why the Pair?
There is a delicacy with oysters than can only really be tended to with spirits that maintain a balance between being strong and elegant, yet assertive and refreshing. This is exactly where vodka holds court. A briny, dirty martini elevates the lovely saltiness of an oyster. The delicate notes of citrus and hints of almond in Grey Goose work well with the creamy textured nuances of oysters; and a zested lemon over the top of a martini highlights these flavour components perfectly. A smoky rinse of that martini plays wonders to the tune of an oyster’s mineral notes.

Seats will go fast, so reserve your spot today.

About Kevin Brownlee
As Bacardi’s new Portfolio Ambassador for BC, Brownlee works closely within the great community of restaurants and bars in Vancouver. Ripe with talented professionals, passionate and well-educated patrons, Brownlee has had the good fortunate to work with the forward thinking team at AnnaLena where Brownlee completed in multiple competitions and won both the regional and national title at Grey Goose’s Pourmaster competition (2015), Hennessy’s Remixed regional competition, the Vancouver Club Celebrity Bartender (2015) and more.