Paella and Rose Patio Party at Ancora

What could be better than raising a glass of chilled rosé on National Rosé Day? How about a dish of paella, some tapas and a great view?

Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio marks the occasion of National Rosé Day in fitting style with its Paella and Rosé Parties on the open-air patios at both False Creek and Ambleside locations on Saturday, June 8 from 2 to 4 pm.

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The simultaneous reception-style events will feature six notable global rosés (including 3 from BC) together with a selection of Mediterranean-inspired tapas including Boquerones (white anchovy on toast), Castelvetrano olives and an exclusive taste of Cinco Jotas Jamón Ibérico.

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During these events, Chef Ricardo Valverde and team will mingle with guests on the patios while they cook up Ancora’s signature Peruvian-style paella (local crab, prawns, scallops, clams with chimichurri and Huancaina aioli) for guests to enjoy as the main course.

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A big highlight of Ancora’s Paella and Rosé Party is the exclusive grade of Jamón Ibérico, a Canadian restaurant exclusive to both locations. Procured from Spanish provider Cinco Jotas, this top-grade jamón is made from 100% purebred ‘black hoof’ Iberian pigs that enjoy more grazing space and are fed from acorn-rich dehasas (meadows) for two seasons.

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PAELLA AND ROSÉ PATIO PARTY MENU

Tapas
– Boquerones
– Castelvetrano olives
– Cinco Jotas Jamón Ibérico
– Peruvian-style paella: Local crab, prawns, scallops, clams, chimichurri and Huancaina aioli

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Wines
– Sea Star Blanc de Noir Rose 2018, Pender Island, BC
– La Frenz Pinot Noir Rose 2017, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
– Mt. Boucherie Rose 2018, Okanagan Valley, BC
– Boutinot, Pasquiers Grenache Cinsault Rosé, Pays d’Oc. 2018, France
– Quinta da Calçada Lago Cerqueira Rosé (Vinho Verde) 2017, Portugal
– Rocca di Montegrossi Rosato 2018, Tuscany, Italy

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[Boquerones]

According to Chef Valverde, “This is a perfect kickoff for summer patio season and a one-of-a-kind opportunity for guests to taste the highest grade of jamón in Spain, and therefore the world. We are proud to be the only restaurants in Canada to feature this prized authentic ham fashioned from pure ibérico-breed pigs, which gives it a much more pronounced acorn flavour as well as texture and aroma.”

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A limited number of tickets for Ancora’s Paella and Rosé patio parties are available for $49 plus tax and gratuity and may be purchased online. Here’s raising a glass to Rosé’s big day!

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