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Granville Island Winter Ale Cooking Competition

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Granville Island Brewing and Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts are holding their 1st annual “Winter Ales and Fare – Granville Island Brewing and Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts Winter Ale Cooking Competition” on Tuesday, November 3, at Granville Island.

Teams consisting of one culinary and one baking & pastry advanced student, will work together to create one entrée and one dessert item using Granville Island Brewing’s Lions Winter Ale. Competitors will have 45 minutes to race around the Granville Island Public Market to gather core ingredients for their dishes. One more hour will be allowed for cooking, prep, and mise en place, another 15 minutes to bring all the necessary elements to the GIB Tap Room for final plating before the judges.

Students’ final creations will be judged on a points system incorporating criteria such as creativity of menu and use of the beer, best representation of beer flavor, and aesthetic presentation of plating.

WHAT: Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts students go head to head, crafting mouthwatering meal and pastry creations using GIB’s Lions Winter Ale.

DATE: Tuesday November 3, 2009

TIME:
2:00pm – cooking @ PICA, Granville Island
1505 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver BC

4:00pm – tasting and judging @ GIB Tap Room, Granville Island
1441 Cartwright Street, Vancouver BC

Granville Island Brewing Logo Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts Logo

About Granville Island Brewing (GIB)
Established is 1984, Granville Island Brewing (GIB) is Canada’s first microbrewery offering a variety of award-winning beers which are brewed and sold here in BC . GIB is dedicated to handcrafting only the finest premium beers that are 100 per cent all-natural and brewed in small batches to provide consumers with the ultimate tasting experience.  In celebration of their West Coast heritage GIB names each beer after iconic Vancouver locations that embody the local lifestyle. From the original Island Lager and English Bay Pale Ale, to Cypress Honey Lager, and now their latest innovation; Brockton IPA, GIB continues to produce a diverse portfolio of beers inspired by life on the West Coast.

About Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA)
Located at the entrance to Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts offers two diploma-granting professional programs in the Culinary Arts and the Baking & Pastry Arts. Additionally, this culinary centre offers programs for the casual home-chef and industry professionals including intensive wine studies, restaurant operations management and hospitality entrepreneurship.  The onsite restaurant, Bistro-101, and bakeshop at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts were founded to create a ‘real-world’ training experience for the school’s professional Culinary and Baking & Pastry Arts students. Open to the public five days a week for a la carte dining and available for private events, weddings and catering functions, Bistro-101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts gives guests both a fine-dining experience and a glimpse at the world’s future great Chef’s in training.

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