There’s always something delightful happening at Burnt Bridge Cellars in downtown Vancouver, and First Friday, Nov. 4, is no exception. Guests at the beautiful tasting room will enjoy live music by David Tutmark, a classical guitarist who widely performs in the Pacific Northwest. Coming from a background in electric guitar and rock, David began studying classical guitar at Portland State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance. Between 2012 and 2015 alone, Tutmark gave over 300 performances—and now you can be lucky enough to listen while sipping an award-winning glass of Burnt Bridge wine.
While you’re there, you’ll want to see the marvelous mixed media works by Vicki McArdle and Rosana Berdichevsky. McArdle incorporates twigs, branches, recycled silk and fiber, matals and stones in her work, woven together with grasses from all over the world. Berdichevsky works with colors through paper, crayons, color pencils, canvasses and brushes while creating a college of textures and patterns.
Naturally, you’ll need nibbles to go with your wine, and Class Cooking will satisfy your cravings with a selection of small plates, including pinchos morunos (spicy pork kebabs) with asparagus and aioli, individual paellas (rice, chicken, shrimp and clams), a melon, chorizo and artichoke salad, a cheese and salami board, and pastel de chocolate (chocolate, orange and almond cake).
If you wake up on Saturday morning and feel like you need more wine (and really, who doesn’t?) come back any time from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, for a book signing with local author Heidi Renee Mason, who has just released her second book, “Goodnight, Sweetheart.” Copies of the book will be available to purchase on site. To learn more about Mason, visit heidireneemason.wordpress.com.