Break some plates and shout “Opa!” at Niche Wine Bar‘s Greek Night, from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19. Niche is celebrating the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, and the Greek deities who gave Wonder Woman her powers with a Greek-inspired menu from Chef David Higginbotham, paired with six Greek wines chosen by Niche’s proprietor and wine expert, Leah Jackson. (Hmmm…we wonder if she will serve retsina, a pungent white wine infused with pine resin. It’s an acquired taste but delightfully refreshing!) Fifteen “passports” will be given away throughout the evening, with each passport containing information about Greece, maps, and room for your tasting notes.
To whet your appetite, here’s a sneak peek at the menu:
- Grilled artichokes with feta, garlic, and lemon
- Zucchini cakes
- Greek salad
- Braised local goat or lamb with stewed tomatoes, oregano, yogurt, lemon, and garlic
Niche Wine Bar is located at 1013 Main St. in downtown Vancouver, next door to the historic Kiggins Theatre and adjacent to Angst Gallery. For more information and to keep up with goings-on at Niche, follow Niche on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nichewineandart/.