Past Events

Fri. June 3, 2011 at 10:00PM - Sat. June 4, 2011 at 3:30AM
Benefit for the Scotty Hard Trust featuring Mago (John Medeski & Billy Martin), EMEFE, Moodswing Orchestra, DJ Afro-Marc, Mokad & Nyle x Naysayers. DROM - 85 AVE A, Doors at 7:30pm
June 3, 2011 - 10:00pm - June 4, 2011 - 3:30am
Mon. October 26, 2009 at 7:00PM

Dîner d'un automne dur...
La date : Monday, le 26 octobre à 19.00
Le resto : Le Condor C, 25 rue Condorcet, 75009 Paris
La bouffe : Kevin Mooney, Secret Spaces Supper Club
Le pinard : Geoffrey Finch, professeur en biodynamie à Sciences Po et réalisateur du film documentaire In Vino Veritas.
Le blot : 45€. Maximum 14 couverts.
Tous bénéfices au profit de Scotty Hard Trust
Pour réserver et pour plus de renseignements :
Le menu :
Tarama fritters avec ail & ancho confiture, oignons rôtis & chèvre dip;
Cloudy with a chance of boulettes;
Poules piquantes;
Steamed moules with chipotle, tomatoes, cumin, fennel, coriander & a little lait de coco;
Braised short ribs avec ses petits légumes.
Citronelle & mint sorbet....

October 26, 2009 - 7:00pm
Sun. July 19, 2009 at 8:00PM - at 10:00PM

Concert and WheelChair drive featuring:
Crash Test Dummies
Not Waving But Drowning
Chris Brown
Michael Blake Trio
Rev. Vince Anderson
Leif Arntzen
Scotty Hard

$25 at The Living Room - 154 Ludlow St. (between Stanton and Rivington)

July 19, 2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat. June 6, 2009 at 7:30PM

A culinary benefit for our brother and friend, Scotty Hard, who was severely injured in a hit-and-run accident in Brooklyn. All proceeds from this dinner will go to the Scotty Hard Trust, which pays for his ongoing medical fees and treatment. Hosted and catered by Skiz Fernando, Scotty's long-time friend, musical assassin, and author of the new cookbook, Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking (
For more information on Skiz 's book and his recent weeklong adventure in Sri Lanka with Anthony Bourdain, check out Rice and Curry

Date: Saturday, June 6th. 2009
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Manhattan, NYC (location to be provided once tickets are purchased)

Tickets: $75/person suggested minimum

To Reserve, sign up by clicking on the "Donate" button on the right side of the screen.

The Menu
Saffron Rice with Cashews and Raisins
Chicken Curry
Fish Ambul Thiyal - Sour Fish Curry with Gamboge
Pork Badun
Paripoo - Sri Lankan Style Lentils (Dahl) Stewed in Coconut Milk
Mallung - Sautéed Kale Greens
Ala Thel Dala - Devilled Potatoes
Beet Curry
Coconut Sambol
Tomato/Cucumber Salad
Assorted Chutneys (Mango, Ambrella)
Dessert: Tropical Fruit Salad w/ custard
Coconut Flan (wattalapan)
Complimentary Beer, Wine, and Soft Drinks

June 6, 2009 - 7:30pm
Sat. November 22, 2008 at 7:00PM

Dîner d'un automne dur...
La Date: Samedi, le 22 novembre à 19.00
Le Chef: Eldad Shmuelie.
Formé dans les cuisines d'Alain Ducasse (Plaza Athenée, Paris), Thomas Keller (French Laundry, Napa Valley) et Heston Blumenthal (The Fat Duck, Bray, UK), Eldad est actuellement chef cusinier au Sole à Paris après un an chez Herbert Samuel à Tel Aviv.
Le Restaurant: Le Condor C, 25 rue Condorcet, 75009 Paris.
Le Menu: Foie gras sauté aux fruits de l'automne; Fruits de mer à la plancha; Pigeonneau farci aux légumes de l'arrière-saison, jus de foie gras; Crumble
aux coings, poires et pommes. Tisane au gingembre, thym et canelle.
Le Sommelier: Geoffrey Finch, professeur en biodynamie à Sciences Po et réalisateur du film documentaire In Vino Veritas.
Les Vins: Riesling 2005, Geschickt; Chardonnay 2005, Domaine des Griottes; Syrah 2005, Le Mazel, Cuvée Larmande; Gaillac 2006, Cuvée Merena, Bois Moisset.
Prix fixe menu: 50€. Maximum 18 couverts. Tous bénéfices au profit de Scotty Hard Trust
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November 22, 2008 - 7:00pm
Thu. October 9, 2008 at 7:00PM

The Date: Thursday, October 9th, 7pm

The Chef: Angus An

Born in Taiwan, armed with a fine arts degree and a passion for architecture, and trained in some of the best cooking schools and kitchens of New York (French Culinary Institute, Jojo), Montreal (Toqué), Bray (The Fat Duck) and London (The Ledbury, Nahm), Angus An is one of Vancouver's most imaginative and accomplished chefs. His Kitsilano restaurant, Gastropod, co-owned by Vancouver conceptual artist Ken Lum, won Gold for Best Fine Dining and Silver for Best Design at the 2007 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards.

"This is modern West Coast cuisine—gorgeous and sensual, but with a brain."

Angela Murrills, The Georgia Straight

"All I want for Christmas is another perfect night at Gastropod… [D]inner was nothing less than amazing -- hit after hit of elegant simplicity on a plate, dexterously balanced with dazzling depths of flavour.

Alexandra Gill, The Globe & Mail

"Angus An's dishes balance lovely food that blurs the lines between European and North American cuisine, with just a touch of Asian."

Mia Stansby, Vancouver Sun

Gastropod, 1938 W. 4th Avenue, Vancouver -- 604 730 5579

The Hosts: Jane Irwin and Ross Hill

Jane Irwin is a Vancouver artist and patron who has served on the boards and juries of many organizations, including Artropolis, The Community Arts Council of BC, The Canadian Craft Museum, and the BC Crafts Association. Past President of the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver, Jane is also on the Advisory Board of The Canadian Art Foundation and the Board of Trustees of The Vancouver Art Gallery.

Ross Hill is the Managing Partner of Hill's of Kerrisdale, Ray Rickburn and Blue Ruby Jewellery. He is the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Contemporary Art Gallery.

The Menu: Canapés: Citrus cured salmon gravlax with smoked crème fraiche, potato cracker; Rillette de canard (fried Polderside duck confit); Truffle zabaione (truffle infused sabayon, shaved black truffles); Oyster shooters (Cortes Island oysters, Sauternes jelly, shallot reduction, horseradish foam); Matsutake soup (Matsutake mushroom, micro celery, pine nuts). Dinner: Sloping Hills organic pork (brined, sous vide, served with truffled potatoes); Confit Pacific halibut with blackeye pea and sofrito stew. Dessert: Michel Cluizel's chocolate pot de crème with long pepper madeleines.

The Wine Steward: Barbara Mills of That's Life Gourmet.

The Price: $150 per person. All net proceeds to the Scotty Hard Trust

To book or for more information, contact

October 9, 2008 - 7:00pm
Mon. September 1, 2008 at 7:00PM


Sunday's شدي العشا Hard Supper Club at Le Marrakech Moroccan Bistro in Gastown is now officially sold out.

Sixty guests will be in attendance, twice the projected figure.

Le Marrakech's Executive Chef Abdel Elatouab and Beijing-bound Alton Anfield have prepared a 9-course North African banquet, which will be paired with some stellar wines courtesy of Joie Wines, Farmstead Wines and A Good Drop.

The Menu

Braised Polderside duck bastilla in saffron broth
Sauteed eggplant stuffed with almonds
Braised khoubiza salad with preserved lemons and olives
Roasted organic pepper and eggplant salads
Moroccan lamb brochettes
Seared scallops & prawns with ginger-mint sauce
Braised lamb shank tagine with figs and apricots
Le Marrakech vegetarian couscous
Baked honey and almond Mhancha
Salam wa aleikum !

September 1, 2008 - 7:00pm
Mon. September 1, 2008 at 1:00PM

As part of their Karma Tuesdays program, Bistrot Bistro in Vancouver will offer 5% of their Tuesday nights' proceeds to the scottyhardtrust during the months of October and November. A Hard Supper night at the Kitsilano restaurant will kick off the fundraising effort.

Thank you, Valerie and Laurent!

September 1, 2008 - 1:00pm
Tue. August 26, 2008 at 7:00PM

The Date: Tuesday, August 26, 7pm

The Venue: Komodo House in Vancouver

The Chefs: Margaret Gallagher, Angela Wan and Fred Lee

CBC Radio's Margaret Gallagher hosts the "The Early Edition's" weekly food column, "Flavour of the Week" and is the Vancouver host of Canada Live on CBC Radio Two.

Angela Wan is a principal partner of AWDD Media Design and New Media Development, a Vancouver-based website design, motion graphics and print based design company.

The Host: Fred Lee

"Man about Town" Fred Lee is the Vancouver Courier's society columnist and the host of "Stepping Out with Fred Lee" on CBC Radio's "The Early Edition".

The Music: Brooklyn-based saxophonist Michael Blake

"The tenor and soprano saxophonist Michael Blake has produced an impressive body of work over the past decade, with each new release confirming his acutely omnivorous tastes. "Slow Poke at Home" is the ad hoc album he made in 1998 with the slide guitarist David Tronzo, the drummer Kenny Wollesen and the bassist Tony Scherr (who recorded the music at his house). Now available through, it features bone-dry renditions of Eddie Harris and Neil Young tunes, as well as three pieces by Mr. Blake. What it doesn't include is the panoramic imagination of "Amor de Cosmos" (Songlines), Mr. Blake's engrossing new studio release. Here the compositions assume a slippery depth, and the ensemble — a sextet of resourceful Canadians, including the trumpeter Brad Turner and the drummer Dylan van der Schyff — treads nimbly and boldly. Mr. Blake, on tenor especially, is an endlessly engaging improviser, and an inquisitive one. The album may be named after an eccentric who was British Columbia's second premier (something of a long story), but its innovations feel personal and close at hand." Nate Chinen, New York Times, November 18, 2007

The Buffet Menu: Appetizers: chicken or pork saté, grilled pineapple and prawns. Mains: spicy beef rendang curry, gado gado, grilled banana-leaf fish, sautéed green beans and nasi kuning (yellow rice) with Southeast Asian salsas and condiments. Dessert: bitter chocolate ginger cake with gelato.
Vegetarian substitutions available by request.

The Price: $50 per person. Maximum 25 guests. All net proceeds to the Scotty Hard Trust

For more information contact

August 26, 2008 - 7:00pm
Thu. August 21, 2008 at 7:00PM

On Thursday, August 21st, twenty members of the Scotty Hard Supper Club will convene in the West Vancouver home of Tom Rowe and Vicki Gabereau for a six-course dinner prepared by West Restaurant's Executive Chef Warren Geraghty.

Canada's Paralympian Rick Hansen, the CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation, will be a special guest and speaker at the dinner. The Rick Hansen Foundation works to create more accessible and inclusive communities for people with spinal cord injuries, and supports the search for a cure.

The menu will showcase local delicacies – Dungeness crab, sockeye salmon, Thiessen Farm quail, and a 48-day dry-aged beef especially created by Geraghty in collaboration with Pemberton Meadows.

West's Wine Director, Owen Knowlton, has selected wine pairings for each course. The wines have been generously donated by That's Life Gourmet, Liberty Wine Merchants and Vinterra Wine. A vintage port has been generously donated by Lanigan & Edwards.

West Restaurant's David Wolowidnyk, the reigning Grey Goose Vodka "Arbiter of Cool" National Pour Master Champion and this year's recipient of Vancouver Magazine's "Bartender of the Year" Award, will man the Hard Bar and create a special Hard West Cocktail for the event.

The evening will feature the pianistic stylings of Simon Kendall, the Jessie and Genie Award winning composer/producer/performer of Doug and the Slugs fame. Simon is a longtime friend of Scotty Hard.

Tickets for the Hard West Supper are $300 per couple. Proceeds will go to the Scotty Hard Trust, which has been set up to help pay the legal, medical, and living expenses of Scott Harding, aka Scotty Hard, a Vancouver-born, NY-based musician and recording engineer now paralyzed below the chest after a hit-and-run car accident in Brooklyn in mid-February.

Special thanks to Tom Rowe and Vicki Gabereau for graciously lending the Scotty Hard Supper Club the use of their beautiful West Vancouver home, and to Jack Evrensel, the proprietor of the Top Table Group, Top Table Group Communication Director Shelley McArthur, West Restaurant Manager Brian Hopkins, and the entire Top Table team (especially West Restaurant Cook David Gunawan and Server Richard Luxton and CinCin Server/Assistant Wine Director Jamie Lauder) for their generous support.

August 21, 2008 - 7:00pm