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October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween from Take Five Cafe

Today is the day for extra chocolate and trick-or-treating. To celebrate pumpkins that were made to be jack o’ lanterns. And to put on your most creative costumes and become something new.

In our Take Five Café world we’ve used all our creative juices to come up with a signature fall drink…and take our word for it, there’s nothing ‘trick’ about it. It’s all treat.

Introducing our new Salted Caramel Bourbon Latte

It’s true. We’ve taken our classic latte with custom roasted espresso and perfectly steamed milk and added the most amazing of flavours. We’ve spent some time in our East Van kitchen crafting the perfect Bourbon infusion (don’t worry – we haven’t actually spiked your latte). We’ve burned off the alcohol, but the result is that perfect Bourbon flavour that pairs so very well with a bit of caramel and sea salt.

This drink is a limited edition fall favourite. It won’t be around forever. So come on by any of our locations to try something new.


Posted in A Take Five Cafe Holiday

October 3, 2013

Old World vs. New World Wine Challenge at Take Five Cafe Gastown

On the heels of the very successful debut of our Wine Event Series ‘A Celebration of Italian Wine’ Take Five Café Gastown invites you to be our guest at our second event themed “Old World vs. New World” on Thursday October 17th.

This event will feature wines from around the world, pairing an old world version of a varietal against the new world version of the same. You will have the chance to taste, compare, evaluate but most of all enjoy the differences and nuances of what the world of wine has to offer.

The wines will be thoughtfully paired with signature Take Five Cafe menu specialties by co-founder Steve Punzo who is formerly of Caffe de Medici fame and brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise.

Nadine McDowell of Level Concepts Inc. will lead you through an informal yet informative tour of the New World vs. Old World wine challenge.

Feel free to join us at any point throughout the evening as wine tastings and food pairings will be available throughout the course of the event.

Your $35 ticket includes four New World vs. Old World pairings (eight wine tastings total) each paired with a generous selection of Italian meats, cheeses, breads and deluxe salads like Duck Confit and Tuscan Bread.

Please note that all guests must be of legal drinking age and proper identification is required along with your printed ticket or e-ticket via eventbrite for entry.

Ample metered parking is available on Cordova street or pay parking can be found in the lot on the corner of Hastings & Abbott.

Please note that we do encourage all guests to plan accordingly and enjoy this event responsibly.

Tickets will be limited for this very special event, so don’t delay! Get yours online here.

Posted in Take Five Cafe Events