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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.

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August 29, 2013

New Evening Service at
Take Five Café Gastown

A long time ago (also known as 10 years ago before Take Five Café was started) our Executive Chef was busy creating amazing Italian dinners at high end Caffé dé Medici Ristorante Italiano. After a 30 year history and too many amazing dinners to count, the restaurant eventually closed its doors in 2008 and Take Five Café received the full attention of Executive Chef Aron Zipursky.

And while summer has whizzed by, iced coffees have been enjoyed and beach days lived to the fullest, our test kitchen has been cooking up some exciting new dishes, and they’re making their way to our Gastown Café for everyone to enjoy.

Coffee by day. Wine by Night. Now, (more…)

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June 12, 2013

A Celebration of Italian Wine at
Take Five Café Gastown

We’re excited to announce our first wine event to be hosted at our newest café, in Gastown. Join us on June 20th from 6pm to 9pm for an exploration through the wine regions of Italy.

This very special event will be hosted by our co-founder Steve Punzo, as he presents custom tasting plates of Italian inspired canapés paired with a sampling of regional wines from Italy. With over thirty years of experience in the industry, including the development of the award winning wine list at noted Caffé dé Medici Ristorante Italiano, Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will ensure this evening to be a unique and memorable experience. Nadine McDowell of Level Concepts also joins us for the event. With over twenty five years of experience in the hospitality and wine industries and being the former North American Director for Donnafugata of Sicily, she brings extensive knowledge of Italian wines and regions.

Please note that all guests must be of legal drinking age and proper identification is required.

Your printed ticket or e-ticket via eventbrite will be required for entry and act quickly! Tickets are limited. You can purchase them online here.

Feel free to join us at any point throughout the evening as tastings and canapés will be available throughout the entire course of the event. Your ticket includes six different wine tastings paired with canapés throughout the evening.

Ample metered parking is available on Cordova street or there is a pay parking lot on the corner of Hastings & Abbott. However, we do encourage all guests to plan accordingly and enjoy this event responsibly.

We look forward to celebrating Italian wines with you.

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January 10, 2013

Take Five Café Does
Dine Out Vancouver

We have some very exciting news to kick off the New Year and for the first time ever, Take Five Café is participating in the annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Dine Out Vancouver is such a popular local event and we’re thrilled with the chance to participate alongside some of the most amazing restaurants in Vancouver.

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October 26, 2012

New Concept Launches at
Take Five Café Gastown

On Thursday October 18th we launched a new concept at our 10th Take Five Café location in Gastown: Coffee in the daytime. Wine in the nighttime. Great food all the time.

Yes, that’s right. Starting now you can enjoy a glass of wine or a cold beer with your panini, pasta or wrap. We’re also (more…)

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September 10, 2012

Take Five Café takes Gastown:
Tenth Café Opens Today

We’re thrilled to announce that our 10th Take Five Café location is opening today in Gastown. We’re located at 62 West Cordova Street (Cordova and Abbott) and are excited to join the amazing Gastown Community. Our 10th Take Five Café location is a milestone (more…)

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