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Mother’s Day May 9, 2021 1024 540 John Crook

Mother’s Day May 9, 2021

Bring Mom in for Brunch on one of our great patios!

We’ve created a special cocktail in her honor as well as three great brunch features she is sure to love.
Call your favourite location or make your reservation online. Seating is limited so make sure you book your space early.

Mothers Day Brunch Feature Menu

Lobster and Avocado Benedict 22.00
atlantic lobster, fresh avocado, charred lemon hollandaise, organic green salad

Margherita Frittata 18.50
baby bocconcini, heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, arugula pesto, toast and greens 

Pan-Seared Wild Halibut  37.50
prawn and sweet corn risotto, grilled asparagus, dill beurre blanc

Feature Cocktail

Mom’s Garden Party 13.00
sheringham rhubarb gin, lavender, grapefruit, prosecco

 

Dine Out Vancouver 2021 1024 378 John Crook

Dine Out Vancouver 2021

We are happy to announce that all three locations of The Flying Pig will be participating in this year’s edition of Dine Out Vancouver from February 5 to March 7.

We encourage you to make your reservations early as seating is reduced. We look forward to seeing you!

$35 PER PERSON
*suggested wine pairing (6oz.)
First Course

Butternut Squash Veloute
crème fraiche, chives, toasted pumpkin seeds extra virgin olive oil
*Quails’ Gate Chenin Blanc $13.00
or
Winter Red Kale Salad
red kale, romaine lettuce, shaved apples + beets, candied pecans, feta cheese, sweet apple cider dressing
*Red Rooster Pinot Gris $10.00
or
Duo of Roasted Bone Marrow & Beef Tartare
crosscut bone marrow, classic beef tartar grilled focaccia, baby arugula salad
*Mt. Boucherie Pinot Noir $12.00

Second Course

Skillet Roasted Lamb Sirloin
mustard + herb-crusted lamb, roasted fingerling potatoes, charred broccolini, cabernet jus
*CedarCreek Cabernet Merlot $12.25
or
Herb Crusted Coho Salmon
yukon gold potato pave, roasted baby carrots + crispy brussels sprouts, root vegetable puree
*Roche Winery Chardonnay $14.00
or
Wild Mushroom Bourguignon
stewed wild mushrooms, turnips, pearl onions roasted heirloom carrots, mashed potato rich mushroom jus
*Dirty Laundry Kay’s Syrah $14.25

Dessert

Margaret’s Maple Sugar Pie
vanilla gelato, caramel sauce
*Quails’ Gate Late Harvest Optima $12.75 (2oz.

Making Spirits Bright 1024 683 John Crook

Making Spirits Bright

We love this time of year and look forward to it for months. As we all know, this, this year is very different from previous ones, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find every opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the season.

Here are a few options we are offering in December to make your spirits bright!

WINE WEDNESDAY
Wednesday is our new favourite day of the week! Introducing 50% off all bottles of wine at all Flying Pig locations every #WineWednesday! 
ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR THURSDAY
Calling all Happy Hour goers! Every Thursday following, all Flying Pig locations will now offer ALL DAY Happy Hour! From 3pm to 10pm and everything in between, join us to enjoy deep discounts on all of your Flying Pig favourites.
LUNCH 45
Be in and out for lunch in 45 minutes! The perfect lunch for those on the go. Menu highlights include Spaghetti Bolognese, Veggie Cheddar Burger, Fish & Chips, and more, affordable and fast. Join us Monday – Friday from 12pm – 3pm for out Lunch 45! 
21 DAYS OF BRUNCH
We will be serving up 50% off Breakfast Entrees from December 12 to January 1, Wednesday to Sunday (excluding Christmas Day). This means the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict,  Brioche French Toast, Wild Mushroom, Asparagus, Chevre Frittata… to name just a few. See you soon! 
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER
Merry making will be had on Christmas Eve (socially distanced, of course) with our Roasted Turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Make this season a little brighter and book you Christmas Eve Dinner at any Flying Pig location. (book early as reservations are limited)
Updated BC Health Officer Order for September 9 2020 – COVID 19 512 302 John Crook

Updated BC Health Officer Order for September 9 2020 – COVID 19

As of September 8, all nightclubs and stand-alone banquet halls have been ordered to close by the Provincial Health Officer until further notice. 

What to expect at restaurants, cafes, pubs and breweries:

As of September 8,

  • Liquor sales in all bars, lounges, pubs and restaurants must stop at 10:00 pm and they must close by 11:00 pm
  • If a bar, lounge, pub or restaurant provides a full meal service, they may stay open later, but must not serve liquor until 11:00 am the next morning
  • Music or other background sounds, such as from televisions in bars, lounges, pubs and restaurants must be no louder than the volume of normal conversation

Additional guidelines:

  • Guests can dine in groups, up to six people
  • Guests must maintain a 2 m distance from other tables and other groups, including bar and patio seating
  • In licensed settings, guests must be assigned to a table, booth or counter and shown to their seats
  • There is no liquor self-service allowed
  • Capacity may be limited to accommodate physical distancing
  • If a restaurant, cafe or pub holds an event, no more than 50 people can attend
  • If live music is performed, barriers must in place between performers and guests
  • Guests should not sing or dance, dance floors are closed
Safety Plan for Re-Opening in place for The Flying Pig Yaletown 1024 853 John Crook

Safety Plan for Re-Opening in place for The Flying Pig Yaletown

The Flying Pig Yaletown re-opens May 22, 2020

We’ve been working hard to to get our protocols in place to open for safe dine-in service beginning Friday May 22 at the Yaletown location of The Flying Pig.
Our hours will be daily from 3pm till late, with other locations opening in the coming days. We are excited to welcome back our guests and serve up some delicious choices from our menu offerings! 

WorkSafe BC and the Government of BC’s Restart Plan have been invaluable resources in helping us set guidelines in our return to business. Our number one goal will always continue to be the health and safety of our guests and our staff. With that in mind we’ve put a number of protocols in place to accomplish this and reinforce the trust we have always enjoyed from our guests.

 

We are following closely the WorkSafe BC guidelines and 4 steps to Reduce the Risk of Person-to-Person transmission and implementing their recommendations in preparation for regular inspections by their officers. Some of the many items that we are paying close attention to include the following:

  • installation of plexiglass barriers along the length of the bar
  • reducing the amount of seating to 50% capacity and ensuring a minimum of 2 meters distance between all tables and from chair back to chair back
  • enhanced cleaning protocols that see each table or bar seat sanitized between guests
  • single use, disposable menus
  • hand sanitizing stations placed at multiple locations around the room for both guests and staff (we encourage you to use them on arrival and as often as possible.
  • ample signage reminding both guests and staff of proper safe distancing and hand washing procedures.
  • regularly scheduled cleaning and sanitization of high touch surfaces and washrooms.
  • limited staffing, both in the kitchen and front of house comprised of teams that are always paired together to minimize cross over and increasing the bubble too much.
  • restriction of zones – only one bartender behind the bar, servers only their designated sections, small kitchen teams that stick to their assisted stations with ample distancing room between them.
  • Daily visitor and staff logs (this includes any potential interviews) – this includes mandatory tempature and health checks for all staff
  • Staff required to perform thorough hand-washing every thirty minutes.
  • Kitchen staff required to wear hats and/or hairnets.
  • uniforms left onsite and laundered after each shift by the restaurant.
  • Contact tracing for all guests, by asking one person in the party to share contact information in the possible event of a suspected exposure.

At this time, WorkSafe BC has advised us that masks are not required, but as the past few months have taught us all requirements are under constant review.

We hope to see many of you visit us again on your next opportunity and understand many of you may not be ready yet. We promise to work extremely hard to reinforce your trust in us so you’ll feel comfortable to dine out again.

 

 

The Flying Pig in Yaletown offers Takeout and Delivery May 1, 2020 150 150 John Crook

The Flying Pig in Yaletown offers Takeout and Delivery May 1, 2020

We’ve been eager to serve our loyal guests and have been working hard on options accomplish this given current events.

We are pleased to announce that effective May 1, we’ll offer two options to get some of your favourites on your table at home. In addition to offering traditional home delivery with UberEats, we’ve updated our website and are able to offer online ordering and payment for Pickup at our Yaletown location. Initially we will offer this service from 4pm to 9pm daily.

Just visit our website on May 1, click Take Out and Delivery and choose the Order for Take Out option, process your payment and the head on down to our restaurant to collect your order for truly a contactless experience.

Also, those ordering for Pickup can choose from several beverages including red and white wine, beers and ciders/coolers to add to their order.

We’re excited to re-open for take out/delivery and eager to see you when you drop by to pickup your order.

 

 

All Flying Pig Group of Restaurant locations to close temporarily due to COVID19 1024 1024 John Crook

All Flying Pig Group of Restaurant locations to close temporarily due to COVID19

With social distancing being recommended by both federal and provincial health authorities, the health and safety of our guests and employees continues to be our highest priority.  We have decided to close our doors in both Vancouver and Victoria until it is deemed safe to reopen.

Over the last 10 years, as a family-owned and small business, we have faced many challenges. Like our friends and colleagues across the Province and Country, we will be looking to the government, landlords, and suppliers, for support during these difficult times to help us overcome this one.

It is everyone’s responsibility to help stop the spread of this virus and flatten the curve and we encourage everyone to do their part. We thank you for your patience as we tread through these unprecedented waters.

We look forward to reopening our doors when the time is right for you and for our staff.  In the meantime, please stay safe and take care of yourself and each other.

John, Erik and the entire TFP/WildTale family.

Golden Plate Awards – Best Happy Hour 908 488 John Crook

Golden Plate Awards – Best Happy Hour

Georgia Straight’s Annual Golden Plate Reader’s Choice award names The Flying Pig as Best Happy Hour.

We are extremely honoured to be in such great company with Joe Fortes and Brix & Mortar in this category. We love what both restaurants do and are continually inspired by what they share with their guests.

We hope you come check us us out soon and in the meantime you can read this link to the award page for Golden Plates.

Thanks again for all who voted for us in this year’s edition.

Victoria – Join us for Valentine’s Day 469 351 John Crook

Victoria – Join us for Valentine’s Day

Combine your love for each other with a love of food and join us for our Valentine Platter for Two

Share this delectable meal together over some great wine and enjoy a night like no other

AAA Alberta Striploin with sauce bordelaise
Pan-Seared Steelhead Trout and Scallops a la Plancha with tarragon bearnaise
herbed garlic parnsip mashed potato. Baby Kale Salad with candied pecans
& raspberry-red wine vinaigrette, charred broccolini

— $32 per person (min 2pp) — (Victoria location only)

Our regular a la carte menu will also be available!!

Reserve now!

Be our Valentine!! 665 567 John Crook

Be our Valentine!!

Its that time of year again to share a little love and what is better than our Valentine’s Platters for Two.

Share your love of food with the one you love and enjoy these great offerings in our Vancouver locations.

30-day Dry Aged Cache Creek Striploin with sauce bordelaise
Citrus-Brown Butter Poached Atlantic Lobster Tail with tarragon bearnaise
herbed garlic parnsip mashed potato. Baby Kale Salad with candied pecans
& raspberry-red wine vinaigrette, charred broccolini

— $39 per person (min 2pp) — (Vancouver locations)

Our regular a la carte menu will also be available!!

Reserve Now at your favourite location

Yaletown  
Gastown
Olympic Village

 

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