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Bittered Sling Host’s “Christ-Makkah” Pop-Up

Bittered Sling Host’s “Christ-Makkah” Pop-Up


Beam Suntory and Bittered Sling partner up for celebrated Bittered Sling Bistro
“Christ-Makkah” pop-up dinners, with two chefs and five of Vancouver’s best bartenders at Railtown’s famed Ask for Luigi Restaurant

VANCOUVER, BC —Bittered Sling’s acclaimed “Bittered Sling Bistro” pop-up restaurant is coming back for one night only. This holiday season, Bittered Sling joins forces with Beam Suntory’s portfolio of premium spirits for the 5th annual Christ-Makkah celebration. For one night only, and two seatings, Bittered Sling’s Chef Jonathan Chovancek combined his talents with Ask for Luigi’s Chef J.C. Poirier for a playful and delicious feast, paired with brilliant cocktails from Vancouver’s award-winning bartenders, Grant Sceney (Fairmont Pacific Rim), Katie Ingram (L’Abattoir), Sabrine Dhaliwal (UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar), David Wolowidnyk (Drinkfixer Hospitality Consulting) and hosted by Bittered Sling’s Lauren Mote. This “twelve” component dinner will prove to be Bittered Sling’s finest Christ-Makkah iteration yet, with surprises, gifts and more.

The December 19 “Christ-Makkah” – held as the “take-over” of Railtown’s award-winning Ask for Luigi Restaurant – is billed as “Twelve Days of Christ-Makkah” with a nod to the twelve components of the dinners, with spirited inspiration stemming from brands Courvoisier Cognac, Knob Creek Bourbon Whiskey, Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Canadian Club 100% Rye Whisky and Damrak Gin and of course the entire line-up of Bittered Sling Bitters’ expressions.

“Beam Suntory has been a long supporter of the Bittered Sling Bistro bartender pop-up & mentorship programs, and I can’t think of a better way to ring in the holiday season, than with their beautiful spirits, providing inspirations for our all-star line-up of bartenders this year,” says award-winning bartender and Bittered Sling co-founder Lauren Mote. “We intend to go all out for this Christ-Makkah pop-up,” says Bittered Sling co-founder and Chef Jonathan Chovancek, “The blend of traditional cuisines, technique and ingredients met with modern approach will be super exciting. Cooking alongside one of my best friends – Chef J.C. Poirier – will also be an amazing honour.”

In addition to the inspired and delicious food and beverage menu, guests will also receive keepsakes and gifts from the event. Dinners will be held in two seatings, 5:30p.m. and 9:00p.m., space limited to 28 guests per seating. Tickets can be purchased directly from the link here. Tickets are $115/each (inclusive of tax, service charges and ticketing fees). Please inform the team of any allergies prior to purchasing tickets.