Welcome to Restaurantacular in Mount Pleasant Village. This food festival has been feeding folks from our array of fine neighbourhood restaurants for 4 years running. Gather your friends, and graze the street, wandering from restaurant to restaurant to enjoy the $2, $4 and $6 amuse bouche, appetizers and small bites they have prepared especially for this event. Restaurantacular is a chance to try the many great restaurants in our neighbourhood little bites at time.
Come hungry and pack your sense of adventure.
Wednesday June 24, 4 to 9pm
Participating Restaurants Include:
A special thank you to our sponsor Kathy McLachlan of ReMax and our media sponsor, Village Living!
Under the Stairs is a jazz quartet (guitar, piano, bass, and drums) that plays standards such as Autumn Leaves, Bye Bye Blackbird, and Take the A Train; bossas such as The Girl from Ipanema and Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars; and blues. The original members of the quartet – John Gillies (piano), Errol Fraser (bass), and Anne-Marie Prendiville (drums) – have been together since 2009; Jim Wood, on guitar, joined us in 2013. They particularly enjoy playing tunes from the Great American Songbook.
Jazz-pop crooner Vincent Wolfe, whose velvety and soulful voice has been described as “somewhere between Chet Baker and Mel Tormé…” has been a favorite on the Canadian jazz scene for the past dozen years. Based in Toronto, Vincent has toured the club and festival circuit here, in select U.S. cities, and even performed all over the globe during his twoyear stint aboard the world famous Cunard Line.
A protégée of renowned jazz artists like Marlena Shaw, Jean Carne, and the Manhattan Transfer, Vincent has worked with some of the top jazz sidemen in the business. His three highly acclaimed albums have won him scores of fans and garnered critical raves here in Canada, the States and Europe.
Vincent Wolfe’s warm stage presence and extensive, eclectic jazz repertoire is a guaranteed crowd pleaser, whether he’s in a trio, quartet or big band setting. Aside from his many engagements at some of the top venues in town and abroad, he has appeared at countless corporate and private events and is also currently wowing the nightclub scene with the eleven-piece VegasNorth Orchestra.
Noted Canadian entertainment columnist John Kennedy has dubbed Wolfe “Canada’s next star-in-waiting.”
Check out this great wrapup article of Restaurantacular 2014 by Erika G. Simon.