Are you looking to get away from the boredom of every day life? You can do so for an evening at Bacio Rosso. Step inside the velvet tent and be prepared to be whisked away to a different place – one where you can enjoy cabaret-style entertainment combined with good food and much more.

This intimate spectacle puts you right into the performance. You’ll be entertained by magicians, trapeze artists, contortionists, clowns, singers, jugglers and comedians. On top of that, you’ll be able to feast on a fabulous 4-course meal from La Quercia’s Chef Adam Pegg. Chef Pegg has created a menu with options to suit a variety of dietary needs.

I got to preview the meal itself and here are my thoughts:

Pork Loin Tonnato (pork and tuna) served with pork crackling, giardiniera and grissini.

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Pork Loin Tonnato

The Pork Loin Tonnato. Tonnato is made with tuna and served in a large dollop over thinly sliced pork loin. I’m incredibly on board for having meat with meat dressing.

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Pork Crackling

Also on the table as appetizers are the Pork Crackling, Giardiniera and Grissini. They were nice to munch on while we waited for our food.

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Eggplant Lasagna

Up next was Melanzana alla Parmigiana (Eggplant Lasagna). This dish is made gluten free with chickpeas – with the bechamel and other flavours from the dish, you wouldn’t even notice that it is GF. While at first it looked like a small portion, it was quite filling.

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Slow Roasted Beef

The next course can either be Slow Roasted Beef, Braised Chicken or Polenta with Mushrooms. I chose the Slow Roasted Beef. It’s a roasted beef shoulder and a great portion size. It sits a top fingerling potatoes and sliced carrots drizzled in a beautiful gravy that ties the dish together. The beef is tender and had a good mix of lean and fat to it.

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Lemon Cream

Finally for dessert, I had the Crema di Limone (Lemon Cream). I’m normally not a big fan of lemon or fruit flavoured desserts – but I have to say this was very delicious. The lemon cream is only just slightly tart, making it very enjoyable to eat while cleansing the palate at the same time. It’s topped with blueberries and a bit of a glaze – which are not too sweet either but give a nice rounder flavour overall.

During the evening, we had one of the performers from the show Shawn Farquhar (a magician) delight and dazzle us with his magic tricks – they were a lot of fun!

It’s nice to see more entertaining events that mix cuisine and talent come to Vancouver, I can’t wait to see the show.

Tickets start at $109 and the show runs from November 1 to New Years Eve, you can learn more and buy tickets from the site here: