Six Reasons to Celebrate National Rosé Day at Ancora

May 16, 2019
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On National Rosé Day, a Spain-meets-Peru culinary journey without having to leave Vancouver. Plus the best jamón Ibérico you’ll taste all year.

If there’s one observance day we can get behind, it’s National Rosé Day. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 8th when Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio celebrates the occasion in fitting style by hosting dual Paella and Rosé Parties on the open-air patios at its two locations, False Creek and Ambleside.

The simultaneous reception-style events will feature six notable rosés hailing from BC and beyond along with a selection of Mediterranean-inspired tapas such as Boquerones (white anchovy on toast), Castelvetrano Olives and an exclusive taste of Cinco Jotas Jamón Ibérico. During the events, Chef Ricardo Valverde and team will be interacting with guests on the patios while cooking up Ancora’s signature Peruvian-style Paella (local crab, prawns, scallops and clams, as well as the unique addition of chimichurri and Huancaina aioli) for all to enjoy as the main course.


One of the many highlights of the events is the exclusive grade of Jamón Ibérico that will be a Canadian restaurant exclusive to both locations. Procured from Spanish provider Cinco Jotas, the top-grade jamón is made from 100% purebred ‘black hoof’ Iberian pigs that enjoy more grazing space and are fed from acorn-rich dehasas (meadows) for two seasons.


“This is a perfect kickoff for summer patio season and a one-of-a-kind opportunity for guests to taste the highest grade of jamón in Spain, and therefore the world,” says Chef Valverde. “We are proud to be the only restaurants in Canada to feature this prized authentic ham fashioned from pure ibérico-breed pigs, which gives it a much more pronounced acorn flavour as well as texture and aroma.”

You can Rosé all day if you want to, but you can only Rosé and Paella at Ancora on June 8 from 2 to 4pm. Here’s what to expect:

Castelvetrano Olives
Cinco Jotas Jamón Ibérico

Peruvian-style Paella
Local Crab, Prawns, Scallops and Clams
Served with Chimichurri and Huancaina Aioli

Sea Star Blanc de Noir Rose 2018, Pender Island, BC
La Frenz Pinot Noir Rose 2017, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
Mt. Boucherie Rose 2018, Okanagan Valley, BC
Boutinot, Pasquiers Grenache Cinsault Rosé, Pays d’Oc. 2018, France
Quinta da Calçada Lago Cerqueira Rosé (Vinho Verde) 2017, Portugal
Rocca di Montegrossi Rosato 2018, Tuscany, Italy

A limited number of tickets for Ancora’s Paella and Rosé Patio Parties taking place at both their False Creek and Ambleside locations are available for $49 plus tax and gratuity, and may be purchased online.