Monday 26 October 2020: Bitter Together Radicchio Tasting

We’re bitter together! Join FarmFolk CityFolk and Chef Andrea Carlson of Burdock & Co on October 26thfor the first event of the 2020 Vancouver Radicchio Festival.

This tasting event will feature 8 radicchio varieties grown organically on the FFCF Research & Education Seed Farm in Abbotsford, BC. Guests will have the opportunity to taste both raw and cooked samples of each variety and rank their favourites for a chance to win radicchio-themed prizes.

All radicchio varieties featured are part of the Canadian Organic Vegetable Improvement Project (CANOVI), a five-year collaborative project between the UBC Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, and FarmFolk CityFolk. Read more about CANOVI here.

In order to facilitate maximum social distancing, only 4 guests will be allowed in the restaurant per half-hour time slot. Combined samples will be equivalent to a light meal.

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CANCELLED Friday, 20 November 2020: Taste of Radicchio at Italian Cultural Centre

Please note, this event has been cancelled due to rising Covid-19 cases in Metro Vancouver.


TASTE OF… is the Italian Cultural Centre’s popular series of themed dinners that take guests on a gastronomical trip across Italy. Spanning from the northern regions all the way down to the Mediterranean islands, our guests will be able to taste not only regional specialties, but also creative dishes inspired by the rich Italian culinary tradition.

On this evening, we explore a traditional Italian ingredient, the radicchio. Radicchio is a perennial variety of chicory, very common in Italian cuisine. It has a bitter and spicy taste, that mellows during the cooking process. While some varieties are specific to some locations (for example, the Radicchio Rosso di Treviso, the Cicoria Variegata di Chioggia, etc…), chicory varieties are found – and cooked – in all regions of Italy, from north to south.


  • Grilled Radicchio Salad with Arugula, Balsamic Vinegar & Grana Padano
  • Radicchio, Aglio e Olio
    Rapini, Cherry Tomatoes and Roasted Garlic
  • Gnocchi with Radicchio Pesto and Goat Cheese
  • Pork Tenderloin with Radicchio Peperonata
  • Torta di Radicchio
    White Chocolate Radicchio Cake

This menu is created specifically for this evening, and we politely decline all requests for substitutions or modifications. Wine and other alcoholic drinks are not included, but are available for purchase during the dinner.

Reservations are necessary. Doors open at 6:00 pm, dinner is served at 6:30 pm in family style.

A limited number of tickets is available for this socially distanced event, where every table can only host a maximum of 6 guests that are part of the same household or bubble, up to a maximum of 50 people for the entire event, staff included. Precautions will be taken to avoid the spread of Covid-19, following the restrictions and instructions from the BC Health Authority.

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