December 2016 at Oyama

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Oyama sleighbells are ringing – can you hear them?! Christmas parties, events, dinners galore this month?  Take Oyama along and have the best time ever.  We have so much to offer for trays, dinners, aperitifs and gifts.  Make it the best Christmas ever and don`t forget to order your delicious SWEDISH HAM for your amazing Christmas dinner!

Friday December 2nd-  Sunday 4th Swedish Ham Tasting

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Only 3 weeks till Christmas!  Come on down, try a taste and order the best ham on Earth! We cure it for you, you cook it at Christmas with Oyama`s most easy to follow instructions – wow your guests for sure!

Thursday December 8th – Sunday 11th–  St Hubertus and Game Weekend

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The patron saint of the hunt is back.  Game meat is delicious and we have so many things for you to try – wild boar, venison, bison, duck, elk, rabbit, pheasant…terrines, patés, prosciuttos, fresh sausages and more – don`t miss it!

Also this weekend – final Swedish Ham tasting.  If you`ve never had our incredible Swedish ham for Christmas, this is the year!  Last chance to sample the cooked version before Christmas.

Christmas at Oyama

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Following the game weekend, our incredible selection of yummy holiday treats keeps increasing to give you the most wonderful, tastiest holiday season ever!  Preorder your Boudin Blanc, pork pies, breakfast sausages and more for the holidays.  View our complete list of Christmas specialties here.

Skip the Line – Oyama Fast Lane!

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Oyama is pleased to offer a Fast Lane service from Dec. 17th to 24th for those who pre-order their entire Christmas order online, or by phone: 604-327-7407.  It’s a great option when time is at its most precious! Click here for information & online ordering

Monthly Charcuterie & Wine Pairing with Tim Pawsey

I have a tough time resisting any of Oyama’s patés (don’t even get me started on creamy porcini!) and their duck and fig combo just adds fuel to the fire. This is a truly rich and warming, sensuous and silkily textured, almost buttery paté, packed with serious duck flavour-maybe a touch of liver-plus little pieces of fig that pop up in delightful ambush. It’s definitely headed towards X-rated territory.

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When I think of duck paté my mind heads towards Lyon, or at least the Rhone Valley. So, while you could easily pair a Pinot with this, I think it needs something a little more gutsy…

Brotte La Fiole 2014 is a perennial workhorse, classic Cotes du Rhone, a medium bodied blend of Grenache and Syrah that works perfectly. There’s a good, bright fruit-acid balance with hints of raspberry, wild blackberry and anise that pick up nicely on the fig, plus peppery notes and a bit of oak in the finish that work well with the spice and earthy character of the paté. Far from overpowering the paté, the wine isn’t too heavy and has a streak of acidity that cuts through the richness, especially in the close, with that spicy, peppery hint lingering on.

Tim Pawsey (a.k.a. The Hired Belly) writes and shoots at hiredbelly.com as well as for the North Shore News, WHERE Vancouver, Quench, BCLS Taste, Montecristo and others. He’s an original judge for The BC Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Wine, and a founding member of the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation.