The Union Club Celebrates BC 150

In July 2021 we mark 150 years since BC joined Canada, we are planning some activities to commemorate the event, and below is some history of The Union Club as part of the union with Canada discussions.

STORY OF THE “UNION” IN THE UNION CLUB –

CHAPTER 2.
BATTLE OF THE CLUBS: CONFEDERATION ON THE ROPES

The Club official histories cite two rather obscure exchanges of opinion by the editors of the Standard and Colonist newspapers. In the first, 11 December 1882, the writer accused the founders of The Union Club, which had just hosted a dinner for the Governor General, Marquis of Lorne, of creating a political vehicle to oppose the provincial government’s G. A. Walkem administration’s hard line threats to pull out of confederation if the original terms of the Union were not met.  The Colonist replied on the following day insisting the Standard editor was just exhibiting sour grapes for not having been refused membership (by vote) and vigorously denied the assertion of political partisanship. The Colonist pointed out, Premier Walkem was a charter member. Not giving up, the Standard responded that indeed Walkem and his friends were members but that they were hoodwinked into joining the Club by these “wire-pullers.”

There was indeed much “wire-pulling.” As early as 1874 local businessman William Wilson headed up a consortium of local property speculators who were facing huge losses with the railway failing to appear. Using the local Mechanics Institute, of which he was a director, to foment a crowd he proceeded to storm the Legislature causing Premier Amor De Cosmos to resign. Dr. J. S. Helmcken assembled a coalition to form the “Terms of Union Preservation League” and floated a petition to Queen Victoria. The government sent the new premier, George Walkem, off to London to get the Colonial Secretary, Lord Carnarvon, to mediate with Ottawa. A deal was reached to extend the completion time of the railway to 1890 and work to begin on the Esquimalt and Nanaimo (E&N) Railway portion at once.  However, in the Spring of 1875 the Canadian Senate defeated the financing bill for the E&N and the deal was dead. In response Wilson’s group formed the “Carnarvon Club” to openly lobby for dissolving the Union if the Carnarvon Terms were not met.

The gentlemen of The Union Club coalesced shortly thereafter, finally registering as The Union Club of British Columbia in 1879.  Wilson’s group ultimately became the rival Pacific Club.

A Beginner’s Guide to Solar Wind

In celebration of the International Day of Light 2021, Club member Natasha van Bentum has put together an informative website as an introduction to the topic of “Solar Winds”.

This website is for people of all ages who are looking to learn more about solar physics.

While admittedly “basic” (from the website creator herself), this website offers a complete summary of this fascinating topic:

https://vanbentum.wixsite.com/solarwind

The Union Club Celebrates BC 150

In July 2021 we mark 150 years since BC joined Canada, we are planning some activities to commemorate the event, and below is some history of The Union Club as part of the union with Canada discussions.

STORY OF THE “UNION” IN THE UNION CLUB

CHAPTER 1.
CONFEDERATION ON THE ROCKS: FOUNDING OF THE UNION CLUB OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

The Union Club of British Columbia was founded in April, 1879, just as the final push was on under Premier George Walkem and Amor De Cosmos, working with John A. MacDonald to get construction to start of the Canadian Pacific Railway as promised under the 1871 “Terms of Union”: a transcontinental railway to commenced within two years, completion within ten.

MacDonald had been able to pass an 1873 order-in-council which identified Esquimalt as the West Coast terminus although this was coincidental with the failure of the CPR syndicate, and just before revelations of the “Pacific Scandal” and collapse of the MacDonald Government

By 1879 there was no sign of a railway. Canada was trying to change the Terms. The negotiations were difficult. Furthermore, a group of disaffected business leaders, land speculators and politicians threatened withdrawal from the union with Canada.

Behind the scenes were the many professionals and civil servants, mainly in Victoria, who were horrified at the prospect of a split. Initially, seeing their civil service appointments and pensions threatened, they had opposed union with Canada. However, having achieved assurances of their continued employment and pensions, a provision actually written into the Terms of Union of course now they remained staunchly in favour of the Union.

It was just such a group, motivated as much by self-interest as altruism who decided to formalize as a club of “remainers”.

Supreme Court Justice Matthew Baillie Begbie was the Club’s founding president. Founding members were businessman and later Lieutenant Governor Frank Barnard, Cariboo MPP and retired Royal Navy Lieutenant Henry E. Croasdaile.  Early members were lawyer, City Mayor and former Victoria representative on the colonial legislative council Montegue Tyrwhitt-Drake, court registrar C. E. Pooley, Surveyor General Joseph Despard Pemberton, and Justice Peter O’Reilly. HBC physician and community leader John Sebastion Helmcken was a member. The owner and editor of the Colonist, David Higgins, soon to become Speaker in the Legislature was a member; the editor of the Victoria Standard, a staunch “leaver” was most certainly not. Other early members and attendees at events were officers of the Royal Navy, and the hierarchy of the Anglican clergy.

By 1884 there were 149 Union Club members and 78 charter members.

Stayed for next month “Chapter 2 – The Battle of the Clubs”

Cleared for Lunch: Japanese airline serves £390 in-flight meals on parked planes

A diner tucks into his £391 onboard meal. Views of the tarmac come gratis. Photograph: All Nippon Airways/AFP/Getty Images

The choice always used to simple – chicken or beef. But Japan’s biggest airline has now started offering luxury dining aboard a parked airplane it has named the “winged restaurant,” for £390 a meal.

Diners grounded by the pandemic rushed to relive the cabin dining experience on Wednesday .

All Nippon Airways (ANA) dining “passengers” can choose between a first-class seat with a meal for 59,800 yen (£391) or a business-class option for about half the price, at 29,800 yen, on board a stationary Boeing-777 at Haneda airport in Tokyo.

Guests are asked to select their meal in advance from a Japanese or international menu. Mains include grilled sablefish with saikyo miso, simmered beef and tofu; Wagyu beef with Kobe wine mustard; and sautéed sea bass and shellfish bisque, served with Japanese sake, plum wine or Krug champagne.

The chef speaks with a customer on a parked All Nippon Airways plane at Haneda airport in Tokyo. Photograph: All Nippon Airways/AFP/Getty Images

Yosuke Kimoto, 42, who had a business-class meal with his 14-year-old son, told Kyodo News: “It was a delicious meal. I’m glad that my kid enjoyed it too.” They were among 60 guests who had lunch aboard on the first day of the service, with a similar number having dinner.

His son was also impressed. “The business class was drastically different from the economy class in terms of both food and the seat. It was so spacious, and the seat was like a bed when reclined,” he told Nikkei Asia.Advertisement

ANA will offer 22 lunch and dinner sessions this month, each lasting about three hours. There is no in-flight entertainment, but customers receive amenity kits and can also use the airline’s lounge at Haneda’s domestic terminal.

Singapore Airlines became the first carrier to tap into the public’s appetite for onboard dining last October, when it started offering meals on two A380 superjumbos parked at Changi airport in Singapore. Tickets sold out in less than half an hour, despite the £360 price tag to eat in a top-flight suite, with the chance to watch a movie too. Economy-class meals were more affordable at £30 a head.

The pandemic has plunged the global aviation industry into its worst-ever crisis, as many aircraft around the world remain grounded amid coronavirus travel restrictions and lockdowns, prompting some airlines to think creatively about what to do with their idle aircraft. At ANA, the idea of the “winged restaurant” was reportedly thought up by employees.

In-flight meals have been surprisingly popular. ANA started selling international economy-class meals online in December and they quickly sold out. It sold 264,000 meals and made revenues of £1.3bn as of 12 March. The airline said beef sukiyaki and hamburger steak with demi-glace sauce served with buttered rice and creamy scrambled eggs were gone within minutes.

An All Nippon Airways flight attendant prepares food for ‘flyers’ on a parked plane at Haneda airport. Photograph: All Nippon Airways/AFP/Getty Images

British Airways now also offers first-class cabin meals from £80 for home delivery, starting this week. It sells four-course meal kits serving two people – in a choice of vegetarian, fish and meat dishes – through the catering firm Do & Co. Starters include Loch Fyne smoked salmon with a mustard dressing, followed by slow cooked British beef cheeks, a cheese selection and dark chocolate and orange liqueur bread and butter pudding.Advertisement

Similarly, Finland’s national carrier Finnair started selling business-class meals at a supermarket near the Helsinki international airport last October, which proved a hit at €12.9 per takeaway meal (£10.90).

The Australian government has launched an A$1.2bn (£660m) package to get people flying again domestically, which will halve the price of 800,000 flights until July. Airlines reported a surge in bookings when they started selling half-price tickets on Thursday as the Queensland government lifted travel restrictions.

The BA owner, International Airlines Group, has called for the introduction of digital health passes for passengers to enable the airline industry to get back on its feet, as the company reported a record €7.4bn loss for 2020 last week.

IAG has worked with the industry body, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), on a digital health verification app. The IATA travel pass app enables passengers to receive Covid-19 test results and verify they are able to travel via an “OK to Travel” status. It is being trialled by a number of carriers.

Take Out Menu for March 30 to April 3, 2021

Please contact sales@unionclub.com to order your meal(s) and wine(s).

The deadline for sign up will be Sunday, March 28 at 5:00pm.

Meal Pick Up Time will be between 12:00pm – 5:00pm, on the respective day.

If for some reason you are unable to pick up directly from the Club, please let us know and for $15.00 we will deliver it to your door.

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021  
Chicken Udon Bowl Meal Kit
$24 per person
 
Chicken Udon Bowl
crispy chicken thigh served over udon noodles with broccoli, roasted & pickled shiitake mushrooms, slivered scallions and spicy miso sesame sauce  

Mixed Green Salad
fresh herbs, shaved cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, toasted pumpkin seeds and ginger–lime dressing

RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021  
Harissa Prawns Meal Kit
$32 per person  

Harissa Tiger Prawns
harissa-marinated prawns, spicy tomato lentils, wilted greens, roasted fennel and labneh, served with grilled flatbread  

Arugula Salad
shaved watermelon radish, toasted walnuts, crumbled goats cheese, and lemon–parsley vinaigrette

RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com

Thursday, April 1st, 2021  
Herb-Roasted Pork Loin Meal Kit
$28 per person  

Herb Roasted Pork Loin
served with roasted fingerling potatoes, charred Brussels sprouts with bacon & dates and Dijon cream sauce  

Spinach Salad
garlic croutons, crumbled feta, vine-ripened tomatoes, pickled red onion, Kalamata olives and honey-garlic vinaigrette

RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com

Friday, April 2nd, 2021  
Grilled Lamb Chops Easter Meal Kit
$42 per person  

Parry Bay Lamb Chops
mint and rosemary grilled lamb loin chops, creamy mascarpone polenta, roasted Brussels sprouts and baby carrots, rosemary lamb jus  

Classic Caesar Salad
romaine lettuce, traditional anchovy and caper dressing, focaccia croutons, bacon bits, shaved Parmigiana Reggiano, lemon  

Carrot Cake
house-made carrot cake with caramelized sugar and cream cheese butter cream, mini Easter egg crumble
RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com
Saturday, April 3rd, 2021  
Honey-Glazed Ham Easter Meal Kit 
$40 per person  

Honey-Glazed Berryman Brothers’ Ham
mashed Yukon Gold potatoes with garden herbs, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, thyme-glazed heritage carrots  

Arugula & Radish Salad
wild arugula and Easter egg radishes, Buffalo mozzarella, balsamic vinaigrette  

Carrot Cake
house-made carrot cake with caramelized sugar and cream cheese butter cream, mini Easter egg crumble

RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com

EXTRAS

Soup
Seafood Chowder
New England-Style Chowder with Outlandish Mussels & Fanny Bay Clams, Bacon, Red Chieftain Potatoes
$10.00    

Desserts
Tiramisu
Espresso-Soaked Lady Fingers, Mascarpone Mousse,Espresso Creme Anglaise, Cocoa Powder
$6.00/each    

Black Forest Cake
$7.00/piece

Take Out Menu for March 9 to 13, 2021

Special Wine Promotion for the month of March  
Two wines from the acclaimed Quails’ Gate Winery will be available at retail pricing for the month of March, with the purchase of a take away meal.

Quails’ Gate 2018 Merlot
A round, full bodied wine with notes of blueberry, red currant, cassis, and herbs. Pairs perfectly with heavier meat dishes.  
Enjoy the 2018 Merlot for $29.99

Quails’ Gate 2019 Chenin Blanc
This dry, medium bodied wine has bright acidity and notes of lime, wet stone, quince , and apple blossom. Pairs perfectly with lighter seafood dishes.  
Enjoy the 2019 Chenin Blanc for $24.99
Take Out Menu for March 9 to 13, 2021
Please contact sales@unionclub.com to order your meal(s) and wine(s).

The deadline for sign up will be Sunday, March 7 at 5:00pm.
 
Meal Pick Up Time will be between 12:00pm – 5:00pm, on the respective day. If for some reason you are unable to pick up directly from the Club, please let us know and for $15.00 we will deliver it to your door.
Tuesday, March 9th, 2021  
Tuna Niçoise Salad Meal Kit
$27 per person  

Tuna Niçoise Salad
marinated and seared rare albacore tuna, served atop a bed of lettuces, green beans, boiled new potatoes, cherry tomatoes, shaved radishes, cucumber, olives and a fine herbs–anchovy dressing
 
Mushroom & Leek Arancini
fried risotto balls with sautéed cremini mushrooms, melted leeks, parmesan cheese, served with garlic aioli
RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021  
Pesto Lasagna Meal Kit
$26 per person
 
Pesto Lasagna
layers of beef and pork ragu, ricotta cheese, walnut pesto and mushrooms, topped with mozzarella cheese and extra virgin olive oil, served with garlic focaccia bread

Classic Caesar Salad
romaine lettuce, traditional anchovy and caper dressing, focaccia croutons, bacon bits, shaved Parmigiana Reggiano, lemon
RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com
Thursday, March 11th, 2021  
Coq au Vin Meal Kit
$27 per person  

Coq au Vin
chicken drumsticks and thighs braised slowly in red wine with carrots, thyme, bacon lardons, pearl onions and button mushrooms, served with garlic chive mashed potatoes

Waldorf Salad
baby gem lettuce, caramelized grapes, toasted walnuts, shaved celery, green apple and a honey-lemon dressing
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Friday, March 12th, 2021  
Herb-Crusted Beef Fillet Meal Kit
$38 per person  

Herb-Crusted Beef Fillet
pan-seared 6oz beef fillet crusted with a herb-dijon gremolata, served with twice-baked potato, green beans, roasted cauliflower and horseradish cream sauce  

Roasted Beet & Carrot Salad
Israeli couscous, toasted sunflower seeds, crumbled feta and citrus vinaigrette
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Saturday, March 13th, 2021  
Taco Fiesta Meal Kit
$26 per person  

Pork Carnitas Tacos
braised pulled pork carnitas, soft flour tortillas, guacamole, charred onion, sour cream, pickled red onion, pico de gallo, cilantro and lime  

Baja Salad
mixed greens, shredded cabbage, black beans, shaved radishes, cherry tomatoes, pickled jalapeno, toasted pumpkin seeds and cilantro–lime vinaigrette
RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com
EXTRAS  

Soup  
Seafood Chowder
New England-Style Chowder with Outlandish Mussels & Fanny Bay Clams, Bacon, Red Chieftain Potatoes
$10.00    

Desserts
Tiramisu
Espresso-Soaked Lady Fingers, Mascarpone Mousse, Espresso Creme Anglaise, Cocoa Powder
$6.00/each    

Black Forest Cake
$7.00/piece

Take Out Menu for February 9 to 13, 2021

Executive Chef Nicolas is pleased to continue “UC Take Out Meal Kits” for UC Members!

Please contact sales@unionclub.com to order your meal.

The deadline for sign up will be Sunday, February 7 at 5:00pm.

Meal Pick Up Time will be between 12:00pm – 5:00pm, on the respective day.

If for some reason you are unable to pick up directly from the Club, please let us know and for $15.00 we will deliver it to your door.

Take Out Menu for February 9 to 13, 2021

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Italian Meatballs & Polenta Meal Kit

$26 per person

Italian Meatballs & Polenta

lightly-spiced beef meatballs with tomato marinara sauce on top of parmesan-infused polenta cake, served with Genovese basil and garlic cheese bread

Ultimate Caesar Salad

romaine lettuce, brioche croutons, double smoked bacon lardons, shaved pecorino and anchovy–caper vinaigrette

RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Chicken Katsu Meal Kit

$24 per person

Chicken Katsu Bowl

chicken cutlets breaded in Japanese panko, served on top of sushi rice with edamame, pickled cucumber, seaweed salad and tonkatsu barbeque sauce

Soba Noodle Salad

shredded carrots, julienned red pepper, slivered scallions, crushed cashews and sesame lime ginger dressing crushed cashews and sesame lime ginger dressing

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Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Guinness Stout & Short Rib Shepherd’s Pie Meal Kit

$26 per person

Guinness Stout & Short Rib Shepherd’s Pie

braised short ribs in a rich Guinness gravy with carrots, peas, corn,
button mushrooms and herbs, topped with a thick layer of mashed potatoes
and aged cheddar

Roasted Butternut Squash & Arugula Salad

toasted pumpkin seeds, dried dates, shallot cider vinaigrette

RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Classic French Bouillabaisse Meal Kit

$25 per person

Classic French Bouillabaisse

a traditional Provençal fish stew with salmon, prawns and shellfish in a tomato, saffron and fennel broth, served with toasted sourdough and a red pepper rouille

Greek Salad

cucumbers, vine-ripened tomatoes, red bell peppers, pickled red onions, crumbled feta, Kalamata olives and red wine vinaigrette

RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com

Saturday, February 13th, 2021

Roasted Turkey Leg Ballotine Meal Kit

$25 per person

Roasted Turkey Leg Ballotine

de-boned turkey breast stuffed with a pork and apricot sausage, chive mashed potatoes, roasted Brussel sprouts, thyme & orange-glazed carrots and turkey gravy, served with a Parker House Roll

Cabbage Slaw

shaved red and green cabbage, red onion, dried cranberries, toasted almonds, Italian parsley, maple dijon vinaigrette Italian parsley, maple dijon vinaigrette

RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com

EXTRAS

Soup
Seafood Chowder
New England-Style Chowder with Outlandish Mussels & Fanny Bay Clams,Bacon, Red Chieftain Potatoes
$10.00    

Desserts
Tiramisu
Espresso-Soaked Lady Fingers, Mascarpone Mousse,Espresso Creme Anglaise, Cocoa Powder
$6.00/each

Crème Brûlée
Honey-Infused Crème Brûlée, Whipped Chantilly Cream
$7.00/each  

Chocolate Mousse Cups
Sirene Dark Chocolate Mousse, Caramelized White Chocolate, Hazelnut Cake with Salted Caramel
$8.00/each

UC Drinks

Union Club Fresh Nut Milk
House-Made Cashew & Hazelnut Milk with Medjool Date, Raw Cacao,
Cinnamon, Vanilla Bean & E3Live Blue Majik Powder
$10.00 – ½ Litre

Union Club Cold Pressed Juices
$10.00 – ½ Litre

GREEN MACHINE
Celery, Cucumber, Apple, Lemon, Ginger & Wildflower Honey

ORANGE MONSTER
Carrot, Orange, Pineapple, Anjou Pear, Lemon & Turmeric

THE RED BEAST
Organic Beetroots with Bartlett Pears, Saanich Carrots, Lemon,
Dandelion Greens & Parsley

SLEEPY TIME TONIC
Organic Kiwi, Romaine Lettuce, Apple, Lemon, Cucumber and Cilantro

Take Out Menu for February 2 to 6, 2021

Executive Chef Nicolas is pleased to continue “UC Take Out Meal Kits” for UC Members!  
Please contact sales@unionclub.com to order your meal.  
The deadline for sign up will be Sunday, January 31 at 5:00pm.
Meal Pick Up Time will be between 12:00pm – 5:00pm, on the respective day. If for some reason you are unable to pick up directly from the Club, please let us know and for $15.00 we will deliver it to your door.
Take Out Menu for February 2 to 6, 2021
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021  
Roasted Peri Peri Cornish Hen Meal Kit
$28 per person  

Roasted Peri Peri Cornish Hen
Portuguese tomato rice, grilled vegetables, slivered scallions, jalapeno and cilantro salsa verde  

Cobb Salad
Iceberg lettuce, cherry tomato, bacon, crumbled hard-boiled egg, aged white cheddar, creamy blue cheese dressing
RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021  
German Schnitzel Meal Kit
$26 per person  

German Schnitzel
Pan-fried and breaded pork cutlet, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, beer-braised sweet and sour red cabbage, creamy chive and garlic sauce, lemon  

Mixed Greens Salad
Cucumbers, cherry tomato, shaved watermelon radish, pickled red onion, mustard dill vinaigrette
RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com
Thursday, February 4th, 2021  
Bucatini Alla Bolognese Meal Kit
$27 per person  

Bucatini Alla Bolognese
Braised ground beef and pork ragú, shaved parmesan, torn basil, grilled focaccia  

Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, traditional anchovy and caper dressing, focaccia croutons, bacon lardons, shaved pecorino, lemon
RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com
Friday, February 5th, 2021  
Tiger Prawn Coconut Thai Green Curry Meal Kit
$29 per person  

Tiger Prawn Coconut Thai Green Curry
Tiger prawns simmered in a Thai coconut green curry, jasmine rice pilaf, bok choy, cilantro, fried shallots  

Grilled Broccoli Salad
Pickled red pepper, smoked almonds, chili threads, mint, lemon vinaigrette
RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com
Saturday, February 6th, 2021  
Grilled Pork Chop Meal Kit
$31 per person  

Lamb Sirloin Roast
Pan-roasted lamb sirloin, chive and scallion potato rosti, honey thyme-glazed carrots, sautéed yellowfoot mushrooms, lingonberry truffle jus  

Beetroot Salad
Roasted and lightly pickled organic beets, watercress, crumbled feta, toasted pumpkin seeds, walnut vinaigrette
RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com
EXTRAS  

Soup  
Seafood Chowder
New England-Style Chowder with Outlandish Mussels & Fanny Bay Clams,Bacon, Red Chieftain Potatoes
$10.00    

Desserts  
Tiramisu
Espresso-Soaked Lady Fingers, Mascarpone Mousse, Espresso Creme Anglaise, Cocoa Powder
$6.00/each
   
Crème Brûlée
Honey-Infused Crème Brûlée, Whipped Chantilly Cream
$7.00/each  

Chocolate Mousse Cups
Sirene Dark Chocolate Mousse, Caramelized White Chocolate, Hazelnut Cake with Salted Caramel
$8.00/each

UC Drinks
 
Union Club Fresh Nut Milk
House-Made Cashew & Hazelnut Milk with Medjool Date, Raw Cacao,
Cinnamon, Vanilla Bean & E3Live Blue Majik Powder
$10.00 – ½ Litre

Union Club Cold Pressed Juices
$10.00 – ½ Litre

GREEN MACHINE
Celery, Cucumber, Apple, Lemon, Ginger & Wildflower Honey
 
ORANGE MONSTER
Carrot, Orange, Pineapple, Anjou Pear, Lemon & Turmeric
 
THE RED BEAST
Organic Beetroots with Bartlett Pears, Saanich Carrots, Lemon,
Dandelion Greens & Parsley
 
SLEEPY TIME TONIC
Organic Kiwi, Romaine Lettuce, Apple, Lemon, Cucumber and Cilantro

Takeout Menu for January 26 to 30, 2021

Executive Chef Nicolas is pleased to continue “UC Take Out Meal Kits” for UC Members!

Please contact sales@unionclub.com to order your meal.

The deadline for sign up will be Sunday, January 24 at 5:00pm.

Meal Pick Up Time will be between 12:00pm – 5:00pm, on the respective day.

If for some reason you are unable to pick up directly from the Club, please let us know and for $15.00 we will deliver it to your door.

Take Out Menu for January 26th to 30th, 2021
Tuesday, January 26th, 2021  
Chicken Cacciatore Meal Kit
$28 per person  

Chicken Cacciatore
chicken thighs braised with peppers, San Marzano tomatoes, sweet herbs and olives. Served with rigatoni pasta basil pesto.  

Shaved Fennel, Endive & Radicchio Salad
toasted pine nuts, anchovy vinaigrette, chives and crumbled blue cheese.
RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com
Wednesday, January 27th, 2021  
Beef Bourguignon Meal Kit
$30 per person  

Beef Bourguignon
beef slowly simmered in a rich, red wine sauce with pearl onions, carrots, button mushrooms, smoked bacon and potatoes. Served with parsley, grilled sourdough and garlic butter.  

Tuscan Kale & Farro Salad
toasted hazelnuts, dried cranberries, crumbled feta, sherry-mustard vinaigrette.  
RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com
Thursday, January 28th, 2021  
Chicken Shawarma Bowl Meal Kit
$26 per person  

Chicken Shawarma Bowl
spiced chicken, quinoa-herb tabbouleh, roasted garlic hummus, pickled cabbage, local greens, yogurt-garlic sauce. Served with grilled pita bread.  

Lebanese-Style Salad
arugula, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, shaved radish, lemon-sumac vinaigrette.
RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com
Friday, January 29th, 2021  
Herb Crusted Salmon Meal Kit
$31 per person  

Herb-Crusted Salmon
garlic and chive smashed nugget potatoes, charred cippolini onions, braised fennel and roasted cherry tomato and caper relish.  

Roasted Carrot, Lentil & Almond Salad
cilantro, mint and herb–sour cream dressing.
RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com
Saturday, January 30th, 2021  
Grilled Pork Chop Meal Kit
$28 per person  

Grilled Pork Chop
buttered spätzle, braised winter greens (kale & Swiss chard), roasted cabbage, apple-thyme mostarda and maple-sherry sauce.  

Winter Turnip & Apple Salad
white wine-poached apples, toasted walnuts, shaved watermelon radish, celery leaves, poppy seed–buttermilk vinaigrette.
RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com
EXTRAS  

Soup  
Seafood Chowder
New England-Style Chowder with Outlandish Mussels & Fanny Bay Clams,Bacon, Red Chieftain Potatoes
$10.00    

Desserts  
Tiramisu
Espresso-Soaked Lady Fingers, Mascarpone Mousse, Espresso Creme Anglaise, Cocoa Powder
$6.00/each
   
Crème Brûlée
Honey-Infused Crème Brûlée, Whipped Chantilly Cream
$7.00/each  

Chocolate Mousse Cups
Sirene Dark Chocolate Mousse, Caramelized White Chocolate, Hazelnut Cake with Salted Caramel
$8.00/each

UC Drinks
 
Union Club Fresh Nut Milk
House-Made Cashew & Hazelnut Milk with Medjool Date, Raw Cacao,
Cinnamon, Vanilla Bean & E3Live Blue Majik Powder
$10.00 – ½ Litre

Union Club Cold Pressed Juices
$10.00 – ½ Litre

GREEN MACHINE
Celery, Cucumber, Apple, Lemon, Ginger & Wildflower Honey
 
ORANGE MONSTER
Carrot, Orange, Pineapple, Anjou Pear, Lemon & Turmeric
 
THE RED BEAST
Organic Beetroots with Bartlett Pears, Saanich Carrots, Lemon,
Dandelion Greens & Parsley
 
SLEEPY TIME TONIC
Organic Kiwi, Romaine Lettuce, Apple, Lemon, Cucumber and Cilantro
RESERVE YOUR ORDER TODAY! sales@unionclub.com

Take Out Menu for January 19 to 23, 2021

Executive Chef Nicolas is pleased to continue “UC Take Out Meal Kits” for UC Members!
Please contact sales@unionclub.com to order your meal.

The deadline for sign up will be Sunday, January 17 at 5:00pm.

Meal Pick Up Time will be between 12:00pm–5:00pm, on the respective day.
 
If for some reason you are unable to pickup directly from the Club, please let us know and for $15.00 we will deliver it to your door.
Take Out Menu for January 19 to 23, 2021
Tuesday, January 19th, 2021  
Braised Lamb Shank Meal Kit
$32 per person  

Braised Lamb Shank
Slow-Cooked New Zealand Lamb Shank, Herb-Infused Polenta Cake, Broccolini, Honey-Glazed Carrots, Gremolata, Natural Jus  

Winter Green Salad
Locally Grown Organic Greens, Shaved Cucumber, Radish, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Cranberry Vinaigrette
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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021  
Wild Mushroom Gnocchi Meal Kit
$30 per person  

Wild Mushroom Gnocchi
Hand-Rolled Potato Gnocchi, Wild Vancouver Island Yellowfoot & Lion’s Mane Mushrooms, Confit Onion, Cherry Tomatoes, Charred Kale, Shaved Parmesan, Fine Herbs

Caesar Salad
Romaine Lettuce, Traditional Dressing, Brioche Croutons, Shaved Asiago Cheese, Lemon
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Thursday, January 21st, 2021  
Butter Chicken Meal Kit
$24 per person  

Butter Chicken
Curried Farmhouse Chicken Breast, Basmati Rice Pilaf, Grilled Naan Bread, Scallion Yogurt, Cilantro  

Spinach & Pear Salad
Arrow Leaf Spinach, Wine-Poached Bartlett Pears, Dried Cranberries, Quebec Brie, Toasted Pecans, Bacon Vinaigrette
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Friday, January 22nd, 2021  
Robbie Burns’ Supper Meal Kit
$39 per person  

Cock-a-Leekie Soup
Poached Island Chicken, Slivered Leeks, Rich Bouillon, Citrus-Soaked Prunes  

Slow-Roasted AAA Beef Strip Loin
Horseradish & Thyme-Marinated Slow-Roasted AAA Beef Strip Loin, Fraser Valley Haggis, Turnip and Autumn Apple Mash, Glazed Baby Carrots, Buttery Three Onion Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding, Rich Scotch Whiskey & Heather Demi Glaze

Sherry-Marinated Fruit Trifle
Tender Sponge Cake, Sherry-Marinated Fruit Assortment, Orange Custard, Whipped Island Cream, Scottish Shortbread Straw
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Saturday, January 23rd, 2021  
CFC: Club Fried Chicken Meal Kit
$58 (serves 2-3 people)  

8 Pieces Fried Organic Chicken  

Saanich Cabbage Coleslaw
Pickled Shallots, Tangy Honey Yogurt Dressing  

Macaroni Salad
Slivered Scallions, Aged Cheddar  

Buttermilk Biscuits  

Kennebec Potato Fries  

House-Made Chicken Gravy
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EXTRAS  

Soup  
Seafood Chowder
New England-Style Chowder with Outlandish Mussels & Fanny Bay Clams,Bacon, Red Chieftain Potatoes
$10.00    

Desserts  
Tiramisu
Espresso-Soaked Lady Fingers, Mascarpone Mousse, Espresso Creme Anglaise, Cocoa Powder
$6.00/each
   
Crème Brûlée
Honey-Infused Crème Brûlée, Whipped Chantilly Cream
$7.00/each  

Chocolate Mousse Cups
Sirene Dark Chocolate Mousse, Caramelized White Chocolate, Hazelnut Cake with Salted Caramel
$8.00/each

UC Drinks
 
Union Club Fresh Nut Milk
House-Made Cashew & Hazelnut Milk with Medjool Date, Raw Cacao,
Cinnamon, Vanilla Bean & E3Live Blue Majik Powder
$10.00 – ½ Litre

Union Club Cold Pressed Juices
$10.00 – ½ Litre

GREEN MACHINE
Celery, Cucumber, Apple, Lemon, Ginger & Wildflower Honey
 
ORANGE MONSTER
Carrot, Orange, Pineapple, Anjou Pear, Lemon & Turmeric
 
THE RED BEAST
Organic Beetroots with Bartlett Pears, Saanich Carrots, Lemon,
Dandelion Greens & Parsley
 
SLEEPY TIME TONIC
Organic Kiwi, Romaine Lettuce, Apple, Lemon, Cucumber and Cilantro