Last night I attended the opening party for Frankie’s Italian Kitchen on Beatty Street downtown Vancouver.
As Guests arrived they were served a glass of Prosecco and served canapés of salmon tartare, ahi tuna puffs and more. A pasta station where guests could enjoy a vegetarian offering as well as meat sauce with the homemade pasta. The table was filled with antipasto, breadsticks, delicious focaccia bread, and several pizzas. Afterwards a variety of desserts were served including many Italian dessert specialties!
Chef Luigi Ornaghi heads up the kitchen at Frankie’s. Ornaghi has over 30 years experience as both chef and owner from kitchens throughout Northern Italy, the French Riviera and most recently the United States. The affable chef is a new arrival in Canada, he speaks four languages and has studied and taught at culinary schools throughout Piedmont, Italy. He is also the recipient of accolades from the Chaine des Rotisseurs in Italy and Australia as well as other global gastronomic associations.
Frankie’s Italian Kitchen and Bar brings some of southern Italy’s famous flavours and family recipes, as well as not-so-traditional Italian dishes, to the table. Fresh ingredients, proven recipes, fair pricing and exceptional authentic service are the pillars of Frankie’s Italian Kitchen & Bar.
Frankie’s Italian Kitchen & Bar is located at 765 Beatty Street next to the Georgian Court Hotel open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, reserve online www.frankiesitaliankitchen.ca or call 604.688.6368.
By: Richard Wolak