Category: Openings

Opening parties at bars, cafes, cook stores, markets and restaurants around the city.

L’Éclair de Génie Opening

Yesterday I was fortunate to attend the media preview tasting of this a Paris, France-based pastry shop that specializes in éclairs. This is the first North American location on Vancouver’s fashionable Robson street, and they are hopeful to open more…

Hendricks Resto-Lounge Opening

On February 28, I attended the opening party for the new Hendricks Restaurant in The Westin Grand Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Overlooking the hustle and bustle of Vancouver’s Library Square, Hendricks Resto-Lounge is a 98-seat, contemporary twist on classic West…

Mak N Ming Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party of the stylish Mak N Ming in Kitsilano. It’s co-owned by Chefs Makoto Ono and Amanda Cheng with the backing of Julius Dong. The dining room seats 24 although they are licensed for 40….

The Juicery & Co Main Street Opening

I recently attended the opening party for The Juicery & Co newest juicery on Main Street in the Riley Park neighborhood. Daughter and mother, Alex and Christina together Not only is this their 4th juicery location in the city, these…

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party of this new part seafood restaurant and seafood market in the heart of the city’s Stadium District. With an emphasis on oysters and other fresh shellfish, Fanny Bay Oyster Bar will offer lunch,…

Fresh Ideas Start Here Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party of Jenice Yu’s new seafood store in the heart of Kitsilano. A local purveyor and smoker of premium Oceanwise BC seafood and fish. Jenice Yu is the proprietor of this new store and…

The Bibo at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall Opening

On Monday February 29th I attended the opening party for the 2nd location of The Bibo Italian Restaurant at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall near the Vancouver airport. A wide selection of Antipasti, charcuterie and cheeses were served to the…

Juniper Restaurant Opening

Last night I attended the opening party for the new Juniper restaurant in Chinatown. which is run by owners Lilian Steenbock and Emilio Zorrilla de la Garza. The 104-seat, spirit-forward 2,800 sq ft restaurant and lounge, designed by Simcic &…

Q Shi Q Opening

On October 22nd, I attended the opening party for this new Japanese Yakitori Bar/Restaurant in the Olympic Village neighborhood. Executive Chef Hiro Amano leads the kitchen and food operations of this new one of a kind Yakitori style bar. Designed…

Zwilling J. A. Henckels Store Opening

Last night I attended the opening of the store opening for Zwilling at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall, this is the company’s first store in Vancouver as well as their first in Canada. Chef Dana Hauser of the Fairmont Waterfront…

Bodega on Main Opening

Last night I attended the media opening party for the new Bodega restaurant on Main Street which is run by Owner, Paul Rivas, along with his Business Manager and sister, Natalie Rivas. Fans of the old Howe Street spot (La…

Meinhardt Fine Foods Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party Meinhardt’s new grocery store and deli located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Michael Meinhardt is the General Manager of this new 3,200 sq ft grocery store and prepared food bar. I enjoyed…

Ancora Opening

I attended the opening party yesterday for Viaggio Hospitality Group’s new restaurant which offers a unique mix of West Coast, Peruvian and Japanese fare. Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde’s Peruvian origins lend Ancora’s menu an authentic South American flair. Located in the…

Glowbal Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party for the new Glowbal Restaurant at Telus Garden, this is Glowbal Restaurant Group’s flagship featuring stripped down North American cuisine. This restaurant is the latest crown jewel that Proprietors Emad Yacoub and Shannon…

Central City’s Red Racer Pub Opening

On July 20, I attended the media opening party of Central City Brewers + Distillers brand new Red Racer Restaurant on Beatty Street in downtown Vancouver. The new restaurant features an authentic smoked barbecue inspired menu specializing in a build-your-own-burger…

Stanley Park Pavilion Re-launch Party

Last week I had the pleasure attending a wonderful party at the historic Stanley Park Pavilion which had recently undergone extensive renovations to the over 100 year old building. Now owned by the Capilano Group of Companies which is owned by…

C Prime Modern Italian Steakhouse Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party at Sergio Cocchia and Wendy Lisogar Cocchia’s C Prime Modern Italian Steakhouse in downtown Vancouver. A red carpet greeted guests along with glasses of Prosecco with Cassis as they made their way into…

Second Nature at Graze Opening

On April 11, I attended the opening night dinner party picnic style at Second Nature located upstairs at Graze Vegetarian Restaurant on Fraser. Upstairs from the original Graze Restaurant, rain or shine, their shiny new food truck is now serving…

Big Rock Urban Brewery Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party at Big Rock Urban Brewery in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood close to the Olympic Village station. The brewery is a beauty and it is quite the operation, along with a large restaurant and…

Prado Café Opening

On April 1, I attended the opening party at the beautiful Prado Café in Gastown in Vancouver. Guests enjoyed coffees of their choice from the espresso bar as well as a special coffee beer from Parallel 49. They also enjoyed…

Prohibition Bar Opening

Last week I attended the opening party for the newest cocktail bar in the city, and one of the most beautiful, located downstairs inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Guests enjoyed a line-up of classic cocktails including The Prohibition, The Hotel…

Chihuahua’s Mexican Grill Opening

Last week I attended the opening party with my friends, Michelle, Katherine and Stephanie, the latest restaurant from the Cambie Malone’s Group, this restaurant is connected to their Malone’s Bar and Grille. Guests enjoyed a couple of different Margaritas, Mexican…

Gyoza Bar Opening

Last night I attended the opening party of Gyoza Bar, the latest restaurant and their 3rd in Vancouver from Aburi Restaurants. Seigo Nakamura – owner of Aburi Restaurants opened Gyoza Bar to offer their distinct interpretation of the traditional gyoza…

Sweet Bake Shop Opening

Last night I attended the opening party in Yaletown. Owned by Tessa Sam this sweet boutique offers home-made treats including cupcakes, cakes and cookies. They offer a selection of delicious cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other sweets daily and also take…

Bella Gelateria Yaletown Opening

Last night I attended the opening party for Maestro James Coleridge’s new gelateria in Yaletown. This time around James has stepped it up to not only include his award winning gelato, he has added a full line-up of Italian Napoletana…

White Spot Dunsmiur Opening

Last night I attended the opening party for the newest White Spot location which is the first new White Spot restaurant to open downtown Vancouver in over 20 years. This restaurant is 2 levels, on the main level there is…

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