Category: Openings

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

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…

First Taste of Mahony & Sons Stamps Landing

I attended a media preview yesterday for the new Mahony & Sons at Stamps Landing in False Creek. This is the newest restaurant from the three Mahony brothers and it’s quite the flagship property. Boasting a 300 seat patio on…

Trattoria Park Royal Opening

On Friday May 9th, I attended the opening of Trattoria in West Vancouver, the newest restaurant from the Glowbal Group. Executive Chef Jonathan Chuy, who comes to the new location from the original Trattoria, oversees a menu showcasing casual Italian fare. Trattoria…

Blacktail Florist Opening Party

Last night I celebrated at the opening of Chef Jimmy Stewart, Matthew Schmidt and Justin Devlin’s new establishment in Gastown. The 3 owners who are all passionate about setting the right mood for a dining experience welcomed the media and…

Kanaka Opening Party

Last night I celebrated at the opening of Chef Jimmy Stewart, Matthew Schmidt and Justin Devlin’s new establishment in Gastown located downstairs in the basement below their other restaurant Blacktail Florist. This space is quite different from the farmer as…

Il Nido Ristorante Opening

Last night I celebrated with Franco Felice who is the founder and owner of Il Nido in Aberdeen Centre in Richmond. Malcolm Brodie the Mayor of Richmond was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Located inside Aberdeen Centre on the…

Temper Chocolate & Pastry Opening

On February 4th, I attended the opening party at Temper Chocolate and Pastry in Dundarave Village in West Vancouver. A gourmet chocolate and pastry shop offering fine culinary delights, Temper Pastry is owned and operated by long time Dundarave resident,…

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Opening

I had a chance to preview the new casino and entertainment complex today, met the Executive Chef, operations team, Warwick Stone and tried some of their dishes. Raj Mutti who is the Executive Director of the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver…

The Stable House Bistro Opening

Last night I attended the opening reception for this new bistro located in the heart of South Granville. With a small dining room and a large bar this bistro has 32 seats, is warm and inviting. The restaurant will be…

CRAFT Beer Market Opening

On November 5th, I attended the opening party celebration In The Village inside the iconic Salt Building. With 140 taps, CRAFT boasts Canada’s largest selection of draft beer taking the title away from their Calgary location which has 120 taps….

Good Wolfe Kitchen Opening

Last night I attended the opening party of Good Wolfe Kitchen & Bar located in the heart of Yaletown. Owned by Chef Josh Wolfe and Richard Goodine, these two restaurateurs know a thing or two about how to run a…

Homer Street Cafe Bar Opening

Last night I attended the opening party of The Homer Street Café & Bar on Homer Street in downtown Vancouver. The beautiful room by the design team of Linus Lam, Denise Liu and Craig Stanghetta  is going to become another…

The Roof at Black+Blue Opening

Yesterday I attended the opening party of The Roof Black+Blue on Alberni Street in downtown Vancouver.  Having been to the opening party of Black+Blue in 2011, this new outside eatery is the crown jewel that Proprietors Emad Yacoub and Shannon…

Grain Tasting Bar Opening

Yesterday I attended the opening party of Grain Tasting Bar inside the Hyatt Vancouver Hotel. Guests were treated to a selection of cocktails such as the Ginger Pear Martini along with wine in the beverage line-up. Canapes included Tuna Tartar,…

Railtown Caters Launch

On Wednesday, April 10th I attended the launch party of Railtown Catering that was held at the Vancouver Urban Winery in Railtown. Guests were treated to the ‘Spring Cocktail’ gin infused Cocktails along with white and red wines that turned…

Crate & Barrel Opening

Yesterday I attended the opening of US based furniture and housewares retailer at Oakridge Centre, this is the company’s first store in Vancouver. The store is well layed-out, I spent most of my time in the kitchen looking at all…

The Parlour Restaurant Opening

Last night I attended the opening party of The Parlour Restaurant in Yaletown. Anchoring the 3,400 foot dining space is a custom Woodstone pizza oven serving up a dozen types of addictive pizza.  Adjacent to this is a stunning, open…

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