32 Water Street, Vancouver
Advice: Open Wed – Sun night. No reservations.
It’s dark, mysterious and full of character, the space was designed by Craig Stanghetta; there are many elements to this spot including the very cool light fixtures by Good Animals, it’s owned by Alice Wu and Johan Friedrich who are both so passionate. It’s a destination elegant dessert and champagne bar where you will want to go to satisfy the sweet tooth or a catchup with a friend over a drink. As much as I have a sweet tooth, not everyone does, for that reason they have the ‘not dessert’ plates that feature cheese and crackers, popcorn, nuts and such. On the drinks side of the menu there are champagne cocktails, sweet wines along with some spirits and such.
I visited late night, having the delicious Matcha Green Tea Opera ($12) with yuzu cremeux, coconut matcha mousse, candied citrus zest, coconut and pandan leaf sorbet; while my friend had the Chestnut ($11), we each had a glass of the M. Chapoutier Banyuls 2012, France.
I have been waiting years for a place like this to open, finally it’s here, go!
Review by: Richard Wolak