On Tuesday I attended the re-opening of Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts that has reopened after a complete renovation of the space at Granville Island.
The room is now elegant, with comfy bar stools and seating throughout, there is a new bar with a Joel Berman glass wall in behind along with a glass bar tabletop also designed by Joel Berman. The bar is featuring Prosecco on tap along with wine and beer and a Nespresso machine for the serious coffee lovers. There are large windows to view the open kitchens where you can see the students cooking your meal. Bakery 101 has also been redesigned into an open bake shop where you can see the students making all the wonderful pastries and chocolates. To round out the renovation you will see the addition of a new Wine Room that will be open soon.
Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts was founded to create a ‘real-world’ training experience for the school’s professional Culinary and Baking & Pastry Arts students. Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts was the first private training facility in Canada with a fine dining restaurant on the premises. To master all aspects of restaurant organization, their Restaurant Instructors guide students through formal guest service (front of house training).
Bistro 101 is open Mon-Fri providing guests with both a fine-dining experience and a glimpse at the world’s future great Chefs in training.
Bistro 101 serves Lunch Monday-Friday and is located at 1505 West 2nd Avenue in Vancouver and online at http://bistro101.com/ Phone 604-734-4488.
By: Richard Wolak