On Wednesday, November 9th I attended the opening party of Chinois Restaurant in Yaletown. Proprietor Peter Girges of Rocksglass Concepts was on hand to greet media and other invited guests as they opened Yaletown’s only Chinese restaurant.
The menu is made up of traditional Chinese dishes that have been jazzed up or fused if you will, from BBQ to meat, Seafood, Poultry to rice, noodles and vegetables.
Out of all the appetizers that I tried my favourite was the Jumbo Prawns with candied walnuts in a creamy spicy sauce followed by the Prawn Toast.
White and red wine was being poured along with champagne and some house cocktails.
Executive Chef Ryan Mah, formerly of Goldfish and Joe Fortes is working alongside Executive Sous Chef Christopher Chabot also formerly of Goldfish. General Manager is Gordon Fai.
The David Nichol designed room is dark with Gold shining lights taking their cue to the old Chinese Lanterns that you may find in Chinatown.
Chinois Restaurant is located at 1035 Mainland Street in Yaletown, the restaurant is open for dinner nightly.
Call 604-629-8808 or reservations. On the web at http://www.chinoisrestaurant.ca
By: Richard Wolak