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 concept kitchen serving signature parlour-style comfort food dishes (takeout and delivery to be offered). The Parlour’s expanded menu includes plenty of unique items guaranteed to please any style and size of appetite and ranges from light bites, to share plates, to satisfying deli-style sandwiches.
The Parlour’s expansive lounge area features chocolate-hued leather booth seating, high-tops and a striking 20 foot-long reclaimed wood bar that emulates a giant cask. This is all complimented by a well chosen rotation of Canadian beer on tap, extensive craft beer available by bottle, inventive cocktails and both wine by bottle, as well as seven varietals on tap. Rounding out the vintage ‘parlouresque’ feel to the bar is a custom built DJ station that will be put to good use by Christopher Simpson of NDVR Events Thursday through Sunday.
Guests ate tasters of the popular Salmon Tartare, Brocolli and Meatball Minis. I especially loved their pizzas tasting the Roasted, Yaletown, and my favourite Gold Member and #Swag.
Ontario-born, Vancouver-loving brother’s Sean and Chris Holland bring with them an intimate understanding of upscale-casual dining after having collectively worked with the Cactus Club organization for well-over a decade. Sean spent nearly 4 years as Head Chef at the company’s flagship location with a proven track record of success. Also hailing from Cactus Club; Chris is well versed in the various aspects of the restaurant industry with many years of experience – and bring with him s a unique sense of creativity and transferable skills to The Parlour’s management mix. Rounding out The Parlour’s management team is Paul Rivas who (with 18 years of experience) has all-but grown up in Vancouver’s restaurant industry and is Chef-trained.
The Parlour Restaurant, a new 100-seat restaurant and lounge in Yaletown open for full dinner service from 5PM until midnight daily.
They are located at 1011 Hamilton Street in Vancouver, you can call them at 604. 568.3322 or follow them on twitter @ParlourYaletown
By: Richard Wolak