Last night, I attended the opening party for the new Glowbal Restaurant at Telus Garden, this is Glowbal Restaurant Group’s flagship featuring stripped down North American cuisine.
This restaurant is the latest crown jewel that Proprietors Emad Yacoub and Shannon Bosa Yacoub have in their collection of restaurants. Glowbal, a Vancouver institution, is reborn – and this time, it’s bigger, bolder and better than ever. Glowbal Restaurant Group’s largest location to date, the new flagship restaurant is located in downtown Vancouver’s TELUS Garden. After closing the original Glowbal Grill Steaks & Satay on December 31, 2014 in preparation for the brand’s relocation this summer, the new 17,000 square-foot Glowbal is fresh, confident and unapologetically chaotic. The dynamic, lively open kitchen features Canada’s first custom built Robata grill, taking the highly acclaimed satays from Yaletown’s original Glowbal Grill to a whole new level.
Guests were treated to a couple of cocktails that featured their take on a Screwdriver as well as a Pina Colada with bubbly. Bottles of Stoneboat red and white wine flowed throughout the night.
I enjoyed eating the beef steak skewers, prawn satay skewers, arancini balls, lamb chops, smoked salmon and salmon cream cheese, parmesan bread sticks, as well as some of the petit desserts which included their strawberry jam macarons as well as their coconut chocolate domes.
The kitchen of over 65 staff is overseen by talented Executive Chef Pedro Gonzalez.
Thanks to the vibrant, open space created by BOX Interior Design, guests can enjoy an incredible experience from any table, whether they prefer to people watch, thrive in the thick of the action, or feel like they have the place to themselves. Large parties have their pick of the widest selection of private dining rooms in the city, each space offering a distinct personality (think gold wallpaper VS. quilted leather cladding) and ranging from 12 to 60 seats. Those looking to dine under the stars can snag their very own human-sized bird cage booth on the 150-seat patio, an expansive space framed by the dramatic wood-and-glass awning, a contemporary piece considered to be Vancouver’s new architectural landmark, and bordered by a row of fireplaces for that added touch of warmth.
Glowbal is now open for dinner, daily for lunch and dinner. Guests can look forward to weekend brunch starting in September. Glowbal is located at 590 West Georgia Street at TELUS Garden seven days a week, or contact the restaurant at 604-602-0835. Follow on Twitter and Instagram with @glowbal_group #SuperGlowbal.
By: Richard Wolak