Written By Guest Writer Chefs / Folks / Reporter Aug 22, 2012 Vancouver’s Wildebeest Restaurant is now open SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestMeat-centric, off-cut farmhouse fare simply prepared with immaculate ingredients and thoughtful creativity. From the websiteVancouver, BC, August 22, 2012 – Wildebeest restaurant is now officially open at 120 West Hastings Street. Led by Vancouver service veterans and co-owners James Iranzad (Abigail’s Party) and Josh Pape (The Diamond), Wildebeest will offer unabashedly adventurous cuisine set against the history of Vancouver’s brick and beam Gastown neighbourhood. Focused on whole-animal cookery, Wildebeest’s menu is prepared with the utmost integrity by Executive Chef David Gunawan. Working closely with surrounding suppliers such as Six Masters’ Farm, SOLEfood farm, and Klippers Organics, every dish is thoughtfully nurtured from field to finish; this includes raising animals in conjunction with local farmers, with the diets for each and every animal on the menu personally chosen by Chef Gunawan. Guests can expect to taste dishes as diverse as pork jowl served with long pepper scented oats and bourbon barrel aged maple syrup; lamb tartare finished with pickled onions, nasturtium emulsion and herb croutons; roasted organic beef tongue with mushroom marmalade, watercress and sherry jus; and scallop crudo served with radishes, rhubarb, basil and Antonio Pettenicchi olive oil. Wildebeest also houses an intimately set wine bar. Located in the underbelly of the restaurant, the bar has its own menu focused on wine and cocktail pairings, along with live piano player. For those interested in flights or to try something of limited edition, a 12-bottle By The Glass® wine-dispensing machine will feature unique and rare selections. The unique cocktail program utilizes the freshest ingredients available and is carefully crafted by co-owner and 2010’s Vancouver Magazine Bartender of the Year Josh Pape. Set in a refurbished 19th century building, Wildebeest’s industrial inspired design highlights the original character of the heritage space with reclaimed wood, exposed brick, and vintage style tile work. Diners will have the opportunity to enjoy the multi-level restaurant in a variety of settings including 22 seats in the front of house bar and lounge, 65 seats in main dining room – featuring a T-shaped chef’s table and open concept kitchen – and 50 seats in the romantically lit wine bar. “Josh and I are very excited to introduce Wildebeest to Vancouver,” says co-owner James Iranzad, “We can’t wait for guests to experience and enjoy our vision of refined comfort food.” Wildebeest is now open for dinner Tuesday to Sunday from 5pm to 12am, and soon brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations can be made by phoning the restaurant at 604-687-6880 or online. For more information visit www.wildebeest.caChefsEdiblesFolksVancouver SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Chefs / Events / Wine Events May 3, 2017 It’s true love when Chef Meets BC Grape Nowhere else can you taste so much great food paired with so much exceptional BC VQA wine. At Chef Meets BC Grape, you can sip from hundreds of wines ... Read More Chefs / Elsewhere / Out of Towners May 2, 2016 Terroir Hospitality Symposium: 10-years on and still going strong Last Monday (April 26), Terroir Symposium, Canada’s most influential gathering of the biggest and brightest culinary minds, celebrated its 10th ... Read More Chefs / Restaurants March 17, 2016 A Throwback Throw Down: Atlas Pop Up Event #1, Part and Parcel The restaurant industry in Victoria in the early 2000s, for those who were manning the dish pits, doing prep, and plating salads, was a transient ... Read More Causes / Chefs March 16, 2016 Syrian-Inspired Dinner at Cook Culture to Help A New Victoria Family One chef, three hours, seven dishes, and an exciting introduction to Syrian cooking. Well known local Chef Cosmo Meens is pairing up with Cook ... Read More Chefs / Out of Towners March 11, 2016 An Interview with the All-CAPS, Bro-centric Chef Jacques La Merde If you do an Internet search for Christine Flynn pre 2016 you would learn that she is the Executive Chef at iQ Food Co. in Toronto. You would also ... Read More Chefs / Victoria November 19, 2015 What Chefs are Cooking this Season: Read On We asked a few of our local chefs to share with us their current go-to fall favourites. We saw roasted squashes, creamy beets, wild mushrooms, spices ... Read More Comments are closed.