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 Causes / Chefs / Events / Victoria August 30, 2019 Mary Ploegsma—The Tattoo Series I It was an unforgettable afternoon. Mary Ploegsma served us David’s Tea’s vanilla chai with sweet local strawberries and chocolate biscuits. The ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Chefs / Destinations / Epicure at Large / Food People / Travel August 1, 2019 Letters From Lyon August 2019 Cher Eat, I have been wondering a lot lately about how Lyon gained such a recognisable status in gastronomy. Sure, yes there are plenty of ... Read More Chefs / Food Events / Food Pairings / Wine Events August 1, 2019 On This Harvest Moon – Celebrate with Averill Creek On This Harvest Moon’ – September 14th, 6pm Celebrating the Cowichan Valley’s autumn bounty with local farmers, Averill Creek wines, ... Read More Chefs / Restaurants / Review July 29, 2019 Wildness: Ode To Newfoundland and Labrador A decade ago, when my wife and I were driving around Newfoundland, we met and befriended one of then-premier Danny Williams’ speechwriters. She ... Read More Chefs / Food Events / Food Pairings / Restaurants / Review July 29, 2019 Creatives Collaborate – Veneto’s Chef Jamie Huynh and Toptable’s Chef Kristian Eligh Creatives Collaborate—at first glance, the title suggested storytelling, workshops and artistic endeavours. A hotbed of artful storytelling in ... Read More Comments are closed.