Parq Vancouver restaurants fuse Asian, Pacific Northwest flavours
Parq Vancouver, the $640-million urban resort being built next to B.C. Place Stadium, will boast eight restaurants and lounges when it opens in the fall.
Paragon Development says each of its eight eateries will offer “a distinctive dining journey inspired by regional ingredients and multicultural influences.”
The resort, which will be the new home of the relocated 72,000-square foot Edgewater Casino, will feature two Mariott-branded hotels: A JW Marriott with 329 rooms and suites plus a uniquely designed Marriott Autograph collection hotel under the name Douglas with 188 rooms and suites.
The food and beverage program was conceived by Las Vegas-based restaurateurs Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla.
The menus will incorporate Asian flavours with Pacific Northwest ingredients.
“This region is so multicultural–there are influences ranging from Chinese to Japanese to Indian and beyond,” said Canteenwalla, a chef who hails from Montreal. “Perhaps because multicultural cuisine is so accessible, diners here are incredibly adventurous. There is truly something for everyone here.”
“British Columbia’s natural resources are amazing–the ocean and forests are rife with ingredients to work with, and the temperate climate means everything is fresh and flavourful,” Blau said. “Vancouver is known globally as an amazing food city, and during my time here I’ve come to understand why.”
EIGHT PARQ VANCOUVER EATERIES:
HONEY SALT – Located on Parq Vancouver’s first floor, adjacent to the JW Marriott lobby and accessible via Pacific Boulevard, Honey Salt celebrates the bounty of British Columbia with regionally inspired, farm-to-table cuisines from locally sourced ingredients. Boasting a lively bar of regional beers, spirits, and inspired cocktails, and serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner (as well as brunch and afternoon tea), Honey Salt is a welcoming, comfortable restaurant infused with neighborhood ambiance.
B.C. KITCHEN – Offering high quality and creative versions of classic bar “comfort” foods, B.C. Kitchen is where guests can enjoy their favourite dishes – with a twist. Located on the second floor (casino floor), with an exterior entrance leading directly to B.C. Place, B.C. Kitchen boasts an extensive collection of local, regional, and international beer, and is poised to become a top pre and post event destination in Downtown Vancouver.
MRKT EAST – Inspired by Singapore night markets, Mrkt East is an innovative and immersive dining experience featuring a menu of Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Singaporean, and Vietnamese favourites. Guests arriving for lunch or dinner will engage with cooks as their dishes are prepared, and the restaurant’s coffee bar will serve a variety of specialty coffees, bubble teas, espresso and pastries. Mrkt East is located on the second floor (casino floor).
THE VICTOR – Opening this winter, The Victor boasts a vibrant energy that echoes and amplifies the city of Vancouver with a contemporary and seasonally inspired menu of Pacific Northwest seafood and steaks. Nestled alongside the sixth-floor rooftop park, The Victor showcases unparalleled views of the water and downtown skyline. With a centerpiece sushi bar, expansive wine selection and a cutting-edge cocktail menu, The Victor will be a coveted dining and nightlife destination for guests and locals.
1886 – Drawing its name from the year Vancouver’s Chinatown first emerged, 1886 offers an inspired menu of dishes from four culinary regions of China: Canton, Szechuan, Hunan, and Shanghai, with an emphasis on Cantonese cuisine. Located on the third floor (high limit gaming floor), 1886 is an elegant and modern dining experience, featuring a live saltwater seafood tank stocked with local and international varieties of white fish and shellfish.
CENTRE BAR – Accented by a spectacular glass chandelier, Centre Bar serves as the social hub of Parq Vancouver’s casino and a comfortable place to meet and converse. Guests can choose from a selection of signature cocktails, high-end premium spirits, and wine by the glass while observing the action on the gaming floor.
D/6 BAR & LOUNGE – An indoor/outdoor sky bar located on Parq Vancouver’s sixth floor spilling out on the rooftop park, D/6 is much more than a lobby bar serving the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel. With its inviting fireplace, bookcases, pool table, and a menu of handcrafted cocktails composed of top shelf liquors and spirits, D/6 is a nightlife destination within a destination perched high above the city.
LOTUS WHISKEY AND TEA LOUNGE – An evolving experience located on Parq Vancouver’s third floor (high limit gaming floor), Lotus Whiskey and Tea Lounge serves a variety of high quality, exotic, and internationally brewed loose-leaf teas during the day in a stylish and serene space. As day becomes night, Lotus presents an impressive selection of reserved whiskeys, scotch, and bourbon that will be a go-to for guests with a sophisticated palate.