Parq Vancouver, British Columbia’s newest entertainment destination, will open this fall with a curated collection of eight restaurant and lounges.
The food and beverage portfolio, conceived by James Beard Award-nominated restaurateurs Elizabeth Blau and Canadian chef Kim Canteenwalla of Blau + Associates, was crafted after the duo spent the last five years meeting with local farmers and growers. The menus’ notable Asian influences are drawn from the couple’s extensive travels overseas, including the time Canteenwalla spent living and working in Southeast Asia, and will incorporate Asian flavours with Pacific Northwest ingredients.
“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 says. “Vancouver is known globally as an amazing food city, and during my time here I’ve come to understand why.”
“This region is so multicultural–there are influences ranging from Chinese to Japanese to Indian and beyond,” Canteenwalla added, “Perhaps because multicultural cuisine is so accessible, diners here are incredibly adventurous. There is truly something for everyone here.”
Parq Vancouver’s restaurants are:
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. Its bar will serve regional beers, spirits, and inspired cocktails. Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and brunch.
BC KITCHEN – Offering high quality and creative versions of classic bar “comfort” foods, BC Kitchen is located on the second floor (casino floor), with an exterior entrance leading directly to BC Place. It offers an extensive collection of local, regional, and international beer.
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. 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 will feature a contemporary and seasonally-inspired menu of Pacific Northwest seafood and steaks. Nestled alongside the sixth-floor rooftop park, it will have a centerpiece sushi bar, expansive wine selection and a cutting-edge cocktail menu.
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 features 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. Guests can choose from a selection of signature cocktails, high-end premium spirits, and wine by the glass.
D/6 BAR & LOUNGE – An indoor/outdoor sky bar located on Parq Vancouver’s sixth floor and spilling out on the rooftop park, D/6 serves as the lobby bar for DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel. Its menu includes handcrafted cocktails comprised of top shelf liquors and spirits
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. At night, it presents an impressive selection of reserved whiskeys, scotch, and bourbon that will be a go-to for guests with a sophisticated palate.
Parq Vancouver includes more than 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, including the city’s largest hotel ballroom.