CREATING HOLIDAY TRADITIONS WITH OPUS AND ELIXIR
Luxurious, Memorable Meals on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
This holiday season, treat your loved ones to a new tradition with OPUS Vancouver or Elixir Bistro. Whether you’re dining out, or want the celebration brought to you, OPUS and Elixir will make your gathering chic, decadent and memorable.
At Elixir Bistro, Executive Chef Don Letendre uses his expertise and passion to craft the finest traditional holiday ingredients into luxuriously festive meals. Letendre’s Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menus include dishes such as sunchoke and winter mushroom soup with Pierre Robert and goats cheese croquette; roasted free range turkey with Hennessey, red currant and orange stuffing, silky mash and roasted root vegetables; and bittersweet chocolate praline tart with mandarin ice cream. The Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menus are $80 per person and $40 for children 12 and under, plus gratuity and applicable taxes.
When hosting Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feasts at home, let Chef Letendre and his brigade take care of kitchen duty. Elixir’s to-go menu includes a custom two-day brined deboned turkey breast stuffed with red currant, orange and pork stuffing, served with roasted root vegetables, pommes purée and gravy. The meal is capped off with a decadent pumpkin tart with Chantilly cream and toffee pecans. The Elixir Turkey To-Go Christmas Eve & Day menu is $40.00 per person (plus applicable taxes) and must be ordered by 4:00 pm on Monday, December 21st.
Whether you’re treating clients to a festive lunch or feasting with friends in the evening, Elixir Bistro will make it glam. Lunch and dinner group holiday menus offer five choices of five-course meals, including a vegetarian and buffet menu ($45-$70 per person). Savoury and sweet treats include roasted beet salad with toasted walnuts, arugula and blue cheese; butter roasted sable fish with smoked pommes purée and spiced lentils; lobster thermidor with roasted salsify and potato gnocchi; and eggnog and rum parfait with winter fruit compote and toasted muesli.
Always intent on providing the best service, Elixir Bistro is open during the following hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:
Breakfast 6:30 am – 11:00 am
Brunch 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 – 11:00 pm
The ideal locale for holiday gatherings, OPUS and Elixir Bistro offer options to match the mood of any group: the bustling bistro, elegant private rooms, dramatic lounge or second floor board rooms. After the festivities, the first instinct is often to simply sit back and continue to savour the evening. Many guests love to stay overnight in a chic OPUS guestroom and avoid having to go back into the wintery night.
In the mood for a magical holiday event at your location? The team at OPUS and Elixir has become Vancouver’s most sought after event caterers. Tailoring their events to any theme, they’re creative, versatile and service-oriented. Clients including Holt Renfrew, Tiffany & Co., BMW, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors have all asked OPUS Catering to cater their exclusive events. OPUS is pleased to announce that they were awarded the catering contract for the Province of Ontario Pavilion during Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. OPUS Catering will supply themed food, beverage and staff, as the prestigious pavilion plays host to VIP events and nightly concerts.
French Bistro meets affordable Yaletown glamour in Elixir. Recognized as the bronze recipient for casual French cuisine at the coveted Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards; Elixir is also a founding member of the Ocean Wise Program and Green Table Network. Chef Don Letendre specializes in classic French cuisine, crafting innovative dishes from the freshest regional and seasonal ingredients. Choose a room to suit your mood: bustling Bistro, airy Garden Room or plush Velvet Room. Elixir provides warm, attentive service in a vibrant atmosphere popular with style savvy travelers and discerning locals alike. Valet parking is available. www.elixirvancouver.ca
OPUS Hotel Vancouver
Uniquely stylish and always fresh, OPUS Hotel Vancouver redefines the boutique experience, blending contemporary design with warmth and intuitive service. Ninety-six guestrooms feature vibrant colours, spa bathrooms and five lifestyle-inspired décor schemes. Located in fashionable Yaletown, close to Vancouver’s best restaurants, spas and boutiques, the hotel is home to Elixir Bistro and the dramatic OPUS Bar. OPUS was voted one of the world’s top 100 hotels by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. www.opushotel.com