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Dine Out Vancouver The Parker


It wasn’t long ago that Vancouverites had very little to choose from for meatless Monday’s let alone all the other days of the week should they choose to not to dine on animal products. Fortunately for vegetarians and for those of us who just love our vegetables and don’t necessarily need meat at every meal, there are now a number of brilliant options around the city.  During dine out I highly suggest booking into The Parker as they are doing a spectacular job crafting veggies and grains into dishes that satisfy.

Chef Curtis Luk mans the stoves and as there is no back kitchen you can watch the plates assembled before your eyes. Steve Da Cruz is as charming as his name would suggest at the front of house.

Gluten free options and a $28 price point should please most I would think.  This restaurant is a must and if you haven’t been there yet there may be something wrong with you (or you are perhaps understandably busy, but do make time).


Chaat – Gluten Free & Vegan Roasted Yam, Red Potato, Black Chickpea, Chili Strings, Pomegranate Molasses & Mint ChutneyBC VQA Wine Pairing:Joie ’12 MuscatorCauliflower – Gluten Free & Vegan Roasted Parsnips, Mizuna, Pea Shoots, Vadouvan Granola, Confit Garlic-Cashew CremeBC VQA Wine Pairing:Liquidity ’12 White Blendor

House-made Tofu Quenelles – Gluten Free & Can be made Vegan Braised Beans, Pea Shoots, Cantonese Black Bean Sauce


Panisse – Gluten Free & Can be made Vegan Winter Sofrito, Roasted Roots, Pistachio, Raisins, Spinach EmulsionorPastina – Can be made Vegan Seared Broccolini, Beluga Lentils, Chive, Chervil, Pinenut-Arugula Pesto, Grana PodanoBC VQA Wine Pairing:Noble Ridge ’10 Pinot Noiror

Cannelloni – Gluten Free & Vegan Butternut Squash, Duxelles, Barley Risotto, Celery Root Purée


Tapioca Rice Pudding – Gluten Free & Vegan Candied Quince, Coriander Pineapple, Lychee SorbetorAlmond Panna Cotta – Gluten Free & Can be made Vegan Juniper & Vanilla Poached Pears, Crushed Almonds, Toasted Milk Mascarpone or Pear Sorbet

The Parker is a sustainable Vegetarian Restaurant


Suite & Sour – Meyer lemon cocktails are in season at The Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe.

The Corner Suite’s “Genuine Article” – a 30-page homage to some of the world’s oldest and most iconic drinks – is Vancouver’s (if not Canada’s) largest and most comprehensive cocktail list … and it just got bigger.

Meyer lemons are in season, and owner/bartender Steve Da Cruz likes them, a lot. In honour of his favourite fruit, Steve has added a page to his list that showcases Meyer lemons in six variations.

Lucien Gaudin (1928)

Gin, Noilly Prat, Cointreau, Campari, Meyer Lemon Twist, Up

In the 1928 Olympics, Gaudin took Gold in both foil & épée. Also medaled in 20 & 24 – no big deal.

The Japanese (1862)

Cognac, Orgeat, Boker’s Bitters, Meyer Lemon Twist, Up

The first namesake cocktail ever. Tateishi Onojirou Noriyuku – famous ladies’ man.

Amaretto Royal Sour (2008)

Disaronno Amaretto, Meyer Lemon, Whole Egg, Short

“This drink is ridiculously good.” – You.

New York Sour (1894)

Wiser’s De Luxe Rye, Meyer Lemon, Sugar, Griottine, Red Wine Float, Short

Traditionally topped with Claret, this is one gorgeous red head.

The Bee’s Knees (1950)

Gin, Meyer Lemon, Honey, Up

Essentially, a Gin Sour, but with Meyer lemons. It’s the Clam’s Elbows.

Joe Collins (1970)

Vodka, Meyer Lemon, Sugar, Soda, Tall

Nothin’ ordinary about it. Think Tom’s silent little brother, who’s a killer.

The feature cocktails will be available from Wednesday, December 8th until the Meyer lemons are gone.

For reservations or more information, please visit www.thecornersuite.com.

Andre McGillivray Departs Corner Suite

The Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe would like to announce the amicable departure of André Mcgillivray from the day-to-day operations and directorship of the company.

We will forever be in his debt and would like to take this opportunity to wish him all the best as he focuses on the joys of family, fatherhood and a new direction.

Steve Da Cruz, chef Jason Liezert and everyone on the team at the corner suite look forward to serving you soon. thank you, from the Heart of Downtown, The Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe thecornersuite.com

The Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe is officially open

But….Chef Anthony Sedlak moves on…..From the media release

With the great anticipation and interest in The Corner Suite Bistro De luxe and Food Network’s Anthony Sedlak, several opportunities have developed for the young TV chef and his television and book career.

Initially it was possible for Anthony Sedlak to dedicate 40% of his time towards his TV and book requirements and 60% of his time towards The Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe. The last 8 weeks leading up to our opening that has shifted to about 96% of his time working towards new opportunities in his TV and book career that didn’t exist previously. After numerous long talks over February, Andre McGillivray and Steve Da Cruz of The Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe and Anthony Sedlak have come to the conclusion that these new time requirements are insurmountable. These are once in a lifetime opportunities for a young TV chef that we cannot deny him.  With our greatest blessings we look forward to watching these projects become reality and Anthony will always be our great friend and ally. “
Andre McGillivray & Steve Da Cruz

Jason Liezert (former owner of Niche Restaurant in Victoria) has been the Chef de Cuisine since day 1 shifting the menu towards more rustic French at Heart dishes (croque madame, 48 hour cassoulet, terrine de campagne) including the longest cheese menu in BC with over 40 cheese selections available. Please view www.thecornersuite.com for the updates.