After taking its bow as Vancouver’s most exclusive dining experience with a sold-out string of events beginning in May 2017, the world-class ‘restaurant-within-a-restaurant’ concept known as No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews has announced a new series of monthly dinners for the first half of 2018.

With dates for the new year scheduled on January 19, February 23, March 23, April 27 and May 25, No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews will offer eight culinary aficionados each month a unique opportunity to take part in a 10-course interactive dining experience as acclaimed chef Lee Cooper presents his signature brand of French-via-West-Coast cuisine before their very eyes.

The brainchild of Cooper and renowned restaurateur Paul Grunberg — part of the team behind award-winning Gastown hotspot L’Abattoir — No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews is situated in the historic cobblestone courtyard within the brick-and-beam environs of L’Abattoir. Each evening unfolds as an ultra-indulgent experience from start to finish, with premium wine pairings selected by L’Abattoir Restaurant Director and Vancouver Magazine’s 2017 Sommelier of the Year Lisa Haley and elegant flourishes such as a personalized welcome package mailed in advance, fine crystal glassware and table settings, custom décor, and keepsake gifts for each guest to take home.


No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews hosts its first dinner of 2018 on Friday, January 19, with subsequent dates set for February 23, March 23, April 27 and May 25. Tickets to each edition of No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews are $275 per person, which includes a 10-course menu with wine pairings, keepsake gifts, taxes and gratuity. Tickets will be released on the first of the month prior to each event at www.gaolersmews.com beginning December 1, 2017 for the January 19, 2018 edition.

A special New Year’s Eve edition of No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews will take place on Sunday, December 31. Further dates on the 2018 schedule for No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews will be announced in the spring.

Those interested in keeping up to date on the latest news are invited to register for the No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews digital newsletter at www.gaolersmews.com and follow @gaolersmews on Instagram.

ABOUT NO. 1 GAOLER’S MEWS | Tucked away in a 19th-century brick-and-beam heritage building behind Vancouver’s famed L’Abattoir restaurant, you’ll find the intimate and innovative No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews, an exclusive and interactive dining experience offered to just eight guests one evening each month. The brainchild of L’Abattoir co-owners, celebrated chef Lee Cooper and renowned restaurateur Paul Grunberg, No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews offers an unparalleled dining experience from beginning to end — from an elegant welcome package mailed in advance, fine crystal glassware and table settings to custom décor and keepsake gifts — all matched with Chef Cooper’s elevated French-via-West Coast cuisine prepared before the eyes of his guests.

No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews, Vancouver, BC  V6B 2J2 | 604-568-1701 | www.gaolersmews.com

Instagram: @gaolersmews

ABOUT L’ABATTOIR | Opened in the heart of historic Gastown in 2010, L’Abattoir is situated in a refurbished 19th-Century heritage brick-and-beam building that pays homage to its history as the site of Vancouver’s first jail in the city’s main meat-packing district. Today, L’Abattoir has staked its reputation as an award-winning spot to sample a diverse array of French-inspired West Coast fare with a focus on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients as well as an ever-changing selection of classic and signature cocktails and an eclectic list of Old-World and B.C. wines available in its front-of-house bar and lounge, elevated dining room and private, glass-and-steel-accented atrium. L’Abattoir, which was named Best Gastown/Railtown Restaurant at the 2017 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, offers dinner from Sunday to Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.and Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Happy Hour daily from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and bar service until midnight seven days a week.

Facebook: /labattoir | Twitter: @LABATTOIR_VAN | Instagram: @labattoir_van

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