Offshoot of Private Overseas Club Offers Exclusive Showcase for French-Inspired Cuisine, State-of-the-Art Coffee Counter and Tea Bar, Collection of Contemporary Asian Art
Culinary and cultural aficionados alike can sample a unique experience for the senses when Origo Club opens the doors on a brand-new 5,200-sq.-ft. multifaceted
At the crossroads of cuisine and design, Origo Club is the first North American offshoot of a high-profile private club that debuted in Beijing in 2014. The club’s name derives from the Latin term ‘Origo’, meaning ‘origin’, which both underscores a single-source philosophy regarding its selection of food and wine, coffee and tea, and art exhibits and speaks to the brand making its first indelible footprint on the local hospitality scene.
By day, Origo Club will provide guests a refined-yet-relaxed place to sip espresso-based beverages courtesy of a state-of-the-art Modbar brewing system or linger over a pot of aromatic tea while enjoying house-baked viennoiseries and lighter fare. In the evening, Origo Club will transform into a stylishly chic restaurant where diners can sample a menu of classic French food and wine and a wide-ranging list of cocktails, imported saké and whiskies from around the world.
Origo Club also adds a distinctive aesthetic attribute to its one-of-a-kind concept by inviting guests to browse a private collection of contemporary Asian art in an expansive gallery and retail store that encourages exploration and transcends cultural boundaries.
Co-owner/General Manager Woody Wu, formerly opening sommelier at Hawksworth, leads a talented group of industry veterans at Origo Club, with Head Chef David Pan (Bishop’s) and Sous Chefs Dilan Draper (Wildebeest) and Tony Hua (Toronto’s Cava) overseeing the kitchen’s focus on fine French cuisine. Melanie Gravel, also formerly of Bishop’s, will bring her service skills and wine knowledge to her role as Restaurant Director, while Remi Ho (Au Comptoir) will manage the Origo Club café and Tiger Zhou (Ermenegildo Zegna at Harry Rosen) will administer and curate the Origo art gallery.
“At Origo Club, we are excited to orchestrate and deliver an experience where the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts,” says Wu. “We have taken great care and pride in creating a space that brings together the very best aspects of modern Asian art and French-inspired food, wine and café culture.”
Further details regarding Origo Club, including food and drink menus, will be released in the coming weeks. For more information and to stay up to date on the latest developments, visit www.origoclub.ca, become a fan of /OrigoClubRichmond on Facebook or follow @origoclub on Instagram.
ABOUT ORIGO CLUB | Opening in summer 2018 in Richmond and anchoring itself at the crossroads of art, cuisine and café lifestyle, Origo Club offers guests a refined-yet-relaxed atmosphere and an interactive culinary and cultural experience unlike any other. The first North American offshoot of a high-profile private club that debuted in Beijing in 2014, Origo Club showcases a gallery of contemporary Asian artwork, a stylishly chic restaurant featuring French-inspired food and wine and a state-of-the-art coffee counter and tea bar. Embracing a single-source philosophy regarding its ingredients, products and exhibits, Origo Club aims to underscore its unique nature by celebrating heritage, transcending boundaries and satiating the senses.