Toptable Group, a company dedicated to creating elegant yet approachable dining experiences, celebrated its newest addition to the family – Elisa – on Saturday with a special soiree attended by Toptable Group’s VIP guests that featured a special performance by Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy.
Enviably located in the heart of Yaletown at the corner of Hamilton and Helmcken, Elisa’s historic space was reconceptualized by award-winning New York-based design firm, Rockwell Group to set the stage for an intimate and inviting West Coast culinary experience.
“Elisa resets the table of what a modern steakhouse experience feels and tastes like,” said Michael Doyle, President of Toptable Group. “With the passionate leadership of Executive Chef Andrew Richardson (CinCin Ristorante + Bar), Restaurant Director Ricardo Ferreira, and our dedicated team, we look forward to creating a truly unique and delicious experience that speaks to the art of true hospitality.”
Known for rotating local and sustainably-sourced seasonal flavours, Chef Richardson and his devoted team pride themselves on delivering the finest prime cuts and seafood from around the world (British Columbia, Nebraska, Japan, and Prince Edward Island) that are wood-fired on Elisa’s one-of-a-kind Grillworks Infierno. His Cache Creek Grass Fed Striploin and Rib-Eye, along with the Omaha Prime ‘Vancouver Cut’ Bone-In Tenderloin are early favourites, as is the Tartare Tasting Trio featuring the Veal, Signature and Classic options. For the finale, dessert aficionados love the Baked Alaska and the Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake.
Bar Manager Katie Ingram’s elegant cocktails feature seductive drinks such as her Earl Grey Martini, Red Star Line, Whiskey Smash, and Incandescent. Wine Director Franco Michienzi’s glass-encased wine cellar features more than 5000 bottles from renowned houses near and far.
“Elisa is beautiful, and a definite game-changer,” one early guest remarked. “It might just be the Elias Pettersson of steakhouses, with a little Bo Horvat on the side. It’s exciting and sexy, and I think that Vancouver needed that,” she added.
Elisa is now open from 5 pm daily for dinner with reservations being taken at 604.362.5443 or online at www.elisasteak.com.
One of Canada’s leading hospitality groups, Toptable Group has eight elegant yet approachable restaurants in Vancouver and Whistler: Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar,
Il Caminetto, Bar Oso, CinCin Ristorante, Blue Water Cafe, Elisa, West Restaurant, and Thierry Cafe. More information can be found online at www.toptable.ca.
Media release provided by Judy Ahola, Toptable Group. (Photos by Devin Manky)