35 YEARS STRONG
Bacchus Restaurant celebrates anniversary with new fall/winter dishes and an ode to classics
Bacchus Restaurant, located inside Vancouver’s only Relais & Châteaux property Wedgewood Hotel & Spa (845 Hornby Street), celebrates 35 distinguished years with the launch of an anniversary tasting menu and a new fall/winter menu by executive chef Montgomery Lau.
“Bacchus is one of the city’s most enduring restaurants,” explains Elpie Marinakis, co-owner and managing director of Wedgewood Hotel & Spa. “The room has old world charm with contemporary touches – making it an escape from the every day, even just for a quick business lunch or drink in our lounge. For our 35th, we wanted to bring back our popular classics, as well as mark the changing seasons with new dishes by Chef Lau. We welcome all new and familiar faces to Bacchus.”
With the new menu, Chef Lau continues to feature dishes with Bacchus’s signature European flair using fresh, local, and regional ingredients where possible. The season calls for root vegetables and warm flavours.
Examples include: Lobster & Scallop Mousseline Terrine with sunchokes, roasted carrots, and poached celery; Hand Crafted Parsnip Agnolotti with brussel petals, heirloom carrots, and caramelized onion brodo; Slow Roasted half rack of Australian Lamb with poached gnudi, red cabbage puree, and roasted brussel sprouts; Butternut Squash Risotto with mascarpone toasted pumpkin seed, carrot top pesto, and parmesan tuile; and Hot Smoked Hon Shimeji Mushrooms with Vegetarian Lentil Cassoulet and chickpea fritters, roasted parsnip, fried cauliflower, and romesco sauce.
“As a Relais & Châteaux property, we are always looking to create that delicious journey for people when they visit Vancouver from around the world,” says Chef Lau. “We want them to experience both familiarity in a dish and delight at trying something new through our interpretation using local ingredients.”
The Bacchus 35th Anniversary tasting menu ($79 per person) is an homage to Bacchus classics. A three-course tasting menu, guests have the option of adding a wine pairing ($32 per person) as well.
Romini Lettuce, Double Smoked Bacon, Brioche Crouton, Blue Cheese Crumble, Fromage Blanc
Bourgogne Chardonnay, Louis Latour, France
Duck a L’Orange Two Ways
Pomme Paillasion, Braised Endives, Roast Spaghetti Squash, Orange Mirror Reduction
Côtes Du Rhône, Ogier ‘Héritage’, France
Inverted Lemon Tart
Charred Meringue, Lemon Confit, Raspberry, Buttermilk Ice Cream
Errazuriz Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Chile
The anniversary menu is available for the month of November, from November 1 to 30, 2019. Reservations are recommended and can be made at www.wedgewoodhotel.com/
About Bacchus Restaurant
Located inside Vancouver’s only Relais & Châteaux property Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, the award-winning Bacchus Restaurant exudes old world charm and modern elegance. Named after the Roman wine god Bacchus, guests enjoy dishes by executive chef Montgomery Lau featuring regional ingredients and global flavours with a distinct European flair. The celebrated lounge is a local favourite for cocktail hour and nightcaps.
Bacchus Restaurant | 845 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1V1 | 604-608-5319 | wedgewoodhotel.com/bacchus-
Media release and images provided by Sophia Cheng, Sophia Cheng PR