NEW KITCHEN TABLE RESTAURANTS PROJECT ‘MIANTIAO’
OFFICIALLY OPENS ITS DOORS ON JUNE 17
Highly Anticipated Restaurant Concept Marries Chinese and Italian Cuisines, Cultures
in Downtown Vancouver
Award-winning, BC-based Kitchen Table Restaurants will introduce locals and visitors alike to a culinary exploration unlike any other when it officially opens the doors of Miantiao inside the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver on Thursday, June 17 at 7 p.m.
Offering a unique marriage of Italian and Chinese culinary philosophies, techniques and cultural traditions, Miantiao — derived from the Mandarin word for ‘noodle’, a staple of both cuisines — will be open for daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
Under the direction of General Manager Hao-Yang Wang (Farmer’s Apprentice, Grapes & Soda, West), Miantiao’s back-of-house team is led by Kitchen Table Culinary Director Alex Tung, Executive Chef Tret Jordan (Loden Hotel, Wentworth Hospitality) and Chef de Cuisine Justin Lee (Superflux, Crowbar), all of whom will collaborate on a menu that will transport guests on a stimulating journey for the senses and the culinary ties that bind both countries.
Miantiao’s artful menu will showcase a range of creative culinary innovations, with the intention behind each dish a playfully provocative approach that extends far beyond boundaries. Highlights from the dinner menu include Burrata (Burrata Pugliese, XO sauce, scallion pancakes, deRobertis olive oil); Tajarin (butter, quantum beef seasoning); Merluzzo Nero (sablefish, cured pork, olive, borlotti bean); and a unique, four-course Aged Whole Duck experience that serves four to six guests.
At the bar, Gianluigi Bosco (Lombardi, Shangri-La Vancouver) has designed an intriguing list of signature cocktails and zero-proof libations that includes the Bamboolvardier (bourbon, herbal bamboo liquor, white bitters, fortified wine) Kun-Mi-To (Campari, sweet vermouth, carbonated white tea, bitters); 5 Spice Daiquiri (rum, 5 spice falernum, lime juice); and Sambuco Frizzante (dry vermouth, gin, elderflower soda), among others.
Wine Director David Steele (South by Southwest Wine Imports, Shangri-La Vancouver) has curated a program that runs the gamut from bold and lesser-known old-world varietals to celebrated styles hailing from vineyards right here in BC’s backyard, all of which were handpicked to pair with the inspired cuisine and add to the sense of discovery that is part of every dining experience.
The realization of Miantiao’s lively space comes as the result of a cross-collaboration between Kitchen Table, of Miantiao’s lively space comes as the result of a cross-collaboration between Kitchen Table, Westbank Corp., and Zara Sangha of Zara Interior Design. Its design and décor scheme tips its hat to the creative collision of cultures and showcases architectural and design artistry at every turn — gilded archways, communal banquettes, splashes of crimson, marble and gold and intimate dining enclaves all imbue the space with style to spare.
DINE AND DREAM SUITE STAY
In partnership with Shangri La Vancouver, the Dine and Dream Package offers a unique experience that includes luxury overnight accommodation in a suite inclusive of daily parking, an early check-in, late check-out, daily breakfast, and Miantiao’s fai tu! dinner experience for two along with an exclusive gift bag. Rates for the Dine and Dream Package starts from $795.00 CAD per night, based on double occupancy, and reservations can be made online or by emailing [email protected].
Miantiao will be open seven days a week for breakfast (daily, 8 – 11 a.m.), lunch (Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.), aperitivo hour (daily, 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.), dinner (daily, 5 p.m. – late) and weekend brunch (11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) with limited walk-ins also available from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Reservations can be made online or by visiting the website at miantiaorestaurant.com.
For more information on Miantiao or to stay up to date on all the latest developments, go to miantiaorestaurant.com or follow @miantiaorestaurant on Instagram. For more information on Kitchen Table Restaurants, visit ktrestaurants.com
ABOUT MIANTIAO | The latest member of the growing family of award-winning establishments under the Kitchen Table Restaurants collection, Miantiao is an exciting new culinary concept that marries Italian and Chinese ingredients and techniques. With a name derived from the Mandarin word for ‘noodle’ — a staple of both cuisines — Miantiao opens on Thursday, June 17 in the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver and will offer an expansive dining room, multiple private dining enclaves and a cocktail bar and lounge | miantiaorestaurant.com
1115 Alberni St (Level 3)., Vancouver, BC V6E 1A5 | 604-695-1115 | info@nullMiantiaorestaurant.com | Hours: breakfast 7 to 11 a.m. daily; lunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; dinner 5 to 10 p.m. daily; weekend brunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; bar and lounge 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
ABOUT KITCHEN TABLE RESTAURANTS | A mainstay of the local hospitality scene since 2009, Kitchen Table Restaurants places a premium on simplicity, integrity, giving back to the neighbourhoods in which it operates and the belief that the fondest memories are made at the kitchen table, not in the dining room. The brand operates a number of beloved and award-winning restaurants in the Greater Vancouver area, including: Gastown comfort-food-and-cocktail hotspot Pourhouse; Main Street’s Northern Italian-focused Pizzeria Farina; Railtown casual Italian eatery Ask For Luigi; authentically Italian caffé-by-day, ristorante-by-night Di Beppe in Gastown; Italian hotspot Farina a Legna in North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale district; Venetian-inspired wine and cicchetti bar giovane bacaro, located in the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel; and the highly anticipated Miantiao, slated to open in the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver in June,2021. Kitchen Table continues to set the gold standard for hospitality by placing a premium on simplicity, integrity, giving back to the neighbourhoods in which it operates and with the belief that the fondest memories are made at the kitchen table, not in the dining room. | ktrestaurants.com
ABOUT SHANGRI-LA HOTEL VANCOUVER | Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver has defined luxury hospitality in Vancouver through its commitment to the highest standards. Guests will experience unrivalled five-diamond service delivered with Canadian thoughtfulness that reflects the city’s cultural mosaic and Shangri-La’s signature hospitality from the heart. The hotel is a sophisticated haven that anchors the city’s luxury retail row on Alberni Street, offering guests ultimate accessibility to luxury shopping, thought-provoking art installations and trendy restaurants and bars just outside the hotel’s doorstep. | shangri-la.com/vancouver.
Media release and images provided by Kaylyn Storey, SMC Communications Inc.