Escape to Venice at Vancouver’s New Italian Restaurant
Easier than booking a trip to Italy, Vancouver’s newest Italian restaurant takes customers on a sensory tour of the style, service and atmosphere of northern Italy’s quintessential wine bars, aka ‘bacaros. ‘ Opening at the lobby level of the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel, Giovane Bacaro is both casual and intimate.
With Chef by Scott Korzack at the bar (Ask for Luigi, Autostrada, The Slaughterhouse), the the menu draws inspiration from the seasons and close relationships with local farms and suppliers, imbued with Italian sensibilities, traditions and techniques, while encouraging patrons to explore and enjoy a culinary experience of choice via cicchetti (small plates) signature of Venice.
Aperitif reigns day – and night – at Giovane Bacaro’s with a drink menu overseen by the bar manager Tyson davies which includes cocktails, spritzes and spirits that incorporate a range of chilled Italian vermouths, artisanal amari, bitters and prosecco in drinks inspired by traditional Italian culture and the new Aperitivo movement.
Giovane Bacaro’s wine program follows the lead of the wine director Cassandre Mosher, who believes that “wine is made to be enjoyed, not dissected, worshiped or fetishized” and aims to eliminate the pretense of the wine experience. Bacaro’s accessible but carefully curated selection will feature varietals from small, family-owned wineries in northern Italy as well as special and noteworthy gems from British Columbia’s own backyard in a list offering options by the glass and by the glass. the bottle and flights that encourage adventure.
In the newly dedicated giovane cafe space, espresso lovers have a new destination to enjoy ‘special coffee’ and a thoughtfully curated selection of drinks that includes mandorlattes, marocchinos, bicerins and affogatos, among others. Customers can also enjoy unique espresso experiences via the iconic Italian engineer Alfonso Bialetti Moka pots – a staple in many Italian homes and, at giovane caffé, a product that marries old world Italian heritage with contemporary techniques using a rotation of local roasted beans in small batches and ideal extraction times for produce superior quality coffee with every pour.
Giovane Bacaro will be open seven days a week from 11:30 am to late for restaurant and bar service.
Where | 1029 W Cordova Street