Ensemble

October 5, 2008.

Details

850 Thurlow St., Vancouver, BC | V6E 1W2
Telephone: 604.569.1770 | Fax: 604.569.1786
Email: info@ensemblerestaurant.com
Web: www.ensemblerestaurant.com | Twitter

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The People

Chef/Owner: Dale Mackay
Sous Chef: Bradley Hendrickson
General Manager: Kevin Van Hullebush
Bar Manager: Christopher Cho

About The Food

ensemble is an entirely new and exciting dining concept for Vancouver, and for award-winning Executive Chef Dale MacKay. Combining the classic French techniques and precision execution that earned Dale his Five Diamond reputation, with the casual, cosmopolitan vibe of Vancouver – ensemble promises an extraordinary culinary experience in a fun and approachable environment.

‘We are combining classic French techniques with modern influences and flavour profiles from around the world – promising a large menu and wide variety of tastes and textures in generous tasting size dishes, affordably priced from $8 to $24.” – Executive Chef Dale MacKay

About The Room

At the recessed corner of Smith and Thurlow, where Vancouver’s hippest shopping street meets its original city neighborhood, ensemble sits wrapped in floor to ceiling windows on culinary adventure.

ensemble’s interior design mirrors Chef MacKay’s fresh, clean and modern culinary vision. An open concept space features an elevated cocktail bar/lounge with 30 comfortable seats and plenty of standing room for busy times like date nights, game nights and live music weekends.

The 80 seat dining room, separate from but flowing seamlessly into the lounge area, is at once intimate and social – what Dale describes as a reflection of Vancouver’s contemporary dining scene. Signature plexi lamps over the sleek black glass-fronted bar, a glacial glass wall sculpture conceived by interior designer Rob Blaney, and ethereal organic art by local artist Mandy Tsung, highlight the space.

Looking up at the bar from the dining floor, the feeling is dark, warm and tufted, punctuated by soft bounces of light from the coolest feature lamps in the city. The bar is long and deep, set with upholstered stool of generous proportions – by design the perfect eat-at, stay-a-while, watch-the-game kind of arrangement.

Looking down, the articulated palette of glass and chalk grey walls garnished with colour is authentic, modern and sexy – foreshadowing Chef MacKay’s culinary style and the dining experience ahead.

Reserve a space now, or drop in next time you are just off Robson. Street parking is plentiful.

The scout Community

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