Touring Au Petit Chavignol On East Hastings

I checked out the construction site of the new Les Amis du Fromage location and its 40 seat wine bar, Au Petit Chavignol, today over at 843/845 East Hastings.


The cheese man himself, Joe Chaput and Au Petit Chavignol general manager Annette Rawlinson gave me the tour, and designer John Shields gave me a cool virtual walk about on his laptop. The Les Amis side is huge, and should make for a fine retail store when it’s all done, but I was especially excited by the wine bar. It’s going to look great. They hope to open both at some point in February.


Andrew Morrison is a west coast boy who studied history and classics at the Universities of Cape Town and Toronto after an adolescence spent riding skateboards and working in restaurants. He is the editor of Scout Magazine, the weekly food and restaurant columnist for the Westender newspaper, and a contributor to Vancouver and Western Living magazines.


  • Robert Belcham

    That is fucking sweet slicer, I mean real fuckin sweet

  • Scout Magazine

    Yup. I think I heard Carmina Burana in the background when Joe opened the box!

  • jchaput

    …and there are two of them!

  • khristian

    Boys and their toys!

    At least something yummy comes of this.

  • starlady

    I’m very excited for this place as it’s WAY closer to me than Les AMis is now, course that doesn’t stop me from shopping there :)

  • Mireille

    Love the vid Andrew! I too am VERY excited about this place – it’s just what Vancouver needs, and Annette Rawlinson (three cheers!!) is just the person to lead the way.
    Thanks for keeping us all in the loop,