Big Upcoming Events For CinCin, Araxi, West and Blue Water Cafe

November 3, 2010 

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Veteran Top Table restaurant staff have been recognised for their contributions to the Vancouver restaurant scene...

News from Scout supporters CinCin, Araxi, West, & Blue Water Café

Vancouver & Whistler, BC | Check out all the details on CinCin’s Truffle Festival, the Mayor’s Arts Award for Blue Water Cafe executive chef Frank Pabst, Neil Henderson’s return to Whistler’s Araxi, the Chefs’ Table luncheon at West and the full calendar of holiday events at each Top Table restaurant (including Araxi’s annual involvement in Cornucopia) after the jump… Read more

Top Table Staff Win Accolades As Major Anniversaries Near…

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Veteran Top Table restaurant staff have been recognised for their contributions to the Vancouver restaurant scene...

News from Scout supporters CinCin, Araxi, West, & Blue Water Café

Vancouver & Whistler, BC | Fresh on the heels of an unprecedented 17 awards garnered at the recent Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, Top Table team members will be recognized with two more accolades.

On September 27th, executive chef Frank Pabst of Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, and restaurant director Brian Hopkins of West, will be inducted into the British Columbia Restaurant Hall of Fame. These awards signal those “who have demonstrated exceptional professionalism working in the restaurant industry by making their restaurant a special experience.”

The BC Restaurant Hall of Fame was founded six years ago by the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association, and annually honours “the greats” of the province’s culinary community. Jack Evrensel, proprietor of Top Table Group (and 2007 inductee) said, “This is a true distinction and a great honour for Frank and Brian, as well as being a real credit to the other team members in their respective restaurants.” Read more

Top Table Eateries Win Big At The Van Mag Restaurant Awards

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CinCin, Araxi, West, and Blue Water Cafe take home awards at the 2010 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

News from Scout supporters CinCin, Araxi, West, & Blue Water Café

Vancouver & Whistler, BC | We are pleased to share with you that Top Table restaurants were recognized an unprecedented 17 times at the 21st annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards held Tuesday, May 18th at the Sheraton Wall Centre. A panel of 19 judges acknowledged Araxi, Blue Water Cafe, CinCin and West, before a standing-room only audience of British Columbia’s leading restaurateurs, chefs and service professionals. Read more

Top Table’s New Awards, Spring Menus And Upcoming Events…

April 28, 2010 

Keep up with award-winning Top Table restaurants CinCin, Araxi, West, and Blue Water Cafe at TopTable.ca

News from Scout supporters CinCin, Araxi, West, and Blue Water Café

Vancouver + Whistler, BC | Top Table restaurants were successful again this year at the annual Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival Wine List Awards. Convened on Friday, April 23rd at a luncheon to kick off the final weekend of the 32nd festival, Blue Water Cafe and West won two of only three Platinum Awards, while CinCin won one of five Gold Awards, and Araxi, Silver.

The Wine List Awards draw upon restaurants from across British Columbia and Alberta, with judging criteria measuring each restaurant’s wine program philosophy and how successfully wine and food pairing goals match it. Further criteria include the quality of wine education for staff, an accessible and user-friendly list, and the provision of value at all price points.

We would also like to congratulate Owen Knowlton, wine director of West, who was nominated for Sommelier of the Year, a distinction awarded to Blue Water Cafe’s Andrea Vescovi in 2009 and Chris Van Nus in 2007.

Top Table’s wine libraries are also perennial recipients of the ‘Best of’ Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine. Read more

Top Table Restaurants On The Most Romantic Night Of The Year

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Award-winning Top Table restaurants CinCin, Araxi, West, and Blue Water Cafe are celebrating Earth Hour

News from Scout supporters CinCin, Araxi, West, and Blue Water Café

Vancouver + Whistler, BC | Like yours, our Olympic memories are rife with wonderful individual moments and the spirit that celebrated excellence at every turn. We enjoyed a great mix of our regulars and locals at each of our restaurants – Araxi in Whistler, and Blue Water Cafe, CinCin, and West in Vancouver – along with many visitors, royals and celebrities of an extraordinary diversity. Read more

Top Table Restaurants Opening Doors And Corks To Medalists

February 5, 2010 

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Award-winning Top Table restaurants CinCin, Araxi, West, and Blue Water Cafe to pop corks for Olympic medalists

News from Scout supporters CinCin, Araxi, West, and Blue Water Café

Vancouver & Whistler, BC | Winning an Olympic medal is no easy feat. The road is long, the sacrifices many, and the support structures that enable athletes to reach the podium are elaborate. But ask an Olympic athlete the key to their success, and the reply is almost always, “My family and friends.”

Araxi in Whistler, and Blue Water Cafe, CinCin, and West in Vancouver, will salute winning athletes during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics by helping them toast family and friends at the restaurants’ bars with a complimentary bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte champagne.

“We want to congratulate the bronze, silver and gold medalists from all countries, and give them the opportunity to toast those closest to them, that took them to the pinnacle of their sport,” said Jack Evrensel, proprietor of Top Table. “Top Table is all about teamwork, and so are the endeavours of Olympic athletes – this is a simple way to show our appreciation.”

Medalists: Reserve in advance through Top Table’s restaurant directors, bring your medal, and the bubbles will begin to flow. Read more

“Unsung Heroes” Seafood Fest This Month At Blue Water Cafe

January 6, 2010 

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Annual festival sees award-winning executive chef Frank Pabst prepping uncommon and sustainable seafoods

News from Scout supporter Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

Vancouver, BC | Executive chef Frank Pabst’s Unsung Heroes take center stage at Blue Water Cafe throughout the month of January. A champion of our coastal fisheries, and protective of commercially endangered species, chef Pabst created the Unsung Heroes six years ago. His concept is simple: avoid species that are over-fished, or fished in ways that damage ocean beds or cause unnecessary by-catch, by introducing diners to new experiences and flavours using species found in abundance. Read more

Blue Water Cafe To Begin New Year With “Unsung Heroes” Fest

December 11, 2009 

Chef Frank Pabst of Yaletown's Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar once again presents "Unsung Heroes"

Chef Frank Pabst of Yaletown's award-winning Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar once again presents "Unsung Heroes"

News from Scout supporter Blue Water Cafe

Vancouver, BC | Tuesday, January 5th marks the launch of executive chef Frank Pabst’s annual Unsung Heroes festival at Blue Water Cafe, a month earlier this year to precede the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Long a champion of sustainably-resourced seafood, chef Pabst’s month-long initiative spotlights lesser-known, yet delicious coastal species from responsibly managed fisheries. But this year, the festival’s 6th, sees some innovative twists.

“Chef Pabst laid down a challenge,” said wine director Andrea Vescovi, “to pair our merroir with our terroir. So we’ve matched the Unsung Heroes with a selection of exciting wines that highlight lesser-known varietals and wineries, and some labels just harder-to-find.” Read more

Top Table Cookbook Collection From Vancouver’s Top Toques

December 1, 2009 

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Purchase signed copies of all three Top Table cookbooks (West, Araxi, Blue Water Cafe) this holiday season

News from Scout supporters West, Blue Water Cafe, and Araxi

From the good folks at Top Table comes word of a gift set – “an inscribed collection of the year’s top cookbooks” – just in time for the holidays. More after the leap… Read more

Araxi, West, CinCin, & Blue Water Café Ready For The Holidays

November 26, 2009 

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Lunch service, cookbooks, private functions, gift certificates, and more from the Top Table group of restaurants

News from Scout supporters CinCin, Araxi, West, and Blue Water Café

Vancouver, BC | Araxi, Blue Water Cafe, CinCin and West offer delicious holiday gifts and entertainment for staff, family and favoured clients. Full details on what the award-winning restaurants have planned for the holidays after the jump…
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Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

October 4, 2008 

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DETAILS

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1095 Hamilton St. | Vancouver, BC | V6B 5T4 | MAP
Voice: 604-688-8078
Web: bluewatercafe.net
Email: info@bluewatercafe.net

Gallery

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Hours

Dinner 5pm – 11pm
Late Menu 11pm – Midnight
Bar 5pm – 1am
Valet Service 7 nights

Our Team

Frank Pabst, Executive Chef
Raw Bar Chef, Yoshiya Maruyama
Jean-Pierre Sanchez, Pastry Chef
Stephan Cachard, Restaurant Director
Andrea Vescovi, Wine Director
Evelyn Chick, Bar Manager

About Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

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Celebrating Our Ocean’s Harvest

An anchor in Vancouver’s culinary landscape, Blue Water Cafe is lauded as the City’s definitive destination for seafood.

Executive Chef Frank Pabst is known for his innovative and brilliantly executed West Coast plates, insisting on using seafood from wild and sustainable harvest.

Enhanced by the intuitive service from Stephan Cachard’s dedicated team, the dynamic dining room provides action views of the opposing ‘East meets West’ kitchen and raw bar. The sweeping main bar leads out to the heated patio and the private wine room holds the extensive award-winning wine and bubble selection

Housed in a handsome brick and beam heritage warehouse conversion, Blue Water Cafe is in the heart of historic Yaletown, the city’s vibrant and hip neighborhood.

The Cookbook

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by Frank Pabst $45.00

One of Canada’s leading culinary talents, chef Frank Pabst has made enormous contributions to Vancouver’s culinary landscape. Tenures in Michelin-starred restaurants in Germany and the south of France led Pabst to Blue Water Cafe, Canada’s quintessential seafood restaurant. In Blue Water Cafe Seafood Cookbook, Frank’s signature brand of ‘Unsung Heroes’ sings of the sea, and formerly under-recognized coastal species. Wine pairings from Andrea Vescovi and Chris van Nus, both Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival Sommeliers of the Year.

Best Seafood & Fish Book in Canada, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 2009

Best Fish & Seafood Cuisine Cookbook, Cordon d’ Or – Gold Ribbon, International Culinary Academy Awards, 2010

Accolades

As one of the first restaurants in Vancouver to partner with Ocean Wise, Yaletown’s Blue Water Cafe is at the helm of this movement.
Air Canada’s enRoute Magazine, 2013

The most admired seafood room in the city.
Macleans Magazine, Canada’s Best Restaurants, 2012

This elegant and sustainably conscious restaurant is a must try.
CBS Seattle, 2012

Frank Pabst is one of Canada’s most accomplished chefs.
Food Network Canada, 2012

Blue Water Café is a great place for fresh and innovative seafood.
Savvy Insider, 2012

In the kitchen, executive chef Frank Pabst runs the show like the culinary master that he is.
24 Hours, 2012

Best Seafood
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2013

Wine List Award, Platinum (Best Overall)
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013

Top 50, Canada’s Best Restaurants
Maclean’s Magazine, 2012

Best Seafood, Gold
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2012

Best Upscale Restaurant, Silver
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2012

Best Seafood
WHERE Magazine ‘To DIne’ Awards, 2012

Best Seafood
Westender ‘Best of the City’, 2012

Best Seafood
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2012

‘Best of’ Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator, 2012

Best Japanese, Honourable Mention
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2011

Four Diamond Award
AAA, 2010

Best Bar (Formal)
Westender Reader’s Choice Awards, 2010

Blue Water Cafe Seafood Cookbook – Best Fish & Seafood Cuisine Cookbook
Cordon d’ Or – Gold Ribbon, International Culinary Academy Awards, 2010

Blue Water Cafe Seafood Cookbook – Best Seafood & Fish Book in Canada
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 2009

Awards

As one of the first restaurants in Vancouver to partner with Ocean Wise, Yaletown’s Blue Water Cafe is at the helm of this movement.
Air Canada’s enRoute Magazine, 2013

The most admired seafood room in the city.
Macleans Magazine, Canada’s Best Restaurants, 2012

This elegant and sustainably conscious restaurant is a must try.
CBS Seattle, 2012

Frank Pabst is one of Canada’s most accomplished chefs.
Food Network Canada, 2012

Blue Water Café is a great place for fresh and innovative seafood.
Savvy Insider, 2012

In the kitchen, executive chef Frank Pabst runs the show like the culinary master that he is.
24 Hours, 2012

Best Seafood
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2013

Wine List Award, Platinum (Best Overall)
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013

Top 50, Canada’s Best Restaurants
Maclean’s Magazine, 2012

Best Seafood, Gold
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2012

Best Upscale Restaurant, Silver
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2012

Best Seafood
WHERE Magazine ‘To DIne’ Awards, 2012

Best Seafood
Westender ‘Best of the City’, 2012

Best Seafood
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2012

‘Best of’ Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator, 2012

Best Japanese, Honourable Mention
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2011

Four Diamond Award
AAA, 2010

Best Bar (Formal)
Westender Reader’s Choice Awards, 2010

Blue Water Cafe Seafood Cookbook – Best Fish & Seafood Cuisine Cookbook
Cordon d’ Or – Gold Ribbon, International Culinary Academy Awards, 2010

Blue Water Cafe Seafood Cookbook – Best Seafood & Fish Book in Canada
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 2009