The GOODS from The Acorn
Vancouver, BC | Join Acorn chef Brian Skinner on May 27th as he cooks at Edible Canada as part of the 2013 Guest Chef Market Dinner series. Guests will be treated to a multi-course seasonal dinner paired with wines chosen by the in-house sommelier while they sit at the private dining room at Edible Canada at the Market. Chef Skinner will be sharing his philosophy on vegetables and showing how to treat them with the love they deserve. Highlights include cheese making, innovative raw hors d’oeuvres, classic vegetarian cuisine, and even a how-to on a signature Acorn favourite. Details after the jump… Read more
Definitive Records asks interesting Vancouverites to pick the three albums that anchor their musical tastes. Today, we hear from the chef/co-owner of The Acorn…
“It’s fucked up how hard it is to choose only three. Five was relatively easy, but axing two of those gave me grey hair. Anyways, here goes nothing…”
REFUSED – The Shape Of Punk To Come | LISTEN | “Even after growing up on punk rock, this album still lived up to the title in ’98. There may or may not have been some air punching to this album.”
SIGUR ROS – Takk | LISTEN | “Took my wife-to-be to this concert on one of our first dates and fell in love with Sigur Ros…and incedentally fell in love with her, too.”
THE KNIFE – Silent Shout | LISTEN | “It’s hard to believe an electronic album beat out Tom Waits, but dammit this album is good.”
3995 Main Street | Vancouver, BC
Telephone: 604-566-9001 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.theacornrestaurant.ca | Twitter | Facebook
Hours: Tue-Thurs 5:30pm-1am | Fri-Sat 5:30pm-2am | Sun 5:30pm-12am
Dinner Menu served nightly until 10pm | Late Night & Bar Snacks Menu available after 10pm
General Manager / Owner – Shira Blustein
Head Chef / Owner – Brian Skinner
Sous Chef – Joel Panlilio
ABOUT THE ACORN
Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, Gluten Free options abound. Bar open until 2am with special bar menu starting at 10pm every night. No Reservations. For parties of 6 or more, a family table is available for an early or later seating. Please call 604-566-9001 for availability.
by Andrew Morrison | We took a look inside The Acorn at 3995 Main St. the other night and had a unsurprisingly delicious taste of things to come. The highly anticipated vegetarian restaurant in the old Cipriano’s location is all finished now and should open without a hitch tonight (Tuesday, knock on wood). Though the opening is supposed to be “soft”, I imagine it will be something of a bumrush for owners Shira Blustein and Brian Skinner. Folks are real excited about this one, and for good reason. Get all the background you need here and see what we saw in the shots below (gallery includes copies of the menus and gratuitous food porn).
by Andrew Morrison | Last week I took a look inside the space that will soon give us Acorn, a much anticipated vegetarian restaurant from first timers Shira Blustein and Brian Skinner. It’s got to be one of the best locations in the city – 3995 Main (formerly the iconic Cipriano’s) – and they have a killer concept to boot. Blustein, a musician (Hard Drugs, Blood Meridian, Choir Practice), and Skinner, a chef/instructor at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (apprenticed at Bin 941, staged at Noma, and worked at the Mayfair’s Michelin-starred Sketch in the UK), aren’t planning on doing a patchouli-wafting, hammer-to-the-head sort of vegetarian joint – of which Vancouver has quite a few – but rather the rare kind where the meat-free dishes come off as more deliciously adventitious than skill-free polemic (ie. less tofu and miso gravy, more talent). In that vein, the plates won’t be specifically designed to please vegetarians, but palates. It’s a novel, subtle difference, but I think an important one to those who appreciate fine cooking. Expect artful but unfussy food, a good selection of local beers and wines, and some 48 seats in a small room designed by Scott Cohen, the fellow responsible for the swell looks at Cambie’s Pronto, the Fraserhood’s Les Faux Bourgeois, Hasting’s Waldorf redux, and West 4th’s Gastropod (RIP). They’ll have a 2am liquor license (with a late night snack menu), branding by Glasfurd & Walker, and – one suspects – a mighty big line up. I’ll be writing more about it in my column in next week’s WE, so in the meantime take a look below. They’re gunnng for a soft opening on July 1st.