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We are in the midst of putting together our summer guide to the Okanagan. We have a lot of our favourite stuff lined up and this past week we put the call out to Okanagan members of the Scout Community for details as to what they have planned for July and August, too. We’d also like to hear from our readers and any local businesses and organisations from Osoyoos and Cawston to Kelowna and Vernon (and all the great places in between) that might also have some good fun up their sleeves. Email the dates and details of your choice happenings to mitsumi [at] scoutmagazine.ca and we’ll see what we can do about including them in our guide. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 3rd.
We’ve invited Okanagan Falls’ Meyer Family Vineyards to join our curated GOODS section as a recommended local winery. They’re now proud members of Scout, and as such we’ll be posting their news in addition to hosting a page for them on our awesome list of independent goodnesses. We’d like to take this chance to thank them for their support of Scout, and for making BC a more delicious place to live.
We’ve invited the award-winning Painted Rock to join our curated GOODS section as a recommended local winery. They’re now proud members of Scout, and as such we’ll be posting their news and employment needs in addition to hosting a page for them on our awesome list of independent goodnesses. We’d like to take this chance to thank them for their support of Scout, and for making BC a more delicious place to live.
We have invited the award-winning caterers Culinary Capers to join our GOODS section as a recommended company. They are now proud members of Scout, and as such we will be publishing their news on our front page and hosting a page for them in our list of local and independent goodness. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support. They’re good people making great things!
If you think your business would be a good fit for Scout, we want to know.
Job Posting from Scout supporter L’Abattoir
Vancouver, BC | L’Abattoir is seeking a motivated Chef de Partie/Line Cook. The successful candidate will be a self motivated, driven individual who committed to ongoing learning and personal growth as a cook. Minimum 2 years experience is required for this position. Please apply in confidence to info [at] labattoir [dot ca]. Details about the restaurant after the jump… Read more
News from Scout supporter L’Abattoir
Vancouver, BC | Diners looking to satiate themselves in gourmet style this New Year’s Eve need not look further than Gastown’s hottest new restaurant, L’Abattoir. Chef Lee Cooper and his team will be ringing in 2011 with a five-course menu priced at $75 per person, while Shaun Layton and wine aficionado Jake Skakun will be pouring custom cocktails and boutique wines throughout the evening. Whether guests are looking for an elegant evening of food, friends and great music, or some pre-party sustenance that will keep them dancing late into the night, L’Abattoir will certainly satisfy. Full menu and details below. Read more
Job Posting from Scout supporter L’Abattoir
Vancouver, BC | Gastown’s L’Abattoir restaurant is seeking a part-time host/hostess for 1-3 shifts a week, daytime and evenings. Experience required. Email resume to email@example.com or hand deliver Tues-Saturday between 4pm and 5pm. Learn more about the restaurant after the jump…(THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED) Read more
News from Scout supporter L’Abattoir
Vancouver, BC | Gastown hotspot L’Abattoir will begin taking dinner reservations just in time for the busy holiday season. Fans of Chef Lee Cooper’s innovative West Coast fare will now be able to secure tables via labattoir.ca, or by phoning the restaurant directly at (604) 568-1701.
“We strive to offer our guests an exceptional experience every time they dine with us,” says owner Paul Grunberg. “By implementing a reservations system just in time for one of the busiest calendar months of the year, we’ll be able to ensure guests are afforded every opportunity and convenience to join us, both over the holidays and in the months to come.” Read more
The good folks over at audio branding company Music Direction are now proud member supporters of Scout. We will be publishing their news and press releases on our front page and hosting a page for them in our list of recommended resources. Click ahead or jump to their Scout page here. Read more
Whistler’s Bearfoot Bistro is now a proud member supporter of Scout. We will be publishing their news and press releases on our front page, and hosting an individual page for them on our list of recommended restaurants. Click ahead for a taste or visit their Scout page here… Read more
Au Petit Chavignol is now a proud member supporter of Scout Magazine. We will be publishing their news and releases on our front page, and hosting an individual page for them on our list of recommended restaurants. Scroll below for a taste or visit their Scout page here:
845 East Hastings St. (Between Hawkes and Campbell)
Vancouver, BC V6A 1L9 | MAP
Open from 5 pm Thur-Mon (7 days a week beginning this Fall)
Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Proprietors: Alice Spurrell, Allison Spurrell, Joe Chaput
Fromager: Joe Chaput
General Manager: Annette Rawlinson
Chef: Brad Miller
About Au Petit Chavignol
In March of 2009, Alice and Allison Spurrell, owners of les amis du FROMAGE, along with Joe Chaput, opened the doors to Au Petit Chavignol, a 36 seat cheese and wine bar located at 845 East Hastings Street in Vancouver’s historic Strathcona neighbourhood, next to their newest location of les amis du FROMAGE. Opening to rave reviews, the restaurant has been a great success and a welcome addition to the les amis du FROMAGE family.
Au Petit Chavignol is a cheese-centric restaurant, with additional hot and cold selections including fresh seasonal salads, fondue, raclette, tartiflette, croque monsieur and other cheese based specialties. We make everything fresh daily and in-house. We offer the best selection of cheeses along with local artisan and house made charcuterie.
Whether you desire something small to nibble on before or after an event, or perhaps a full meal, Fromager Joe Chaput and Chef Brad Miller are sure you will leave satisfied. Come and EAT, DRINK and EXPLORE with us.
We offer several wines by the glass and bottle, along with bottled and draught beer. Our reserve wine list is made up of wines that vary from familiar to the obscure; to cheese friendly favourites and our favourite varietal…Riesling. Several of the “by the bottle” wines can be ordered by the glass if you commit to ordering at least two glasses.
Although the restaurant is currently only open five nights a week, we plan to have the restaurant open seven nights a week starting sometime in early September 2009.
Metro News – Anya Levykh- July 17, 2009
Metro News – Anya Levykh- April 16, 2009
Globe & Mail – Alexandra Gill – April 15, 2009
Vancouver Sun – Mia Stainsby – April 02, 2009
Full Bodied – March 23, 2009
PINQ – March 23, 2009
Vancouver Courier – Tim Pawsey – March 20, 2009
Martini Boys – Cassandra Anderton – March 20, 2009
Vitamin V Daily – March 18, 2009
Vancouver Magazine – March 18, 2009
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Open 7 evenings a week, 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Kitchen closes at 10pm | Bar service until midnight
Paul Grunberg | General Manager
Lee Cooper | Chef
Romano Castillo | Restaurant Manager
Robert Herman | Sommelier
Shaun Layton | Head Barman
Megan Burton-Brown | Reservations and Events Manager
L’Abattoir is located in the center of Gastown between historic Gaoler’s Mews and Blood Alley. The restaurant was built in the 19th century and is the site of Vancouver’s first jail. Originally buttressed to the city’s main butchery and meat packing district, the name L’Abattoir pays homage to the neighbourhood’s colourful past.
Set in a refurbished brick and beam building that combines classic French tile work with industrial fixtures, natural wood, and glass and steel finishes, the restaurant offers a bar and lounge setting, elevated dining room and plush, sun soaked atrium.
Chef Lee Cooper and General Manager Paul Grunberg are dedicated to highlighting the finer points of eating and drinking in L’Abattoir’s informed but informal setting. French-influenced West Coast fare is paired with Sommelier Jake Skakun’s eclectic wine program and Head Barman Shaun Layton’s innovative cocktail list to offer a truly unique dining experience.
“Fresh market-driven flavours, innovative fare, handsome rooms, winsome cocktails and wine list – who could ask for more?” | Alexandra Gill, The Globe & Mail
“L’Abattoir, I gotta say, nails it. I got very excited over the food.” | Mia Stainsby,