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.