GOODS | Culinary Stars To Converge On Yew For “Caviar” & Cocktails Collaborative

February 13, 2014 

YEW Restaurant is located in the Four Seasons Vancouver at 791 West Georgia St | 604.692.4939 | YewRestaurant.com

YEW Restaurant is located in the Four Seasons Vancouver at 791 West Georgia St | 604.692.4939 | YewRestaurant.com

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Vancouver, BC | Thursday, March 6 marks a culinary collaborative to remember at YEW seafood + bar as some of the city’s best mixers and makers participate in this spirited “Caviar” & Cocktails event. YEW seafood + bar’s own top toque, Ned Bell and lead bartender, Justin Taylor play host for this ‘mix and match’ multi-course event. Joining Ned and Justin in this fun and friendly collaborative are West Restaurant’s celebrated Executive Chef Quang Dang and award-winning mixologist David Wolowidnyk, as well as internationally-acclaimed Bittered Sling proprietors Jonathan Chovancek and Lauren Mote. All offering premiere experiences to Vancouver diners and imbibers, YEW, West and Bittered Sling make up a fierce collection of Vancouver’s brightest culinary masters. Coming together in the ‘spirit’ of collaboration, these eminent chefs and illustrious bartenders will show guests what diverse pairings their magnificent minds can come up with when outside their comfort zones and put to the test.

For the first three of six courses, traditional alliances will be off the table and intriguing ‘one night only’ teams created between bartender and chef: Ned and David; Jonathan and Justin; and Quang and Lauren. The final three courses will reunite each restaurant’s respective colleagues. All in all, this will be an exciting opportunity to showcase the vibrant potential of creative culinary combinations. Cocktail creations are supported by local craft distillery Okanagan Spirits. Okanagan Spirits is an internationally acclaimed craft distillery featuring a unique selection of specialty spirits. Made from 100% BC fruit, and without additives, chemicals or artificial flavours, these fine spirits have won numerous awards domestically and internationally.

Emceed by well-known Vancouver television personality and songstress Dawn Chubai, the “Caviar” & Cocktails event will be one to remember, bringing stars together to ignite their passion and embrace their diversity in a culinary collaboration like no other.Tickets are priced at $125 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity and are exclusively available for purchase on Eventbrite. Read more

GOODS: Celebrate Your Mom On Mother’s Day With Brunch At Yew In The Four Seasons

April 24, 2012 

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YEW Restaurant is located in the Four Seasons Vancouver at 791 West Georgia St | 604.692.4939 | YewRestaurant.com

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Vancouver, BC | She gave you the gift of life for starters. She’s kissed countless booboos, mended your socks, and that broken heart, and cheered for you at the crack of dawn too many times to count. Quite simply, moms are awesome and irreplaceable. They deserve to treated, loved and celebrated every day, and especially on Mother’s Day. So on Sunday, May 13th, give your mom something to brag about by treating her to YEW’s fabulous Mother’s Day Brunch featuring a “Celebration of Seafood Raw Bar.” In addition to everyone’s favourite brunch items, we’re also offering a delicious chilled seafood experience. Click here to see the complete menu and learn more after the jump… Read more

GOODS: “Yew” In The Four Seasons Offering New Dining Package For Making A Night Of It

April 21, 2012 

YEW Restaurant is located in the Four Seasons Vancouver at 791 West Georgia St | 604.692.4939 | YewRestaurant.com

The GOODS from YEW restaurant + bar

Vancouver, BC | Whether locals are gearing up for a tasty ‘staycation’ or visiting one of North America’s great culinary destinations from out of town, YEW is a must do for any food lover.  An outstanding review by Mia Stainsby’s in the Vancouver Sun sings the praises the oustanding seafood quality, culinary talent and service, as does Alexandra Gill’s recent Globe & Mail review, which crowned YEW as “the city’s new premier seafood restaurant.” Read more

GOODS: Chef Ned Bell To Prep Full Weekend Of Valentine Feasts At The Four Seasons

January 25, 2012 

YEW Restaurant is located in the Four Seasons Vancouver at 791 West Georgia St | 604.692.4939 | YewRestaurant.com

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Vancouver, BC | Executive Chef Ned Bell has created five inspired Valentine’s menus that build from First Date Saturday and Second Date Sunday, to No Pressure Weekend Brunch, Going Steady Monday and True Romance Tuesday. Each menu offers a little something different and range from a three-course brunch menu for $45, a four-course dinner menu for $59, to a five-course dinner menu for $79. Get all the details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Four Seasons Vancouver Taps Local Boy Ned Bell As New Executive Chef

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YEW Restaurant is located in the Four Seasons Vancouver at 791 West Georgia St | 604.692.4939 | YewRestaurant.com

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Vancouver, BC | One of Canada’s foremost culinary talents and homegrown chefs is ready to take over the burners at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. With the departure of Oliver Beckert to the new Four Seasons in Baltimore, the Four Seasons’ team looks forward to welcoming its newest addition, Executive Chef Ned Bell, effective August 15th. Read more

“Yew” Tables Seasonal Menus For December & New Year’s Eve

December 6, 2010 

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YEW restaurant + bar is located in the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver at 791 West Georgia St | 604.692.4939

News from Scout supporter YEW restaurant + bar

Vancouver, BC | Diners in British Columbia are blessed with an impressive variety of fresh local produce grown and raised across the Province throughout the year. Feel good about enjoying sustainably sourced seafood and flavourful meats, fish and poultry that are thoughtfully raised and prepared.

It is with this ultra-fresh, local and seasonal mentality are offering a three-course, prix-fixe menu focusing on in-season ingredients sourced close to home. Each month the menu will feature a starring ingredient with supporting roles played by complementary in-season produce.

This month Chef Grant Macdonald has selected Sidney Island Venison and a variety of seasonal apples. Take a look at the menu the New Years Eve Menu after the jump… Read more

Actor & Vodka Fan Dan Aykroyd On The Bar At “Yew” This Friday

September 23, 2010 

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YEW restaurant + bar is located in the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver at 791 West Georgia St | 604.692.4939

News from Scout supporter YEW restaurant + bar

Vancouver, BC | On Friday, September 24, Canadian actor Dan Aykroyd will be behind the bar at YEW in the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver to mix Crystal Head Vodka cocktails. Aykroyd, spokesperson for the brand, is making a stop at YEW on a “bottle-signing” tour of Western Canada and the US to share his passion for the designer spirit.

Crystal Head Vodka is quadruple-distilled and triple-filtered through Herkimer diamond crystals. It is manufactured by the government of Newfoundland, the last government owned still in all of North America. The vodka is sold in a clear glass bottle in the shape of a human skull. Read more

“Fresh From…” Celebrates Corn & Crab at Four Seasons’ “YEW”

September 3, 2010 

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YEW restaurant + bar is located in the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver at 791 West Georgia St | 604.692.4939

News from Scout supporter YEW restaurant + bar

Vancouver, BC | Fresh From British Columbia’s oceans, rivers, fields and farms Diners in British Columbia are blessed with an impressive variety of fresh local produce grown and raised across the Province throughout the year. Feel good about enjoying sustainably sourced seafood and flavourful meats, fish and poultry that are thoughtfully raised and prepared. We hope you’ve been making the most of summer – indulging in BC’s juicy cherries, sun-warmed peaches and impossibly flavourful heirloom tomatoes at home, on the road or here at YEW. This September, enjoy our ultra-fresh, local and seasonal dinner concept for dinner nightly at YEW restaurant + bar. Known as “Fresh From…” this three-course, prix-fixe menu focuses on in-season ingredients sourced close to home. Each month the menu will feature a starring ingredient with supporting roles played by complementary in-season produce. This month Executive Chef Oliver Beckert is featuring two much loved ingredients, crab and corn. View the menu after the jump… Read more

Know Your Local Designer: On A Cedar Log With Brent Comber…

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Something spectacular happens where nature meets the urban, and Brent Comber knows all about that. Growing up on Vancouver’s North Shore, the designer’s childhood world was both city living and forest dwelling. Inspired by his surroundings, he began his career in landscaping, working with the raw materials that surrounded him. He acquired his knowledge of landscaping the same way he later acquired his woodworking skills: through his hands. Yet it was through his heart that his work began to transform. When Brent first introduced his work at an outdoor garden show in Vancouver, a woman approached his booth and sat on one of his benches. The woman closed her eyes and ran her hand across the smooth wood. When Brent approached her, she revealed that the fragrance of the cedar transported her back to her childhood, when she and her grandfather would spend hours walking on the the logs that had washed up on the shore. In that moment, Brent discovered the capacity of the wood to tell stories in its own rich and expressive language, and he resolved to continue to craft his pieces with a story in mind. From the 18 foot, one-piece communal table at Salt Tasting Room to the soaring western maple wall sculpture at Yew in the Four Seasons, his artistry can be found in many iconic Vancouver locations.

Indie Profile

Three things about your neighbourhood that make you want to live there: My home is in the Hollyburn area of West Vancouver. I love being able to walk to the beach, to great restaurants and to my children’s schools.

When you finish a piece of furniture intended for a specific space, what do you hope to feel? I feel proud when our work compliments the designer’s vision and excited to see it in context.

What inspires your choice of wood for a given project? It really depends on the particular feel or story I wish to convey. Each wood species can engage people differently, depending on the texture and the finish. For example, our Shattered collection is about the physical energy and thought required to organize the split timber into cubes. It is about the process – the choice of material is secondary.

If wood can tell a story, which one of your pieces carries your favourite story? The Alder Cube. It’s an evocative piece constructed from very simple materials. It also conveys a beautiful story of how a forest can change you as you pass through it. People are fascinated to discover that the piece is constructed from vertical stacked branches and it appears that air is the only thing holding the sticks together. For a moment, you find yourself inside the cube trying to unravel this mystery much like your state of mind when you are in the deep woods. There are other stories hidden within each piece – it all depends on where you look. Read more

YEW Wins “Where” Magazine Nod For Best Hotel Dining & Bar

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YEW restaurant + bar is located in the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver at 791 West Georgia St | 604.692.4939

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Vancouver, BC | YEW restaurant + bar takes top prize in the Best Hotel Dining & Bar category at the recent Where Vancouver Magazine’s Annual Dining Awards. Voters credit the “gorgeous wood-trimmed room [that] lures the power crowd and celebrities, who come for inspired Pacific Northwest plates, served with flair in a dramatic setting.” Read more

YEW Pays Tribute to Earth Hour as Part of Global Celebration

March 16, 2010 

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YEW restaurant + bar is located in the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver at 791 West Georgia St | 604.692.4939

News from Scout supporter YEW restaurant + bar

Vancouver, BC | YEW restaurant + bar at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver will join 46 Four Seasons sister properties to create a chain of candlelight dinners that will circumnavigate the globe in celebration of Earth Hour. On Saturday, March 27th, a sequence of candlelight dinners will begin at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney at 8:30pm local time and move westward across the planet. Read more

Four Seasons’ Yew Restaurant + Bar Joins The Scout Community

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The good folks at YEW restaurant + bar in the Four Seasons Hotel 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 restaurants. Click ahead or jump to their Scout page here. Read more

Yew And Four Seasons Gets A New Chef

February 3, 2009 

With chef Raphael Gonzales gone to the USA I was wondering who would be taking over at Yew in the Four Seasons. It’s a German chef named Oliver Beckert, fresh from a Four Seasons property in Hawaii. Full press release below:

“Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver welcomes a new edition to Vancouver’s culinary scene with the arrival of Executive Chef Oliver Beckert. Landing in Vancouver from Four Seasons Resorts Lana’i in Hawaii, Chef Oliver Beckert will oversee all the Hotel’s culinary operations; from the city’s premier catering events to the gastronomic hotspot, YEW restaurant + bar. Beckert, whose accomplished skills began from a young age, was born, raised and educated in Nuremberg, Germany. As soon as his feet touched the ground, Chef Beckert found his calling. Learning the tricks of the trade since the young age of four, he has fond memories of cooking with his grandmother in the family kitchen.

Chef Beckert’s skills and creativity are a perfect fit for one of the world’s hottest dining destinations. He apprenticed at the exclusive one-Michelin star-rated restaurant “Bammes” prior to joining the venerable five-star Bellevue Palace in Berne, Switzerland – renowned for over a century of setting the standards in Swiss hospitality. Prior to his arrival in Vancouver, Chef Beckert honed his talents at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in Lana’i, Miami, Washington D.C., London and New York City.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Oliver while in Hawaii,” says general manager Simon Pettigrew. “He has such a passion for great food and with Vancouver’s dynamic restaurant scene we look forward to spicing up the city.” “I simply love to cook,” says Beckert. “I enjoy being an integral part of someone’s culinary experience, from taste, aroma, and texture to presentation, mood and environment…I thrive on the intensity of the creative challenge.”

YEW restaurant + bar opened in December 2007 and has received numerous awards and accolades throughout the year. Chef Beckert looks forward to continuing the success and working in a city that offers endless fresh local ingredients. With the diversity of cultures within Vancouver, Chef Beckert is eager to experiment with the variety of ingredients and flavors available to him and his team.

He arrives with his wife, Yvonne, and son, Rafe. When not in the kitchen, he is keen on hitting the slopes, joining the soccer league and exploring the city with his family.”

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