The GOODS from Chambar
Vancouver, BC | On Sunday, July 22nd Chambar restaurant will host its annual medieval feast to celebrate Belgian National Day. In honour of his heritage, and Chambar’s vibrant cultural roots, Chef/Owner Nico Schuermans is set to cook up a feast for the ages that will include a spit roast pig cooked just outside Chambar’s doors on Beatty Street, and 17 courses served family style. This debaucherous dining experience will be rounded out with communal tables loaded with platters of meat and meters of Chambar Ale.
History buffs will recognize Belgium’s national holiday as the day that Leopold the 1st took the constitutional oath as the first King of Belgium on July 21st, 1831. For one night only, indulge with Chambar to honour this momentous occasion in Belgian history.
Medieval style costumes and furs are deemed festive, but not essential. Please note that due to the traditional nature of this celebration, vegetarian options and cutlery will not be available (neither were orthodox in 1831). Get all the details after the jump…
Guests are encouraged to reserve their seat early for what promises to be no-fuss, hands-on dining at its finest. The festivities kick-off at 6:00pm with seats priced at $70 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, phone 604-879-7119 or purchase tickets online at: www.chambar.com/tickets.
Owners: Nico and Karri Schuermans
Executive Chef: Nico Schuermans
General Manager: Justin Tisdall
Chambar offers a unique pairing of Belgian and North African influences. Wherever possible, organic and local ingredients are combined to create fantastic food that reflects the seasons. The menu is a diverse offering of appetizers, moule frites, and main courses of lamb, duck, and venison. A variety of Belgian beers are also available, and can be paired with any item on the menu. At the bar, an award winning cocktail list boasts an extensive array of infused spirits and fresh local fruit. The long paralam bar, which has been inlaid with walnut and tinted resin, is perfect place to enjoy a pre-dinner dinner drink or to catch up with old friends. In the dining room blood red booths are high enough to allow for privacy, and maybe just a hint of debauchery, while Italian designed chairs and an eclectic and rotating art collection complement Chambar’s heritage surroundings beautifully.
Vancouver Magazine – 2005 Best New Fine Dining
Vancouver Magazine – 2008-2009 Best Other European
Georgia Straight – 2005 Best New Restaurant
Vancouver Courier – 2005 Best New Restaurant