Gastown’s L’Abattoir Set To Host Pio Cesare Winemaker’s Dinner On November 25


The GOODS from L’Abattoir

Vancouver, BC | Gastown’s renowned French-inspired eatery is going Italian for one night this month as it welcomes a world-class winery for an exclusive wine dinner. On Wednesday, November 25, L’Abattoir, will partner with local boutique wine seller Vintage Corks to host an Italian-inspired evening featuring international winery, Pio Cesare.

Attendees will sip and swirl two world-class, single-vineyard Nebbiolos side by side, along with a stellar lineup of unique offerings from Pio Cesare. Pio Cesare’s acclaimed winemaker Pio Boffa will host this intimate evening. Originally hailing from Alba, Italy, Boffa was born into the winemaking tradition, and is a famed fourth-generation vintner. He has a reputation for having a curious and innovative palate, with a deep respect for beloved traditions.

Guests will savour a five-course dinner prepared by L’Abattoir’s Chef Lee Cooper, complete with perfectly paired pours. Dishes include a fresh Pacific herring escabeche, served with fennel, saffron and olive oil; lightly smoked wild salmon topped with beetroot, chicory and rosemary; and a hearty foie gras tart with quince and apple. Click here to view the full menu and wine pairings.

L’Abattoir is also delighted to welcome its new wine director, Lisa Haley. The award-winning sommelier recently joined the eatery’s team after a successful tenure at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar. Haley and her team will ensure each Pio Cesare dinner attendee has a unique and memorable evening. This partnership with Pio Cesare winery, an exclusive dinner and sampling, serves as a prime example of L’Abattoir’s notoriety for providing one of the city’s best food and wine experiences.

The Pio Cesare Wine Dinner takes place on Wednesday, November 25, with a reception commencing at 7:00pm and dinner beginning at 7:30pm Held in L’Abattoir’s stunning private dining room, this exclusive dinner is $195 plus taxes and gratuity per person.

With space for only 40 guests, tickets will go quickly. For more information or to reserve a seat, please contact bronwen [at], or call 604.568.1701.


217 Carrall St, Gastown | Vancouver, BC
Telephone: 604-568-1701
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Open 7 evenings a week.
Sunday – Thursday 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays 5:30pm to 10:30pm, Bar service until midnight.
Happy Hour: 5:30pm to 6:30pm, half-priced appetizers and drink specials.
Brunch: Saturdays and Sundays 10:00am to 2:00pm
Lunch bookings are available for weekdays for groups in our private dining room.

The Team


Paul Grunberg | Owner/Operator
Lee Cooper | Owner/Chef
Ricardo Ferreira | GM
Thor Paulson | Bar Manager
Lisa Haley | Wine Director & Assistant General 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 Owner/Operator 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 Wine Director Lisa Haley’s eclectic wine program and Thor Paulson’s innovative cocktail list offer a truly unique dining experience.

L’Abattoir adds to Gastown’s bustling breakfast scene with a menu mixing comforting staples with hearty, unique entrees. Thirsty brunchers can sip on creative cocktails, as well as daily feature vermouth on the rocks. Non-alcoholic options include daily bottled house made iced teas.

Just adjacent to L’Abattoir’s regular dining room is the restaurant’s stunning new private dining facility. The 1,200 sq ft. facility features historical architectural elements complimented by a contemporary design aesthetic. While large enough for 50 people seated or 70 standing, the room retains an intimate ambiance and a noise-reducing barrier blocks out the hustle and bustle of the regular dining room.

Serving seven nights a week. Join us.



“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,
Vancouver Sun


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