Remembering One of the Most Beautiful, Romantic Restaurants Ever Built in Gastown

The ever-evolving Restaurant Graveyard series looks back at the countless, long-shuttered establishments that helped to propel Vancouver’s food and drink forward. Full A-Z with maps and photos here. May they never be forgotten!

Mosquito was a beautiful dessert and champagne-focused stunner short-lived at 32 Water Street in the heart of Gastown. It was designed by Craig Stanghetta and Kate Snyder of local firm Ste Marie (see also Kissa Tanto, Savio Volpe, Di Beppe, and several other celebrated rooms).

The romantic 40 seater was opened by first time owner/operators Alice Wu and Johan Friedrich on Valentine’s Day in 2015. Its staff ranks saw the talented likes of chefs Jefferson Alvarez and Dominic Fortin, not to mention the cocktail stylings of Olivia Povarchook.

It closed without ceremony in August, 2018.

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There are 6 comments

  1. They were supplied by the restaurant a few years ago. Not entirely sure we were ever given a name but I’ll try to find out for you!

  2. I heard the closure wasn’t by choice. Is that right? Will they re-open at another location?

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