THE GOODS FROM BUFALA
Vancouver, BC | Vancouver’s North Shore welcomes a new sister location to beloved Kerrisdale Italian eatery Bufala tomorrow as Bufala Edgemont officially opens the doors of its 3,300-square-foot dining room and bar in North Vancouver’s picturesque Edgemont Village.
The latest high-profile project for Gooseneck Hospitality — the Vancouver-based team behind Wildebeest, Lucky Taco, Bells and Whistles and the original Bufala that includes respected restaurateurs James Iranzad, Josh Pape and Nick Miller — Bufala Edgemont brings the same charm and feel of the original Bufala that opened on Vancouver’s West Side in 2014, but offers an expanded menu of rustic Italian comfort food served up family style and intended for sharing.
Open at 4 p.m. during weekdays and from 11:30 a.m. on the weekends with early and late happy hours seven days a week and lunch and weekend brunch services to follow, Bufala Edgemont’s menu includes a range of Starters, Salads and Mains such as Peace Country lamb shank (red wine, rosemary mushroom risotto) and heritage flatiron steak (7oz. Alberta beef, peperonata, polenta). The kitchen also showcases a variety of made-from-scratch Pizzas such as bone marrow (roasted bone marrow, mozzarella, parsley, lemon, bianco) and caponata (eggplant, treviso, burnt orange, fried capers, marinara), as well as Pasta dishes like sagne e pezze (kale, ‘nduja sausage, bagna cauda) and pappardelle (duck ragu, chestnuts, sage, pumpkin seeds).
The Bufala Edgemont bar menu includes an extensive list of Old- and New-World wine available by the glass and bottle, a mix of classic and contemporary cocktails, local craft beer on tap, amaro and grappa and a housemade rosemary limoncello in addition to espresso-based beverages, mocktails and non-alcoholic drinks.
The Bufala Edgemont décor scheme was designed by studio CM’s Andrea Greenway and Ella Kane (Bauhaus, Dalina), who took their cues from Italian modernism and films like The Graduate and Rear Window to inject a sense of warmth, familiarity and nostalgia to the space with walnut tones, soft metals, racked concrete walls, checkerboard floors and custom lighting.
OPENING CHARITABLE PROMOTION | To celebrate the launch, the Bufala Edgemont team will donate the profits from every Margherita pizza sold for the remainder of the month to local charity KidSport North Shore, which provides financial support for families facing barriers that prevent kids from playing organized sports.
“Just like Kerrisdale, there’s a strong sense of community here in Edgemont Village, and we’re excited to be a part of another tight-knit and historic area of the city,” says Iranzad. “We also know what an active and sport-oriented area the North Shore is, so we’re pleased to give a little something back to the thousands of local kids who play organized sports here through KidSport.”
For more information on Bufala Edgemont or to stay up to date on all the latest developments, go to bufala.ca/edgemont, become a fan of /bufalayvr on Facebook or follow @bufalaedgemont on Instagram.
ABOUT BUFALA EDGEMONT | Opening November 20, 2019 in the heart of North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village, Bufala Edgemont is an expanded offshoot of the original Bufala that opened in Kerrisdale in 2014 and brings a unique brand of rustic, Italian-inspired comfort food and the same feel and charm of the original to Vancouver’s North Shore. The latest project for the team behind Gooseneck Hospitality, which has also opened such award-winning Vancouver restaurants as Wildebeest, Lucky Taco, Bufala Kerrisdale and Bells and Whistles, Bufala Edgemont will offer 3,300 square feet of space with seating for 160 and a menu of fresh-from-scratch pizzas, pastas and lighter fare in its dining room and bar as well as local craft beer on tap, an array of Old- and New-World wine and cocktails that range from classic to contemporary.