This North Shore Restaurant Won Big Awards (But Lasted Only Five Years)

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!

Named one of Canada’s Top Ten Best New Restaurants of 2008 by enRoute magazine, West Vancouver’s fine dining Fraiche was a breath of fresh, mountain air for the North Shore, hosting a series of sunset dinners, winemaker feasts, benefit lunches, firework viewing parties and more. Owned by nearby residents and serial diners Barbara Inglis and Paul Chalmers, the modern room was cheffed over its five-year run by the talented likes of Carol Chow, Jefferson Alvarez, Dino Renaerts, Wayne Martin and Nicholas Lim. It shuttered for good with plenty of bubbly on December 31st, 2013, at the close of its New Year’s Eve dinner service.

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