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Bright, Open Concept ‘Nourish Cafe & Cooking School’ Launches Today In Point Grey

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Dan Chung and Abbey Pires opened the tiny Downtown location of Nourish back in January of 2015 after leaving careers in IT and fashion (respectively) to pursue their mutual fascination for the gospels of food guru/ethicist Michael Pollan (“eat food, mostly plants, and not too much”, etc). Reading books like The Omnivore’s Dilemna and watching documentaries on the importance of eating right has changed the habits of a lot of people I know, but they literally changed the lives of Dan and Abbey, bringing them into the very different orbit of the restaurant world.

Well, it worked out for them the first time around, so why not do it again?

That’s the plan for Nourish at 3742 W. 10th Ave. (just West of Alma), which they’ll use as a commissary for both addresses. The 1,500 sqft space used to house a cafe called Professor & The Pigeon until recently. I remember it as having lots of natural light and a relaxing, airy feeling to it. This was confirmed on my walk-through of the space yesterday as they were awaiting their final inspection. If it all went well, they should be open right now and serving their first customers.

As soon as things are up to speed, the new Nourish will start offering themed cooking classes. Dan also has a teaching background, and he’s keen to get back at it. Think seasonal, (mostly) plant-based, locally minded takes on Italian, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Chinese, et cetera, with limited class sizes – probably about a dozen people per. We wish them the very best of luck.

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