VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, April 8, 2013 â At Grain Tasting Bar, the pulse of city life merges with a refined atmosphere to offer a perfect cocktail lounge formula.
Rustic reclaimed wood contrasts with the room's sleek design to craft Vancouver's latest seasonal open-air lounge. A wall of retractable windows opens on to Burrard Street giving the cocktail crowd that an alluring inside-outside mood, perfect for a business lunch or an afternoon gathering with friends.Grain's menu offers a wide variety of flavours and spirits that shine the spotlight on British Columbia's wealth of offerings. Urban dwellers can grab a Smoked Wood Fire Pizza after work or pair a cocktail with the local cheese and charcuterie board. Cheese cave favourites, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Salt Spring Island Cheese Company, complement the charcuterie board selections from the Oyama sausage company.Grain's playful distillations menu focuses on Canadian spirits, introducing cocktails like Honey & Basil made with Victoria gin, or the frothy Vanilla Sky recipe includes Canadian Club whisky, fresh lemon juice, egg whites and vanilla extract The wine menu showcases exclusively BC VQA wines from established wineries and up-and-coming local winemakers. Five draught handles highlight the best in local breweries and their bottled beers are perennial hits. Soon to be available is the Howe Sound Whitecap Wheat, which fans will want to try while cheering for Vancouver's local team.Under the creative direction of Chef Thomas Heinrich, the kitchen at Grain celebrates the region's wealth of natural resources. A native Australian, Heinrich's career has taken him to New York and Chicago, working at first-class and Michelin-starred establishments. His innate attention to detail and a deep-rooted desire to showcase the best in B.C., leads him to source the best produce, organic breads and cured meats from local and sustainable growers and producers.
About Grain Tasting BarGrain Tasting Bar is a unique cocktail lounge and urban retreat for downtown Vancouverites. Featuring sleek, clean architecture and reclaimed wood accents, the cool new tasting lounge offers an inventive menu of seasonally inspired cuisine in a modern setting. Quality ingredients, meticulous preparation and a genuine love for flavor allow the food to speak for itself. Grain specializes in artisan cocktails, regional wines, craft beer, and fresh, local cuisine. Under Chef Thomas Heinrich's direction, Grain is a pure culinary experience that infuses the flavours of British Columbia by sourcing its ingredients from local and sustainable suppliers.
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