West Restaurant & Bar, Vancouver
The motto is “True to Our Region; True to the Seasons.” The commitment has never, ever wavered since the day that West first opened and it leapt onto the Vancouver restaurant stage as a serious contender for the most delicious regional food.
The service at West is so superlative that it was recently judged to be the finest in the city – ‘unfailingly gracious, flawless’. Awards, both wine and culinary, abound, filling up one full page on the website…single-spaced.
West’s Chef Bobby Milheron’s path has been decidedly Canadian. He first discovered his passion for the culinary arts on the East Coast, where he graduated from The Culinary Institute of Canada in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island — which would lead to joining established kitchen brigades at restaurants in New England and Nova Scotia. Bobby then headed west and joined the team under Executive Chef Quang Dang at Vancouver’s Diva at the Met in 2008.
After stops on the line, he was reunited with Chef Dang as Sous Chef at West Restaurant in 2012, where he spent two more years honing his craft before joining the opening team at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar as Senior Sous Chef. During this time, Bobby went on to assist Executive Chef Alex Chen’s climb to the top of the podium at the 10th annual Gold Medal Plates regional culinary competition in Victoria in 2015.
A driven, creative talent, Bobby is an ardent supporter of local and peak-of-season ingredients and cultivates lasting relationships with farmers, ranchers, foragers and fishermen in his own backyard. He loves to provide his guests with fare that is both informed and defined by the bounty of fresh ingredients available to chefs working in the Pacific Northwest.
The menu is hyper seasonal and as creative as one might expect. Reading it makes me want to hit the road immediately for B.C. And it’s fully OceanWise so you know when that perfect piece of ling cod or wild salmon is on your plate that it’s been sustainably caught.
Not to be outdone by the kitchen, Restaurant and Wine Director Owen Knowlton nurtures and grows the acclaimed selection adding carefully to the five hundred label list, always conscious to pass on value, quality and diversity when selecting new wines. In addition to their many other awards including the Wine Spectator’s Best Award of Excellence (2003-2017), he was dubbed Sommelier of the Year, Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, 2011.
West is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.
West est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez West directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
West Restaurant & Wine Bar
2881 Granville Street,
Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3J4
T: 604 738 8938