Dining & Wine

This Vancouver Restaurant Is Celebrating 20 Years With 2004 Pricing

March 28, 2024

From disruptor to award-winning institution, Chambar has been making history in Vancouver’s hospitality scene since the day it opened in 2004, and, 20 years later, it is still one of the city’s most popular and important restaurants. To celebrate the two-decade milestone, co-founders Nico Schuermans and Karri Green-Schuermans will be unveiling a series of 20th anniversary events and programming throughout the year.

First up, Chambar will be offering an exclusive nostalgia menu showcasing some of the inaugural menu items, all at 2004 pricing—their gift to you. Called “civilized debauchery” and “fine dining without pretension,” by Bon Appétit, Nico’s consistently excellent food is famously hard to pin down but weaves together Belgian, North African and Middle Eastern influences.

The special three-course table d’hôte menu is offered from April 2 to 17 at $45 per person plus tax and gratuity, and will showcase all of those, with options like Belgian endive with watercress, pear and shaved blue cheese in pecan dressing; then bouillabaisse of prawns, mussels, lingcod and calamari with tomato, saffron, charred orange; and a choice of chocolate mousse with raspberry and white chocolate ice cream, or a Liège waffle (a Chambar specialty) with vanilla ice cream and warm chocolate sauce to finish.

“Chambar was the anecdote to what we thought was missing in Vancouver—a restaurant that provided the quality of fine dining food and service, without the pretension or high cost. We made a welcoming space where people could gather and always aimed to be a cultural contribution to Vancouver,” said Karri, reflecting on the past 20 years. “It’s been an adventure, and a love affair with this city. We are so honoured that Chambar is a ‘special place’ to so many people, and that so many Chambar alumni have gone on to contribute to Vancouver’s culinary landscape with their own establishments.” Check out the 20th Anniversary Nostalgia Menu below. —Vita Daily

20th Anniversary Nostalgia Menu

Salade Folle
Belgian endive, watercress, pear, shaved blue cheese,
pecan dressing, toasted fig bread
Thon Grillé Libanais
Grilled Ahi tuna, parsley & mint tabbouleh, cumin, smoked aubergine

Waterzooi Tunisien Aux Fruits de Mer
Bouillabaisse of prawns, mussels, lingcod & calamari with tomato,
saffron, charred orange, black rice
Côte de Porc à La Kriek
Chargrilled pork chop, stoemp potatoes, cherry compote

Parfait au Chocolat Blanc
Chocolate mousse, raspberry & white chocolate ice cream, sugar tuile
Gaufre Dame Blanche
Liège waffle, vanilla ice cream, warm chocolate sauce


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