Last week, Vancouver Food Tour was invited to the VIP Launch for TASTE Resto-Lounge at FIVESIXTY, a new gem located at 560 Seymour Street in downtown Vancouver.
Executive Chef Renaldo Decembrini created the menu of authentic share-plates and charcuterie with a focus on sustainable, locally sourced and organic product. With the intention of experiencing food and drink as one, cocktail and wine lists are expertly paired with menu items to create a multi-sensory experience for guests.
The resto-lounge itself is a large narrow space highlighted by a long sunken bar with striking red glass chandeliers, a 20 person marble communal table and an open kitchen. The walls are adorned with rotating artwork from local artists.
The charcuterie platter served at the launch event was filled with a delicious mixture of sausages, artisanal cheeses, capicollo, prosciutto and pickled beets. Of the wine and cocktails offerings that evening, my favorite would have to be the Seadog – a concoction similar to a margarita in taste with its tequila base but with the unique additions of house made orgeat syrup, islay scotch wash, caraway and salt water.
TASTE Resto-Lounge officially opened their doors to the public on September 21, 2012. Congratulations on the opening and continued success! Our experience there was memorable and we will definitely be back!
Taste Resto-Lounge at FIVESIXTY
560 Seymour St