On June 10, 2017

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Picking a Peck of Artisanal Pickles

Honestly, we have no idea why Peter picked all those pickles, but if they were from Kaylin & Hobbs, we totally understand his pickle obsession!  

Welcome to Granville Island, K&H!

We love the fact that some of the best, organic and artisanal produce are right next door to us at the Granville Island Market. From world-class meats at Oyama Sausage Co. to the best doughnuts on the planet at the iconic Lee’s Doughnuts, we literally have access to a culinary bounty right in our backyard!

 

 

On June 2, 2017

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Nice Work if You Can Get It

This is why we love to hold our annual staff wine and beer tasting–one of our most anticipated staff events of the year! It’s a tough job, but someone has to do the grueling work of tasting some of the best wines and beers from around the world.

Our Knowledgeable Staff

Our staff love to learn all about the wine and beer we serve so that they can make the best-informed suggestions for our guests. They are always eager to learn more about the beverages that we offer, whether they are already oenophiles or new to the wine tasting game.  

 

On May 30, 2017

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Vancouverites hope, wish, pray and wait for it all year. They dream about it during the cold winter months and yearn for it during the rainy season (our main one).

Patio season is why we put up with the rest of those pesky seasons, and it just so happens that bridges has the best patio in Vancouver! 

Bridges Over Calm Waters

Overlooking English Bay, Vanier Park, and Vancouver’s West End, there really is no better place to relax, enjoy delectable seafood and fish, and hang out with friends all while working on your tan!

Meet Chef Daniel Crocker

On 23 May 2017

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Chef Dan Crocker with Dining Room Manager Christiane

There’s a New Chef in Town!  

is proud to introduce Vancouver to Chef Daniel Crocker! Chef Dan joined the bridges family just over three months ago and has already made a significant culinary mark on the upstairs dining room.   

From Halifax to BC: A Culinary Journey 

Chef Dan is originally from Ontario and has been cooking for over 15 years. He got his start working for famed Canadian chef Jamie Kennedy, who is widely credited with founding the locally sourced,100-mile concept of cooking. Chef Dan explains, “Jamie taught me how to create upscale yet down-home dishes.” Not a bad mentor to have when you’re starting out!

Stairway to Heaven: bridges’ New Upstairs Dining Experience

On 12 May 2017

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Introducing Chef Dan Crocker  

Bridges Restaurant is excited to introduce one of our best-kept secret ingredients: Chef Dan Crocker.

The addition of Chef Dan to the bridges family is a big part of the transformation of our upstairs dining room from “old school” to “steakhouse chic.” We want people to rediscover our gorgeous upstairs, with its billion dollar view and brand-spanking new menu!

Our focus is on fresh, local, quality ingredients with an emphasis on sharing. In short, this is good honest food, prepared with passion and attention to detail!

New Upstairs Menu

We sat down with Chef Dan after he prepared a tasting event for the upstairs dining room staff. It’s clear that he’s passionate about food and creating a culinary experience for his guests.

 

Liberty Wine Merchants and Bridges Restaurant Pour the Pink for 9th Annual Rosé Revival

On 6 May 2017

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Days of Wine and Roses

The poet, Ovid, once remarked, “when there is plenty of wine, sorrow and worry take wing.” Indeed, over 200 Oenophiles gathered at Bridges Restaurant, and with Ovidian joy and insouciance, experienced a plethora of savoury canapes, scintillating conversations, and of course, over 14 varietals of that elixir of the heavens–rosé!

Hip Hip Rosé!

This was the scene at the 9th annual Rosé Revival, a charity event that raises money for The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Once again, Liberty Merchant Company, and bridges teamed up to host this spectacular evening that has raised over 26 thousand dollars to date, proceeds that all go to benefit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (BC – Yukon).

 

Sharing is Caring: Bistro Staff Weigh in On New Fish and Seafood Menu!

On 29 April 2017

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The New Bistro Menu 

Last week, 25 of our eager, fresh-faced and hungry staff sat down to experience our new bistro menu. The updated focus is on what we do best: seafood and fish. bridges is all about seasonal, locally sourced, fresh-from-the-sea fare, so what better way to kick off summer on our gorgeous patio than with our brand new culinary creations!

Chef Ross Explains

Bistro Chef, Ross Collier, was on hand to guide our staff through the tasting. He emerged from the kitchen to rousing applause, a clear indication that our staff not only loved his menu but appreciate his dedication to his craft. Collier started off the tasting evening explaining that the new format for the bistro is an emphasis on sharing and, of course, fresh seafood and fish.

A Chef for All Seasons!

On 20 April 2017

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A Passion for Great Food

Ross Collier has come a long way since his days delivering Pizza in Kelowna over 26 years ago, but his passion for cooking great food has never diminished. He’s been at Bridges Restaurant for 16 years, and still keeps things fresh (literally) on a daily basis!

“I love good food, and making people happy” Ross explains. “I went from delivering pizza in Kelowna to making dough in the kitchen. It’s there that I started to develop a real passion for cooking, and realized that this is what I wanted to do.”

Bridges Patio: An Institution

On 15 April 2017

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Bridges Patio: Your Summer Stay-cation Destination!

Bridges Restaurant enthusiastically marks the start of summer on April 21st! While it may not feel like summer outside, the newly-hired Bridges summer staff gathered to gear up for what will be the highlight of the year—patio season!

Bridges co-owner, Michael Seelig, was on hand to talk to our fresh-faced new staff, explaining that this summer is going to be especially fun, as there are many new and exciting changes afoot!

Summer is certainly going to be exhilarating, as the new patio team will be an integral part of the next generation of ambassadors at Bridges.

The Sun Comes out for Ride2Survive!

On 7 April 2017

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The Sun Comes out for Ride2Survive!

Sunday, April 2nd was one of those flawless Vancouver Spring mornings. The sun came out in all its splendour; a cool breeze wafted over the water; excited Vancouverites were out rediscovering the beauty of Granville Island. In other words, a perfect day for brunch at Bridges Restaurant!

However, this particular Sunday was extra-special, as we proudly hosted our 6th annual Ride2Survive Brunch —a worthy event that raises much needed funds for cancer research. Last year, the brunch (50 dollars a plate), and auction raised over twenty-two thousand dollars! This year, we hope to raise even more!