The April issue of INFAMOUS takes some of what was phenomenal in March, 2008 and put it together with exclusive editorial, a BC fashion feature, the Whistler Ski Fest, the introduction of Tequila Kitchen in Yaletown and more.
My column, Social Shot, always seen as the first thing you read in INFAMOUS (yea, pretty sweet gig,) covered a number of openings – new Gastown landmarks, Isabella Egan’s Gallery, John Fluevog’s Flagship Store in the old location of Richard Kidd, and a big day for Chef David Hawksworth who, after leaving his post at West, announced the opening of his new restaurant which will occur in 2009 at the Hotel Georgia.
Saving the best for last, one of the most amazing experiences of the month had to be in meeting megachef Daniel Boulud. A super nice guy, Boulud, who’s partnered up with David and Manjy Sidoo from Lumiere, made an appearance on March 13th to announce the opening of DB Bistro Moderne. Vancouver’s top chefs, Pino Posteraro, Vij, Tojo and others came out to show their support – it was truly amazing. In the words of the folks at UrbanDiner, with respect to Rob Feenie, ‘Lumiere and Feenies owners David and Manjy Sidoo have traded in their Mercedes for a Rolls [Royce].’
At the event, we also got a sneak peak at the floorplan for the remodel of Feenie’s and Lumiere which will take place somewhere after June 2008. Until then, they’ve got the $40 tasting bites on in the bar/lounge as well as regular menu service in the dining room. You can find out more about that in my other blog post, HERE.
Back to INFAMOUS, if you see it, pick it up. They can’t keep ‘em on the shelves no matter how many they print – heck, even I can’t get a copy without staking myself out at the delivery locations during distribution night.