ISSUE 20  |  The Northern Light

Culinary Cool in Vancouver

May 15, 2012 3:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

A recent gastronomical happening in Vancouver has us feeling slightly envious (aren't we supposed to have the monopoly on culinary cool here in San Francisco?).

One of our favorite venues, general store/event space Le Marche St. George, staged a three-night pop-up restaurant with food by local chef Owen Lightly of catering company Butter on the Endive; each evening was named for a song (for example, Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl"), with a culinary theme to match.

Photography via Scout Magazine.

Above: Vines from the garden add a touch of spring greenery to the tables.

Above: Chocolatier Adam Chandler of BETA5 Chocolates mans the stoves.

Above: A poster announcing the collaborative food project. Above R: Vintage silver plates as wall decor.

Above: Tables set in Marche St. George's signature humble style.

Above: On the menu: albacore tuna with ramp vinaigrette.

Above: Owen Lightly of Butter on the Endive, serving guests.

Above: A vintage schoolroom chair.

Above: A collection of mismatched vintage chairs surround the tables; greenery from the garden serves as centerpieces.

Above: A vintage linen napkin.

Above: A collection of mismatched vintage hotel silver with textural linens.

Above: The stairway up to the event space.