Dine + Drink

Fairmont Pacific Rim Welcomes New Summer Culinary Concept of Star-Studded Pop-Ups Debuting this June

May 18th, 2023

On Thursday, June 1, Fairmont Pacific Rim’s award-winning culinary team, in partnership with Westbank, will introduce Vancouver to a first-of-its-kind concept, uniting a selection of Vancouver’s most celebrated Michelin Guide recognized culinary talents for a six-week pop-up at the Pac Rim Patio.

Throughout the season, the featured chef and restaurant will design a summer-inspired dish that will be available only for four days at the Pac Rim Patio. Together with the hosting home chef Hector Laguna of Botanist, the line-up includes Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson (Published on Main), Lý Nguyen and Vincent Nguyen (Anh & Chi), Andrea Carlson (Burdock & Co), Lee Cooper (L’Abattoir), and Michael Zafirian (Bacaro).

Recognized as Vancouver’s living room, bringing the community together through unique cultural experiences, this new concept will invite guests to immerse in the culinary fabric of the city by grabbing hold of their imaginations and appetites with dishes rooted in the heritage of each highly lauded chef’s innovative cooking style. This is the latest program in Fairmont Pacific Rim’s ongoing mission to celebrate, showcase and support artistry in all forms.

The official summer schedule will kick off on Thursday, June 1, and will run through Sunday, August 27. For every feature chef dish sold, partial proceeds will be donated to the BC Hospitality Foundation.

Published on Main | Chef Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson
Thursday, June 1 – Sunday, June 4

Burdock & Co | Chef Andrea Carlson
Thursday, June 15 to Sunday, June 18

Anh & Chi | Chef Lý Nguyen and Chef Vincent Nguyen
Thursday, June 29 to Sunday, July 2

Botanist | Chef Hector Laguna
Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16

L’Abattoir | Chef Lee Cooper
Thursday, August 10 to Sunday, August 13

Bacaro | Chef Michael Zafirian
Thursday, August 24 to Sunday, August 27

Along with the weekly rotation of guest chef dishes, Executive Chef Damon Campbell’s food truck menu will serve a playful menu perfect for outdoor dining. To accompany Campbell’s dishes, Creative Beverage Director Grant Sceney has assembled a line-up of refreshing Malfy Gin cocktails including G&T’s, Spritzes, and other summertime sippers, alongside an extensive selection of craft beers, local and international wines.

The Pac Rim Patio will be open Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with live music daily on Fridays and Saturdays until 8:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. every Thursday and Sunday. Seating on the Pac Rim Patio Pop-Up is available on a first come first serve basis and weather dependent. Rain or shine, The Lobby Lounge & RawBar is open for daily service from 11:00 a.m. until late.


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