Dine + Drink

Summer Foodie

May 10th, 2023

Botanist x Alo Collab

May 31, June 1 and Botanist Bar x Alo Bar: June 2

This is the chef collaboration you’ll be telling your friends about all year! Two landmark restaurants come together in an explosion of flavours, culinary technique and top-level cocktails when Botanist welcomes Toronto’s celebrated Alo for an amazing collaboration experience through VISA Infinite.  Botanist, already one of Vancouver’s favourite places for refined West Coast dining, welcomes the team from Toronto’s Michelin-starred Alo for a feast of elegant flavours and culinary creativity. Alo’s Chef-Owner Patrick Kriss is one of the most highly lauded chefs in Canada; he brings with him Corporate Chef Matthew Betsch and Bar Manager Lee Bonds. They will join Botanist Chef Hector Laguna, who sources the brightest, freshest ingredients from farm, field and forest for his flavourful fare, as well as the multi-award-winning cocktail team led by Grant Sceney and Jeff Savage. Expect a truly unforgettable experience. This special dinner experience will be available for two evenings for Visa Infinite members. Learn more here.

Pac Rim Patio Pop-Up

The Pac Rim Patio Pop-Up is back for another summer of fun, opening for the season on Thursday, May 18. New this year, we’re pulling off the ultimate collaboration series as we bring together Vancouver’s top chefs to showcase their globally influenced cuisine. This series will see some of the city’s most celebrated chefs and restaurants serve up their favourite comfort food of choice from the food truck. In a celebration of culture, community, and comfort food in a casual way, come connect with your friends, family, colleagues, and sit back and relax in the Vancouver sun. Keep an eye out for the full calendar line-up to be announced.

Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Executive Chef Damon Campbell’s food truck stands center stage of the patio, serving a playful menu of appetizers, mains and refreshing desserts perfect for outdoor dining or packaged for take-away to enjoy while exploring Vancouver. To accompany Campbell’s dishes, Creative Beverage Director Grant Sceney has assembled a line-up of refreshing Malfy Gin cocktails including a series of G&T’s, Spritzes and other summer time sippers, alongside an extensive selection of craft beers and local and international wines.

The outdoor patio will be open Thursday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with live music daily on Fridays and Saturdays until 8:00p.m., and until 6:00 p.m. every Thursday and Sunday.

Pool & Cabana

Escape to paradise this summer at Fairmont Pacific Rim’s rooftop pool and cabana. Surrounded by a surreal backdrop of mountain and harbour views, our palm-fringed pool is lined with chaise loungers and luxurious cabanas fit for families and friends. Offering the city’s best summer retreat on the coast, we have the perfect setting for swimming in the sun, summertime activities and the ultimate relaxation, all while our team stands by to offer personalized service all day long. Let the fun be gin as you sip on seriously delicious cocktails, snack on fresh summer bites, and soak in the fun with poolside activities and morning wellness experiences. This year, the team is offering a collection of themed Cabana packages – designed for:

  • •  Family Fun
  • •  Private Paradise
  • •  Your Happy Place
  • •  Or if you prefer to wing it, you can opt to select your own food and beverage options from our menu and build your own experience.

Dive on in, it’s an endless summer affair!

Omakase in The Lobby Lounge & RawBar

In the Lobby Lounge & RawBar, you can find award-winning MICHELIN starred sushi chef Masayoshi Baba. As he continues to lead our sushi program, come by for lunch or dinner and experience the Omakase experience. Seatings are available Monday – Friday, right in front of the action at the sushi bar. With limited seating, each visit will be personalized as you get to spend time with one of our talented sushi chefs—asking questions, tasting different kinds of fish, and watching first-hand the processes that go into each and every bite. Under the precise and intentional guidance that Masa offers, indulge in this one of a kind experience.


Named to the 50 Best Discovery list by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and one of the world’s best bars in the Condé Nast Traveler Hot List and MICHELIN Recommended, the inviting restaurant space is inspired by the principles of botany, and transports guests into a world where day blurs into night, summer into winter, and food and drink are plenty. Executive Chef Hector Laguna’s menu represents the botany of the Pacific Northwest region, where locally sourced ingredients are coupled with contemporary techniques. With an innovative cocktail bar and lab shaking up chemist-like libations, a lounge pouring the world’s finest, a lush garden, and an exclusive terroir-driven wine program which supports small-batch sustainable and bio-dynamic farming practices; the experience reflects a new Pacific Northwest—one that has always been there, it was just waiting to be discovered.

Botanist Bar

The award-winning Botanist Bar program features a list of sophisticated yet whimsical cocktails, with a select number of chemist-like designs under the direction of Creative Beverage Director, Grant Sceney and Head Bartender, Jeff Savage.

Since opening, the Botanist Bar has received notable accolades including ranking number 2 in Canada by Canada’s 50 Best Bars, receiving the MICHELIN Exceptional Cocktails Award, and most recently, being ranked number 19 Best Bars in North America and receiving the Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award, from World’s 50 Best Bars organization.


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