Parq Vancouver, the $640-million urban resort being built next to B.C. Place Stadium, will boast eight restaurants and lounges when it opens in the fall.

Paragon Development says each of its eight eateries will offer “a distinctive dining journey inspired by regional ingredients and multicultural influences.”

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The resort, which will be the new home of the relocated 72,000-square foot Edgewater Casino, will feature two Mariott-branded hotels: A JW Marriott with 329 rooms and suites plus a uniquely designed Marriott Autograph collection hotel under the name Douglas with 188 rooms and suites.

The food and beverage program was conceived by Las Vegas-based restaurateurs Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla.

May 2016 Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla in the Okanagan visiting producers. The Las Vegas power couple will be overseeing food and beverage at Parq Vancouver development. [PNG Merlin Archive]

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Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla, a Las Vegas power couple, will be overseeing food and beverage at Parq Vancouver development.

The menus will incorporate Asian flavours with Pacific Northwest ingredients.

“This region is so multicultural–there are influences ranging from Chinese to Japanese to Indian and beyond,” said Canteenwalla, a chef who hails from Montreal. “Perhaps because multicultural cuisine is so accessible, diners here are incredibly adventurous. There is truly something for everyone here.”

“British Columbia’s natural resources are amazing–the ocean and forests are rife with ingredients to work with, and the temperate climate means everything is fresh and flavourful,” Blau said. “Vancouver is known globally as an amazing food city, and during my time …read more

Source:: Vancouver Sun – Business

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