Vancouver’s Top Chef Canada contestant Dale MacKay, Executive Chef of the recently closed Lumiere and DB Bistro, will be opening his own restaurant, ensemble, this May. A casual and modern French restaurant, ensemble will be located in the former Corner Suite building downtown at Smithe and Haro, just off Robson Street.
“ensemble is a new dining concept for Vancouver,” says MacKay. “we will combine classic French techniques with influences and flavour profiles from around the world, and offer a wide variety of flavours and textures in tasting size dishes priced from $8-$24. The kitchen will be doing what I’ve always done, but with a more casual and modern approach.”
MacKay will be bringing some of his staff with him to his open concept restaurant, including Sommelier/Maitre d’ Kevin van Hullebush, and Sous Chef Brad Hendrickson.
ensemble will have a 30-seat oyster and cocktail bar, along with an 85-seat dining room. The opening date is not yet finalized, but it will likely take place in early May.
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