Buffalo dress, H&M wedges & rings,
Badgley Mischka bag, Blue Ruby earrings
As is the case with basically any of my Gastown-set shots, I had just wrapped up work and was therefore in my “work gear”: hair pulled back in an updo or braid, comfy wedges, and a bag big enough to lug around my laptop and random chargers. Stylin’!
Though I’d just finished a long day of work, Matt and I ended up having the most lovely night thanks to Cork & Fin (and, I suppose, the mutual enjoyment of one another’s company). I don’t think I’ve had a dining experience that has been quite so amazing in a long, long time. The food and wine selection were both exquisite, but one of the finer points of the evening for me was the service.
I actually lived on a vineyard in France between the ages of 15-16 years old and went to the local agricole et viticole lycée while there. During that time I developed a pretty huge appreciation for the scientific expertise, intuitive art, and hard work that goes into both making and educating oneself about wine. It was fabulous having the amazing sommelier Doug take us through the incredibly curated wine list – his suggestion (the Plan Pégaux, if anyone’s interested) was out of this world and it was special for me to hear someone speak so passionately about wine again. Our server Ali was also fantastic and her attentiveness and suggestions made the entire experience even more enjoyable.
I know it sounds like I was paid by the restaurant to write a glowing review, but honest to God, I actually just fell head over heels for the place! Despite my numerous tweets raving about the joint, I have yet to be offered an “Eat For Free, Good For One Lifetime” card…though, in my opinion, that would be a great idea. Do yourself a favor and visit this amazing spot if you’re living in or visiting Vancouver!
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