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Meet in Hotel Lobby 9:45 am
The Tour – We will start the day after breakfast at 10 to meet up for our Vancouverism walking tour. We start at Vancouver’s downtown waterfront, which will include Harbour Centre for a 360-degree view of the city. We will visit the Marine Building, Hotel Europe and then stroll Gastown and see our notable steam clock and continue into Chinatown and Strathcona, two oldest neighbourhoods in Vancouver. We will visit the world’s narrowest office building and if time permits we will take a quick tour of the Rennie Private Art Museum. The walking tour ends with lunch at Chambar.
Vancouverism – ‘Vancouverism’ started as a set of local design principles that arose from our city’s unique approach to human centered urbanism. These ideas quickly moved from experiment to expertise and have become so successful they are exported globally as examples for other cities to follow. To build on this success, Designers Collective is now expanding on the idea of a unique Vancouverist approach to design by extending our city’s inclusive humanism into the realm of interiors, furniture design, art and artisanry.
Visit for more information: https://www.designerscollective.ca/
Bio – Designers Collective: Tina Dhillon an Architect, and Brooke Hatfield an Interior Designer. We share a passion for design, a need for creativity and a simple, common goal—to make the world a little more beautiful. Through interior design, workshops, design tours, blogs and DIY, we encourage and enable others to find and understand their style.
Luncheon at Chambar Restaurant:
Chef Nico Schuermans and his wife Karri have brought to life their dream of opening a restaurant where guests can experience fine dining in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Their philosophy is based on a commitment to fresh, innovative, and incredible food that is presented without pretension. The result is a restaurant with exquisite cuisine, exceptional service, and a room that glows. Chambar – an unpretentious fling with fine dining.
Chef Nico Schuermans
Nico Schuermans is a qualified chef and restaurateur, and has been in the hospitality industry since he was 14. Nico received his qualifications from the prestigious CREPAC School of culinary arts in Belgium. His apprenticeship was with ‘La Villa Lorraine’ (two star Michelin), and went on to work as Chef de Partie for ‘Comme Chez Soi’ (three star Michelin for 20 years), which is considered Belgium’s finest restaurant. Nico cooked for Mick Jagger, Prince, Bill Clinton, and many other celebrities. Nico was Chef de Partie at the Savoy Hotel in London, where over 1000 people were served at each sitting. He completed his professional training here before moving on to become Head Chef at ‘Alhambra’ in Sydney, Australia.
Before leaving Australia, Nico was invited to cook at the ‘Epoch – Belgian Beer Café’ for the Belgian national athletes, and visiting Royals. Upon coming to Canada Nico and his wife lived in Whistler, where Nico was employed by ‘La Rua’ Restaurant. Nico lived in New York for 5 months, working as manager at ‘Gitane’ in Soho before returning to Canada.
Join your Friends to Explore Vancouver and a true dining experience.
562 Beatty Street
Vancouver BC V6B 2L3
More Information Visit: https://www.chambar.com/
Cost: $ 115.00 p.p. (Tax Included)