ORU

ORU

Vancouver

A vibrant gathering place of celebration or an exclusive intimate dining experience set with west coast style, ORU is Vancouver dining at its nest. A marble and stainless steel open concept kitchen sets the stage upon which the innovative and talented chefs create extraordinary cuisine. Allow Executive Chef Nathan Brown and his dynamic and passionately-driven ORU team to guide you through a culinary journey for the senses with a menu that features locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients inspired by the Pacific Northwest; simply and skillfully prepared.

 

“Even amongst the best trained noses, while some wines can be distinctly obvious, Italian wine will always keep us guessing. I personally loved how Le Focaie paired with the roasted white nectarine on our Duo of Veal.”

JILL

Jill Spoor
Wine Director
Fairmont Pacific Rim

Lady sommeliers’ lunch

What women want

GUESTS

Jill Spoor
Wine Director – Fairmont Pacific Rim

Melanie Gravel
General Manager – Nicli Pasta

Diana Claxton
Sommelier – Homer Street Café

Kristina Long
Assistant Sommelier – Hawksworth Restaurant

Joanne DiGeso
Bearfoot Bistro Whistler

Sarah McCauley
GM / Sommelier – Juniper Restaurant

Lisa Haley
Wine Director – Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

DJ Kearney
Wine Consultant

“The Zonin Sommelier lunch initiative is a brilliant concept. It puts the wines in the right context with gorgeous cuisine, ful lls our love of blind tasting, and connects us all in a special way. I was reminded of how diverse and top quality the Zonin portfolio is.”

D.J. Kearney
Wine Consultant

TOQUÉ!

TOQUÉ!

Montréal

Through Toqué!, Normand Laprise and Christine Lamarche aimed to create a restaurant based on market-fresh cuisine where the emphasis is placed on local products. In 1993, they took the gamble that led them to becoming both chefs and owners of a gastronomic restaurant, in a city that was then in full recession. They have risen to the challenge by building strong relationships with producers, which allow them to provide their customers with the lasting quality of local expertise.

 

“When you have the chance to taste so many wines representing different area from Italy you truly understand the greatness of their terroir. The Zonin family has a warmth and a welcoming kindness that shows in their wines with a finesse and depth you don’t find very often, it makes them special.”

MAXIME

Maxime Lavallée
Head Sommelier
Toqué!

Lady sommeliers’ Lunch

What women want

GUESTS

Maxime Lavallee
Head Sommelier – Toqué!

Carl Villeneuve Lepage
Sommelier – Toqué!

Maiko Paquette-Fujinaga
Director – M.me Butter y

Aline Chêne
Sommelier – Shinji

Natalie Richard
Wine Consultant – Vallier

Émilie Rainville
Co-Owner – Notkins

Julie Daunais
Director – Méchant Boeuf

Sabrina Natale
Bar Manager – Versés

Elyse Lambert
Best Sommelier of Canada 2015 – Maison Boulud

Liette Tremblay
Sommeliere – Brasserie T

Mylene Poisson
Sommelier – Maison Boulud

Genevieve Renaud
Director – W Montreal

Hélène Lemonde
Sommelier – Bocata and Barroco

“The Zonin family has been able to grow without losing the respect of classical wine styles of each region. We can nd wines that reach all of the categories of wine, from the entry level to the iconic Supertuscan. Thank you for your talented versatility.”

Carl Villeneuve Lepage
Sommelier
Toqué!