Reservations are now available for Wildlight Kitchen + Bar, the new premium-casual concept featuring the homegrown culinary talent of Chef Warren Chow that will officially open its doors on Thursday, February 2nd in West Point Grey.

The first restaurant venture for B.C.’s Pattison Food Group, Wildlight will bring a taste of ‘West Coast Wild’ to the city with its approachable fare using ethically-sourced, seasonal, and local ingredients — including some grown as close to the restaurant as the nearby UBC Farms.

French-trained Chef Chow, who is fresh off a gold medal win with Community Catering Team Canada at the ExpoGast 2022 Culinary World Cup, has crafted dishes for the University Boulevard location that reflect the bounty of beautiful British Columbia.  

Diners can expect to see stunning West Coast seafood, like juicy gin-steamed mussels from Salt Spring Island and Sheringham’s Seaside gin with njuda butter and cherry tomato, or Wildlight’s signature pescatarian charcuterie board, perfect for sharing, featuring housemade salmon pastrami, beet cured ling cod, marinated mussels, smoked albacore tataki, cod rillette, pickled sea asparagus, warm olives, rye, poppadom and nori crackers.

Other offerings include Wildlight chicken wings with shishito, garlic, charred lime, and nuoc cham caramel; seasonal risotto with farmer’s choice vegetables; steak frites; pan-roasted Rossdown Farms chicken; and West Coast seafood chowder.

Wildlight’s all-day menu is paired with a beverage program that features B.C. craft beer and cider, an extensive selection of top B.C. wines by the glass or bottle, and creative cocktails. The drinks program showcases regional spirits and ingredients, and includes a pair of cocktails on tap, handcrafted libations like the Almond Joy (with Odd Society Wallflower Gin, house-made orgeat, and The Woods Amaro), and thoughtful zero-proof creations.

The restaurant also offers daily happy hours, and will soon be introducing weekend brunch, all with an aim of becoming a staple go-to no matter the day or time.  

Creating an atmosphere where everyone feels at ease visiting is at the heart of the Wildlight team’s mission. “We are so excited to open our doors and welcome the community into this new space, where we know they’ll feel at home,” said Chow.

“It is so thrilling to see our concept come to light,” said Brenton Smith, Wildlight general manager. “We can’t wait for guests to experience what we have created at Wildlight Kitchen + Bar.” 

Reservations are now open and can be made via the Wildlight Kitchen + Bar website.

Last modified: February 1, 2023

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