The Victor has officially opened in the city's newest destination, Parq Vancouver. Inspired by the Pacific Northwest region, the restaurant's approachable menu effortlessly weaves together contemporary and classic seafood, steak and a sushi and raw bar, paired with a curated wine, craft beer and cocktail program. Managed and operated by Blau + Associates, The Victor offers an elevated dining experience on the sixth floor of the DOUGLAS, accessible through the lush outdoor park and showcasing stunning views of BC Place Stadium and Vancouver's skyline.
Based on Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla's vision, the design concept and branding is executed by San Diego-based SixteenFifty Creative Intelligence, with inspiration drawn from the reign of Queen Victoria. Paying homage to the adage "To the victor belongs the spoils," the room immerses guests in a rich and intimate décor, incorporating earthy tones, commanding oak tables and banquets reminiscent of the green leather benches seen in London's chamber of the House of Commons.
The Victor celebrates quality dining as an everyday event, offering guests an array of steaks including wagyu, striploin and bone-in tomahawk, as well as a delectable selection of sides. Sushi fans can take a seat at the sushi and raw bar and sample classic selections made with a modern twist. The journey continues into dessert with decadent dishes such as crème brulée donuts, perfectly caramelized and topped with a cloud of maple cotton candy. All dishes are crafted by a powerhouse kitchen team led by Kim Canteenwalla.
The wine list at The Victor is comprised of quality bottles sourced from around the globe, with a focus on BC, California and regions of France. This extensive selection is supplemented by one of Canada's largest wine Enomatics; a preservation system that allows for high-end wines to be served by the glass. Craft beer selections extend a special nod to local breweries with Steamworks, 33 Acres and Postmark Brewing on the menu. Cocktail aficionados will delight in adventurous drinks separated into the categories of 'Diplomacy' (light and delicate) and 'Campaign' (strong and battle-ready), including the signature Emperor's Sour and the Smoke and Oak house martini.
"The Victor showcases the best elements of Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest while offering an accessible, playful and exploratory dining experience for every guest," says Grant Nelson, general manager. "Our goal is to ensure each diner receives a personalized experience tailored to their tastes, and departs with a feeling of genuine enjoyment of their experience and the space."