Heather Hospitality Group Opens Rainier Provisions
Heather Hospitality Group’s new 102-seat delicatessen Rainier Provisions opens today in Vancouver’s historical heartland. The Rainier gives the nostalgic concept of ‘provisions’ an edgy makeover in this all-in-one airy eating establishment, specialty coffee shop and carefully-curated deli located on the ground floor of Gastown’s heritage Rainier Hotel.
An oversized deli counter showcases local artisan producers that Sean Heather has championed for years at Salt Tasting Room. Look for humanely-farmed charcuterie from East Vancouver’s Moccia Urbani; D-Original Sausage Company’s sustainable sausages by German sausage-maker Drews Driessen and his family; specialty UK cheeses from London-based Neal’s Yard Dairy; and J.Beethoven Corned Beef.
The deli features floor-to-ceiling shelves packed with hand-selected products including Italian olives, bottles of squid ink, Guinness mustard and quince paste. Olive-oil lovers can bring a reusable container to fill up from the 200 litre storefront barrel as a unique and environmentally-friendly way to enjoy authentic extra virgin olive oil.
Guests will enjoy a flavourful option of a carvery, featuring a choice of roasted meats, sides such as mashed potatoes or polenta and gravy. Seafood pot pie, sausages of the day and pulled pork sandwiches are also on the menu, alongside vegetarian pasta and vegan chili. A dessert bar serves locally-made Earnest Ice Cream, ice cream sandwiches and Okanagan fruit crumble.
At the bar, select from over 18 types of bourbon. Six on-tap beers range from Kronenberg, Kronenberg Blanc and Grimbergen, to local and Canadian tipples Blood Alley Bitter, Steam Whistle Pilsner and Driftwood. The Rainier has also partnered with Stumptown Coffee Roasters featuring an impressive coffee program with professionally trained baristas and a state-of-the-art La Marzocco Strada machine.
Rainier Provisions is currently open Monday to Saturday from 11:30am-6:00pm, located at 2 West Cordova Street on the corner of Cordova and Carrall in Gastown.