La Pentola offers seasonal sips and festive family-style dining

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The holidays are in full swing at Yaletown’s La Pentola. Seasonal menus, spirited cocktails and a warm inviting atmosphere make for a fun and festive holiday dining experience: ramping up to an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration. La Pentola is open for lunch and dinner on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day (8am to late).

“The holidays are a time for sharing and caring with family and friends, so what better way to celebrate than over an alla famiglia style meal,” says Chef Lucais Syme. “This year, we will be featuring fresh off the boat Dungeness crab, roast ribeye, and local heritage turkey with all of the fixings.”

This holiday season, the bar team at La Pentola is offering a variety of carefully crafted and eclectic cocktails. Head Bartender Martin Corriveau has been busy concocting house made syrups, ginger beer and tonic water, as well as liqueurs – apricot, cacao, limoncello, kummel and pimento to name a few – for some truly unique seasonal sippers.

Try the Applejack Sour with fresh cider and American applejack, a barrel- aged brandy made from apples. For a lighter drink featuring herbal flavours, sip on a Coppa d’Oro, named after the legendary motor race in the Dolomites and made of tequila, house-made limoncello and fresh basil. Celebrate the season Italian style with the Porta Nuova; La Pentola’s take on the classic Manhattan, made using American rye whiskey and Italian ingredients such as marsala wine and bittersweet herbal liqueurs Fernet Branca and Amaro Montenegro. Cocktail aficionados will enjoy the Marciano, a heavyweight that will reward the adventurous with a unique blend of grappa, Cocchi vermouth and house apricot liqueur.

Ring in the New Year with a decadent dinner at La Pentola on December 31st. The early seating from 5pm to 7pm will feature five courses of Northern Italian cuisine ($60), or opt for a seven-course meal at the late sitting from 8pm to late ($95). Highlights include a glass of Champagne upon arrival, Kusshi oysters and caviar, lobster salad, hand-made pasta, and foie gras. For the main course, choose between AAA beef tenderloin or sable fish and finish with a celebratory dolce. Call 604-642-0557 or visit for more information.

Take the elevator home to one of OPUS Hotel’s stylish guest suites, with New Year’s Eve sleep over rates from $299. To book you stay, call 604-642-6787 or visit