Voted one of Vancouver's top lounges in WE Vancouver's Readers Choice Awards 2014.
"This week, I'm going to feature a maple syrup beverage, aptly named the Maple Leaf Cocktail! When you get a hold of some pure maple syrup, you realize it has a very unique aroma: floral, with a touch of vanilla and a slightly bitter woodsy edge, that serves as a reminder that not so long ago this nectar was inside some massive maple tree. Interestingly enough, the tasting notes are quite similar to Bourbon whiskey, which displays tons of mellow oaky sweetness. How about mixing both together? Well, it's been done before, and the result is known as the Maple Leaf, a Prohibition-era concoction. It follows a very simple template of sweet (maple), sour (lemon) and strong (Bourbon), and really showcases both the maple and the whiskey, and with a beautiful copper colour that reminds me of these maple trees during fall. Those who know me know I'm always looking for ways to improve drinks, add more layers of flavour and complexity, but sometimes one just has to let things be. So come by at La Pentola and raise your glass to spring!" - Martin Corriveau, OPUS Bar Mixologist
Freshest of flavours, seasonal ingredients and imaginative mixes – Martin Corriveau takes a spirited approach to cocktails.
His focus is on handcrafted ingredients this season: from brandied organic Montmorency sour cherries from the Fraser Valley to a deconstructed housemade gin and tonic. Warming spirit-forward cocktails make the most of seasonal produce, including Okanagan apples and peaches, and Italian-influenced ingredients appear in drinks such as a shandy that showcases a locally-made cider.
Chef Lucais uses the freshest ingredients, with seasonal produce arriving into the kitchen daily, from locally grown veggies to the finest imported Italian cheese and prosciutto. Our lounge menu is crafted to feature signature Northern Italian small, shared dishes.
OPUS Bar Service Begins at 5:00pm daily.
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