Voted one of Vancouver's top lounges in WE Vancouver's Readers Choice Awards 2014.
"El Pato was the signature drink of Argentina's most famous bartender, Salvatore Policastro, who created it as the winning entry for the 1954 World Bartender Championship held in Bern, Switzerland. This drink is a great example of classic Argentine mixology, focused on refreshing drinks, not overly boozy, and leaning towards bittersweet ingredients.
The El Pato is an aperitif cocktail built around genever, an ancestor of gin that is seldom seen outside of the Netherlands, but happens to be the most common type of gin found in this South American country. Sweet and dry vermouths, Campari and kirschwasser complement the rich malty flavour of the genever, quite reminiscent of Irish whiskey, yet the genever's botanicals are brought to the forefront by the other ingredients. Definitely meant to be sipped while lounging on a nice retro orange vinyl-covered couch!" - 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.
Toll Free: 1.866.642.6787