Fraîche Restaurant Closes


VANCOUVER — The new year has begun with one less Vancouver restaurant, as the team at West Vancouver’s award-winning Fraîche restaurant announced it served its last meal Dec. 31.

Nicholas Lim, executive chef and director of Catering at the fine-dining restaurant, offered a West Coast-inspired menu with items such as pan-seared steelhead with chanterelle mushrooms, smoked corn and sweet onion truffle butter ($31) as well as Kettle Ridge beef tenderloin with rosemary cheddar pave potato, horseradish and roasted tomato jus ($46).

Fraîche was named one of Canada’s Top 10 Best New Restaurants by EnRoute magazine after it opened in 2008; every year since it has been listed as one of the best restaurants on the north shore by Vancouver Magazine.

In a press release announcing the closure, owners Barbara Inglis and Paul Chalmers thanked guests and staff for their support during the last five years. No reason has been given for the closure.

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