VANCOUVER — Origo Club is set to open in Richmond, B.C.’s Oval Village this summer. The 5,200-sq.-ft. multifaceted concept will encompass a restaurant, café and art gallery featuring contemporary Asian art.
Origo Club is the first North American offshoot of a high-profile private club that debuted in Beijing in 2014. The club’s name derives from the Latin term origo, meaning origin, which underscores its single-source philosophy regarding its selection of food and wine, coffee and tea, and art exhibits.
By day, Origo Club will provide guests a refined-yet-relaxed setting to enjoy light fare, baked goods, tea and espresso-based beverages. In the evening, the venue will transform into a chic restaurant featuring classic French food and wine, as well as imported saké and whiskies and an extensive cocktail list.
The club will be led by co-owner/ general manager Woody Wu, with head chef David Pan and sous chefs Dilan Draper and Tony Hua overseeing the kitchen. Melanie Gravel will bring her service skills and wine knowledge to her role as restaurant director, while Remi Ho will manage the Origo Club café and Tiger Zhou will administer and curate the Origo art gallery.
“At Origo Club, we are excited to orchestrate and deliver an experience where the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts,” says Wu. “We have taken great care and pride in creating a space that brings together the very best aspects of modern Asian art and French-inspired food, wine and café culture.”