Heather Hospitality Group, which owns over half a dozen Gastown-based restaurants including the Irish Heather Gastropub, Salt Tasting Room, and Judas Goat Taberna, opened Rainier Provisions (2 West Cordova Street) today (February 12).
The restaurant located in the ground floor of the historic Rainier Hotel includes a deli counter and licenced café. The deli will feature local and hard-to-find artisan charcuterie and cheeses, such as those from East Vancouver’s Moccia Urbani, D-Original Sauage Company, Germany’s Drews Driessen, and England’s Neal’s Yard Dairy. Customers will also be able to purchase pantry items, including Italian olives, bottles of squid ink, mustards, and olive oil.
The café portion of Rainier Provisions will house 102 seats—with plans to open a 40-seat patio by summer—and breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served. Diners can expect comfort food dishes such as roasted meats served with mashed potatoes, pot pies, sandwiches, and sausages. Vegan and vegetarian dishes will also be available. Coffee is provided by Portland’s Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and 18 types of bourbon and six beers on-tap will be available at the bar.