La Quercia chefs to open permanent restaurant in Opus Hotel pop-up space
It’s hard to keep track of what’s cooking in the space that was once Elixir Bistro at the Opus Hotel. When Elixir closed two summers ago in 2010, a pop-up restaurant called 100 Days opened in its place. When those days didn't come to an end, it became 100 Nights, which was then replaced by an Italian-themed pop-up, Cento Notti, last fall.
Now, restaurateur Peter Girges—who also owns Yaletown’s Chinois—is switching things up again, and the space is finally settling down. A news release today announced that Cento Notti will close on August 12 for renovations. In early September, a new, permanent, yet unnamed restaurant will open in its place.
The restaurant will be run in partnership with chefs Adam Pegg and Lucais Syme, the well-respected team behind Kitsilano’s La Quercia restaurant. (La Quercia was voted number one in the Best Italian category in a survey of restaurant-industry insiders in the 2012 Golden Plate Awards.) Like La Quercia, the new restaurant will serve Northern Italian cuisine.
In addition to the new restaurant, Pegg and Syme will oversee the food and beverage program for Opus Hotel, including Opus Bar. The bar will remain open during the transition.
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