Downtown Vancouver’s Homer Street Cafe and Bar (898 Homer Street) suffered severe flooding back in September, causing the eatery to shut down a large section of its space.
But reconstruction has been completed, and its reopening coincides with the launch of a new fall/winter menu.
Executive chef Tret Jordan and head chef Christ West has created starters and snacks including smoked cod and potato “balcalhau” (dried and salted cod), and albacore tuna salad with green olive dressing.
Some of the new featured mains are house-smoked pork loin, and wild boar-and-tomato ragout. Guests can finish off with a sweet dish like potted cheesecake with spiced apple compote.
Its seasonal cocktails include the Tennenbaum (Cutty Sark Scotch, Cizano Orancio, Luxardo Bitter Bianco), and When the Leaves Breaks (Noilly Prat Ambre, Cynar, organic roiboos, lemon, bitters). The former is a Vancouver International Film Festival–inspired libation, and the latter is a cheeky reference to the restaurant’s recent flood.
Homer Street Cafe and Bar will be taking reservations as of today, as its main dining room and lower-level kitchen is now up and running.