Opening this April at the Fairmont Pacific Rim is a new restaurant, Botanist. Botanist offers a fresh culinary approach that celebrates harmony with nature and showcases the botany of British Columbia. The experience will reflect a new Pacific Northwest, one that has always been here, just waiting to be discovered. The vibrant restaurant space at Botanist will feature diverse venues including a cocktail bar and lab, garden, dining room, and champagne lounge – all inspired by the principals of botany.
Botanist will be helmed by Restaurant General Manager Shon Jones-Parry, and Executive Chef Hector Laguna, whose culinary pedigree spans across top foodie destinations and kitchens in San Francisco, Miami, Toronto and locally in Vancouver. Under the creative direction of celebrated bartender, Grant Sceney, the Botanist’s bar and cocktail lab will be led by a talented roster of award-winning bartenders and cocktail experts including Head Bartender David Wolowidnyk. The champagne lounge and wine program will be overseen by Wine Director Jill Spoor.