Opening at the end of the year in Coal Habour is NOX – a contemporary Italian restaurant with West Coast flavour that aims to be unlike any other Italian restaurant in the city. This isn’t your nonna’s Italian.
Created by Alejandro Diaz and Sam Fabbro, the owner-chef duo behind el Santo and Amaranthus in New Westminster, this new eatery will offer a West Coast take on Italian cuisine with a strong emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients.
The restaurant’s name is the Roman name for Nyx – the Greek goddess of the night renowned for her exceptional power and beauty.
Beyond local ingredients, the restaurant will also make all of its pasta and bread in house while the wine list will feature a curated selection of vintages from top Italian and B.C. producers.
The restaurant interior will be divided into two distinct spaces – an upscale dining room and a more casual lounge area – with separate menu offerings to match each space.
Joining Chef Sam Fabbro in the kitchen will be Executive Chef Michael DeGrazia who counts 20 years of experience leading kitchen teams at well-known restaurants in Vancouver and Toronto.
Managing the bar program will be Kate Bohn who is also the mastermind behind the cocktails at el Santo and Amaranthus.
The restaurant will be located in the Cardero building on West Georgia Street that will also house And-Co – a private office collective, amenities hub and business community. And-Co members will have access to exclusive menu items at NOX and will be able to request in-office catering.