Old Bird to take flight on Vancouver’s Main Street with ‘Chinese food with attitude’

In October, Main Street’s Nomad restaurant closed up after five years of serving contemporary Pacific Northwest-inspired cuisine in their modern space.

As is often the case with the restaurant biz, when one place closes, another is quick to jump in its place. For 3950 Main St., that’s how the story goes, as plans are well underway with new owners to turn the address into a new Chinese concept called Old Bird.

article continues below

Promising “Chinese food with attitude,” according to their Instagram bio, Old Bird is the endeavour of a trio of Vancouver women — Sophia Lin (owner), Deseree Lo (chef) and Shawn Jones (GM). Jones herself had been a part of the Nomad team, which lends some nice continuity to the story of this space. Lo has previously been the executive sous chef at Vancouver’s CinCin restaurant, among other accomplishments.

The 65-seat restaurant has been undergoing its transformation into Old Bird. On the menu: Taiwanese and Shanghaiese fare, served up alongside a cocktail program and B.C. wines.

Jones told V.I.A. sibling publication Vitis Old Bird will feature “elevated Shanghai and Taiwanese street food with an edgy attitude.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coming Soon! One of our favourite Taiwanese comfort foods...Pork stew with sous-vide egg.

A post shared by Old Bird (@oldbirdrestaurant) on

 

When it comes to the B.C. wines they’ll be pouring at Old Bird, Jones says we “can expect a wine list that speaks to Deseree Lo’s food. It will include a lot of bright aromatic wines, dry and off-dry, with some light, crisp reds.”

Old Bird is currently in the hiring stages, and is aiming for a January launch. You can follow them on Instagram @oldbirdrestaurant for updates.

Click here for original article.

 

Read Related Topics

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Vancouver Courier welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Popular Vancouver Courier

Sign Up For Our e-Newsletter!