Sneak peek at Vancouver's new charcuterie bar before it opens (PHOTOS)
There’s about to be a new spot to enjoy meats, cheeses, wines, and cocktails in Vancouver.
Bartholomew, named after the Bartholomew the Apostle (patron saint of butchers, among other things), is slated to open over the weekend at 1026 Mainland Street.
The new 1,500-sq. ft. eatery will offer folks meats, house-pickled veggies, house-made crackers, and high-quality cheeses too.
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Charcuterie is certainly the name of the game here, and staff and the butchers will be on hand to assist your decisions and recommend their favourites, which should be easy considering most meats are cured in-house.
Everything from Jamón Serrano (aged for 24 months), to Terrine, to Torchon of Foie (rolled foie gras), will be up for order on a board.
In addition to adventurous additions to their boards, like the Porchetta di Test (aka the ‘kick in the head’), Bartholomew will offer a selection of cow, sheep, and goat cheese too.
But charcuterie isn’t the only thing up for order at the new 53-seat spot.
When you take into account that the staff are working out of a small induction kitchen (which is front and centre behind the bar, might we add), the selection on the menu is impressive.
This spot will also have daily toasts (meat, fish, veggie), Sweetbreads, Bone Marrow, Beef Tarar, and Ling Cod as well as sausages, salads, and vegetables to name a few.
For dessert, Bartholomew has a trio of treats, including a Foie and Nutella Parfait, a Bone Marrow Crème Brûlée, and Bart’s Chocolate Charcuterie, made up of offerings like Chocolate Pâté and Chocolate Salumi.
But one can’t truly enjoy an epic charcuterie spread without a beverage, right?
If you agree, then not to worry, Bartholomew has a serious selection of original and classic cocktails and a wine list that will feature BC wines-by-the-glass, usually with six red and six white on rotation at a time.
After this weekend, Bartholomew will be open daily from 4 to midnight, and happy hour is daily from 4 to 6 pm – be sure to stop in and check it out for yourself!
Address: 1026 Mainland Street, Vancouver