Southern Inspired. Whisky Infused.
After 36 years Allura and Eric have submitted their resignation!
In late August we called our staff together and presented them with our letter of resignation, our last dinner service will be on Friday December 23 of this year. We held the Whisky Dinner invitation back as we wanted our team to be fully informed before the rest of the world. This last dinner service will mark over 36 years of continuous operation, well except for that little Covid thingy a couple years back.
Our lease is up early next year, and we have decided not to renew. We feel it’s best to resign while we are on top of our game and will proudly work with our staff to make everyone’s final visits as memorable as their first. We are planning to host many whisky dinners prior to closing.
Tuesday December 6th marks our last whisky pairing dinner!
We have a 5 course, 5 whisky Bruichladdich dinner with our good friend Gex McAlpine, the National Luxury brand manager for the Remy Cointreay portfolio of spirits. Gez and Bruichladdich have been great supporters of The Kitchen for many years. Tickets for this event can be found here: Bruichladdich Whisky dinner tickets
We started back in 1986 as Fettucini’s Café at 1179 Commercial Drive and moved to our current location February 6, 1996, opening as Fets Bar & Grill and rebranding to Fets Whisky Kitchen in 2013. With the help of all our staff and guests we have created Vancouver’s Premier Whisky Bar.
It’s been a heck of a ride! We have had the pleasure of working with many amazing people over the past 36 years. We have forged many great relationships over the years, and we will miss seeing everyone on a regular basis. Too many memories have been made here to count but we have cherished our time operating one of Vancouver’s longest continuously family owned and operated restaurants.
We sincerely thank everyone for supporting our business over the past 36 years!
We’ll miss you
On the Whisky Raid front we went before The Honourable Mr. Juctice N. Smith last December and received his ruling in March. In his ruling he stated that we were denied procedural fairness and that the government is required to hand over all documents related to the investigation, raid along with subsiquent correspondence post raid. All the government has done to date is to unredact the majoirty of the 297 pages they originally provided. In these documents are refrences to emails and correspondence that the government has yet to provide. We have asked the government to produce these additional documents and may have to go back in front of Juctice Smith inorder to have them produced. So just what are they hiding?
We will be pairing 5 Bruichladdich whiskies with 5 dishes created by our talented kitchen team for this tasting. Tickets are limited so be sure to click the link below to purchase your tickets.
A bit about Bry:
Gez McAlpine is the National Luxury brand manager for the Remy Cointreay portfolio of spirits. Prior to working with some of the most highly regarded luxury spirits in the world, Gez operated some of the world’s best drinking establishments from Melbourne to Los Angeles & Vancouver. From a background of over a decade in the cocktail and premium spirits industry, holding positions of cocktail consultation, venue management and Whisky curation – travelling extensively throughout this time in search of the best spirits and cocktails possible. Gez is in constant pursuit of the knowledge and experience required to educate all levels of imbibers & the whisky intrigued. Gez is a WSET level 3, Gold Certified BNIC Cognac educator, Multiple time global cocktail competition finalist, and most importantly truly passionate about spreading the word of premium spirits.
We are located at: 1230 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC