The owners of the restaurant are Eric Low, Trevor Lee and Mark Rasteh. We are first time restaurant owners and we're extremely excited to prove ourselves! Our hopes and achievements are to provide Vancouver with a new, fresh, stylish, hip, sexy and comfortable resto/ lounge setting. In Vancouver especially, people are accustomed to amazing Chinese food and we expect our menu to be nothing short of fantastic! Head Chef Michael Zhou offers our kitchen an abundance of Chinese cooking experience, graduating from the Chinese culinary college in Beijing China with honors.
What is the concept and culinary ideas behind Terracotta?
The name Terracotta sets the theme for the restaurant which bonds together today’s customers with yesterdays past of a glorious era from China's most celebrated archeological discovery. Our theme is nostalgic, mysterious and so far has been very well received. Our multi-leveled restaurant has unique seating available in our dinning room, lounge & patio or enjoy a private party in the Emperor's room downstairs VIP style!
One of the most common assumptions about our restaurant is that our food is fusion. WE ARE NOT FUSION! Terracotta Modern Chinese creates Chinese tapas through a delicate balance of traditional flavours with a modern presentation.
What are your inspirations and why did you choose Gastown?
We've had a great experience working in Gastown in the past and we really believe in the neighborhood. We feel that Gastown is the next "big thing" to happen to Vancouver, we love the character, the history and the fact that the Gastown neighborhood really supports each other but mostly we just want to contribute to the success of its ever-increasing popularity!
We're currently open 'soft' to the public. Come in and enjoy the experience that we've created so far! Our Grand Opening celebration is slated for sometime in late May.
What dishes and cocktails are a must?
Our #1 sellers so far are the Terracotta Short Rib Sliders and Jellyfish Salad, in addition to our favorites we offer a diverse menu of Chinese cuisine ranging from unique dishes like our Braised Pork Hoc and Chicken Knees... yes I said chicken knees (they're extremely fun to eat!), to our traditional plates such as Chicken Chow Mein, Ginger Beef, Sweet & Sour Pork to our Beijing Fried Rice!
Don't forget about our tasty deserts mango and panacotta pudding and Tapioca Pie! Cocktails, my personal favorite is the "Big Trouble In Little Gastown" - Bacardi Coco, Mango Liquer w/Fresh Mango. Our house specialty is Chivas & Green Tea (served hot or cold) in a modern style tea pot poured into traditional style tea cups to be shared amongst friends, you must try it!
Special thanks to Eric, Mark and Trevor! Visit Terracotta Modern Chinese at 52 Alexander Street, Vancouver BC. Open Tues-Sun 5pm until Midnight.
For reservations call 604-569-3088