Daytime Hotspot Rolls Out Expanded Service, Menus for Private Evening Events, Parties and Dinners
The new incarnation of Café Medina continues to evolve, as the breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch hotspot is now available to be booked for a variety of private evening functions in its new home at 780 Richards St. in Vancouver’s Library District.
Boasting high ceilings, up-cycled lighting fixtures, antique mirrors and traditional art deco panel moulding, Café Medina’s expansive dining room marries the romance of 1920s Paris and the utilitarian sensibilities of a working person’s café. It offers a truly unique and instantly memorable setting for celebrations, parties and gatherings for up to 60 guests seated or 100 guests reception-style.
Whether it’s a cocktail-and-canapé mingler or a sit-down dinner, Executive Chef Jonathan Chovancek has designed an array of seasonal evening menu options featuring Café Medina’s signature rustic, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Besides a variety of sumptuous canapés and appetizer platters, Café Medina offers a dinner buffet for $50 per person and three-, four- or six-course plated dinner menus at $35, $50 and $75 per person, respectively — all of which can also be paired with a variety of custom cocktail creations, wine or beer.
– MENU HIGHLIGHTS –
mushroom duxelles, black garlic and aged cheese wrapped in
Lem-Marrakech spiced pastry
chorizo paella croquette with fire-roasted tomato aioli
Moroccan poutine, hand-cut fries, double smoked bacon gravy,
caramelized halloumi and za’atar
roasted squash and sesame soup with chermoula chicken confit
and crème fraîche
“turchetta” Sloping Hills pork belly-wrapped brined turkey, pumpkin
seed salsa verde and ‘stuffing’ gravy, double-smoked bacon brussels
sprouts, maple and rosemary roasted root vegetables, celeriac and
chive mashed potatoes
citrus cured polenta cake, burnt honey-poached pears and
“We’re excited to add a new component to Café Medina by opening our doors for select private nighttime events,” says owner Robbie Kane. “We’re so grateful for how well our new location and daytime menus have been received, and now it’s time to showcase what we’re able to offer once the sun goes down.”
Kane, who opened Café Medina at its original Crosstown location in 2008, has garneredrave reviews since moving the popular restaurant to its refurbished new location in August. Beyond the expanded seating, the new Café Medina features a number of improvements such as large, street-facing windows, an open kitchen, 10-seat cocktail bar and eight-seat coffee bar. The restaurant is also equipped with a full drop-down screen and multimedia capabilities ideal for presentations and corporate events.
For information, inquiries and pricing for private functions at Café Medina, please call 604-879-3114 or email Robbie Kane.
About Café Medina
Since it opened in 2008, Café Medina has been serving up its signature brand of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, connoisseur-savvy coffee and sweet sustenance via the city’s best Belgian waffles. A quaint, bistro-styled restaurant replete with old-world charm and proprietor Robbie Kane’s determined philosophy of enlightened hospitality, Café Medina provides a full complement of fresh and eclectic breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch alternatives and a pioneering attitude towards café culture. Since moving to its new location in Vancouver’s Library District at 780 Richards St., the new Café Medina has garnered numerous rave reviews, cementing its longstanding reputation as the city’s leading brunch destination.