Season Finale for @DelilahsMartini Conviction Kitchen VIP Reception

Delilah’s (in the West End) has owned my heart for a long time. I have had the best martinis in town. Admittedly, also the most lethal. Really enjoyable, they go down well and the service is impeccable. You may recall my earlier post on Conviction Kitchen and the project that Biana Zorich and Chef Marc Thuet launched last year, bringing the second season to filming on location in Vancouver.

I was invited to a VIP reception that included local TV, film and theatre stars, as well as a very small and select number of media folks, thanks to my good friends Alex Lee-Behan and Janis Behan (Alex’s company was handling Conviction Kitchen’s PR project).

This wrap-up reception celebrated the conclusion of the 8 grueling weeks of training for the reformed ex-convicts that staffed Delilah’s. Honestly, having eaten there and talked with the staff, I am very heartened and optimistic that more restaurants might consider doing this kind of project.

Kudos to Chef Thuet and Biana Zorich and their team for such a worthy project. It’s people like them that make a difference in this world. My respects too to Daniel Hospitality Group who participated in the project and believed in it. And the food and service are amazing.

Conviction Kitchen August 7, 2010

I had the pleasure of chatting with many of our excellent Vancouver-based TV and movie actors, including Sonja Bennett, Stephen Lobo, Mark Ecklund, Sebastian Spence and other local personalities (my friends Dawn Chubai, Erin Ireland and Riaz Megjhi were there too). I made some new friends, including Zahf Paroo and his lovely partner. Really great evening.

Conviction Kitchen August 7, 2010

Conviction Kitchen August 7, 2010

Conviction Kitchen August 7, 2010

Conviction Kitchen August 7, 2010

My whole Flickr photo set can be found here

Other coverage of this worthy project
- Janis Behan’s post
- Erin Ireland’s post
- My review

Related posts:

  1. Fresh Local Wild (food cart at Burrard and West Hastings)
  2. Glutton for Punishment (TV Show) Final Season, Best of
  3. Delilah’s Conviction Kitchen (West End, English Bay)
  4. Restaurant review – Goldfish Pacific Kitchen
  5. Music review – D.A.N.C.E. (Version Finale) by Justice

Comments (2)

JanisAugust 11th, 2010 at 11:51 am

Great post. Thanks for coming Raul, and for the mention, too. :)

Alex Lee BehanAugust 11th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

You’re the best!! You were a great support on this project! So appreciated by all!

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