Last week the VTV team headed over to one of Vancouver’s most iconic steakhouses to celebrate a milestone anniversary party. The locale: Gotham Steakhouse and Cocktail Lounge. The cause: 15 years in business seems like a good enough reason to us to toast with a few cocktails.
We arrived to an already-packed house (rumour has it that nearly 300 people were in attendance). Rooms had been readied for the crowd and music wafted throughout thanks to a DJ and pianist on hand to entertain. The expansive multi-floored restaurant was indeed pumping with revelers who all but took over the lounge area – spilling out onto their covered patio.
Food was in no shortage as tray upon tray of sinfully-good bites were passed around. We noshed on our share of sliders, lamb chops, mushrooms in phyllo, tomato and white bean ragout and plenty more.
Lest we forget to mention the seemingly endless supply of vodka and oyster shots that had been prepared for guests to enjoy (and believe us, they did). Three different styles of ‘oyster shooters’ had been prepared depending on preferred taste, using Russian Standard Vodka as a base. We indulged in a few from the mezzanine as we took in the scene of the party below.
We rubbed elbows with plenty of the city’s top financiers and business-types, sipping wines and expertly mixed cocktails while being entertained by the social scene before us.
Gotham has long been a go-to place for many of YVR’s movers and shakers… We can only imagine the multi-million dollar deals inked at various gatherings hosted at 615 Seymour Street over the years. The space invokes a sultry, sexy and demure feel – with warm, dark colours throughout and plush curtains providing the perfect balance between privacy and elegance.
For those in search of something a little more out of the way, Gotham has the answer with several private rooms located on their lower level, complete with projection screens, a private wine cellar, and a classy ‘boardroom’ style feel.
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