Posted on August 29, 2012
JAR Restaurant Is Set To Join Nanaimo’s Culinary Scene
The last time I stayed in Nanaimo, a lot of eating was involved with my trip, as I sampled the exquisite range of cuisines offered by local restaurants.
I was recently delighted to hear that the Harbour City is set to welcome a new eatery with one of Nanaimo’s most celebrated chefs at the helm.
A long-time Vancouver Island resident, Chef David Wong has seen his talents receive critical acclaim on the international culinary scene since completing the Culinary Arts program at Malaspina College (now known as Vancouver Island University) in 1998.
Chef Wong’s apprenticeship at the prestigious Pan Pacific Hotel in downtown Vancouver eventually led to representing Canada in the Bocuse d’Or culinary competition held in Lyon, France in 2009. Chef Wong finished ninth in the world.
Fast forward to 2012 and Chef Wong has returned home to Nanaimo, ready to culminate his long-time love affair with food into a unique breakfast and lunch eatery. With an emphasis on local food, JAR will be proud to feature a variety of heritage and free-range meats, and select organic produce.
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Renovations are currently underway and JAR Restaurant is aiming for a mid-September opening. Found at 6595 Applecross Road, in north Nanaimo, JAR promises to quickly find its place amongst Nanaimo’s most-loved culinary establishments. In the meantime, follow JAR Restaurant on Twitter to stay in the loop with the latest news on the opening.