It's a delicious honour for the owner of Burnaby's Hart House Restaurant, who is being inducted into the B.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame this year.
Paul Smolen's local dining treasure serves up Pacific Northwest cuisine made with fresh ingredients, including herbs from an onsite garden, according to Business in Vancouver, which reported the results Tuesday.
Eleven B.C. restaurateurs, chefs and other culinary industry supporters and standouts will be inducted into the B.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame, Business in Vancouver reported.
Those being honoured will be inducted at a Sept. 30 ceremony at the Vancouver Italian Cultural Centre.
Smolen, as well as fellow restaurant owners Jeff Donnelly, founder and president of The Donnelly Group, and Sean Heather, owner of Heather Hospitality Group, are all inductees in the active restaurateur's category.
For more information on the B.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame, visit www.bcrhof.ca.