Burnaby casino restaurant showcases elegant dining room, local ingredients

In the beautifully appointed Grand Villa Casino and Delta Hotels Burnaby, Atlas Steak + Fish delivers exactly what Lower Mainlanders are looking for: a modern twist on the New York steakhouse boasting globally inspired cuisine and exquisite service. Tucked into the casino, guests enter an elegant lounge featuring glass-encased bottles of fine wines and a swooping white marble bar curved around a dramatic Boston Baby Grand piano, where several nights a week local pianists tickle the ivories.

In its first year, this 170-seat upscale contemporary restaurant has created a new standard for the casino-style dining experience in Burnaby. Tastefully designed with blue velvet semi-private booths, black marble tables, smoky mirrors and copper Art Deco chandeliers, the sleek space is reminiscent of bygone days.

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Leading Grand Villa Casino’s culinary program is Red Seal executive chef and 2014 Culinary Team Canada member, Sylvian Cuerrier. The native French Canadian has honed his gastronomic skills at some of the world’s most esteemed establishments, including a Michelin-starred eatery.

For Cuerrier, every plate starts with the freshest locally sourced ingredients. “We source the best products and let the quality ingredients stand on their own,” adds Cuerrier. “We treat the ingredients with respect and it shows in the quality dishes that come out of the kitchen,” says the chef.

The Carte du jour features various options, including a charcuterie + cheese board, ahi tuna poke and steaks. Depending on what locally-sourced ingredients are available, Atlas Steak + Fish will, from time to time showcase new offerings. Atlas’s greatest hits include its simply divine lobster bisque, Tomahawk pork chop, blue cheese gnocchi and the famous Atlas chilled seafood tower, resplendent with Atlantic lobster tail, king crab legs, seasonal oyster, mussels and poached jumbo prawns served with its in-house gin cocktail sauce and champagne vinegar mignonette.

Atlas also offers a tiered selection of specialty steaks, including Certified Alberta Angus Reserve, B.C.’s Snake River Farms, Double R Ranch source cattle from the Nicola Valley and USDA prime – all cooked to perfection thanks to the Josper oven. This closed charcoal grill/oven is designed to combine roasting and grilling for a flawlessly cooked dish.

At the end of your meal, indulge your sweet tooth with the signature Baked Alaska, flamed tableside.

To reserve a table, call 604-453-0776 or visit atlassteakandfish.com/reservations/

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