Vancouver welcomed a new restaurant to its search engines, directories, and foodie rosters last night. The Helm opened up at 1180 Howe in a familiar location but with a refreshing menu worth discovering.
World-renowned chef and television personality David Adjey was on-scene with cameras in tow as The Helm was part of the “The Opener” series on the Food Network. At one point Chef Adjey came to our table to ask how our evening was going and he noted that, “this one was a challenge.” TV cameras stopped by now and then to grab shots of us eating or chatting with our server.
Our favourite dishes of the night were the simple yet very tasty golden beets with Agassiz hazelnuts and Moonstruck farmhouse feta, and the falafels (above).
Mentions on the menus and by the staff made it quite evident that The Helm has a commitment to sourcing local ingredients, and you can find a list of their partners online.
Executive Chef Tobey Nemeth will take things from here as The Helm is now officially open for business. Stop by for a classic cocktail or to sample share plates. Follow @HelmVancouver on Twitter for updates and air-times for its episode of The Opener.