Personas at Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby

Comments 182 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby is celebrating the opening of the city’s only tapas restaurant and lounge this week. Personas Tapas Restaurant and Lounge will offer a variety of dining and nightlife options as well as a show kitchen, oyster bar, video wall, and live music stage.

personas“The tapas menu offers a variety of creative and satisfying selections, from applewood smoked bacon-wrapped dates to the dynamite ahi tuna salad, created using fresh, high quality ingredients. The small share plates format keeps the focus on creating a tailored experience for each visit.”

The opening party will take place on Thursday, July 11th, 2013 starting with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30pm with Burnaby Board of Trade President, Paul Holden. Festivities will continue with live music, aerial acrobats, and more starting at 8:00pm. There is a VIP reception at 7:00pm to which Miss604 readers are invited as well. This will include free tapas and drinks, along with the chance to win some great prizes. Just mention your RSVP for the VIP reception in the comments of this post to get on the list.

Photo: Tourism Burnaby

This urban playground is easy to get to — we pass by it along the highway all the time — and it offers a variety of dining options for either business lunches, romantic dinners, or a fun night out with friends sharing tapas.

My sister and I enjoyed a mini staycation at the Grand Villa in Burnaby a little while ago. We started off the evening with dinner followed by live entertainment (duelling pianos) and tried our luck at the slots before retiring to our lovely rooms at the Delta Hotel.

If you would like to experience the brand new Personas Tapas Restaurant and Lounge I have a prize pack to give away thanks to the Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby that includes: A $50 free play card for the Grand Villa Casino and a 1-night stay at the Delta Hotel (which is attached to the casino). Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment here naming who you would take with you for a night out at the Grand Villa (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • RT to enter to win a @gvcasino stay + play package from @Miss604

    Follow the Grand Villa Casino on Twitter and Facebook for more information about reservations, special events, and promotions.

    I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:30pm on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Please enjoy responsibly. Must be 19+. Hotel stay booking is based on availability. RSVP for the VIP reception on Thursday, July 11, 2013 using the comment section of this post.

    Update The winner is Kam!

182 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Aaron B.Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 2:08pm PDT

    Would love to take my beautiful wife!

  2. NicTTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 2:09pm PDT

    I would take my mom for a night out!

  3. janTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 2:13pm PDT

    My sweetie needs a night out!

  4. AlanTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 2:14pm PDT

    MY wife, it would make a lovely 5year anniversary treat.

  5. Bonnie RTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 2:21pm PDT

    I’d love to take my Mom for a girls’ night out!

  6. Sunshine GTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 2:22pm PDT

    Would love to take my husband.

  7. Richard WTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 2:29pm PDT

    Love to take my girlfriend Andrea!

  8. Ali DaveyTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 2:34pm PDT

    An awesome date with my husband!! Just to celebrate us:)

  9. Sandra W.Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 2:36pm PDT

    I would take my husband with me. Sounds divine!

  10. SharylinTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 2:37pm PDT

    I’d be sure to take a friend who’s helping me navigate being single again!

  11. CassieTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 2:40pm PDT

    I would love to take my fiance for just one night away from the chaos of planning a wedding πŸ˜€

  12. lucTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 2:43pm PDT


  13. PepperTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 2:58pm PDT

    I would love to take my husband for his Birthday!!

  14. NatalieTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 3:15pm PDT

    I’d take my mom. She’s lucky!

  15. EileenTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 3:21pm PDT

    My mom…she likes the slots!

  16. stacey gTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 3:36pm PDT

    I would take my hubby! we need a ministaycation!!

  17. CeciTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 4:14pm PDT

    I’d love to take my mom for a night out!!

  18. DeidreTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 4:20pm PDT

    my husband!

  19. vsTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 4:24pm PDT

    My lovely wife – or maybe my mom!

  20. IainTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 4:45pm PDT

    My wife — her birthday is just after the draw!

  21. KamTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 5:06pm PDT

    I would take my wife…a one night getaway before our first child arrives in October!

  22. Arjun RudraTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 5:31pm PDT

    Would take my sister.

  23. MichelleTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 6:30pm PDT

    I would take my hubby because he works out of town most of the time and it would be a fantastic opportunity for a night out together πŸ™‚

  24. SwapnilTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 6:47pm PDT

    Would love to take my wife for our first anniversary

  25. DebbieTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 6:53pm PDT

    I would take my amazing and wonderful boyfriend bcus its hard to have quality time together when u have 4 kids between the 2 of us!

  26. EvelynTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 6:55pm PDT

    My boyfriend — our friends threw him a birthday party one year at Grand Villa, the theme was Casino Royale and they had a blast! I know that he would enjoy the prize pack if we were picked. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much!

  27. kaykayTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 7:22pm PDT

    my boyfriend!

  28. JasTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 7:33pm PDT

    My best friend!

  29. WebSturrTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 7:35pm PDT

    gift to my parents!

  30. John StuartTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 7:50pm PDT

    My best friend, lover and wife for life!

  31. Gabriella SchmidtTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 8:12pm PDT

    I would take my hubby to celebrate our 26th anniversary!

  32. JodiTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 8:20pm PDT

    My Mom. πŸ™‚

  33. DarcyTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 8:38pm PDT

    My better half

  34. IneTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 9:11pm PDT

    Would love to go and take my husband for our 6th wedding anniversary!

  35. Tessa b.Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 9:33pm PDT

    I would take my husband

  36. Diana CraigTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 9:35pm PDT

    Would like to RSVP for reception with my husband, please.

  37. LindiTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 9:37pm PDT

    My husband!

  38. HilaryTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 9:39pm PDT

    My friend!

  39. Radhika KTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 9:41pm PDT

    My hubby

  40. EmiliaTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 9:51pm PDT

    I would take my husband, we have fun together

  41. justineTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 10:06pm PDT

    I would take by bestfriend

  42. Lori-Airbnb SuperhostTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 10:14pm PDT

    I’d take my hubby!

  43. KathleenTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 10:19pm PDT

    would take my boyfriend!

  44. DilaraTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 10:30pm PDT

    I’d take my hubby.

  45. mariaTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 11:02pm PDT

    I would prob take my sister or bff.

  46. DeniseTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 11:02pm PDT

    I would love a night out with my hubby.

  47. HayleyTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 11:02pm PDT

    I would take my Mum because its been years since shes had a night out~

  48. StephanieTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 11:20pm PDT

    I would live to take my husband for an early 5-yr anniversary mini-staycation!!

  49. Bryan TTuesday, July 9th, 2013 — 11:51pm PDT

    I would take my wife and leave my other lovers are home (iPhone/Laptop)…

  50. Dennis L.Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 12:06am PDT

    If not my wife, I’m in trouble.

  51. MeganWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 12:32am PDT

    Probably my mom, she deserves a night out!

  52. IzWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 12:52am PDT

    Would love a night out at the casino!

  53. kaur lalliWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 1:31am PDT

    My bff, he deserves it!

  54. KatieWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 2:15am PDT

    Would like to go with my husband

  55. Michael KwanWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 2:20am PDT

    I think it’d have to be my wife. πŸ™‚

  56. DaphneWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 6:21am PDT

    My hubby, of course.

  57. RayWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 6:23am PDT

    Love to take my lovely wife.

  58. VarleyWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 6:24am PDT

    Probably my hard working sister.

  59. DebWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 6:26am PDT

    My husband would definitely be my choice.

  60. Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604 Rebecca BollwittWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 8:15am PDT

    @ Diana Craig Thanks! I’ll get your name on the guest list.

  61. DebraWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 8:30am PDT

    My Dad’s birthday is coming up!

  62. Sharon DongWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 8:42am PDT

    Just screaming for a girls night out!!!

  63. rob kWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 8:45am PDT

    my best friend!

  64. StevieWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 9:24am PDT

    I would take my hard working husband.

  65. EileenWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 9:54am PDT

    I’d take my husband!

  66. Bernadette E.Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 10:05am PDT

    My mom…she loves the casino and always loves a staycation in this city!

  67. VickyWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 10:14am PDT

    My friend Jacq, we love casinos!

  68. DDWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 10:18am PDT

    My parents and RSVP for VIP?

  69. NicWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 10:26am PDT

    That would be so much fun

  70. JennWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 10:28am PDT

    Be a fun night away , I’d take my spouse to enjoy an evening of grow up time….

  71. AimeeWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 10:29am PDT

    My husband — he’s always planning getaways for me; time to give back!

  72. KristinaWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 10:32am PDT

    Hubby, of course. πŸ™‚

  73. JohnWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 10:44am PDT


  74. Scott PodwinskiWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 10:50am PDT

    Wow…not that this has been said, but since we are getting married in 10 days, I’d take my fiance on a relaxing night out before the wedding. Just to get some time away from the stress of planning! :o)

  75. RachelWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 10:53am PDT

    I would take my mom with me! πŸ™‚

  76. JulieWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 10:55am PDT

    My husband…..I guess ;).

  77. KevinWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 10:56am PDT

    Would love to take my wife.

  78. AlisaWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 11:10am PDT

    I would take the guy I’ve been seeing.

  79. WallyWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 11:16am PDT

    I would love to take my girlfriend.

  80. John DWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 11:23am PDT

    Clearly gonna take my girlfriend, Dana, her gambling addiction has been waning recently.

  81. MoniqueWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 11:24am PDT

    taking my best friend πŸ™‚

  82. rinoWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 11:25am PDT

    Would love to take my wife.

  83. kathleenWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 11:47am PDT

    I would take my friend and have a grand old time!

  84. DaphneWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 11:54am PDT

    I would take my husband for a great night out!

  85. rjWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 12:24pm PDT

    I’d love to take my wife to this!

  86. HannahWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 12:40pm PDT

    I would take my husband!

  87. RebeccaWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 1:23pm PDT

    I’d take my husband for our upcoming anniversary!

  88. ErinWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 1:53pm PDT

    I would take my husband!

  89. LindaWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 2:04pm PDT

    Sounds like a fun getaway!

  90. DarcieWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 2:08pm PDT

    I would take my husband for our anniversary next month

  91. Elysia SWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 2:26pm PDT

    My cousin Alan, we always have good fun

  92. KirkyWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 3:06pm PDT

    I’d bring the boyfriend!

  93. ShirleyWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 4:06pm PDT

    I’ll bring my mom.

  94. SanazWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 4:45pm PDT

    I’d take my best friend!

  95. David LWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 4:48pm PDT

    Would love to RSVP (3) for reception and be on guest list for tomorrow night.
    I asked two of my friends to come too and check out new place in Burnaby. Sounds fun.

  96. HeidiWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 4:52pm PDT

    I’d bring my boyfriend – what a fun night!

  97. KelvinWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 6:47pm PDT

    This would make a good night.

  98. David LWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 8:42pm PDT

    RSVP for myself & wife – will bring some friends to check it out too. Should be good.

  99. Megan KWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 10:09pm PDT

    Would love to take my best friend.

    I wish I could make it but busy for the VIP reception.

  100. Michelle W.Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 10:11pm PDT

    My boyfriend…..we need a romantic trip out!

  101. Evon H.Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 10:52pm PDT

    my hubby

  102. Jo DeeWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 11:03pm PDT

    I’d take my mom with me, she deserves a night out!

  103. NaomiWednesday, July 10th, 2013 — 11:58pm PDT

    I’d take my boyfriend out πŸ™‚

  104. Thomas BThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 2:02am PDT

    I would take my mother.

  105. GigiThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 8:41am PDT

    I would take my mom, she’ll love it!

  106. VickiThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 9:52am PDT

    I would bring my husband. I’m sure we would have a grand time at the Grand Villa Casino!!

  107. Daniel RossiThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 10:31am PDT

    I’d take my wife and see if she has beginners luck!

  108. JenThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 1:42pm PDT

    I’d take my manfriend!

  109. JeffThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 2:30pm PDT

    Am rsvping for the reception at 7pm tonight. Am looking forward to it!

  110. GaryThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 2:59pm PDT

    I would take my brother for some gaming!

  111. JeffThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 4:03pm PDT

    Am also rsvping for my friend Alice as well.

  112. jeanieThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 4:51pm PDT

    i would take my boyfriend and make a fun fun night out of it!

  113. lorThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 4:58pm PDT

    My lovely husband or fun daughter!

  114. AntonioThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 5:56pm PDT

    I would take my wife

  115. TracyThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 6:31pm PDT

    i’d take my boyfriend

  116. KatyThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 7:14pm PDT

    Would be fun to bring my 26 yr old and her bf

  117. GaryThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 8:41pm PDT

    I’d take my wife

  118. ChristinaThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 9:54pm PDT

    Would be a wonderful gift for my parents!

  119. ShannonThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 10:13pm PDT

    I would take my boyfriend for a little staycation as he’s been working crazy night work hours and needs a good break!

  120. KyleThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 10:17pm PDT

    I’d take my girlfriend – she’s actually just mentioned wanting to go here!

  121. JosephineThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 10:29pm PDT

    I would take my hubby πŸ™‚

  122. Cindy SmithThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 10:46pm PDT

    My husband!

  123. CindyThursday, July 11th, 2013 — 11:16pm PDT

    My Mom for she never gets out much&she would enjoy playing slots then being home always.

  124. Terry BodalyFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 12:00am PDT

    I would take my husband. We just had our 25th anniversary so it would be a nice treat

  125. ZeeFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 12:03am PDT

    My grandma!

  126. MarianneFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 1:41am PDT

    A prize gift!

  127. LindsayFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 3:37am PDT

    I’d take my sister!

  128. Michael HFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 4:58am PDT


  129. JasonFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 6:22am PDT

    I would take my girlfriend as a repayment for all she’s done for me while I recovered from surgery.

  130. albertcFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 7:13am PDT

    Bringing casino addict

  131. Andy C.Friday, July 12th, 2013 — 7:39am PDT

    My wife of course – on pain of death

  132. wenxiaoFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 8:57am PDT

    I would take my parents

  133. MagFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 9:17am PDT

    I missed the opening but I would have taken my best friend.

  134. DebbieFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 11:38am PDT

    I love to take my hubby he had a accident just over a year ago and it has changed our lives and a night one would help us forget and enjoy each other. Thank you

  135. Jimmy CheungFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 1:31pm PDT

    Always have great time at Ebo, which is also in Grand Villa.
    would like to try out persona as well with this awesome mini getaway oppurnuity.

  136. leahFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 5:06pm PDT

    i would definitely take my boyfriend

  137. JenniferFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 8:02pm PDT

    My mom πŸ™‚

  138. ShannonFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 11:00pm PDT

    I would take the hubs for our 7th wedding anniversary!

  139. MeghanFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 11:11pm PDT

    It would be a toss up between my friend Sarah and my husband:)

  140. PhyFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 11:46pm PDT

    A good friend πŸ™‚

  141. TracyFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 11:52pm PDT

    I’d take my mom!

  142. ElaineSaturday, July 13th, 2013 — 12:22am PDT

    perfect for a girl’s nightout

  143. KristenSaturday, July 13th, 2013 — 2:11am PDT

    My husband!

  144. LindaSaturday, July 13th, 2013 — 8:51am PDT

    My husband would love this.

  145. KellySaturday, July 13th, 2013 — 9:12am PDT

    I would take my wheel-chair bound Mom, who loves casinos but doesn’t get out much! She’d love this a lot!!

  146. Sandra battleSaturday, July 13th, 2013 — 9:50am PDT

    This would be a great way to celebrate our wedding anniversary with my husband!

  147. Mary RoseSaturday, July 13th, 2013 — 12:22pm PDT

    I would bring my boyfriend! Sounds like fun πŸ™‚

  148. Lucie BSaturday, July 13th, 2013 — 7:18pm PDT

    Very cool! This is something that would be good fun for the boyfriend.

  149. SharonSunday, July 14th, 2013 — 12:13pm PDT

    I would take my boyfriend πŸ™‚

  150. Nicole JSunday, July 14th, 2013 — 7:18pm PDT

    Would definitely take my friend who has been there for me at my rough moments in life. He deserves this so much!

  151. ag.Sunday, July 14th, 2013 — 8:57pm PDT

    I’d take my husband! With a three-month-old at home, we could use a night out together!

  152. Angela MitchellSunday, July 14th, 2013 — 9:04pm PDT

    I’d take my husband of course:)

  153. Sonja SSunday, July 14th, 2013 — 9:49pm PDT

    I would take my sweetheart, of course!

  154. CyndiSunday, July 14th, 2013 — 10:07pm PDT

    my hubby!

  155. JenSunday, July 14th, 2013 — 10:42pm PDT

    My husband – our wedding anniversary is in a couple of weeks!

  156. DanaMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 10:32am PDT

    A mini staycation like this wouldn’t be complete without my boyfriend πŸ™‚

  157. Hamad DeshmukhMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 2:09pm PDT

    My wife. Nuff said

  158. Elizabeth SalesMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 2:50pm PDT

    definitely my husband, we haven’t had a vacation alone together for 7 years, since our son was born!

  159. Elizabeth SalesMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 2:53pm PDT

    Would also like to RSVP for the reception please, me plus a guest.

  160. Susan NguyenMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 2:55pm PDT

    Would like to RSVP for reception please, me plus one!

  161. LindsayMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 3:59pm PDT

    The hubs

  162. JoanneMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 9:56pm PDT

    I’d go with my boyfriend!

  163. HannahMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 10:47pm PDT

    I would go with my boyfriend!

  164. PaulaMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 10:52pm PDT

    Would love to take my fiance!

  165. Leanne MMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 11:41pm PDT

    I would go with my husband

  166. Leanne MMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 11:42pm PDT

  167. L. J , LawtonMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 11:57pm PDT

    I would take the lovely Angie.

  168. GigiTuesday, July 16th, 2013 — 7:54pm PDT

    My partner of course.

  169. GlendaTuesday, July 16th, 2013 — 8:41pm PDT

    My mom will enjoy a night out. Pick me please!

  170. PujaTuesday, July 16th, 2013 — 10:53pm PDT

    Would love to take my best friend !

  171. Melissa QWednesday, July 17th, 2013 — 1:03am PDT

    I’d take the hubby and go for a much needed date and try our luck at the craps table!

  172. StotesWednesday, July 17th, 2013 — 6:38am PDT

    I’d love to take my girlfriend.

  173. JessWednesday, July 17th, 2013 — 11:36am PDT

    I would take my amazing boyfriend πŸ™‚

  174. KristaWednesday, July 17th, 2013 — 11:49am PDT

    My bestie Vicky πŸ˜‰

  175. tracyWednesday, July 17th, 2013 — 11:54am PDT

    i would bring my dear mother =)

  176. Tooth FairyWednesday, July 17th, 2013 — 7:25pm PDT

    tweeted it @toothfairycyber and would love to bring my hubby for a $weet night out!

  177. BalWednesday, July 17th, 2013 — 7:44pm PDT

    my wife

  178. Dayna WilsonWednesday, July 17th, 2013 — 8:37pm PDT

    I’d take my husband.

  179. AlexThursday, July 18th, 2013 — 9:58am PDT

    I’ll take my girlfriend and surprise her with flower peddles!

  180. DanielThursday, July 18th, 2013 — 12:39pm PDT

    I would take my amazing girlfriend!

  181. ShannonThursday, July 18th, 2013 — 4:07pm PDT

    My husband!

  182. Petra SThursday, July 18th, 2013 — 10:58pm PDT

    I would take hubby. We are long overdue for a night out.

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