Summer is Here!

It’s felt like a long time coming, but summer is finally in Vancouver!

Longer days and warmer nights are making each one of us just that little bit happier. It’s true that Vancouver is at its best in summer, and for us at The Art House Supper Club, summer months mean alfresco dining in our beautiful yard.

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All ready for alfresco dinners!

Looking to celebrate a special occasion in a unique setting? Book your private dinner party for a group of eight to 20-something guests at our supper club! Depending on the size of your group we will be able to accommodate either a four-course sit down dinner, or a cocktail-style party with a plethora of tapas to meet all tastes.

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Perfect spot for a pre-dinner glass of wine… did I mention we are BYOB?!

And if you’re looking to experience our supper club on your own, with your partner, or a couple of friends, join us for our inaugural Art House White Night on Saturday the 21st Of July. Gather your friends, dress up in your best white outfit, and enjoy a large selection of tantalising sweet and savoury tapas in North Vancouver’s only secret supper club.

All of our events are BYOB; bring a bottle of your favourite wine to go with your meal, and we will take care of everything else.

Happy summer – we look forward at hosting you at the Art House Supper Club soon!

The Art at The Art House

Past visitors to The Art House Supper Club will have had a chance to roam through our gallery-like living and dining rooms and admired our large collection of original art.

In our last post we spoke about the father of our family run supper club, Andres Gurumeta, a talented artist of Mexican descent who has painted many of the oil paintings that now adorn our walls. Andres incorporates his Mexican heritage into his art, often in the bright colours he uses to bring life to his subjects.

Some past guests will know that the idea for our name “The Art House” comes from a former gallery in Zihuatanejo Mexico, owned by Andres and his wife Rose (the chef of the supper club), called “Galeria Casa del Arte” – literally translating to “Art House Gallery.”

As an homage to this gallery, we continue to sell Andres’ art from our North Vancouver supper club, giving our guests the perfect memento, an original art piece to start a collection, or a unique gift idea for those art lovers in your life.

 

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Check out the ART page on our site to see a few of the paintings we have for sale, and contact us if you are interested in purchasing a piece. If you prefer seeing the art in person, we can arrange a private viewing for you, or you can come and admire his art while dining at our supper club.

Why The Art House?

Since starting The Art House Supper Club two years ago, we are proud to be North Vancouver’s first (and still only) secret supper club, and hope to continue to share our journey with you.

The Art House Supper Club is a family affair and we are happy to welcome you into our home to be part of The Art House story. You should know that from our tastefully decorated living and dining room, to our beautifully landscaped gardens and outdoor patio, and of course the food we prepare and serve, everything we do comes from the heart.

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Seafood themed dinner served on 24th of March 2018

Whether you had the opportunity to eat in our garden in summer, or in our art-filled dining room during the cooler months, everyone who has been welcome to our underground “restaurant” knows where our name comes from. Doesn’t take too long after coming in through our front door to see the art-heavy decor, which includes various oil paintings by Andres Gurumeta, the father of our family. It is no surprise that dinner at The Art House Supper Club has been described as eating at an art gallery by many of our past guests!

In the kitchen, our chef Rose (aka mother of the family) creates a different type of art as she cooks, bakes and assembles a plethora of mouth-watering dishes that are as visually appealing as they are delicious. Our food is home cooked and unpretentious, yet beautiful and full of flavour; the courses are thought-out, the cheese platters curated, and the desserts impeccable.

The service by our host Eamonn is also an art in itself. We are not trying to be a 5-star restaurant (in fact, we’re not a restaurant at all!) Our aim is to ensure that all of our guests have a great time, enjoy their dinner, and maybe even learn a thing or two about the food they are savouring. Our host’s friendliness and knowledge, combined with the intimate environment of the Art House, is unlike any other dining experience in Vancouver.

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Our long-table public suppers will return this summer, but in the meantime you can host your own private group to experience what The Art House Supper Club has to offer. All you need is eight guests, so invite your family and friends and discover the city’s most unique dining experience. Be part of our journey!

Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the air in Vancouver, and we are looking forward to welcoming more of you to our table!

While we wait for the warm weather to finally get here (with some exciting changes coming to our garden – stay tuned!), we continue to host our supper club dinners in our beautifully decorated art-filled dining room.

While we don’t have any long-table suppers planned right now, you can still visit us at The Art House Supper Club by booking our space for a private booking. All you need is a minimum of eight friends (easy enough to organize a quad date!) and you can enjoy a wonderful four-course meal in North Vancouver’s most unique dining space, starting at only $49 per person… and you can BYOBottle of wine!

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We also have cocktail-style tapas menus to host larger parties from 12-22 guests, so come to celebrate those special milestones with us – from birthdays to bachelorette dinners and holiday celebrations, The Art House Supper Club is the perfect venue.

Visit our Private Dinners page to see our mouth-watering winter menus and book your dinner with us now!

Private Dinners at The Art House

Did you know you can book The Art House Supper Club to host your very own dinner party? Well, now you do!

While we continue to value the importance of our long-table suppers in Vancouver’s growing dining scene, we also host private parties for all sorts of special events and general friend and family dinners.

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Our supper club is the perfect venue to make special occasions that bit extra special, and over the past few months we have hosted milestone birthdays (including a 90th birthday celebration!), bachelorette dinners, friends get togethers and Christmas-time parties.

With four-course dinners starting at as little as $49 per person and our BYOB policy, you too can host an unforgettable dinner at our supper club for a group of 8 to 10 guests (12 if you don’t mind being squished) in North Vancouver’s most unique dining space.

If you have a larger group, we can host up to 22 or so guests with our cocktail-style tapas menu for as little as $35 per person. You can select which tapas we serve out of our wide menu, including vegetarian and gluten free options, and delicious dessert tapas.

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Our beautiful art-filled dining and living rooms provide the perfect venue to relax and mingle with your guests while we take care of the food and make sure everything is in order. All you have to do is have a great time and actually enjoy “hosting” your dinner party… and when you’re done, you leave the cleaning to us!

Interested in joining us in North Vancouver’s only secret supper club? Check out our menus and contact us to book your dinner party now!

An International Supper in North Van

Have you ever had an intimate dinner party with a group of strangers from different parts of the world?

Since we started our secret dinners last summer, our supper club dinners have attracted people from all over the world, and our Mediterranean BBQ last Friday the 9th of June was our most international crowd yet!

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Our host Eamonn introducing the next course

Guests got to know each other over a glass of wine outside in the garden before heading in to the dining room for a delicious four-course Mediterranean-inspired feast. Our guests included two local North Vancouverites – a teacher and an art consultant; an event planner from India; a Hungarian art lover; and a couple from Belgium and England, who were visiting Vancouver for their honeymoon. Once again, I got to join our guests at the table, adding a Mexican into the mix.

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1)Our Mediterranean appetizers platter. 2)Table set for our supper Club. 3)Pistachio custard pie. 4)Cheese platter: assortment of goats cheeses and grapes.

The meal began with an appetizer platter with dolmades with tzatziki, a deconstructed Greek salad, and spicy eggplant humus with pita bread. For the main course, we had a freshly-barbecued beef & coloured pepper souvlaki served with orzo salad. Our dessert was a creamy pistachio custard pie, and as usual, our evening ended with a cheese board. Throughout the meal, our guests enjoyed bottles of red wine they brought as per our BYOWine policy.

With an interesting mix of people coming together for dinner, our conversation over the evening ranged from art, to food and wine, travel, theatre, soccer and circuses. We also discussed the best things to do in Vancouver and its surroundings so the honeymooners could make the best of their time in the city. All in all, the conversation was light and fun, and everyone had a great time discovering the appeal of underground dining.

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Our Main Course: beef & coloured pepper souvlaki served with orzo salad

Long-table dinners with strangers will take most people out of their comfort zone, but it is an incredible experience you are sure to remember for years to come. If you wish to try out this unique dining experience in North Vancouver, check out our upcoming events and join one of our long-table secret dinners. For those looking for something unique but not ready to take the full leap, you can book The Art House Supper Club for a private custom-made dinner party of eight or more guests – contact us for details!


 

The Art House Supper Club is Back!

The Art House Supper Club is back for 2017!

We celebrated the return of the Art House Supper Club on Saturday the 13th of May with a great group of people, dining on our French-inspired menu in our beautiful North Vancouver art-filled dining room. For most of our guests, this was their very first underground dining experience, and everyone really enjoyed the experience!

Our guests were welcomed into our candlelit living room, where everyone got to know each other before moving on to our dining room for a four-course feast. For our 2017 launch, I joined our guests for dinner (for the first time!), while chef Rose and host Eamonn took care of preparing the meal, plating beautiful dishes, and serving.

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Galette de Pomme de Terre with Smoked Salmon (Photo Credit: our guest Efren Calaguian)

For the launch of our 2017 season we chose one of our popular menus from last year, a flavourful four-course French-inspired meal:

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French Onion Soup –
 caramelized onion broth, enriched with port and topped with a crouton of gruyere cheese
Galette de Pomme de Terre with Smoked Salmon – warm potato pancakes served with cream cheese and smoked salmon, topped with capers & garden greens tossed in  a white balsamic dressing
Floating Islands – light merengue, creme anglaise, caramel & toasted almonds
Cheese Board – Chaumes, Oka and soft goats cheeses, strawberries & grapes 
Sparkling water, coffee & tea

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Floating Islands (Photo Credit: our guest Efren Calaguian)

With our BYOB policy, guests were able to enjoy their favourite wine and craft beers along with their meal – always a welcome feature for our guests!

Our first supper club of 2017 was delightful for everyone involved, guests and hosts, with  non-stop conversation and an interesting group of guests around our long table. We are excited about the new season ahead of us, and look forward to welcoming more guests to our table this year!

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Cheese Platter

Check out our Upcoming Events page for our upcoming May and June dinners or contact us to book a private dinner party for you and a group of friends.