Fairmont Pacific Rim unveiled its newest restaurant Botanist. It replaces Oru, which launched the hotel. Executive chef Hector Laguna helms the kitchen, which produces pretty plates that depict the culinary abundance of the region — produce rooted from the soil of the Pacific Northwest, sustainably sourced seafood and organic agricultural.
Local designer extraordinaire Craig Sanghetta provided the blueprint for the pretty rooms, which are divided into four diverse spaces — a dining room, garden, champagne lounge and cocktail bar. Acclaimed mixologist David Wolowidnyk, formerly of the Top Table Group, will oversee the cocktail program along with Grant Sceney. Members of the media got a sneak peak of the fancy digs before its official opening April 24.