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The James KM Cheng-designed Fairmont Pacific Rim has long been Vancouver’s most gorgeous hotel, but its cavernous lobby was crying out for a more intimate space. Enter Botanist, the latest creation of Vancouver based restaurant designer Craig Stanghetta of studio Ste Marie. The location marries different eras, notably the 1920s and the 1980s, to create a unique fine dining experience, reinterpreting the local vernacular but avoiding the clumsy literalism of fir and slate to offer a more sophisticated take. Similarly, the elevated West Coast fusion cuisine draws inspiration from flora and plants of the Pacific Northwest, pairing Mediterranean elements with local ingredients.

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