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Italian Kitchen Opening in Vancover and C Restaurant 10th Anniversary

Aug 29 and Sep 1, 2007

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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In B.C. we really have it all, especially when it comes to food - so it stands to reason that we have more than our share of world-class restaurants. But it appears that a growing economy also equals a growing gastronomy as this summer has given rise to at least a dozen new eateries and see-and-be-sceneries. The latest new kid on the block belongs to the Glowbal group and sits adjacent to my favourite jewellery store, Tiffany and Co., on Alberni and Burrard. But don't expect your mama's meatballs here. It's two stories of luxury ultra lounging that tastes good from either a table seat or a beckoning barstool. Now the proof in the pudding here is survival and no one knows more about that than C Restaurant. This Kambolis clan creation just celebrated their 10th anniversary, called "C-X" with friends and VIPs. So since bikini weather is drawing to a close, I say cheers to both old and new  - and please pass the butter.

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Mrs. Spiderlady, seen here entertaining at the C-X anniversary, and her man-eating ways can be seen at the upcoming Fringe Festival.
Head chef Robert Clark, left, has been at C since it opened ten years ago, thanks to the help of talented chefs like Peter Robertson.
Talent tamer and superagentman Bruce Allen, left, toasts ten years with C Restaurant owner Harry Kambolis.
Ben Garner
It's kisses from fishes for actor Ben Garner who dons a yellow raincoat and a sunny personality for the C-X anniversary.
Super femme impersonator Tracy Bell and food stylist Nathan Wong say cheers to C on a fabulous ten years.
Model Todd Shymko, left, and film director Richard Bell get caught up in the champagne balloons at the posh C-X anniversary.
Glowbal group owner Emad Yacoub and wife Shannon Bosa prove that it's all about amore at their new Italian Kitchen restaurant.
Vancouver Canucks hero Trevor Linden, left, and wife Cristina walk the red carpet where Italian Kitchen GM Robert Byford waits to greet them.
The Italian Kitchen's sleek and sexy lounge is great for mingling and mixing with new people. Just ask supergal realtor Alexis Palkowski and Canucks D-man Mattias Ohlund.
Cuddling on the red carpet at Italian Kitchen is Shauna Nep, Joel and Thao Huynh.
Forget the fettucini, Italian Kitchen chefs Ryan Gaulthier, left, and Erik Heck create nouveau nibbles like crab stuff gnocchi.
Mama mia! Dwane Armbruster is the envy of all Italia - or at least all of the Italian Kitchen - with Cynthia Krahn, left, Tammy Preast, sabrina Wei and Sunita Linde on his arm on opening night.



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