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“I wish I had known about this posh dining space earlier because then I would have known where to bring my friends and family for a scrumptious dinner in a quiet, elegant setting. The glass wine storage by the entrance features the collection of fine wines guests could explore while dining at C|Prime, while the open kitchen gives guests a sneak peek as their meals are being prepared by the team of chefs in the kitchen. “
“Aficionados of Italian cuisine and steak lovers alike can indulge in a new upscale dining experience in the heart of downtown Vancouver…the sort of unparalleled service and choice cuts of beef for which New York’s celebrated steakhouses are known, and a thoughtfully curated wine list with a sharp focus on Italian varietals in an intimate-yet-lively setting. Situated in the space formerly occupied by Beyond Restaurant, C|Prime is open seven days a week for breakfast and dinner services.”
Behshad Zolnasr brings equal measures raw passion, classical training and an impressive set of culinary skills sharpened in acclaimed kitchens around the world to his latest role at the helm of C|Prime Modern Italian Steak & Wine.
Imbued with the desire to pursue a career in the kitchen while watching cooking shows at a young age with his grandmother, Zolnasr first got his foot in the door working the forno oven at Earl’s former flagship Tin Palace in North Vancouver in his teens.
After graduating from culinary school at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, he honed his chops under renowned chefs at a number of Michelin-starred spots around the globe like Ristorante Mamma Angelina in Rome, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London and Jean-Georges in New York City before returning to Vancouver.
More recently, Zolnasr was the Executive Chef at West Vancouver’s Café Ça Va and Rive Gauche Bistro when it claimed the ‘Best North Shore’ nod at the 2017 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards and also led the culinary teams at Vancouver’s Served Catering, Seaside Provisions in North Vancouver and Frankie’s Italian Kitchen & Bar locations in Vancouver and Chilliwack.
“At C|Prime, I’m able to fully explore and express my love of Italian cuisine and pay homage to the steakhouse experiences I had while working in kitchens in New York City,” says Zolnasr. “I look forward to bringing some of that same Big Apple magic to Vancouver while also showcasing authentic, old-world Italian recipes I’ve been fortunate to learn in my travels around the globe.”