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.”
Dungeness Crab Tortellini
Indulge in the perfect combination of fresh, succulent crab meat and zesty lemon flavours wrapped in perfectly cooked pasta. Our homemade lobster bisque complements this dish, making it a heavenly combination for any seafood lover. With every bite, you'll taste the passion and expertise of our chef in creating the perfect harmony of flavours.
C|Prime Cut Steaks
Satisfy your steak craving with our finest selection of Prime Cuts at CPrime Steakhouse Vancouver. Our Wagyu Striploin is a customer favourite. With its melt-in-your-mouth texture and rich flavour, it's a true delicacy prepared with passion and expertise. The New York Strip Steak is a classic favourite, along with our Tenderloin and Ribeye with marbling delivering a juicy, tender and flavourful bite. For a truly decadent dining experience, try our 50oz Tomahawk Steak, served with all the fixings.