As part of our mandate to be as environmentally conscious as possible, Bauhaus Restaurant chooses to purchase our own filtered water through Vivreau Advanced Water Systems. Outfitting the Vivreau Table Water Bottling System to our tap has greatly reduced our negative impact on the environment from plastic water bottles while also providing the best quality water from a local source. There is frequent talk of "food miles" in the restaurant industry, that is, the measure of how much fossil fuel it takes to transport food from the producer to the consumer. But the import of bottled water also creates an enormous amount of carbon emissions and waste through both ground transportation and plastic packaging waste. In fact, research by Vivreau shows that 80% of a major city's office packaging waste is attributed to bottled water.
At Bauhaus, we are pledging to cut back our "water miles" through purchasing our own water. This is why Bauhaus charges for filtered water--because we provide refreshing, high quality water without the wasteful bottle. Yes, it is possible to recycling plastic and glass bottles. But at Bauhaus we believe helping the environment begins at the "reduce" and "reuse" parts of the three Rs. Therefore, our installation of Vivreau's Table Water Bottling System with re-usable glassware for still and sparkling water, is the first step to reducing our overall carbon footprint.
Bauhaus Restaurant is not only invested in sourcing organic products from local farm cooperatives, but also giving back to children in need. We are proud to announce our partnership with Mealshare, a non-profit organization that allows you to share a meal with someone in need by choosing Mealshare items from partner restaurants. How, you ask? Well, every schnitzel ordered at Bauhaus buys a meal for a hungry child in need. It's that simple! We are so thrilled to be the newest Mealshare partner and to give back to the community through this wonderful cause. To learn more about all the great work Mealshare is doing, visit their website at mealshare.ca.
At Bauhaus Restaurant, we are committed to providing the best and most fresh produce available. The price of our dishes reflects not only our labour intensive kitchen techniques, but also the high quality of our ingredients. Not many people are aware, but the majority of the food we offer at Bauhaus is organic! And when organic choices are not possible, we try to source our products from high quality, local farms.
We get our fresh salad and greenery from Glorious Organics, a cooperatively owned and operated farming collective situated in Aldergrove, BC. Our fish comes from Albion, a company that adheres to the Ocean Wise program, a Vancouver aquarium conservation program "created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood." We get our organic meat and chicken from Cioffi's Meat Market & Deli, located in Burnaby, BC. Finally, we love to support our friends at Klipper's Organic Acres, a family-owned sustainable farm that focuses on "growing healthy food through organic methods and raising happy pastured animals."
A large portion of our ingredients are bought at weekly Vancouver farmers markets and Chef Hartmann and his kitchen staff make every dish straight to order. We even have our own hobby garden, where we grow kale and other greens. Come enjoy a delicious meal at Bauhaus Restaurant and stay mindful about your food choices.
Eat. Vote. Win. Every year, Air Canada's enRoute inflight magazine nominates restaurants across Canada for their prestigious People's Choice Award for Best New Restaurant. This year, we are pleased to announce that Bauhaus Restaurant is among the nominees! Vote for us here for a chance to win a trip to our restaurant plus $500 spending money. You can vote once per day until September 30th to maximize your chances to win!
From Air Canada's enRoute contest: Chef Stefan Hartmann animates the modern cooking of his German homeland in this haute-luxe Gastown space. A plate of pan-seared Arctic char stuns with tiny coloured florets of cauliflower done three ways – roasted, smoked and pickled – while the traditional veal schnitzel lies crisped atop a raft of white asparagus and hollandaise. True to owner and film director Uwe Boll’s personal love of wine, the cellar is stocked with plenty of top-notch riesling and blauburgunder from Germany and Austria.
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Dubbed "the original Vancouver," Gastown was established in 1867, the same year Canada became an official nation. According to Gastown.org, it all started the day infamous Yorkshire expatriate "Gassy Jack" Deighton arrived in the area with a large barrel of whisky. Earning his nickname for "spinning tall tales and talking without end," Jack allegedly bribed the local millworkers to help him build a saloon in exchange for free whisky. Thirsty for drink and spirits high, the millworkers obliged, erecting a tavern in less than a day. Thus was born the first establishment in what would become the thriving Gastown.
Today, Gastown is home to a burgeoning local artisan culture, with contemporary fashion and interior design boutiques cropping up, along with hip restaurants, cafes and nightclubs. Tourists come from far and wide to view the most famous Gastown landmark: a steam-powered clock built in 1977, which was initially erected to cover a steam grate. Bauhaus Restaurant, at 1 West Cordova Street, is just a stone's throw away from the clock. We hope you'll come sample our contemporary German cuisine the next time you visit Gassy Jack's abode.
When one neighbour helps another, we strengthen our communities. ~ Jennifer Pahlka
At Bauhaus Restaurant, the corner of West Cordova and Carrall, we are lucky to have such great neighbours. Bulthaup, a German kitchen manufacturer that specializes in customized holistic architecture, has a showroom just a stone's throw away from Bauhaus Restaurant. This is where our star Chef Stefan Hartmann entertained a hungry crowd on Friday night. With his exquisite new German dishes, Hartmann brought the traditions of Europe to Gastown, Vancouver. It was so inspiring to cater a private event in the beautiful Bulthaup showroom, amidst the best and brightest in German kitchen design. Watch the video above for scenes from our event and book your own private function on the Bauhaus website!