Edmonton’s Vaticano Cucina has taken over a space formerly occupied by a Greek eatery. The change is drastic – the low ceilings, dim lighting and fake grape vines of the building’s former occupants have been stripped away and replaced with bright white walls, an open kitchen and a replica of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling. Background music is pleasant enough; at one point, a jazzed-up instrumental version of Madonna’s Material Girl saunters through the room.
Baijiu is a room of juxtapositions. Here, in its downtown Mercer Warehouse home in Edmonton, Baijiu’s dark room is backlit by the late-day summer sun. High-backed brown leather benches are flush up against a delicate turquoise wall bedecked with flowers. Chinese teapots share shelves with liquor bottles behind the narrow, black-tiled bar. Old-school hip-hop is thumping in the background, but it seems to fit with traditional porcelain spoons and plates. It’s all very yin and yang, and it works.
Bundok’s name riffs on the term boondocks, which means “a far-off place.” It’s thus ironic that this compact eatery is tucked away downtown, a couple of blocks between Jasper Avenue and the brand-spanking-new Rogers Place. It’s even a little hard to spot it from the street, as construction equipment and scaffolding at the base of an adjacent condo building obscure sightlines. All of that notwithstanding, Bundok is worth seeking out, for this inventive eatery is quietly building a name for itself.
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