Glowbal Grill Steaks & Satay Relaunch Party

Glowbal Grill Steaks & Satay Relaunch Party

The Glowbal Restaurant Group celebrated the grand relaunch of their flagship Glowbal Grill last night with a blowout party for all the beautiful people in Vancouver. Glowbal is one of the most successful restaurant operators in the city. They’re also one of the most generous, helping to provide 2,000 Christmas dinners for the UGM.

When it opened in 2002, Glowbal Grill & Satay bar quickly became a Yaletown dining institution. The new refined Glowbal Grill Steaks & Satay, is a sleeker version of the first restaurant along with a revamped menu. We sampled the old Glowbal back during the Taste of Yaletown restaurant hopping event and the new Glowbal is definitely a step up. The new style is evident upon entering. There’s a signature ten-seat round table to set the stage for celebratory nights. Gold snakeskin suede banquettes ramp things up. Hammered brass-banded gold chandeliers are reflected in the round mirrors hung around the room.

Executive Chef Erik Heck has created new menu favourites. With addition of ‘steak’ to name, the focus is on prime cuts of beef. The room features a ‘Meat Cellar’ – essentially a glass-walled meat cooler, displaying aged cuts of beef: ribeyes, striploins and tenderloins. When steaks are selected they will be pulled down and butchered to order.

Guests at the party were treated to a selection of Glowbal menu items, including striploins burgers, Kobe meatballs, braised beef short ribs, grilled jumbo pawns, grilled salmon, breaded tuna, sashimi, green pea ravioli, dessert and one of the best rack of lamb I’ve ever tasted. Did I mention that there was also an open bar? It was truly a gala evening.

The party started at 5PM and didn’t end until midnight. Needless to say, Ed and I ate way too much food and drank way too much drinks. Attending parties is a tough job but somebody has to do it.

Glowbal Grill Streaks & Satay Relaunch Party

Glowbal Grill Streaks & Satay Relaunch Party

Glowbal Grill Streaks & Satay Relaunch Party

Glowbal Grill Streaks & Satay Relaunch Party

Glowbal Grill Streaks & Satay Relaunch Party

Glowbal Grill Streaks & Satay Relaunch Party

Glowbal Grill Streaks & Satay Relaunch Party

Glowbal Grill Streaks & Satay Relaunch Party

Glowbal Grill Streaks & Satay Relaunch Party

Glowbal Grill Streaks & Satay Relaunch Party

Glowbal Grill Streaks & Satay Relaunch Party

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All photos, except for the last one, by Ed Lau.

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40 thoughts on “Glowbal Grill Steaks & Satay Relaunch Party”

  1. Ed Lau says:

    Fun event…good food. Loved the lamb.

    1. John Chow says:

      After I get back from Affiliate Summit, I’m going to set up a Dot Com Wagyu lunch and take advantage of that 50% special. You in?

      1. Ed … are those your photographs ?

        These are really tasty and delicious photos 😀

        1. The photos look good, but I’d rather have the food.

      2. mmo says:

        You dont put on after eating so much?

        1. Just want to confirm … because this one is really professional.

          Nice to see Ed’s performance. So far Ed was famous because of his sense of humour and instant reply but now he is our professional photographer as well.

      3. Ed Lau says:

        Yeah, I’m in. When have I ever not been in for good food?

        Yes, those are my photos.

    2. Michael Kwan says:

      Um, what exactly is a grill streak? Ew. Haha.

  2. That food looks amazingly tasty!

  3. I used to live a block away from there. Glowbal has its strengths however The Keg still has my business whenever I’m looking for a steak.

    1. John Chow says:

      When it comes to steaks, I always head to Gotham. However, I plan to try the Glowbal Wagyu soon!

      1. Gotham is great too but I am addicted to the bacon wrapped 10oz Filet Mignon at The Keg.

        Ever tried the Shoreclub?

    2. What John said, I went to Gotham with him a couple months ago.. The Keg has nothing on them.

      Despite working in Yaletown most of 09, I never went to Glowbal. I’d be down for trying it out sometime.

      1. Michael Kwan says:

        +1. After you’ve had Gotham, Keg just doesn’t compare.

        1. John Chow says:

          It may not compare, but the Keg owns Gotham. 😛

  4. Bojan says:

    Some delicious food. I wish I live in Vancouver area, I’d definitely visit this restaurant and taste some food.

    Congrats on reopening

  5. The way a single food item is in focus, while the rest are out of focus, really brings attention to that one item.

    The photos don’t look at all as if they were taken by an amateur.

    1. Ed Lau says:

      Thanks. Good to know…because I’m not an amateur.

      1. great photos ed. looks good.

    2. Ed has a really expensive camera and he knows how to use it.

      1. As far as I remember Ed mentioned about this camera in dot com pho.

        Let me digg in to find out.

  6. Looks like an amazing dinner, your so lucky to be invited to all of these events.

  7. jasmine says:

    The foods are looks awesome and taste too. I love to get them.

    1. Ya the pictures of the food are just making me hungry.

      1. Lets cook something … lollz

  8. This does look a carnivore’s delight. Wouldn’t it be cool if the organic veggies got displayed like the meat? LOL

  9. oppsss…. toomuch meat :p

  10. Boy that one is really professional looking serve.

    Really impressed with that … and now my mouth is full of saliva 😀

    1. I am sure they learned it in hotels management course.

  11. George says:

    Wow, looks good! Wish I could be in Vancouver! Is that sashimi too? Steak and sashimi, doesn’t get much better than that!

  12. The satay seems really delicious. i always like satay anyway.

  13. chester says:

    Im happy they relaunched it. It was starting to get a bit stale compared to all the new restaurants in Yaletown. Maybe I’ll give it another try!

  14. Aleksandra says:

    You have it so tough, John! Too bad I was not in Vancouver, I’d surely stop by. It atmosphere looks great and the pics of food are making me hungry. PS it’s pretty cool what they’re doing with UGM. I can see why they are so successful.

  15. Yea, life is real tough eating all the great food and drinking all the ritzy drinks you do, but somebody has to do it.

    1. I know right, John lives the hard life haha.

      1. And every one would love to have such kind of life … lolzz

  16. Ms. Freeman says:

    Damn that food looks goooood, and I like your new look too. 🙂

  17. That’s some awesome looking food. Open bar + samples of all that great food = a really good night!

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