Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar adapts to deliver their best
We’ve loved them for years, because they’ve been giving us the best of themselves for years! Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar, located downtown in the old Assiniboia Club, has been a pillar of the Regina food scene for decades. Through all its incarnations – and even today in these strangest of times – the team is hanging in there to deliver what we’re all after – a fulsome dish, and their best of the best!
Under the management of Emily Nicholson (one of the partners, and Operations Manager), the restaurant continues to serve its people. It’s been a weird season, of course, but perhaps most especially for restaurants. Having to adapt their operations to Provincial Health guidelines, and respecting distancing has made for some interesting restaurant set ups, and Crave of course has not been immune to these changes.
“What I miss most about our pre-pandemic life in the restaurant is really the life that goes on in a busy restaurant. I miss the loud laughter, the families coming in to celebrate a milestone occasion with time together and good food, the business crowd meeting over lunch, and friends unwinding over some drinks after work, or catching up after time apart,” says Emily. “It’s the life that’s in a restaurant – the people, the families – that I miss most.”
The team at Crave is leaner these days, but as ready as ever to host us.
“Even during the early days of the lockdown and those uncertain times when we were just learning and beginning to adapt, our regular customers were able to find a way to support us,” Emily said. “We’re so thankful for all our customers; some were ordering family dinners a few times a week, and that was a great way for us to keep in touch. It lifted our spirits to see that kind of support.”
“… I miss the loud laughter, the families coming in to celebrate a milestone occasion with time together and good food, the business crowd meeting over lunch, and friends unwinding over some drinks after work, or catching up after time apart,” says Emily. “It’s the life that’s in a restaurant – the people, the families – that I miss most.”
Another change Crave is adapting to is the Victoria Avenue Beautification & Infrastructure project, which is well underway… right in front of the restaurant.
“The construction has added one more obstacle to our list of challenges to overcome,” Emily said. Crave responded by providing a video route map on their Facebook page, showing customers exactly how to access the restaurant. “Park on the side streets or out back, use the sidewalk access beside Golf’s”, and you will find yourself at home at Crave either on their patio or dining inside. If you prefer curbside pick-up or delivery, Crave has adapted to that too; park nearby, call them up, and they’ll run your order out to you in your vehicle.
Find Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar where we’ve always met to celebrate, communicate and congregate over great food and wine pairings in an atmosphere that invites and celebrates life’s important moments. Downtown at the heart of it all, they are there and ready to welcome you.
Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar
1925 Victoria Avenue