Every great story needs a beginning. Our story began with Trevor Bird. While competing on Season 2 of Top Chef Canada during the ever popular “Restaurant Wars” episode, Trevor came up with the name for the team's farm to table restaurant concept: FABLE. The vision was born. The perfect location was found that shared the vision of an open kitchen where the kitchen team could interact with guests while showcasing their talents.
The next step was finding someone the vision could be shared with to help bring Fable to life. Where else, but online… "Chef looking for front of house partner". Kathy Schleyer forwarded the ad to Ron MacGillivray. Trevor and Ron met for the 1st time over coffee. After two hours of getting to know each other, the vision was shared. Within three weeks they took over 1944 West 4th Avenue and with a lot of help from friends and family Fable started to take shape. Exposed brick walls, wood beams reclaimed from the historic Cecil. Farm to table came to Kitsilano in 2012.
Fast forward almost ten years and Fable continues to deliver innovative and locally sourced meals.
After running the show in the kitchen during the past two and half years. Chris Buller has passed the knife and tongs back to Max Straczek. Chris is currently opening up the new Fable Bar location downtown at 755 Richards Street.
Our story comes full circle with the talented Max Straczek back on the pass.
Chef Max Straczek spent five years abroad with the goal of expanding his culinary knowledge and abilities. Time was spent in London, Spain, Cypress and other countries before spending time in Poland where he helped to open their first Michelin Star restaurant. Upon return to Vancouver Max spent five years working all positions at Fable Kitchen and running Fable Diner at Main & Broadway. Max then honed his skill at some of Vancouver's best restaurants until returning to Fable Kitchen to take on the head Chef role.
Sun/Mon/Tues/Wed nights 5:00pm-9:00pm
Reservation priority is given to requests past the current day sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or a DM to our twitter account after you have asked us to follow you. Provide name, contact phone number, number in party and request for date and time. Your reservation is not confimed until you receive a response via phone or email! Day of reservations are best made by phone, we may not access email past noon.
We will never over book the room as we want save space for our neighbors, friends, Gordon Ramsay and anyone who wants to wander in to Fable. Our goal is to ensure that our quality of food and level of service are consistent every night of the week and anytime during service. We may limit the size and time of any request in order to maintain our standards.