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Pink Pearl embraces community supports by giving back

Exquisite menu showcasing '4-decades of Chinese dinner fares' kicks off 4-month long campaign to benefit Food Bank and Sowers Society

April 12, 2017, Vancouver, BC - Vancouver's longest-running Chinese restaurant Pink Pearl remains a neighbourhood favourite. Located at the same East Vancouver location since its grand opening in 1980, this classic dimsum and seafood house was forced to close due to a fierce fire in late 2009. A supposedly temporary closure lasted over 2 years. In May of 2012, Pink Pearl finally opened its door again at the very same address with a bigger banquet hall and better facilities.

As one of the very few Chinese restaurants to operate outside of Chinatown back when Chinatown was blooming, original owner Mr. Wong had the insight to erect a free-standing Chinese restaurant that offered hand-crafted dimsum served on pushed carts and authentic Hong Kong style Cantonese fares at dinner time. Mr. Wong divided this corner lot into Pink Pearl Chinese Restaurant and a parking lot that offered ample free parking. His vision and decision pragmatically turned a new page in Vancouver's Chinese dining scene. The tradition carries on up to today, Pink Pearl is perhaps the remaining one or two Chinese restaurants that serve dimsum the classic style - on pushed carts; and will continue to do so for years to come.

It did not take long for Pink Pearl to be voted year after year as one of the top eateries in Greater Vancouver. Local and national awards it garners throughout the years have been plenty. With a huge banquet hall (capacity 650), easy access, convenient parking and most of all, top-quality Chinese cuisine, Pink Pearl has always been considered by many as the ideal venue for big and small gatherings. It has hosted luncheons and banquets of all kinds and all sizes - family celebrations, business parties, community events and weddings of various ethnicity and religion. Having been an active member of the community close to 4 decades, Pink Pearl never shy away from lending a helping hand. "Getting involved is the best way to say thank you to the folks from near and afar for their continuous supports." Alvin Zhang, General Manager of Pink Pearl stated.

At the helm of its 5th re-opening anniversary, Pink Pearl decides to celebrate by launching a fundraising campaign. The one-of-a-kind '4-decades of Chinese dinner fares at Pink Pearl menu' is for 10-12 persons and will be available to the public from May 1st to August 31 at $568.00, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Net proceeds will benefit the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and the Vancouver Sowers Society. A minimum of 48 hours reservation is required.

"Our regular clients have already shown keen interest to go on this culinary journey that takes them back to previous decades. Once popular but rarely-offered traditional courses prove to be forever treasured. They also applaud Pink Pearl's community involvement and are delighted to be able to support GVFB and The Sowers Society. We do expect a vibrant response. In fact, a table has been booked by a customer who is entertaining friends visiting from San Francisco. We are happy to offer this menu to the public even on special holidays including Mother's Day and Father's Day so the proceed generated from this special menu can add up substantially for two very worthy courses." Alvin added.

Reservation can be made by calling the restaurant at 604.253.4316.

Pink Pearl Chinese Restaurant is located at 1132 E. Hastings (west of Clarke) and opens daily from 9am to 10pm, Fridays and Saturdays to 10:30pm.

Greater Vancouver Food Bank www.foodbank.bc.ca                           

Vancouver Sowers Society of Education www.vansowers.org

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