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Chef’s Daily Creation
Chic, understated, and local, Vu is a portal to a full-on sensory dining experience against the iconic beauty of the historic St. John’s harbour. The soundtrack is a mix of conversation, laughter and gently upbeat tunes tripping along in the background. The smells, subtly drifting in, hint at the ingenuity of a Chef with his dream job.
Every dish is innovative, with unexpected finishes. All made in house and from scratch. Including Chef Chris’s personal favourite – Cider & Maple Braised Pork Shank. Every cocktail is imaginative, some with a nod to tradition, others with a more modern twist. Every day brings a new end to a meal, with an assortment of regularly changing desserts. On every level, Vu is a conversation starter.
Free parking downtown. We have that, too. Just outside our door.
Are you looking for a new favourite spot? Come experience Vu restaurant. Call us at 709.552.1635 to make your reservation.
At 17, Chris Chafe was pursuing studies at Memorial University and working at a local restaurant. As he watched, he learned. And a passion for great food was ignited, inspiring a change of career plans.
By 22, Chris had gone from dishwasher to Executive Chef, the youngest ever in St. John’s. Since then, he has been with the culinary teams at Atlantica, Evoo, and Magnum & Steins, to name a few.
Chef Chris is no stranger to the podium; he’s a two-time St. John's Gold Medal Plates silver medalist, a past “King of Cod” at Roots, Rants and Roars, a Top Chef competitor, a James Beard house presenter, and the 2015 Canadian Culinary Championships Silver Spoon winner.
His approach is simplistic, but not simple. “Keep it fresh. Make it from scratch. Get all the senses involved.”
Born and raised in St. John’s, Chef Chris lives in the city with his wife, Stephanie, and their two sons, Declan and Dominic. His collection of over 200 cookbooks is his favourite possession.
“Hubby had the scallops – delicious! I had the wings – delicious! Brother-in-law had the calamari – delicious! Yum!"— Tina M., Facebook
“Even with 20 people in our party, the food was nothing short of amazing!”— Shannon P., Facebook
“Beautiful meal, amazing décor, awesome Vu!”— David B., Facebook
“The service was excellent, the atmosphere perfect, and the food was fantastic!”— Laura F., Facebook
“Great food! Great service! Great prices!”— Chris H., Facebook