Primavista expects a lift from the new City Lights development. The Italian fine-dining favorite, located in the Queen's Tower apartments-turned-condos, is at the top of Price Hill and in the center of the recently announced Incline District development that will include offices and retail space.
Chef Chris Prince feels that the exposure will bring an influx of new customers to add to the steady stream of longtime fans. (Anne Mitchell)
CityBeat: What's the last great meal you ate, and where did you eat it?
Chris Prince: Jean-Robert at Pigall's. It seems like I had rabbit and the service was wonderful, but I'm really embarrassed to admit that it's been almost a year ago. We used to like to go to fine dining restaurants, but now we have a daughter. She's 3.
CB: Primavista does wonderful Italian food, but I wonder: Does it ever feel limiting to you to be locked into one country's cuisine?
CP: Sure, I mean, we can't suddenly do Pan-Asian cuisine. But Italian is a pretty broad subject. Mediterranean -- you've got so many different ingredients and ways to combine them, so many styles. People will say to me, "Hey, that's not Italian," like when I do seafood. But Italy's got water on three sides, so -- you can always do seafood.
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