Best of Dine Out Vancouver’s Canadian Dishes
Dine Out Vancouver festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year and this invokes all kinds of the warm and fuzzies. We wanted to take a little trip down memory lane and round up the best of Dine Out Vancouver’s Canadian dishes. To get your taste buds tingling, we’ve done the legwork for you and selected 11 of the best Canadian Dine Out classics to relive. Prepare to feel your stomach growl!
1. The Oakwood
One of their 2015 dishes: 24 hour pork neck, smoked apple BBQ sauce, popcorn grits, creamed kale, and paprika scallions.
The use of pork neck and popcorn grits created a classic plate of Canadian comfort food. Our mouths are watering now at just the mention of smoked apple BBQ sauce …
Photo credit – Instagram @theoakwood
One of their 2016 dishes: Seared sablefish, radish, daikon noodle, spinach, and smoked miso butter sauce with a hint of paprika.
Sablefish is a staple fish (see what we did there?) in Canadian cuisine and is extremely popular throughout BC. This dish was cooked to flaky perfection with daikon noodles and miso butter.
One of their 2014 dishes: Wild Boar terrine, house-made brioche, pickled chanterelle, endive, apple chutney.
With meats smoked and cured in-house and local ingredients creating great Canadian comfort food, what’s the catch at Catch122? The use of game meat and pickled chanterelle offered a wonderful contemporary Canadian dish to their 2014 menu.
4. E.B.O. Restaurant
One of their 2016 dishes: Maple and citrus cured pink salmon, sunchoke, smoked sour cream, apple pearls, asian pear and rye.
You had us at the words: ‘maple-cured’. This dish perfectly married east and west Canadian classics from the sunchoke to the salmon.
One of their 2015 dishes: Grilled hanger steak, onion ‘Lyonnaise’, fingerling potatoes and nasturtium chimichurri.
Always using the best local, organic, seasonal ingredients in true Canadian style, this Wildebeest dish encompasses all of the above. We wouldn’t mind trying this dish again!
6. Beach Bay Cafe and Patio
One of their 2016 dishes: North Pacific lingcod with clams, mussels, green peas and potatoes.
Offering Oceanwise sustainable seafood, Beach Bay Cafe and Patio brings the west coast cuisine to life with their seafront setting. Serving traditional Canadian dishes with local wine pairings, Beach Bay exemplifies BC offerings. Most of all, the English Bay views ain’t bad!
7. Salmon and Bannock
From their 2016 menu: Layered Ojibway wild rice pudding and signature berry compote.
The use of indigenous Ojibway rice to create a sumptuous dessert definitely has us excited to check out their wild blueberry parfait at this year’s Dine Out!
8. Edible Canada
One of our 2015 dishes: Alberta bison steak, sunchoke purée, roasted fennel and haskap berry jus.
This dish was inspired by our Yukon Coast to Coast dinner and the northern haskap berry brought just the right amount of sweetness.
Back by popular demand: Gelderman Farm pork belly and crackling celeriac pomme puree, spiced rutabaga, okanagan Apple and birch syrup chutney.
A Dine Out Vancouver fave since 2013, the Forage team will be bringing back the Gelderman Farm pork belly again this year. We can’t wait!
10. Brix & Mortar
One of their 2016 dishes: Wild sockeye, Dungeness crab hash and salsa verde.
Bringing traditional Canadian dishes to life in their sleek Yaletown location. Brix and Mortar combined West Coast seafood with an increasingly popular accompaniment for this dish. Seafood on seafood is always a winner in our books!
Joining the Dine Out Vancouver line up this year is Fable. The highly popular Kitsilano restaurant was born out of a passion to help define Canadian cuisine and we can’t wait to try their Dine Out Menu. Their Lemon Meringue Parfait is featured, if you needed any more persuading!
Undoubtedly after this year’s Dine Out Vancouver festival there will be more legendary dishes to add to the list and we can’t wait to see Canadian cuisine showcased across the city. Check out our 2017 Dine Out menu and let us know all about your Dine Out story via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!