Vancouver Foodster Pancake Challenge

Welcome to the 1st ever Vancouver Foodster #Local Pancake Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to create a Savoury or Sweet Pancake Dish to enter into this challenge. Each creation must have a minimum of 3 Local ingredients in the dish, such as using locally grown apples, peaches or thyme; locally produced bacon or other local ingredients. Most of the restaurants have created a special pancake dish just for this challenge. Each of these restaurants will be featuring their pancake dish from October 18-November 18th, if you don’t see it on the menu just ask the Manager or Chef and they will make it for you!

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite pancake dishes – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Visit the participating restaurants for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch and try the Savoury and Sweet creations, then visit us at http://vancouverfoodster.com/pancake-challenge/ to VOTE for your favourites between November 15-21st.

Here are the 9 Pancake dishes in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Establishment Local Prawn Pancake

Establishment Local Prawn Pancake

Created by: Executive Chef Victor Bongo

Price: $12

Offered:  Dinner, nightly

Description:  Chickpea flour pancakes topped with B.C. Spot Prawns and a Fraser Valley Quail Egg, with spinach puree, goat cheese & orange creme fraiche, drizzled with Canadian Maple Whisky Syrup and finished with merlot micro-greens and smoked sea-salt flakes.

Local Ingredients:  Local B.C. Spot Prawns, Locally Grown Spinach, Fraser Valley Quail Eggs, Local Okanagan Goat Cheese, Canadian Maple Whisky Syrup

Savoury or Sweet: Savoury

Location: 3162 West Broadway, Vancouver

Twitter: @EstLounge

Web:  http://www.estlounge.com/

 

Fable Kitchen

Pulled Pork Johnny Cakes

Pulled Pork Johnny Cakes

Created by: Trevor Bird

Price: $12

Offered: Saturday and Sunday Brunch 10:30am -2:00pm

Description: Cornmeal pancakes, made with Walter’s eggs, Two Rivers durrock pulled pork, Urban Diggs Julliet tomato jam and pickled jalapeno.

Local Ingredients:  Walter’s eggs, Two Rivers durrock pulled pork, Urban Diggs Julliet tomato jam

Savoury or Sweet: Savoury

Location: 1944 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Twitter: @FableKitchen

Web:  http://fablekitchen.ca/

 

Catch 122

Flap Jacques

Flap Jacques

Created by:  Rachel Whiting and Chris Hogan

Price:  $12

Offered:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and weekend Brunch (Note: Not available Noon to 2:00 pm Monday to Friday).

Description: Carrot cake pancake with red wine poached local plum, pumpkin cream cheese, toasted walnuts and orange vanilla cream

Local Ingredients:

1. Milk and Whipping Cream and Yogurt – Birchwood Dairy (Abbotsford)

2. Eggs – Green as Grass Farm (Chiliwack)

3. Pumpkin – Richmond Country Farm (Stevenston)

4. Plum – Local Farmer’s Market (Vancouver)

5. Carrot – Local Farmer’s Market (Vancouver)

Savoury or Sweet:  Sweet

Location:122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Twitter: @catch122

Web:  http://catch122.com/

 

Herons West Coast Kitchen at The Fairmont Waterfront

Fraser Valley Hazelnut and Tiger Blue Buttermilk Pancakes with Apple Beet Preserve & Warm Waterfront Rooftop Honey

Fraser Valley Hazelnut and Tiger Blue Buttermilk Pancakes with Apple Beet Preserve & Warm Waterfront Rooftop Honey

Created by: Chef Ross Johnston

Cost: $16

Offered: Breakfast and Brunch meal periods, 7 days a week.

Breakfast:

Sunday-Friday (buffet) – 6:30 am to 10:30 am

Sunday-Friday (à la carte) – 6:30 am to 11:30 am

Saturdays (buffet and à la carte) – 6:30 am to 11:30 am

Local Ingredients: Fraser Valley Hazelnuts, Tiger Blue Cheese, Okanagan Apples, Fairmont Waterfront’s Rooftop Honey

Description: Fraser Valley Hazelnut and Tiger Blue Buttermilk Pancakes with Apple Beet Preserve & Warm Waterfront Rooftop Honey

Savoury or Sweet: Sweet

Location:  900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver

Twitter: @FairmontWF

Web:  fairmont.com/waterfront-vancouver/

 

Bob Likes Thai Food

Bob’s Pan Cake

Bob’s Pan Cake

Created by: Tai Keattivanichvily

Price: $10.00

Offered:  Lunch and Dinner daily.

Description:  Ground chicken with coriander root, Thai Basil, Rice wrap, Cucumber, red onion, Mayo with home-made plum sauce and ground BC cranberry

Local Ingredients: Cranberry, Cucumber, Local Chicken, Local made rice wrap.

Savoury or Sweet: Savoury

Location: 3755 Main Street & 1521 West Broadway, Vancouver

Twitter: @boblikethaifood

Web: http://www.boblikesthaifood.com/

 

Zachary’s on Robson

Dancing Salmon Pancake

Dancing Salmon Pancake

Created by: Chef Alejandro Vasquez Arias

Price: $7.00 for one pancake

Offered: All day, every day.

Description: BC smoked salmon & candy salmon  BC Eggs, flour, fresh BC dill, BC mushrooms, , crispy rice, bonito flakes with the sauce and ginger on the side.

Local Ingredients:  Salmon, Mushrooms, Dill and eggs.

Savoury or Sweet: Savory

Location: 121 Robson Street, Vancouver

Twitter: @ZacharysRobson

Web: http://www.zacharysonrobson.com/

 

Fishworks

Pancake aux Fruits de mer

Pancake aux Fruits de mer

Created by: Chef Shallaw Kadir

Price: $14

Offered: Lunch & dinner

Description: Pancake with seafood

Local Ingredients: Baynes Sound Manila clams, B.C. Honey Mussels, Squid, Qualicum Beach Scallops

Savoury or Sweet: Savoury

Location: 91 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Twitter: @FishworksLOLO

Web: http://www.fishworks.ca/

 

Cove Fine Foods

Autumn Spiced Crepe

Autumn Spiced Crepe

Created by: Chef Kyle Wainwright

Price:  $9

Offered:  Every night as dessert

Description: Autumn Spiced crepe w scented pumpkin mousse, and milk chocolate Callebaut dipped ReUp BBQ Bacon

Local Ingredients: Vanderpol’s Cage free eggs, local pumpkin, ReUp BBQ Bacon

Savoury or Sweet:  Sweet (w savory bacon)

Location: 437 N Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver

Twitter: @CoveFineFoods

Web: http://www.covefinefoods.com

 

Yolks Breakfast

BC Hazelnut Pancakes with local apple-aged white cheddar fritters

BC Hazelnut Pancakes with local apple-aged white cheddar fritters

Created by: Chef Steven Ewing

Price: $8.95

Offered: Tuesday – Friday: 7:30am -1pm, Saturday: 10am – 3pm

Description: BC Hazelnut Pancakes with local apple-aged white cheddar fritters

Local ingredients:  Eggs, Apples, Hazelnuts, Honey, Cheddar, Milk

Savoury or Sweet:  Sweet

Location: Food Truck at Dunsmuir & Beatty Street, Vancouver

Twitter:@YolksBreakfast

Web: http://www.yolks.ca/

 

Tweeting: Include our twitter address and hashtag whenever possible in your tweets.

@VanFoodster #PancakeChallenge

Make sure you pick up one of the Pancake Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourite pancake dishes. Remember to Vote for your favourites from November 15-21st at http://vancouverfoodster.com/pancake-challenge/

Have fun, eat local, enjoy the sweet and savoury pancake dishes, tweet your dishes and include the restaurants twitter address too!

By: Richard Wolak