Best Savoury Dishes in 2013

I have eaten a lot of dishes in restaurants all over and outside of Vancouver in the past year, these are dishes that are standouts, ones that you remember for a long time to come. This list is devoted to my favourite dishes that I have eaten in 2013.

Note: These are not in any ranking order

1)    Hay Roasted Carrots

Hay Roasted Carrots

Hay Roasted Carrots

The Farmers Apprentice

1535 W 6th Avenue, Vancouver

Web: www.farmersapprentice.ca

Twitter: @gunawan_dave

Chef Dave Gunawan

 

2)    Braised Beef Short Ribs with roasted okra and walnuts, and jelly beans

Braised Beef Short Ribs with roasted okra and walnuts, and jelly beans

Braised Beef Short Ribs with roasted okra and walnuts, and jelly beans

Vij’s Restaurant

1488 W 11 Ave, Vancouver

Web: http://www.vijsrestaurant.ca

Twitter: @Vijs_restaurant

Chef Meeru Dhalwala

 

3)   Steelhead Schwarma

Steelhead Schwarma

Steelhead Schwarma

Good Wolfe

1043 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Web: http://goodwolfe.ca/

Twitter: @GoodWolfeVan

Chef Josh Wolfe

 

4)    Bison Ribs in a light spiced tomato glaze

Bison Ribs in a light spiced tomato glaze

Bison Ribs in a light spiced tomato glaze

Burdock & Co

2702 Main Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.burdockandco.com

Twitter: @BurdockAndCo

Chef Andrea Carlson

 

5)    Salad of Carrots & Figs

Salad of Carrots & Figs

Salad of Carrots & Figs

L’Abattoir

217 Carrall Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.labattoir.ca/

Twitter: @LABATTOIR_VAN

Chef Lee Cooper

 

6)    Dungeness Black Pepper Crab Fritters

Dungeness Black Pepper Crab Fritters

Dungeness Black Pepper Crab Fritters

MARKET by Jean-Georges

Level 3, 1115 Alberni

Web: http://www.marketbyjgvancouver.com/

Twitter:  @MARKETjg_Van

Chef Montgomery Lau

 

7)    Duck Confit Hash

Duck Confit Hash

Duck Confit Hash

Sol Sun Belt Cookery

550 Denman Street, Vancouver

Menu: http://www.solsunbelt.com/

Twitter: @SoLSunBelt

Chef Abdel Elatouabi

 

8)    Arroz con Pato – Yarrow Meadows duck confit, coriander and dark beer rice

Arroz con Pato

Arroz con Pato

Chicha Restaurant

136 East Broadway, Vancouver

Web:  http://www.chicharestaurant.ca/

Twitter: @ChichaVancouver

Chef Shelome Bouvette

 

9)    Haida Gwaii Halibut brown butter broiled, Italian parsley & potato nuggets

Haida Gwaii Halibut brown butter broiled, Italian parsley & potato nuggets

Haida Gwaii Halibut brown butter broiled, Italian parsley & potato nuggets

Kitsilano Daily Kitchen

1809 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver.

Web: http://www.kitsdaily.com/

Twitter @KitsDaily

Chef Brian Fowke

 

10)    Butter Poached Alaskan Crab

Butter Poached Alaskan Crab

Butter Poached Alaskan Crab

Mosaic Bar & Grille

655 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Web: http://vancouver.hyatt.com

Twitter: @HyattVancouver

Chef Thomas Heinrich

 

11)    The Grilled Asparagus Salad

The Grilled Asparagus Salad

The Grilled Asparagus Salad

House Guest

332 Water Street. Vancouver

Web: http://housexguest.com/

Twitter: @housexguest

Chef Jimmy Stewart

 

12) Winter Salad with mushrooms in textures, beets, carrots, vegetable ash goat cheese, hazelnuts, lettuces, buttermilk, wild herbs and weeds.

Winter Salad

Winter Salad

House Guest

332 Water Street. Vancouver

Web: http://housexguest.com/

Twitter: @housexguest

Chef Jimmy Stewart

 

13) Spring Salad

Chef Jimmy Stuarts's Spring Salad

Chef Jimmy Stuarts’s Spring Salad

House Guest

332 Water Street. Vancouver

Web: http://housexguest.com/

Twitter: @housexguest

Chef Jimmy Stewart

 

14) Orange Glazed Lamb Ribs

 

Orange Glazed Lamb Ribs

Orange Glazed Lamb Ribs

Tuc Craft Kitchen

60 West Cordova St, Vancouver

Web: www.tucrestaurant.com

Twitter: @TucRestaurant

Chef Roy Flemming

 

15) Potato Mash Pizza

Potato Mash Pizza

Potato Mash Pizza

Don’t Argue Pizzeria

3240 Main Street, Vancouver

 

16) Selection of rolls: Golden, Great Pacific, Great Canadian, Northern Light, Rainbow and Tojo.

Selection of rolls: Golden, Great Pacific, Great Canadian, Northern Light, Rainbow and Tojo.

Selection of rolls: Golden, Great Pacific, Great Canadian, Northern Light, Rainbow and Tojo.

Tojo’s

1133 W Broadway, Vancouver

Web: http://www.tojos.com/Splash.html

Twitter: @TojosRestaurant

Chef Tojo

 

17) Chilled Dungeness Crab Cannelloni

Chilled Dungeness Crab Cannelloni

Chilled Dungeness Crab Cannelloni

Mosaic Bar & Grille

655 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Web: http://vancouver.hyatt.com

Twitter: @HyattVancouver

Chef Thomas Heinrich

 

18) Porcini Mushroom Brûlée

Porcini Mushroom Brûlée

Porcini Mushroom Brûlée

Burgundy Restaurant

47 W. Hastings St., Vancouver

Web: http://www.burgundyvancouver.com/

Twitter: @BurgundyVan

Chef: Nitzan Cohen

 

19) Chicken & Waffles 

Chicken & Waffles

Chicken & Waffles

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver

Menu: http://www.joefortes.ca/

Twitter: @JoeFortesVan

Chef Wayne Sych

 

20) Duck Tostadas

Duck Tostadas

Duck Tostadas

La Mezcaleria 

1622 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Web: http://lamezcaleria.ca/

Twitter: @LaMezcaleriaYVR

Chef Tina Fineza

By: Richard Wolak