Best Savoury Dishes in 2014

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 2014.

Note: These are not in any ranking order

Corzetti

 

Corzetti

Corzetti

Corzetti handcrafted noodles (the dough is made with an Italian dry white wine) with their house pesto, pine nuts and stratacella cheese

Novo Pizzeria

2118 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel:    (604) 736-2220

Web:  http://www.novopizzeria.com/

Twitter:   @NOVOPizzeria

Chef Carmine Paradiso

 

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup with gruyere cheese, croutons in a delicious broth

Café Cava

1860 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Tel: 604-925-2503

Web: http://cafecava.com

Twitter: @CafeCaVaWestVan

 

Seafood Paella Fideua

Seafood Paella Fideua

Seafood Paella Fideua

Seafood Paella Fideua with mussels, clams, octopus fried in white wine, prawns and dill; made with short vermicelli

Salida 7

52 Alexander Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604 569 3088

Web: http://www.salida7.ca/

Twitter: @salida7gastown

 

Thai Fish and Chips

 

Thai Fish and Chips

Thai Fish and Chips

Thai Fish and Chips a seasoned Lime Leaf Singha Beer-Battered Cod with Herbal Chili Paste and Peanut Pineapple Tamarind Sauce served with Hand-Cut Battered Pumpkin and Salted Taro Fries and a Plum Sauce with Cucumber and Ground Peanut. Lime Slices and Mini Dill Pickles on the side.

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Chef Parinya Lopston and Chef Ladda

 

Kabocha Squash Tart

Kabocha Squash Tart

Kabocha Squash Tart

Kabocha Squash Tart with house made apple butter, charred onion, Papito gratin with in house grown micro greens

Nomad

3950 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-708-8525

Web: http://nomad-vancouver.ca/

Twitter: @nomad_vancouver

Chef Ryan Reed and Chef Scott Swanson

 

Double Cooked Eggplant

Two Way Eggplant

Two Way Eggplant

Double Cooked Eggplant with a delicious sesame paste, long beans and crispy rice noodles

Bambudda Gastown

99 Powell Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-428-0301

Web: http://bambudda.ca/

Twitter: @Bambuddagastown

Chef Curtis Luk

 

Chicken Mole

Chicken Mole and a side of rice

Chicken Mole and a side of rice

Chicken Mole  with a side of rice and a lime wedge

La Mezcaleria

1622 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Web: http://lamezcaleria.ca/

Twitter: @LaMezcaleriaYVR

Chef Susana Trilling and Chef Alejandro Cruz

 

 

Halibut 

 

Halibut

Halibut with Chickpeas

Halibut served in a wonderful light broth with Edemame, fennel and onions

L’Abattoir

217 Carrall Street, Vancouver

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

Twitter: @LABATTOIR_VAN

Chef Lee Cooper

 

Crispy Polenta and taleggio 

Crispy Polenta and taleggio with tomato sauce

Crispy Polenta and taleggio with tomato sauce

Crispy Polenta and taleggio with tomato sauce

Ask For Luigi

305 Alexander Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-428-2544

Web: http://www.askforluigi.com/

Twitter: @askforluigi

Chef Jean-Christophe Poirier

 

The Fiddlehead 

The Fiddlehead

The Fiddlehead

The Fiddlehead with fiddleheads, fried polenta, raisins, goat cheese, radish slices

The Acorn

3995 Main Street

Tel: 604-566-9001

Web: http://www.theacornrestaurant.ca/

Twitter: @AcornVancouver

Chef Brian Skinner

 

The Duck Confit Hash

 The Duck Confit

The Duck Confit Hash

Duck Confit with potato and apple hash

Au Comptoir

2278 W 4th Ave, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 569-2278

Web: http://www.aucomptoir.ca/

Twitter: @Au_Comptoir

Chef Daniel McGee

 

Citrus and Olive Oil seared Hecate Strait Halibut

Citrus and Olive Oil seared Hecate Strait Halibut

Citrus and Olive Oil seared Hecate Strait Halibut

Citrus and Olive Oil seared Hecate Strait Halibut with house made ricotta stuffed crispy courgette in a rich tomato fennel sauce

The Grill at Vancouver Club

915 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

http://vancouverclub.ca/

Twitter: @VancouverClub

Chef Sean Cousins

 

Winter Vegetable Salad

Winter Vegetable Stew

Winter Vegetable Salad

Winter Vegetable Warm Salad a beautiful plate of colourful vegetables in a light cream sauce

Catch 122

122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604-731-3474

Web: http://www.catch122.ca/

Twitter: @catch122

Chef Jason Vallee

 

Marinated Black Cod 

 

Marinated Black Cod

Marinated Black Cod

Marinated Black Cod  in a citrus broth, lap Chong, maple cabbage

Steel Toad Pub

97 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604-709-8623

Web: http://steeltoad.ca/

Twitter: @SteelToadBeer

Chef Robbie Robinson

 

Pad Thai

Pad Thai

Pad Thai

Pad Thai with chicken and tofu, topped with red peppers, carrots, bok choi, onions, crushed peanuts with a lime wedge

Five Elements Café

1046 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel:  (604) 559-5938

Web: http://www.fiveelementscafe.com/

Twitter: @5ElementsCafe

Chef Victoria Mekong

 

5-spiced Duck Confit Tempura

5-spiced Duck Confit Tempura

5-spiced Duck Confit Tempura

5-spiced Duck Confit Tempura du puy lentil cassoulet, wilted green and orange vinaigrette

Left Bank Restaurant

751 Denman Street, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 687-1418

Web: http://www.leftbankvancouver.com/

Twitter: @LeftBankVan

Chef Spencer Watts

 

Flatbread with Mascarpone & black pepper honey

Blistered wood stone Flatbread and Mascarpone & black pepper honey

Blistered wood stone Flatbread and Mascarpone & black pepper honey

Blistered wood stone flatbread with Mascarpone & black pepper honey

Cafe Medina

780 Richards Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604 879 3114

Web: www.medinacafe.com

Twitter: @CafeMedina

Chef Jonathan Chovancek

 

Thai Green Queen Curry

Thai Green Queen Curry

Thai Green Queen Curry

Green Queen Curry – Halibut fish with coconut milk, green curry paste, fish sauce, spinach, red bell pepper and eggplant thai basil.

U & I Thai

3364 Cambie St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 875-6999

Web: http://uandithai.com/

Twitter: @uratomjit

Chef A-guan Phutyeam and Mr. Kittipoj  Chidjarean

For more of my best savoury dishes, see last years list for 2013

By: Richard Wolak