Best Savoury Dishes of 2017

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 2017 in restaurants that are still open to this day.

Note: These are not in any ranking order

Cold Leek Soup

Cold Leek Soup

Vichyssoise style with seared Salmon and Potato ice cream, potato crumble, leek, pickled vegetables stunning dish on the summer tasting menu.

Bauhaus Restaurant

1 West Cordova Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-974-1147

Twitter: @BauhausRest

Created by: Chefs Tim Schultechef and David Mueller

 

Salt Crusted Sea Bass

Salt Crusted Sea Bass

with peperonata, leeks, lemon, caponata outstanding presentation and flavours!

Italian Kitchen

860 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 687-2858

Twitter: @Glowbal_Group

Instagram: @ikbyglowbal

 

Mantu Afghan style Dumplings

Mantu Afghan style dumplings

filled with spiced beef, topped with split peas + yogurt loved this unique dish, the owners mom makes these dumplings by hand, it is a dish that takes some time to make.

Afghan Kitchen

Unit 115, 16120 24 Avenue, Surrey

Tel: (604) 727-0070

Instagram: @aksurrey

 

Orecchiette with sea bass

Orecchiette with sea bass

with broccoli and bread crumbs, and olive oil, loved the flavours and textures of this dish.

La Quercia

3689 W 4th Avenue,Vancouver.

Tel: 604-676-1007

Twitter: @Quercia_Ufficio

 

Charred Cauliflower, Scallops and vanilla bean purée

Charred Cauliflower, Scallops and vanilla bean purée at Honey Salt

Honey Salt

39 Smithe Street, Vancouver

Tel: 778-370-8200

Twitter: @honeysaltvan

Instagram: @honeysaltvancouver

 

Spring Salmon

Spring Salmon

with artichoke agnolotti, asparagus, crispy onions, citrus emulsion stunning!

Botanist

1038 Canada Place (2nd floor), Vancouver

Tel: 604-695-5500

Twitter: @botanistdining

Instagram: @botanistdining

 

Yu Shang Braised Eggplant

Yu Shang Braised Eggplant

with shitake mushroom was another incredible dish and the presentation was superior as well.

1886 Restaurant

39 Smithe Street, Vancouver

Tel: 778-370-8500

Instagram: @1886vancouver

 

Crab Ravioli

Crab Ravioli

with mascarpone, corn and a delicious citrus beurre blanc.

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

2118 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 736-2220

Twitter:   @NOVOPizzeria

Created by:  Chef Carmine Paradiso

 

Penaeng Curry of Lamb

Penaeng curry of Lamb

an outstanding dish  with tender braised lamb shanks in a rich peanut curry, with thai basil,

Maenam

1938 W 4th Ave, Vancouver

Tel: 604-730-5579

Twitter: @maenam

 

Pan Roasted Sablefish

Pan Roasted Sablefish

Creamy Leek Couscous, Braised Fennel, Mushroom Essence

Bacchus Restaurant and Lounge

845 Hornby St, Vancouver

Tel (604) 689-7777

Twitter: @Wedgewoodhotel

Created by: Executive Chef Montgomery Lau

 

Pad Thai Haukhi

Pad Thai Haukhi

wrapped in egg garnished with peanuts, chili, lime, sugar and banana blossom stunning!

Ban Chok Dee

20395 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge

Tel: (604) 459-8000

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Created by: Chefs Ladda Kayankarn, Thares Chanto and Parinya Loptson

 

Bucatini

Bucatini

with scallions and pesto a wonderful dish full of flavours!

Orto Artisan Pasta

1600 MacKay, North Vancouver

Tel: (604) 929-0203

Instagram @ortoartisanpasta

 

White Gazpacho

White Gazpacho

a glorious cold soup with cucumber, marcona almonds, green grapes, sidestripe shrimp.

Botanist

1038 Canada Place (2nd floor), Vancouver

Tel: 604-695-5500

Twitter: @botanistdining

Instagram: @botanistdining

 

Beef Shortrib

Beef shortrib on a Sweet Corn purée

on a Sweet Corn purée, with torched baby corn and chanterelles, salted and caramelized popcorn with a Barbq style sauce summer, an incredibly delicious dish.

Bauhaus Restaurant

1 West Cordova Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-974-1147

Twitter: @BauhausRest

Created by: Chefs Tim Schultechef and David Mueller

 

Grilled Cactus and Halloumi Cheese

Grilled Cactus, Halloumi Cheese

with Avocado, and Salsa Verde, outstanding flavours!

Fayuca

1009 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 689-8523

Twitter: @fayucaville

Instagram: @fayucaville

 

Quail Rotolo

Quail Rotolo

with Almond and nettle purée, semolina cake stunning dish!

Cinara

350 West Pender St. Vancouver

Tel: 604-428-9694

Twitter @cinara350

Instagram @cinaravancouver

 

Dungeness Crab Noodle Soup

Dungeness crab noodle soup

with house-made noodles, a stunning dish.

Mak n’ Ming

1629 Yew Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-737-1155

Twitter @makNming

For more of my best savoury dishes, see last years list for 2016.

By: Richard Wolak