Best Savoury Dishes of 2020

I have eaten a lot of dishes inside and outside Vancouver restaurants 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 2020 at restaurants that are still open to this day.

Note: These are not in any ranking order

A Summer at Orto

it was such a glorious salad with fresh and flavourful ingredients from the garden and the local farms and a great memory to savour! The salad was made with Prawns, cold ratatouille and tomato salad, olive oil, lemon juice, harissa dressing.

Orto Artisan Pasta

1600 Mackay Rd, North Vancouver

Phone: (604) 929-0203

Instagram @ortoartisanpasta

Chili Roasted Chicken

Rau Ram (aka Vietnamese Coriander) the spice on the outside of the chicken, they also use it on some of the other meat dishes (from Vietnam). the chicken is marinated for 48 hours then sous vide, making for delicious and flavourful chicken.

The Lunch Lady 

1046 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Instagram @thelunchlady

Smoked Veal & Tuna 

Smoked Veal & Tuna

is a play on the traditional Italian Vitell Tonne; where the fusion is wonderous, the veal is smoked to give it a barbq taste while the rest of the ingredients tuna & anchovy dressing, salsa verde, caper berries, pecorino fresco, celery; one of my favourite dishes on their menu.

Say Mercy

4298 Fraser Street, Vancouver

instagram @saymercyyvr

Glorious Pickled Beets

served with burrata cheese and meadowsweet tahini dressing

Published on Main 

3593 Main Street, Vancouver.

Instagram @published.on.main

Ippoglosso 

Pan roasted B.C. halibut was one of the star dishes with farro verde, roasted lemon, cauliflower, crispy greens, dandelion.

Cibo Trattoria 

900 Seymour Street, Vancouver

Instagram @cibotrattoria

Gnocchi Cipolla 

Gnocchi Cipolla

a standout with caramelized sweet onion, guangiale, balsamic reduction & rosemary.

Artusi Restaurant

412 6th Street, New Westminster

Instagram @artusirestaurant

Pan Roasted Halibut

lemon, capers, homemade gnocchi, brown butter foam, this was a stunning dish and perfect for summer.

Glowbal Restaurant at Telus Garden

590 West Georgia Street, Vancouver.

Instagram @glowbalrestaurant

Aloo Nazakati

Aloo Nazakati

a unique dish that I never had before until now, Crispy potato shells stuffed with cottage cheese, marinated with spices and cooked in the clay oven and I loved it

Curry Lounge

16030 24 Ave #130, Surrey

Instagram @curryloungesouthsurrey

Stuffed Eggplant Plate 

a delicious plantbased Middle Eastern dish with hummus, tahini, potatoes and pita.

Ofra’s Kitchen

1088 Denman St, Vancouver

Instagram @ofraskitchen

Khao Piak Taro Scallops Curry

a delicious Thai prawn curry sauce and grilled scallops; served with aromatic deep fried herbs and fresh vegetables.

Ban Chok Dee Thai

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Instagram @bcdthai

Cardamom Confit Duck Tagine

a delicious Moroccan dish with Halal Hormone free non medicated duck confit, Braised in duck consommé, with pear, carrots, figs, dates, sesame duck cracklings. served with freekeh.

Moltaqa Restaurant

51 W Hastings St, Vancouver

Instagram: @moltaqa.vancouver

Sous-Vide Cream Chicken

topped with garlic chips tender and flavourful chicken, bite after bite I wanted to eat more.

Damso Modern Korean Restaurant

867 Denman Street, Vancouver

Instagram @damsocuisine

For more of my best savoury dishes, see last years list for 2019.

By: Richard Wolak