What happens in my neighbourhood the day I randomly decide to take a different route home from work??
Wild things happen… I encountered a WILDEBEEST.
Fear not, I faired okay 😉
Prepare yourself, after reading this you may just be out the door to slay yourself your very own #wildebeest!
1. Crispy pork schnitzel, spiced beer mustard w/ Pinot Noir-Gamay Noir, Wildebeest 2012 – Okanagan Valley, BC
2. Cured and confit Lois Lake trout, pine-scented celeriac, wild & cultivated cress, pine butter w/ Chardonnay, Kumeu River ‘Village’ 2009 – Auckland, NZ
3. Feature harvest vegetables
4. Lamb tartare, heritage onions, horseradish emulsion, mustard seed gastrique w/ Pinot Noir-Gamay Noir, Wildebeest 2012 – Okanagan Valley, BC
5. Slow-cooked natural Angus short rib, smoked salt, hay jus w/Malbec-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon, Cuvelier Los Andes 2009 – Mendoza, AR
4. Tonka bean ice cream, Wildebeest nutella, chocolate cookie, hazelnut brittle
5. Pear mousse, chocolate sorbet, chewy pear, dehydrated chocolate mousse, salted caramel w/ Pentage Ice Wine 2011 – Skaha, BC
Notably the food was exquisite, I so enjoyed the eco friendly, non wasting attitude that is so nonchalant in most other restaurants…Not here though; at Wildebeest they pride themselves on utilizing the most creative and culinary centric, enticing ways the entire animal which indeed is farm fresh and LOCAL.
I was told by the marvellous Christine that often the owners head to the island to choose the daily “catch”.
You know you have talent in the kitchen when!
The atmosphere in this place rocked; everything from the edgy brick interior, the up cycled Pantages Theater lights, to the Alt Pop playing.
#wildebeestyvr has the most gracious helpful, authentic staff ~ Thank you Christina, Graham & Nassy!
What a rad place, filled with creative, eco conscience food choices!
I Will absolutely be going back.