Fall is in the air, cooler weather and changing leaves have ushered in a fresh crop of seasonal ingredients to the kitchen at Burdock & Co. The cozy eatery celebrates the turn of the seasons with inventive new dishes perfect for family-style feasts. But that’s not all: the restaurant is particularly festive thanks to Executive Chef Andrea Carlson’s recent induction into the B.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame, as well as the appointment of new Sommelier Claire Saksun and the continuation of ’70s-inspired Disco Dumplings happy hour and weekend brunch.
Morel mushrooms, cauliflower, fennel and potatoes – fall’s cornucopia makes for menu items bursting with bold flavours and textures. Chef Andrea and her team have crafted poetic dishes that read like an ode to the new season: roasted radishes with smoked cayenne koji and garlic; shaved fennel salad with nasturtium flower ice and fennel flowers; and grilled radicchio with prosciutto, pecorino, black garlic crumb and mint – and that’s just to start. Indecisive diners, fear not: Burdock & Co’s family-style sharing menu ($65 per guest) is perfect for sampling an array of flavours.
“I love the changing of the seasons, and fall just might be my favourite time of year for new produce,” said Chef Andrea. “There are so many incredible flavours, textures, colours and aromas to play with. Our fall dishes are a sensorial journey, and I’m excited to share these adventurous flavour combinations with our guests.”
Chef Andrea was recently honoured as the newest inductee into the prestigious B.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame, which recognizes her as a ‘Local Champion’ for her support of farm-to-table food and drink. Chef has been lauded for creating a special experience at Burdock & Co which prioritizes ingredients sourced from a trusted network of local farmers, growers and vintners, and celebrates pride of place through every dish. Chef received her award at the Hall of Fame’s black-tie gala, which took place in Vancouver on October 1.
The celebrations continue with Claire Saksun joining the team as Burdock & Co’s new wine director. Formerly the wine director at celebrated restaurant Royal Dinette, Claire fell in love with Chef Andrea’s philosophy of forging relationships with family farmers and winemakers, and the restaurant’s focus on organic low-intervention wines. Now firmly entrenched in her new role, Claire takes pride in curating a natural wine list that supports Burdock & Co’s farm-to-table ethos and encourages guests to experience the myriad delights of natural wines.
Burdock & Co’s ever-popular Disco Dumplings happy hour continues every Monday at 8:00pm. Throughout the evening, local DJs spin vinyls while an evolving menu showcases local beers and wines at a discounted price.
A team of leading ladies will be at the helm of Disco Dumplings this Monday, October 29. Burdock & Co will be showcasing wines produced by some of the world’s most talented female winemakers and viticulturalists, including Elisabetta Foradori, Marie Courtin, Elena Pantaleoni, and Anne Paillet.
Guests can enjoy an assortment of decadent dumplings and groove the night away to the musical stylings of DJ Yu Su. As always, Disco Dumplings is first-come, first-served; regular dining reservations are accepted on Mondays until 6:30pm.
The Burdock & Co team are excited to participate in the
EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival with an enticing event this fall. Thursday, November 8 will see Chef Andrea collaborate with Toronto’s celebrated Chef Tyler Shedden of The Chase to present a multicourse feast at Burdock & Co. Guests can look forward to a unique culinary journey of locally-grown, sustainable and full-flavoured dishes. Dinner will commence at 7:00pm; tickets are priced at $150 (plus tax) and available online here. Due to nature of this event, the restaurant may not be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions; it is advised to contact the restaurant with any allergy inquiries prior to purchasing your tickets.
EAT! Harvest returns on Friday, November 9 at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront Ballroom with 24 top chefs, including Chef Andrea. The rock star line up will offer canapés, desserts, and carefully selected wine parings to complement the cuisine from the best chefs in the world. Tickets can be purchased online here and are priced at $125 (plus tax).
Brunch fiends who have yet to visit Burdock & Co for a morning pick-me-up are in for a treat: the eatery dishes up the city’s best brunch, indicated by
Vancouver Magazine’s Gold Award for Best Brunch this year. True to form, the kitchen team strikes a balance between classic and unexpected dishes, appeasing traditionalists and adventure-seekers alike – even vegans and vegetarians will find plenty of dishes to choose from, though carnivores can rest easy the brunch menu is also jammed with ethically raised meats. Favourites include crispy fried chicken with potato pickle mayo; gluten-free eggs benny glazed in lemon hollandaise sauce and accompanied by either smashed avocado or grilled bacon; vegan avocado smash with cashew curd, chili-fried broccoli and roasted mushrooms; and French pancakes drenched in maple syrup and cream, and served with seasonal fruit. Brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Located at 2702 Main Street, Burdock & Co is open daily from 5:00pm, and for weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 2:00pm. For reservations or group bookings, please call 604.879.0077 or visit Burdockandco.com.
About Burdock & Co
Opened in 2013, Burdock & Co is Andrea Carlson’s uncompromising vision of what a restaurant can be. Located on Main Street in the heart of Vancouver, Burdock & Co presents sophisticated dining in a casual setting, with an evolving local and organic menu, naturalist wine program, and a signature way of cooking that trusts the raw materials to shine. Burdockandco.com