I am back into my driving the Fraser Canyon routine and wow, the food choices in the Canyon have never been so good.
First up, breakfast from Chef Todd at Fat Jack’s Diner just north of Boston Bar. A Swiss cheese, kale, and sausage omelette. Delicious. The hashbrown potatoes are too under-cooked for my liking, but the overall breakfast experience is very positive.
And of course a drive through the Fraser Canyon does not happen without a stop at 293 Wallace Street.
Although chef Hiro Takeda is now working in Copenhagen Denmark with the people from the world renowned Noma Restaurant, he has left his restaurant in the hands of Brent (who’s last name I regretfully have forgotten). Chef Hiro trained Brent so I trust the restaurant is in good hands.
My travel companion and I started with what I would call a very unusual appetizer – fresh pork rinds. Yep. Pork rinds.
They arrived at the table hot and snapping as they continued to pop and expand. I would definitely order these again.
For my main course I went with the Crispy Pork Belly. The little pool of green stuff on the plate is a green tomato and jalapeno jam. There could have been more jalapeno in the jam.
To balance the fattiness of the pork belly there is a a good selection of of house pickled vegetables – yellow beets, carrots, and yes, mushrooms. Very cool.
The roasted Brussels sprouts were awesome. I will now only eat Brussels sprouts if they are roasted.
My travel companion being a much less adventurous diner than me, he opted for the 293 Wallace Street signature burger. He reported that it was a “very good” burger. He did admit that he prefers less meat in his burger than this one had.
For dessert I asked the server to get the kitchen to make something for me. Lemon cheesecake with a graham crumb and a berry sauce. With ants.
As I have said before, if you get beyond thinking about eating the ants, they add a very strong citrus flavour to the cheesecake. I seriously encourage you to try the ants on their dessert. It is a flavour sensation.
And finally, after drinking I can’t count how many crappy cups of coffee from that place started by a hockey player, I have discovered The Blue Moose coffee shop in Hope.
Awesome coffee. Pricey pastries and sandwiches but they certainly looked good!
Traveling the Fraser Canyon has never before been such a good time for foodies.