This is a deliciously spicy little number of Eagle Rare bourbon, dry gin and dry vermouth complicated by ginger syrup, Angostura bitters and charred citrus. The potent, aromatic mix is then poured into a smoke filled rocks glass for the win.
You don't have to be long immersed in Vancouver's food and drink scene to remember a time when mention of a food truck operating inside a brewery would seem a ridiculous fantasy. Perhaps in Portland, you dreamers. But here? The no fun nabobs at City Hall would laugh the idea off the permit track.
Given its consistency, its textural trip (crisp to soft) and its bright flavour kick that keeps on kicking, I reckon the KFC is one of the most satisfying of the countless snacky share plates currently on offer in Vancouver...
Bring a friend and share the hell out of it with some palate-feisty pepper squid and then mop the rice studded remains up with freshly hand-pulled roti -- an affordable (not to mention Skytrain-accessible) holiday on a tray!
Rather than stuffing the eggplant with its best friends (garlic, onions, tomatoes, various spices), they make a spread of it with miso and garnishes the resulting smear brightly with marinated tomato and olive oil.