AWESOME THING WE ATE #887: Wagyu On Hot Corn Butter With Coins Of Black Truffle

Marc Lepine, chef at Ottawa’s famed Atelier and the current Canadian Culinary Champion, cooked an amazing meal for judges, Canadian Olympians (that’s Jamie Salé with all those black truffles) and special guests up on Big White last night. Seeing as the competitions start tonight, it was billed as his “last supper”. We weren’t disappointed. Lepine cooked a great many things, among them kusshi oysters sexed up with horseradish foam and foie gras croquettes floating in chanterelle soup, but the meat course was my favourite: insanely marbled wagyu beef striploin on hot and buttery corn juice with shavings of black truffle and dollops of truffle sour cream. It was as good as it looks, ending his reign on the highest of notes.

MORE AWESOME THINGS WE ATE

There are 0 comments

You Need To Try This

Vancouver’s Best Tacos, Mapped

22 Places

We love tacos so much that we ate several dozen of them in a concerted effort to map out Vancouver's very best.

You Need to Try ‘The Lumiere’ Cocktail at The Vermillion Room

Here’s the thing about The Vermillion Room at The Fairmont Banff Springs: you really can’t go wrong with a drink order.

You Need To Try This Pina Borracha in Railtown

It'd be a 'stiff' drink if it weren't for all the char-speckled juice. Pair it with Stu Irving's wild prawn tacos with sunflower sprout chimichurri.

You Need To Try This

Vancouver’s Best New Restaurants, Ranked

13 Places

We present these fine establishments in no particular order, but give each of our readers TWO votes so they can be ranked.