Sausage, Tots, And Country Gravy At Wolf In The Fog

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by Andrew Morrison | Readers who follow Scout’s Instagram account might recognise this monster of a breakfast sandwich from Tofino’s recently opened Wolf In The Fog. The toasted bun came layered with egg, cabbage, and a pork sausage disc – all soaked in a salty country-style gravy.

It was scarfed down just a few days ago alongside some over-sized, perfectly seasoned and super crispy tater tots. The plate might seem a little pedestrian for a chef of Nick Nutting’s high caliber (he’s the biggest food nerd of his generation on the Island), but pedigrees are moot on rainy mornings in Tofino. It’s big, hot, delicious, and worth every cent of $12.

Check the place out the next time you make it over to Tofino. It’s got a casual but capable vibe that makes for a fairly accurate embodiment of the town’s hardy and house proud spirit. If I were to try to pin down a comparison in ambience, I’d liken it to the excellent Pointe Restaurant at the nearby Wickaninnish Inn (where several of the owners were once employed), only a few weeks after it had been taken over and remodelled by a renegade group of leather-loving surfers who preferred long hair and the hallucinogenic twang of The Allah-Las to staff uniforms and the piped-in sounds of the ocean (yes, they actually do that at The Pointe, and it’s pretty awesome).

I haven’t given the complete dinner menu a good going over yet (I walked in on their first service of a new menu), but everything I tasted was totally on point, including bartender Hailey Pasemko’s evocative Cedar Sour cocktail, which tasted like a really good west coast memory of a campfire gone by. Take a look at some of shots I took of the space below (taken before service).

  • The Den on the main floor (daytime service)
    The Den on the main floor (daytime service)
  • Nice collection of surf-centric vinyl in The Den at The Wolf In The Fog
    Nice collection of surf-centric vinyl in The Den at The Wolf In The Fog
  • Upper floor dining room from the corner lounge area
    Upper floor dining room from the corner lounge area
  • Corner lounge at Wolf In The Fog
    Corner lounge at Wolf In The Fog
  • Dining room and bar from the patio doors
    Dining room and bar from the patio doors
  • Driftwood wolf sculpture - pretty stunning
    Driftwood wolf sculpture - pretty stunning
  • Communal table dominating the main dining room
    Communal table dominating the main dining room
  • Punch bowls behind the bar
    Punch bowls behind the bar
  • At the bar
    At the bar
  • Mmm, holy goodness in The Den at Wolf In The Fog
    Mmm, holy goodness in The Den at Wolf In The Fog

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