The GOODS from Burdock & Co.
Vancouver, BC | Following their six-year anniversary in April, the popular Main Street eatery Burdock & Co scooped up two coveted Gold wins at the 2019 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards for the Best West Coast and Best East Side categories. Next up on the menu: new seasonal dishes showcasing B.C.’s bounty of beautiful ingredients; a special Mother’s Day brunch; and the continuation of the eatery’s ever-popular Disco Dumplings Monday-night series.
On April 15, Burdock & Co celebrated its sixth birthday – a significant milestone that represents just a fraction of the years Owner and Executive Chef Andrea Carlson has been dedicated to shaping Vancouver’s culinary scene. For more than a decade, Chef Carlson has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to sourcing homegrown ingredients and actively supporting local farmers and growers. Renowned for marrying unusual ingredients and executing exquisite platings, Chef’s earthy dishes pay homage to B.C.’s diverse environments, capturing the true essence of west coast fare. Her lasting impact on the province’s culinary scene was recognized last fall when she was inducted into the B.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame as the Local Champion.
Chef Carlson’s culinary acumen was most recently honoured at the 2019 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, which celebrates the best eateries in the city. This year, Burdock & Co won Gold for two categories, including Best East Side and Best West Coast with the judges lauding Chef Carlson for “taking the bounty of this area and moulding it into tiny, tasty treatises of what it means to create magic from sustainability.”
“We are overjoyed that these prestigious awards have recognized Burdock & Co as one of Vancouver’s best restaurants. To be named alongside such incredible eateries is a real honour,” said Chef Carlson. “These awards, and Burdock & Co’s six years of success, would not be possible without the dedication shown by our long-standing staff. Every day, they come to work with remarkable determination to create an above-and-beyond experience for our guests. I am grateful to have a passionate and supportive team.”
With the arrival of warm weather, guests can enjoy a fresh crop of ingredients brightening up Burdock & Co’s menu. Best enjoyed family-style, the sunny selection of flavourful dishes includes heirloom carrot and burdock salad with black sesame paste and mushroom crumb; rosemary-smoked mussels dressed in garlic and red wine vinegar sauce; and grain risotto with lacto-fermented potato puree, aged miso and crispy quinoa.
Burdock & Co continues to make Monday nights brighter with Disco Dumplings. From 8pm until long after the sun goes down, the spunky series transforms the dining area into a lively disco with DJ Chris Allen spinning vinyl. Dance, mingle, and nosh on fresh west coast-style dumplings, priced at just $10 per plate. Beer and natural wines are offered at discounted prices, as is the signature fried chicken with pickle mayo. Dumpling lovers can also pay a visit to sister restaurant Harvest Community Foods, where frozen burdock & pork dumplings are available for take-home purchase ($10 per bag; each bag contains 10 dumplings).
This Sunday, May 12, Burdock & Co celebrates Mother’s Day with a special brunch service. Diners can enjoy a two-course set menu, including petit fours, coffee and tea. Seatings are available between 10am to 2pm and the set menu is priced at $40 per person. Reservation are recommended, and can be made here.
Of course, you don’t need a special occasion to indulge in a leisurely morning meal – Burdock & Co’s award-wining weekend brunch is offered every Saturday and Sunday, between 10am and 2pm. Menu highlights include local congee with salted almond and smoked shoyu; Swedish meatballs, nugget potatoes and fried egg; and French pancakes accompanied by seasonal fruit, maple and cream.
To make a reservation or learn more about Burdock & Co, call 604.879.0077 or visit Burdockandco.com.