I ate this in the last gasps of last December, too late to include in my roundup of good plates of 2016, so it’s being squeezed into this one. There aren’t many chefs who can dream up a vegan dish with such complexity of flavours and textures, and plate, just as well, a kick-ass, fully-loaded beef burger. West de Castro of Clover is that chef.
News of a new chef has brought me back to Das Lokal. That, and the thought of a steaming mug of Gluhwein by the outdoor firepit on a cold November night. Austrian-born Christian Wallner, by my (rough and possibly inaccurate) count, is head chef number four at the four-year-old Dalhousie Avenue, German-leaning restaurant. He’s been in place since last spring. I’ve always found the food at Das Lokal to be reliably filling and tasty, but also reliably uneven.
Ben Baird has been busy. And the chef has got some nasty burns to show for it. “What are those?” I ask the co-owner of Ottawa Streat Gourmet. I’ve come to his prep kitchen on Sheffield Road to meet Inuk chef Trudy Metcalfe and learn more about the Flavours of the North event for which they are collaborating. And maybe to charm my way to tasting whatever it is that’s making the kitchen smell so fabulous. “Roasting bones,” was the answer to the burning question. But not just any old bones.
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