A Squared: Travel Tuesday: The Flying Pig in Vancouver, BC

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Travel Tuesday: The Flying Pig in Vancouver, BC

I'm back today with a second post about my recent trip to Vancouver-- and this time it is all about food! Normally, I try to do a little restaurant research before heading out on a trip-- even one for business-- but this fall has been so crazy that I didn't have much time to pack for Vancouver, let alone start my restaurant wish list. Luckily my boss is a foodie herself and did some of her own research, settling on The Flying Pig in Vancouver's hip Yaletown neighborhood for our Sunday evening dinner out.

The Flying Pig has three locations throughout Vancouver, each one featuring a "nouveau Canadian bistro" menu. At the Flying Pig you'll find several dishes inspired by local cuisine and ingredients with a flair that's both modern and rustic-- similar to the restaurant's decor. And all of these fantastic dishes are complemented by an eclectic wine and beverage menu featuring many local BC wines.

We began our meal by sharing an order of the Flying Pig's take on classic Canadian poutine. I really loved their interpretation of this often super heavy and decadent dish. Rustic cut french fries were topped with a pulled pork gravy (a departure from the traditional chicken gravy) and topped with a generous amount of bubbly melted cheese. These were fork and knife fries, for sure.

 One of my colleagues ordered the red wine braised short ribs at the suggestion of the server. A huge portion of flavorful and for tender shortribs arrived accompanied by roasted bone marrow and the most delicious cheddar mashed potatoes. I snagged a forkful and these potatoes were so tasty: thick, cheesy, and baked so that the inside was creamy and the exterior had a wonderful crust.

Instead of an entree, I decided to sample two of Flying Pig's smaller plates. The first was the rocket & watercress beetroot salad. Peppery arugula and watercress were topped with beautiful roasted yellow and red beets. The beets were accompanied by local goat cheese, toasty walnuts, and slivers of sweet pear. The flavors were subtle and classic, but all worked so well together. Beets and goat cheese are a classic pairing, but the peppery greens and sweet pears made the whole salad come together.

To go along with the beets, I also ordered the Jumbo Shortrib Macaroni. Macaroni noodles and tender chunks of beef shortrib were tossed in a flavorful cabernet cream sauce and topped with a generous amount of shredded cheese. It was all baked together, melting the cheese on top. I ordered this expecting it to be very mac and cheese-like, but the cabernet cream sauce had a wonderful rich flavor with a still brothy consistency and great beef flavor. It was an addictive side dish that made for a perfect smaller (and filling) entree.

We had a great meal at the Flying Pig. The food and atmosphere were spot on and I'd recommend it to anyone populating their Vancouver "To Eat" List!


  1. Beautiful land and seascapes, floating markets, rich paddy fields, saffron robed monks, ancient temples, French influenced architecture, historical monuments, traditional minority costumes... Traveling to Vietnam

  2. There are different essay writing services on reddit making it difficult to determine the right one for your needs. But this homework subreddit called https://www.reddit.com/r/HomeworkCentral/comments/f6qgw8/how_to_choose_the_right_essay_writing_service_on/ can provide you with the quality and legitimacy that you require from an essay writing company.

  3. This is my first visit to your web journal! We are a group of volunteers and new activities in the same specialty. Website gave us helpful data to work. IATA Consultant

  4. Before we talk about how tourism companies can better cater to business travelers, let us first look at why they prefer to use specialized corporate agencies over traditional agents. ป๊อกเด้ง

  5. It has become essential to maintain that the travelers have the greatest return on investment on each trip. New generations of young employees and managers, who have been growing up and dwelling in a digital age, are moving up the ranks as travelers. viajes para singles mayores de 45 años

  6. Great share!

    Loved all that you shared, and you are right, one cannot deny the power of Google. I simply love it and am part of a number of communities too. The point you mention in your post sand blasting machine manufacturer in India that are very useful for me. I understand the way of the attractive to the customer with the products.

    Keep it works and share with us your latest information on Sand Blasting Machine for Sale, Sand Blasting Machine Manufacturer, and Small Sand Blasting Machine. For more Information click on Sand Blasting Machine , Portable Sand Blasting Machine, Shot Blasting Machine, Portable Shot Blasting Machine, Grit Blasting Machine, Portable Grit Blasting Machine, thermal spray gun, abrasives media.

    They are similar to small communities that you own - check them out if you haven't already.It's all got a lot better than before!t.

    Visit on our website : www.blaster.co.in

    Also Check Blaster Machines

    Portable Sand Blasting Machine | Sand Blasting Machine
    Portable Shot Blasting Machine | Shot Blasting Machine
    Portable Grit Blasting Machine | Grit Blasting Machine

    shot blasting cabinets | shot blasting room
    sand blasting cabinet | sand blasting room
    grit blasting cabinets | grit blasting room
    zinc spray gun | flame spray gun
    thermal spray gun | thermal spray wire
    abrasives media | steel shots
    sand blasting nozzle | grit blasting nozzle

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead.

    Purnima Sharma.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...