Salted Brick, Kelowna, British Columbia
Leaving the B.C. coast for Kelowna, Chef Jason Leizert has received a warm welcome from the regions chefs, many of whom one often runs into grabbing a sandwich or one of the daily items on the constantly changing menu, food that is rooted in the work of local farmers and culinary artisans.
There’s likely never been a ‘ploughman’s lunch’ quite like it with every piece of charcuterie made and aged in house. Thin slices of wild boar sausage and tissue like duck prosciutto are carefully laid out beside a healthy chunk of the region’s finest cheese, a round of chicken liver pate, maybe a spoonful of tart rhubarb compote, a pickled shiitake or two and some crusty bread.
The handcrafted charcuterie is exclusive to Salted Brick and when there’s a lull in service, Chef Leizert can be seen rolling up his sleeves to make a batch.
The day I was there it was a pork salami with lean meat and a healthy ration of back fat. The flavours are beautifully balanced and he uses only locally sourced, free range meat that is hormone and antibiotic free. The brisket he prepares is as good as any I’ve eaten! Because it was spring, my seared tuna was on a bed of steamed asparagus with a slash of rhubarb compote garnishing the plate and a perfect, poached egg providing the sauceSalted Brick Food Day (1)
Salted Brick is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table or to pick up a picnic.
Salted Brick est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez Salted Brick directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
243 Bernard Ave,
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N2