Royal Dinette, Vancouver
Chef Alden Ong is a world traveler but when he arrived in B.C. he lucked out working at Vancouver’s Burdock and Co., and then Okanagan’s Joy Road Catering, which focuses on a “cuisine du terroir” (food of the earth) philosophy where he “learned to appreciate food even more ”.
His is a hyper-local menu founded on the iconic ingredients of British Columbia – wild salmon, halibut, sablefish, Okanagan fruits – then spinning off in other, quite amazing directions. Think of fresh Haida Gwaii halibut in a Filipino-style sinigang sa miso (hot and sour fish broth) or a smoked chili glazed octopus with crispy potatoes, laksa, soy pickles, and Vietnamese coriander.
Such talent…and this is where Kaitlyn Stewart, Royal Dinette’s bar manager/mixologist, comes into the picture where just won the World Class Canada competition as best bartender for 2017! She makes kombucha for the Burning Man cocktail and milk liqueur for one she’s dubbed Cream Sh-Boogie Bop.
The Globe and Mail’s Alexandra Gill dubs Royal Dinette “A completely honest farm-to-table restaurant” and continues with this assessment. “Assisted by suave service, a daring bar program and a beboppy diner setting, Royal Dinette is winning over the masses.” She muses in another article “Could B.C. new spirits inspire a truly west coast cocktail culture?” From our perspective the response is certainly “Yes!” and Kaitlyn will be one of the leaders.
Royal Dinette est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs
(Walk in only)
908 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1A8
T: 604 974 8077