Dedicated locavore chef – Chris Whittaker of Forage – is solidifying the West End as one of Vancouver’s most dynamic foodie neighbourhoods with his new restaurant in the high-ceilinged iconic space next door to Forage on Robson at Jervis.
The new restaurant is called Timber, and the menu reads like a roadmap of Canadian comfort food. Home of the bison burger and deep-fried cheese curds, other daily features include pea meal bacon chops, bannock, elk tourtiere, and fish & chips. Add a brown butter tart for dessert and you’ve had yourself some fine Canadian home cooking.
The design of the room is a nostalgic nod to British Columbia’s rich timber history and the salt of the earth who built this province, one two-by-four at a time.
The 1900 square foot space boasts an 18 seat communal table, bench and window-side seating, and features reclaimed barn board from Glorious Organics Farm in Aldergrove. The space is designed by blacksmith/polymath Dustin Pritchard (check out his behind the scene photos from his workshop on Instagram @blacksmithdustin).
“We have two purposes at Timber – to celebrate Canadian cuisine and to have a lot of fun while we’re at it!” states Chef Chris Whittaker.
Chris Whittaker’s philosophy is simple: respect our land and water. Use local suppliers: small farms and wild food. The path to sustainability has been an easy one for Whittaker as conservation and the use of local products is how he lives. Bee-keeping at home, preserving fruit and vegetables to have a “can-less” kitchen for Forage and working with small lot farmers throughout the year. An avid hunter and fisher-Whittaker is one of the city’s most interesting and passionate chefs.
Contact Timber at the number below to reserve a Food Day Canada table.
Contactez Timber directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre Journée des terroirs réservation.
1300 Robson Street,
Vancouver, B.C. V6E 1C5 (604) 661-2166
Photos by Nelson-Mouellic, Vancouver.