Wildebeest opened in 2012 in Vancouver’s Gastown and has proven to have culinary staying power in a city that has many great, on-trend restaurants. With it’s slender, brick-walled interior it’s become a meeting place for locals and travellers alike.
In 2016, Ian McHale joined the team and brought with him some solid international experience. He placed in the final five at the Euro-Touques Young Chef of the Year Competition, Ireland’s premier culinary contest for talented young chefs under 26.
As Chef de Cuisine, McHale continues the Wildebeest farm to table ethos that, when it originally opened, was ahead of its time and garnered many kudos from fans who, like so many Canadians, believe in our land and are glad to support restaurants that showcase it. The team works extremely closely with nearby farmers and suppliers to source organically raised animals and grow custom produce for the restaurant. For his special Food Day Canada dish, Chef Ian will be featuring a Sole Salad prepared with honey from Vancouver’s Hives for Humanity and greens from Sole Food Farms, grown just a few blocks from the restaurant. They work with Okanagan Crush Pad to develop its signature ‘Wildebeest’ house house wines.
For Food Day 2018, Chef McHale is serving a Sole Food Farms Salad. The salad features mixed greens from Sole Food Street Farms (an urban agricultural project in Vancouver), heirloom radishes, Hives for Humanity dressing and spiced maple granola.
Contact Wildebeest at the number below to reserve a Food Day Canada table.
Contactez Wildebeest directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre Journée des terroirs réservation.
120 West Hastings Street,
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1G8
Salad Photo by Jonathan Norton