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Tasting Menu at Ebo Restaurant + Lounge

Journey out to Burnaby For Chef Keith Pears Tasting Menu at Ebo Restaurant

The Delta Hotel in Burnaby is not like most hotels when it comes to dining, while there is some of a more common dishes such as roast chicken and steak on the Ebo Restaurant menu, there is always an interesting take on what could otherwise be classified ordinary. The sablefish comes with a black pepper jam, Chinese sausage fried rice, and grilled bok choy, lamb chops are Moroccan spiced with smoked Greek yogurt and what could be a simple tuna poke is  served with premium Ahi, compressed watermelon, ponzu pearls, nori, avocado, and taro chips. Chef Pears even had the poke on the menu long before the latest west coast craze hit and Ebo also features tasting menus where Pears and his team of dedicated professionals push the boundaries on hotel dining.

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Chef Keith Pears – Photo from Vancouver Foodster

Pears comes from a family of chefs, his mother and father are both chefs and he’s worked for several of Vancouver’s hot spots, joining Ebo at the Delta Burnaby in 2008. By 2014 he was ready for the Executive Chef position when the then Chef, Daniel Craig, moved on to Toronto.

I’ve seen him compete in many culinary competitions, and sampled his offerings several times, but never had the chance to sit down to a tasting menu and watch him and his front and back of house team rise to the occasion, until recently.

It’s too bad the restaurant isn’t closer, but it’s a pretty easy sky train and brief taxi ride away, and there’s lots of free parking if you are not imbibing during your meal.

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We started with a Yellowfin Tuna dish with avocado, watermelon, cucumber and fava bean that was then topped with a yuzu dashi broth. Gorgeously presented and full of fresh flavours.

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Next up Heirloom Tomato Salad, with some beautiful locally grown tomatoes, peach, serrano ham and almond praline. Pears nails textures by adding a crunch just when you least expect it.

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Beef carpaccio can be pretty standard with an aioli and capers, but Ebo mixes it up with mustard, horseradish and Reggiano squid ink crackers.

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Scallop carpaccio with micro greens, showcases the freshness of the shellfish with just the right amount of accent.
Ebo RestaurantLocal salmon was paired with an excellent gnocchi and topped with lemon foam.ebo restaurant

We all adored the incredibly tender lamb served with tabbouleh salad, artichoke and pickled mustard.champagne freezies

Instead of the usual sorbet, the team made champagne freezies. Super fun! Photo Yumi Ang.

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We were then back to savoury with an excellent chicken duo with truffle, crispy chicken skin, the delicateness of chanterelles, and an incredible Shaoxing sauce.

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The finale was a hazelnut chocolate with peanut butter powder, white chocolate caramel nitro ice cream and raspberry and kalamansi accents; spectacular. I need more peanut butter powder in my life!

The Okanagan wines were very well-paired with these delightful dishes. I loved the See Ya Later Riesling with the tomato salad and the Quails Gate Pinot Noir was showing so well beside the salmon.

EBO Restaurant is located at 4331 Dominion Street in Burnaby (inside the Delta Burnaby by Marriott hotel). Tasting Menus are featured for dinner nightly for 2 people upwards to 18 people with notice by phone at 604-453-0788. We’ll be back for the fall version!

CONTEST CLOSED #WIN 2 tickets to Burnaby Small Plates On The Lake

Congrats to Tracy of Langley who tweeted to win!

Hosted at Deer Lake Park  guests should prepare to be dazzled by the intricate lighting and décor that will transform the South Plaza of the Shadbolt Centre for Arts to a majestic outdoor dining room.

Guests will experience an array of small plates created by the chefs of top restaurants in Burnaby, including Hart House Restaurant, Reflect Social Dining + Lounge and ebo Restaurant, all while dining on the plaza overlooking beautiful Deer Lake at twilight with a live jazz band playing in the background.

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This ticketed event will take place on Thursday, August 27th, 2015.

Tickets are $55 each and are available for purchase through Eventbrite.

Discover the delectable menu items you’ll be able to taste at the event.

Small Plates on the Lake Menu

e.b.o Restaurant:
Compressed strawberries Black pepper jam, red beets, lardo, pistachio crumb
Foie Gras Mousse Daikon, unagi sauce, honey comb
Slow cooked smoked Lamb Belly Romesco sauce, Kohlrabi slaw, Hazelnut crumb
Dessert: Chocolate hazelnut bar – raspberry sauce, candied hazelnut

Hart House Restaurant:
Dungeness Crab and baby shrimp “lettuce wraps”
Shizo, apple, Goju Chang aioli, garlic chips, black sesame seeds
Spruce tip cured Sockeye salmon Gaufrette potato, pickled chanterelle, corn puree
Poached Duck Breast celery root puree, huckleberry, duck skin and hazelnut gremolata
Dessert: Pistachio panna cotta tartelettes, sour cherries, shaved white chocolate

Reflect Social Dining + Lounge:
Fagottini Stuffed English Pea and Fior Di Latte Smoked Chanterelle, Corn Consommé, Tomato Oil
Wild Honey lime Infused Scallop Ceviche Kale Avocado Guac, roasted pablano , spiced popcorn
Grilled Wagyu Tenderloin Noisette White asparagus, tako-wasabi cone, edamame puree, shimeji demi
Dessert – Meyer Lemon Custard Green Tea Pound Cake Star Anise Poached Plum, Candied Figs

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS MUST-ATTEND EVENT – BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

 

Burnaby Small Plates On The Lake

Small Plates on the Lake is Burnaby’s newest signature dining event.

Burnaby’s top restaurants at Deer Lake with Jazz? We’ll be there!

Hosted at Deer Lake Park  guests should prepare to be dazzled by the intricate lighting and décor that will transform the South Plaza of the Shadbolt Centre for Arts to a majestic outdoor dining room.

Guests will experience an array of small plates created by the chefs of top restaurants in Burnaby, including Hart House Restaurant, Reflect Social Dining + Lounge and ebo Restaurant, all while dining on the plaza overlooking beautiful Deer Lake at twilight with a live jazz band playing in the background.

small plates

This ticketed event will take place on Thursday, August 27th, 2015.

Tickets are $55 each and are available for purchase through Eventbrite.

Discover the delectable menu items you’ll be able to taste at the event.

Small Plates on the Lake Menu

e.b.o Restaurant:
Compressed strawberries Black pepper jam, red beets, lardo, pistachio crumb
Foie Gras Mousse Daikon, unagi sauce, honey comb
Slow cooked smoked Lamb Belly Romesco sauce, Kohlrabi slaw, Hazelnut crumb
Dessert: Chocolate hazelnut bar – raspberry sauce, candied hazelnut

Hart House Restaurant:
Dungeness Crab and baby shrimp “lettuce wraps”
Shizo, apple, Goju Chang aioli, garlic chips, black sesame seeds
Spruce tip cured Sockeye salmon Gaufrette potato, pickled chanterelle, corn puree
Poached Duck Breast celery root puree, huckleberry, duck skin and hazelnut gremolata
Dessert: Pistachio panna cotta tartelettes, sour cherries, shaved white chocolate

Reflect Social Dining + Lounge:
Fagottini Stuffed English Pea and Fior Di Latte Smoked Chanterelle, Corn Consommé, Tomato Oil
Wild Honey lime Infused Scallop Ceviche Kale Avocado Guac, roasted pablano , spiced popcorn
Grilled Wagyu Tenderloin Noisette White asparagus, tako-wasabi cone, edamame puree, shimeji demi
Dessert – Meyer Lemon Custard Green Tea Pound Cake Star Anise Poached Plum, Candied Figs

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS MUST-ATTEND EVENT – BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

 

Urban Digs Farm and Market Summer Party

Join URBAN DIGS FARM to celebrate the start of summer and opening of the NEW butcher shop and farm stand! 4992 Byrne Road in Burnaby.

Admission includes a boozy or non-boozy beverage, entertainment and a farm tour. Reup BBQ will be working their magic on local, organic chicken, their world famous biscuits & gravy and they’ll be delicious coleslaw made with local organic cabbage too. Smaller, kid friendly portions & dessert available too. More details to come!

FREE for members.
Kids are half price.
Starts at 5pm!

Proceeds from the event will be donated to Growing Chefs, who are working with some of our favourite chefs to educate children, communities and families about healthy eating and healthy food systems.

TICKETS 

(Tickets may be available at the farm gate; however, we encourage you to buy them online asap as you’ll save money and it makes it way easier to organize on our end. Hard to know how much food to make and beer to bring if you don’t let us know you’re coming 🙂 Thanks from the Urban Digs farm hands! Can’t wait to party it up with you.)