Best Pro­ducer

Vancouver Magazine - - Restaurant Awards -

Stoney Par­adise Kelowna, face­book.com/StoneyPar­adise

All in­gre­di­ents are im­por­tant. Ev­ery chef will tell you so. But just be­tween us, some are more im­por­tant than oth­ers. Let’s take Ly­cop­er­si­con es­cu­len­tum, the tomato. When it’s good, it’s divine, and when it’s not, ev­ery cretin on Yelp will be able to name its in­ad­e­qua­cies (and then shout them from the rooftops). That’s why An­gus An, An­drea Carl­son, Adam Pegg, Lu­cais Syme, David Gu­nawan and a host of other chefs trust Mi­lan Djord­je­vich (a.k.a. the Tomato Man) to care­fully pluck his per­fect spec­i­mens, load them in his truck and twice weekly make the four-and-a-half-hour trek from his Stoney Par­adise Farm near Kelowna (stop­ping only oc­ca­sion­ally to fly-fish the Co­qui­halla River) to sup­ply them with im­per­fect per­fec­tion. And while he’s at it, he’ll prob­a­bly bring some su­perla­tive beans or per­fect Corona­tion grapes. For athought­ful cadre of Lower Main­land chefs, his Stoney Par­adise is the farm in farm-to-ta­ble.

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