Best West Coast
1 Burdock and Co. 2702 Main St., burdockandco.com 2 Forage 1300 Robson St., foragevancouver.com 3 Mak NMing 1629 Yew St., maknming.com
HONOURABLE MENTIONS Bows and Arrows, Royal Dinette
So what the heck is West Coast? Well, our judges know it when they see it. It’s that unique blend of locavorism, skill and a willingness to break the rules—three things that perfectly sum up Andrea Carlson’s approach to cooking at Gold winner Burdock and Co. Or it’s Chris Whittaker’s embrace of bison, game and other distinctly Western ingredients to wow the diners at runner-up Forage. And it’s denitely the nexus of seasonality and ingenuity that marks the tasting menu at third-place nisher Mak NMing. See, it’s simple.