Find fresh BC Blueberries on menus across the province this summer
Warm weather is finally here so it is time to enjoy al fresco dining and delicious fresh berry dishes from some of the best restaurants around the province. Whether you are making the most of patios in downtown Vancouver or exploring wine country in the Okanagan this July, you’ll want to #GoBlue.
The following food spots are using fresh #BCBlueberries to make unique and delicious dishes for British Columbians. The only challenge is to decide where to go first.
Provence Marinaside, Vancouver
Seafood lovers, you’ll won’t regret ordering Provence’s Seared Lois Lake Steelhead Trout with BC Blueberry salsa. This luscious dish is available exclusively this July. Need something to drink? Ask for the exclusive BC Blueberry cocktail, a refreshing gin-based drink that pairs perfectly with Steelhead.
Seared Lois Lake Steelhead Trout with BC Blueberry Salsa
The Terrace @ Mission Hill Winery, Kelowna
A light and fluffy almond sponge cake covered in lemon curd and blueberries is everything you need after a decadent dinner at The Terrace at Mission Hill Winery. This special dessert is here for a short period, so enjoy while you can!
BC Blueberries with Lemon Curd and Gluten-Free Almond Sponge
La Glace, Vancouver
You won’t want to miss these two “bluetiful” seasonal flavours from La Glace: Violet Blueberry Lemon Sablé and Lemon Curd Cream with Blueberry Compote Swirl. This award-winning French ice cream shop in Vancouver serves scoops to enjoy on the spot or 500 ml containers to take home and share with other BC Blueberry lovers.
Violet Blueberry Lemon Sablé
Look at this Sundae! Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionary’s Maple Blu-Eh Sundae will take care of all your sweet cravings.
Maple Blu-Eh Sundae
Narramata Inn, Naramata
Possibly the most extensive menu containing BC Blueberries in the province is from chef Ned Bell, at the Naramata Inn. A visit to the restaurant or stay at the Inn this summer is an opportunity to try several dishes including BC Blueberry Lemon Curd Pancakes, BC Blueberry BBQ Sockeye Salmon Oikos, and Chef Ned’s Halibut Burger with BC Blueberry Relish. But before dinner, pop by the downstairs bar, Eliza, and try the brand-new Violet Beauregard Cocktail by bartender Nic VanBergen.
Rain or Shine, Vancouver
Is there anything better than a refreshing scoop of ice cream after a stroll through Vancouver’s seaside? Stop by the Rain or Shine food truck at English Bay and try their delicious BC Blueberry Balsamic ice cream this summer!
How about a classic with a twist? Stop by Torafuku, a unique Pan-Asian restaurant in Mount Pleasant, Vancouver. Chef Baker’s BC Blueberry cornbread takes a classic to a whole new level.
BC Blueberry Cornbread
Buttermere Patisserie, Vancouver
Arguably the most instagrammable dish on our list can be found at Buttermere Patisserie. Chef Jamie’s Lemon and BC Blueberry Poppy Seed Roll Cake is a stunning (and delicious!) addition to any afternoon high tea or celebration. The patisserie is also conveniently located inside Torafuku, so you can take home other finger-licking treats.
The Lakehouse Shawnigan, Shawnigan Lake
It’s hard to choose between what is better at The Lakehouse Shawnigan, the view or the food! Chef Ryan Bissel masterfully created a special BC Blueberry Almond Tart that combines delicate nutty flavours with a juicy BC blueberry topping. A perfect wrap-up of a fantastic dining experience by the water on Vancouver Island.
Bel Café, Vancouver
Delicious coffee break bites and other sweet treats are available at Bel Café, part of the notorious Hawksworth Restaurant Group in Vancouver. The café is introducing a Blueberry and Calamansi Danish that will be available for a limited time. Check it out before it is too late!
Blueberry and Calamansi Danish
Uno Gelato, Vancouver
Back by popular demand! Uno’s Black and Blue Sorbetto produced with BC Blueberries will be hitting the freezers on August 1st. This is a fresh and fun flavour friendly to most food allergies, lactose intolerant and vegan palates. Enjoy before it is all gone!
Black and Blue Sorbetto
Other mouthwatering dishes prepared with fresh BC Blueberries might become available across the province as restaurants change their seasonal menus. Spots that have featured BC Blueberries on the menu include Kafka Coffee, Como Taperia, Livia, Dachi, Published on Main, Well Seasoned, Ampersand Distilling, Potluck Hawker Eatery, so make sure to check them out if you are near any of these places.
How will you #GoBlue this summer?