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Today, White Spot unveiled its new Celebrate BC summer menu, featuring local ingredients and select wines from farms and vineyards around the province. White Spot uses more local ingredients than any other full service restaurant chain in the province, and proudly offers a 100% B.C. VQA wine list.
“Since our first restaurant opened in 1928, we’ve been committed to serving guests fresh, B.C. ingredients whenever possible,” said White Spot President Warren Erhart. “Over half our ingredients are locally sourced or produced, and our summer menu celebrates long-standing partnerships with B.C. farmers and winemakers. Hats off to Executive Chef Danny Markowicz, who led a team of Red Seal chefs in creating these innovative dishes.”
Available until September 7, the Celebrate BC menu offers six seasonally-inspired creations:
· Prawn & BC Brie Flatbread
· Candied Salmon Spinach Salad
· BC Beet, Brie & Bacon Bigger Burger
· Gala Apple & BC Brie Chicken Burger
· Lois Lake Steelhead with Warm Crispy BC Potato Salad
· Legendary Burger, Caesar Salad & Fresh BC Blueberry Pie Combo
Celebrate BC menu items have been matched with offerings from local wineries. Perfect pairings for summer include Lois Lake Steelhead with Warm Crispy BC Potato Salad alongside Red Rooster Pinot Gris, Prawn & BC Brie Flatbread with Inniskillin Riesling, and Gala Apple & BC Brie Chicken Burger with Jackson-Triggs Rosé.
“Our summer menu offers guests a true taste of B.C., from fresh blueberries and golden nugget potatoes to brie cheese and Lois Lake Steelhead,” said Executive Chef Danny Markowicz. “Local wine pairings from our in-house sommelier are the perfect way to toast summer.”
How much local food does White Spot serve in a year? Here are just a few examples:
WHITE SPOT LOCAL SOURCING: BY THE NUMBERS
· Kennebec potatoes: 5.4 million pounds
· Vine-ripened tomatoes: 542,000 pounds
· Crisp Cabbage: 473,000 pounds
· Juicy blueberries: 70,000 pounds
· Fresh mushrooms: 416,000 pounds
Visit www.whitespot.ca/celebratebc to see the complete Celebrate BC menu, including ‘fresh facts’ about our local ingredients.
About White Spot
Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, White Spot is Canada’s longest-running restaurant chain, celebrating their 86th year. Founded in 1928, when Nat Bailey launched Canada’s first drive-in restaurant at Granville and 67th, the 86-year-young chain now sees more than 17 million guests annually at 128 White Spot and Triple O’s locations throughout B.C., Alberta and Asia. Bailey’s original vision was to build a restaurant that served the highest quality, unique tasting food and White Spot remains committed to continuing this tradition in each and every meal. White Spot Limited is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for the past three consecutive years.