Bacon lovers, rejoice.
Your wildest bacon fantasies – Bacon poutine! Bacon tacos! Even bacon ice cream! – are about to come true.
That’s right, every single item on their new take-out menu is bacon-based. And not just any bacon – 100-percent Canadian bacon. Dishes highlight culinary traditions and ingredients from Tofino to Halifax, with a special focus on everyone’s favourite cut of hog.
But enough build-up already. Are you ready to see the menu?
Start things off with a West Coast cobb salad ($10), featuring bacon lardons, heirloom tomatoes, Quebec blue cheese and smoked salmon (A lardon, if you’re curious, is just as tasty and healthy as it sounds: a big old cube of pork fat). Or you can go high-class with bacon & duck rillette poutine ($8.50), made with Canadian curds and caramelized onions.
Ready for the main courses? The BLLT ($12) offers a gourmet take on the classic sandwich. The extra L stands for lobster. Meanwhile, fish and bacon tacos ($7) wed Ontario pickerel with crispy bacon and apple-radish slaw. Then there’s the beef-and-bacon whistle dog, a supercharged hotdog served with smoked cheddar and bacon jam. Finally, true bacon-philes can dispense with the trimmings and just opt for the Box O’ Bacon ($8): six strips of pepper candied bacon served with rye chocolate dipping sauce.
Don’t forget to save room (in your belly and your arteries) for dessert. I’ve got my eye on the bacon chocolate gelato ($5.50) sourced from nearby Bella Gelateria. There’s also bacon-banana bread with whipped maple butter ($6) and bacon cinnamon buns ($5).
Edible Canada’s special Coast to Coast – 100-Percent Canadian Bacon Menu is only available from their take-out window at the Granville Island location. The menu was launched on May 18 and will be available throughout the summer, with new items added as the season progresses.
Anybody indulged in any of these bacon delights? What do you think of Edible Canada’s 100-percent bacon menu?
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