When Vancouver is cold and rainy, I have a few comfort food options that I would always choose from. Other than the usual Chipotle or ramen bowls, I decided I should find another version of comfort food. Of course, there’s the usual mac and cheese and chocolate cake, but I wanted stew.
After asking around, everyone told me to go try out Burgoo Bistro. The team of Burgoo Bistro prides themselves on the ultimate comfort food and they were right. We decided to go visit the one at Kitsilano and by the time we were there, a long line was already waiting there. We didn’t mind getting bar seats so we skipped the line up. No doubt, service was very attentive since the bartender was always present.
We weren’t too sure that stew was enough so we ordered a healthy red quinoa to share.
What’s in it: beef simmered in paprika caraway gravy with rutabaga, cabbage and homemade potato dumplings.
Cooked in a delicious, red wine and beef simmered gravy, this was a very hearty and rich in herb and meaty flavours.
The portion was pretty big and it was just packed with chunks of beef, potatoes and carrots. I really enjoyed that everything was smothered and drowned in the paprika caraway gravy. I can imagine myself eating this on a rainy day at home next to the fire.
If you want something musky and rich, I think the beef bourguignon is the best option at Burgoo Bistro.
What’s in it: Guinness braised lamb with rutabaga, green peas, fresh rosemary and homemade potato dumplings.
The Irish stew was a lighter version of the beef bourguignon but it was also very rich in its own way.
Filled with soft lamb and more vegetables than the beef bourguignon, this felt more earthy and light. Regardless, both of these stews were extremely hearty and rich in different ways.