Where to Lunch in Kitsilano: Fable Kitchen

Chickpea Fritter Sandwich & Chilled Tomato Soup

When I asked Top Chef Canada Finalist Trevor Bird what to order from his new restaurant’s dinner menu, he replied without blinking, “Canned Tuna.”

Watch a few episodes of the reality show and you’ll begin to trust the young chef’s ballsy decisions. One bite into his recommendation and I was sold…this time, in real life.

He wasn’t around when I returned to Fable for lunch, but considering his passion and skill (as seen on TV) and the four dinner-time dishes I tried (and loved), a recommendation wasn’t necessary.

You’ll find three sandwiches and four sides – served a la carte style – on the small menu.

The Chickpea Fritter Sandwich arrived looking gorgeous and smelling of fresh bread. Bright pink house-pickled onion, salty chickpea fritters and pea shoots were piled high between light ciabatta, lathered with curry mayo and very mild raita.

A mason jar of Chilled Tomato Soup was the meal’s highlight. Thick, creamy and topped with fresh basil – it was delightful.

1944 W. 4th Ave.

This article was written for Metro Newspaper by contributing food columnist, Erin Ireland.

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