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Any local restaurants in Vancouver serving Yummy Bone marrow dishes (Vancouver)

intelguy Jul 23, 2012 09:19 AM

Just curious and I would like to try some Bone marrow dishes in Vancouver.

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    reiney Aug 23, 2012 09:10 AM

    I noticed last night that the new (very new) Wildebeest has it on their menu:


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      Jzone Aug 23, 2012 02:44 PM

      Wow, that is an AWESOME looking menu. That just jumped to the top of the list of places we have to try. I love the 'premeditated gluttony' option that you have to pre-order 5 days ahead. If anyone here tries it please report back.

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      CoolerbytheLake Aug 7, 2012 12:19 PM

      Le Crocodile has the best version of bone marrow salad I've had locally.

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        yuyu Aug 6, 2012 05:09 PM

        italian kitchen does a decent marrow and tartare dish upon request

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          intelguy Aug 6, 2012 05:31 PM

          thanks for all your replies and I did checked out the roasted bone marrow at merchant's oyster bar on commercial drive last week. The bone marrow was delicious and the foie gras chicken liver mousse is a PLUS as well.

          I will check out more dishes in future.

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            Peter Rodgers Aug 7, 2012 07:52 AM

            La Quercia served a terrific stuffed bone marrow dish at dinner last Saturday night -- the staff described it as a traditional Piemontese dish, although I have never seen it on a menu in the region). The marrow had been removed, flavored with sweet onions and perhaps other things, then returned to the bone and roasted. The kitchen then served the marrow bone with a little salad of pickled vegetables. All in all, one of the better plates I have had at La Quercia of late. And while I am at it, I thought they did a terrific job with their house-made tagliarin (truly a dish that comes from Piemonte) sauced with a veal and porcini ragu.

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          12pines Jul 31, 2012 04:14 PM

          French Table on Main St. if you call ahead in advance.

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            Jzone Jul 23, 2012 10:12 PM

            Probably not what you are looking for, but you could try making it yourself. Go to your favorite butcher and ask him to cut the marrow bones lengthways. Soak them in salt water over night changing the salt water 4-6 times. Drain and pat dry and put on a roasting sheet marrow face up and put in a preheated 450degree oven for about 15-20 minutes until they puff a little and are quite warm in the center.

            We serve them with truffle butter toasts (just butter mixed with truffle oil and spread on toast points then sprinkled with your favorite finishing salt)

            Super cheap, really unctuous and yummy. Don't need much but are a nice treat especially in winter.

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              intelguy Jul 27, 2012 03:51 PM

              I never try roasted bone marrow before and I finally ruled down 3 choices, which one would you recommend ?

              (1) The Greedy Pig @ 307 West Cordova Street
              (2) Cibo 900 Seymour Street
              (3) Pourhouse Restaurant 162 Water St

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                Jzone Jul 27, 2012 04:33 PM

                I have never tried the marrow at any of the resto's you listed, but the Greedy Pig appy sounds the best to me. Good prices and with truffle oil and bacon and sea salt should be yummy.

                If chef Neil is still there that would be a good option too though. Good luck and let us know what you think.


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                  grayelf Jul 28, 2012 06:16 PM

                  Local blogger reports tasty bone marrow with parsley salad at brand new Merchants Oyster Bar on Commercial: http://foodpersuasion.com/2012/07/27/...

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              reiney Jul 23, 2012 06:02 PM

              Cibo in Yaletown has it on the menu, $14:


              (At least for now, with Chef Neil leaving who knows how long it will be there - I haven't heard if they're expecting big changes as a result of this announcement.)

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                twinkienic Jul 24, 2012 12:11 AM

                Has Chef Neil already left? If not, I better get a meal in quickly!

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                Anne M Jul 23, 2012 11:13 AM

                Le Parisien on Denman has a marrow dish. I haven't tried it so I can't vouch for its yumminess.


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                  intelguy Jul 23, 2012 11:26 AM

                  thanks for all your prompt replies and try to check them out when I have time.

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                    grayelf Jul 23, 2012 11:55 AM

                    Would love an update on the bone marrow at Greedy Pig. I tried it way back in 2008 and thought it was kinda boring but I'd never had bone marrow before.

                2. TheCulinaryCircus Jul 23, 2012 10:47 AM

                  Greedy Pig in Gastown has a Marrow & Toast appetizer that's probably going to clog your arteries (when does bone marrow not do that?)

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