Heads up, the meal I had at Kits Daily included a plate that ranked within my All Time Favourite Plates. It was a mind-blowing gastro climax, I was instantly aroused and obsessed.
So before that epic climax…
The venison dish was a tad heavy on the black pepper. The venison was a quality lean cut but, I thought it could have been more thinly sliced, it was a bit tough. Overall, the flavours were outstanding. The broth was so flavourful and meaty. Not in the sense of the portion of the meat but, the flavor the meat imparted.
I had high expectations for this cod but, in the end it was unfortunately very under seasoned and lacked flavor. We did shake a few granules of salt on top but, instead of infusing with the fish it just sat on top and overwhelmed the flavor of the fish.
Kudos, to Kits Daily and our server Morgan she took the dish back and offered a replacement dish.
You ready for the epic gastro-utopia climax?
Bambi was delicious! White tail deer perched on pomme puree with a side of cranberry chutney. Although the deer was very lean, this succulent cut was very tender and cooked to perfection. Perfectly charred rim and when you look at it closely, the rarer middle was slightly elevated. Shit, I’m getting a reaction just reminiscing about it. The richness of the pomme puree complimented the gaminess of the deer and the tartness of the cranberry cut through the richness.
It wasn’t just the meat, every single ingredient had its purpose and went so well together and, that is why Bambi ranked within my All Time Favourite Plates.
RE-UP BBQ AND URBAN DIGS FARM UNITE TO CREATE THE BEASTY BOXOne-of-a-kind meat subscription provides opportunity to join real, sustainable, nose-to-tail food system
VANCOUVER, BC — Conscious consumers now have a new option when it comes to both finding an ethical source of meat and supporting local farmers — the Beasty Box.Created as a partnership between Re-Up BBQ’s Michael and Lindsay Kaisaris and Urban Digs Farm’s Julia Smith and Ludo Ferrari, this “nose-to-tail” butchery box subscription was introduced to offer a no-fuss means of eating right — in every sense of the phrase. Similar to the community supported agriculture (CSA) model that offers weekly farm shares of vegetables and fruit, the Beasty Box consists of meat from a hyper-local collective of farms — Urban Digs Farm (Burnaby), Gelderman Farms (Abbotsford), Rehoboth Farm (Chilliwack) and Pasture Land Farm (Barnston Island) to name a few — which are purposefully and ethically raising animals without the use of antibiotics or hormones, and in an environment that allows them to express their unique physiological needs.
Over the 10-week subscription that begins Nov. 20, 2013, members will receive a mixture of beef, pork, chicken, duck and lamb, and perhaps a few surprises like water buffalo and local Ocean Wise fish. A typical weekly Beasty Box will contain two or more servings of a prime cut of raw meat, cured meat or sausage and a prepared item such as soup, sauce, stew or meat pie.
The winter Beasty Box is priced at $490 and will be available for pickup at a variety of locations across Greater Vancouver, including: Re-Up BBQ at the River Market in New Westminster, Urban Digs Farm in Burnaby, Harvest Community Foods in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood and West Broadway Meat Co. in Vancouver’s West Side. Other pickup locations may be announced shortly to meet the geographical demand of Beasty Box members.
For more information or to subscribe, visit www.beastybox.com. Given the nature of the program, there are an extremely limited number of subscriptions available, so interested parties are encouraged not to delay.
About Re-Up BBQ
The Re-Up BBQ was launched by four passionate partners — Michael and Lindsay Kaisaris, Chester Carey and Jose Rosales-Lopez — who have dedicated themselves to cooking American cuisine and Southern BBQ sourced from local, small-scale farms that practice ethical farming methods. Born from a Food Cart from the City of Vancouver’s inaugural lottery in 2010, Re-Up has evolved into a popular counter-service restaurant located at the River Market in New Westminster. In addition to their line of delicious, ready-to-go food items such as pulled pork, smoked bacon, BBQ ribs and holiday turkey boxes, Re-Up offers custom BBQ catering and often hosts fun food events. www.reupbbq.com
About Urban Digs Farm
Urban Digs is a small family farm based in South Burnaby in a pocket of precious Agricultural Land Reserve less than 20km away from the restaurants and families they grow for. Urban Digs strives to grow good, wholesome food in a way that is environmentally, socially and financially sustainable. In addition to the Beasty Box, Urban Digs supplies meat, eggs and produce to Vancouver’s finest farm-to-table restaurants, and also offers their products direct-to-consumer through farmers markets and their seasonal harvest box programs. www.urbandigsfarm.com