Fuel for R & B
The late Aurora Bistro, Boneta, Chambar, FigMint, and Zin are formal restaurants in Vancouver that have made some effort towards embracing craft beer. Either they have a respectable beer offering and/or they have hosted pairing dinners that highlight beer’s affinity with fine food. Now, beginning December 2, Fuel Restaurant is getting in on the trend with their Tuesday Night Braise and Beer.
Chef Robert Belcham and his team have created a series of braised meat dishes that will incorporate local, underutilized meats, a beer from R & B, and local, organic winter vegetables. Featured meals include Stout Braised Shin of Beef, Polderside Farm’s Coq a la Bière, Confit of Sloping Hills Farm Pork, and Porter Braised Shoulder of Venison. Fuel sources regional, sustainable ingredients. By doing all their butchery in-house, the restaurant can offer whole roasted items and house-made charcuterie.
The featured dish of the week will be posted on their Web site (under EVENTS) and the price—which will vary depending on the meat used—will always be between $26-$28, including a glass of R&B beer. This promotion will only be available throughout the winter.
Fuel, at 1944 West 4th Avenue (@ Cypress), is open for dinner seven nights a week from 5:30pm. For reservations, call (604) 288-7905.