Good day fellow foodie friends…
There is a new pig in town and it is residing at West 6th Ave between Granville and Fir street in Vancouver.
Yes, Chef Krissy and Mark are opening a new spot the first week of December 2012 that will focus on taking their already quality creations and flavours to a new high.
In talking with Krissy and Mark I am told that you will see some of your old favourites by day but new creations after 5pm. Chef Krissy has been busy over the last few weeks creating and testing new items to serve to their expanding list of patrons…… I am quite sure I also heard that piggy is getting a a friend that clucks… Breakfast maybe? Pretty sure….. Look for more to come in the near future confirming their new hours.
The restaurant will continue to focus on serving up creations born from locally produced ingredients and as well they plan on offering a great selection of tapas or appies to serve along with some creative craft beers from local producers as well as wine served in a unique new way-on tap, and maybe even some special treats from the UK? Not sure but let’s keep our eyes open.
Also look for some revolving menu offerings as Chef Krissy brings some special treats from days gone past from her childhood that were local favourites for all in the UK…… Comfort foods are on the top of Krissys mind as she creates new magic in the kitchen.
Who are Mark and Krissy?
A word from the Culinary masters:
Owners Mark and Krissy
We moved here from England 5 years ago. Krissy was born in Ottawa and moved to Cornwall, England when she was 7. Mark was born in Cornwall and we met in 1997. We came to Vancouver on our honeymoon and decided to move straight out so went back to England, packed up our stuff and now have a great life in the beautiful east side of Vancouver with our two cats and dog!
We have always been avid travellers and have lived and travelled through many countries including Australia, New Zealand and Europe. We have always had campervans and converted trucks which we would use as our mobile home which is why we decided to buy our Westy here in Canada. Being here we realised we have finally found the place we want to stay for good so decided to create something truly amazing from our campervan.
Krissy has a history of working within the food industry and also went to VCC culinary institute here in Vancouver so have always had a great passion for cooking. Krissy got all her inspiration and love for food from her Dad but also from her surroundings and the local produce that was available to her in Cornwall. Cornwall is on the coast and also has a great deal of agriculture so buying local is natural for the people who live there. Krissy would always know the farms where she got her beef, pork, eggs and cheese from and would always utilise any seasonal produce available. Vancouver and its beautiful, lush surroundings provide such a great source of produce for the consumer which is why we decided to open our food cart!
Our food cart is based around bacon for a few reasons. One its just so delicious (we’ve even caught my vegetarian friends sneaking bacon off the table when no one is looking!) and two, Bacon sandwiches are a staple street food in England. “Bacon buttie trucks” (bacon subs basically!) are like the north American hotdog stands and are super popular. We believe that there is a huge niche for that in Vancouver (we dont know of any food trucks selling bacon sandwiches as their staple). And most importantly, there are a few great local farms who produce amazing tasty bacon and that treat their animals with humane practises which is hugely important for us. We want people that buy from us to understand where the meat comes from that they are eating and respect the animal and the whole proccess. Also we want to provide food that is healthy (no hormones and weird additives that we cant pronounce!) which is why we make our own flatbread using mainly locally milled flour (the flour peddlar) and we make all our own sauces and condiments.
Mark and Krissy are excited about their new restaurant and working tirelessly to get it open as soon as possible. They are looking towards creating a comfortable place for friends to come and enjoy good food and local spirits while having some laughs and connecting further with their community.
Head on down to the Pig & Mortar for some great flavours and smiling faces……
You gotta try this!