Touted as 'Canadian Comfort Food', bannock is more than just...well, bannock.
If you're as puzzled as Titus was (and it doesn't take much with him), 'bannock' is a type of flatbread common in North American native cuisine, with its true roots linked to Scotland. It is a simple bread, generally leavened with baking powder rather than yeast and can be baked, fried in a pan or sometimes even deep-fried.
Consider yourself edjumacated.
bannock (the establishment) is part cafe, part restaurant -- designed as two (or three?) unique personalities -- a bit like us, really. The restaurant side has a massive window looking into The Bay store, which probably explains our overwhelming desire to buy a Canadian Olympic Team sweatshirt.
|Terry & Titus argue over ordering the Roast Duck Poutine Pizza or the Carne Pizza.|
Both meals were nothing short of deeee-licious. The pizza, with its trifecta of meat toppings layered on a bed of cheese and meat sauce, was tasty and (not surprisingly) quite filling. The pasta, with its simple delivery and presentation, provided a burst of unexpected flavour and was (as Terry would say if he were British) rather quite lovely.
|The Carne Pizza - a meatlover's delight with smoked meat, pingue prosciutto and soppressata|
|Fettucine with Lamb Ragù was très nommers!|
Chocolate and marshmallows? Oh bannock, you had us at s'mores.
|bannock's warm s'mores pie - BEFORE.|
|bannock's warm s'mores pie - AFTER.|
Guess we weren't that full after all.
|Staring out at Old City Hall while enjoying a glass of Okanagan Valley's finest.|