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16 Places to to Eat Fresh-Off-The-Plane Italian Burrata Right Now in Vancouver

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Fresh-from-Italy Burrata cheese has been appearing on menus across the city and we asked one of its biggest fans, La Grotta Del Formaggio's chef Alex Tung to compile a map of where you can eat this European delicacy right now from restaurants who fly in this cheese from Italy on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
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Burrata, meaning "buttery" in Italian, is a fresh cheese made from a mix of mozzarella and cream. It originates from the Puglia region of Italy and is traditionally made from buffalo's milk and/or cow's milk. The outside thin shell (pasta filata) is curd made from the freshest milk, while the inside contain a soft mixture of curd pieces and fresh cream (straciatella). It is traditionally wrapped in asphodel leaves and is best consumed as fresh as possible.  When you cut open a burrata, the center oozes with thickened cream and its rich, buttery flavor is what makes burrata so special.

I still remember the first burrata I ever ate and how it changed my life.  It was 15 years ago and having not been exposed to it in American and Canadian markets, it wasn't until I was working in London did I get to experience burrata. I was staging with an incredible Italian chef named Giorgio Locatelli and for staff meal we ate burrata with grilled bread, eggplant agro dolce and lots of good olive oil.  I couldn't believe how special and delicious it was. Do yourself a favour and try some next time you're out; so special, so rich, so delicious, you'll be glad you did.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Mangia E Bevi

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2222 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
BC V7V 1K4, Canada
(604) 922-8333
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Who: Chef Rob Parrott
What: Burrata, beets, pancetta, cucumber and champagne vinaigrette.

2. Nook

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781 Denman Street, Vancouver
BC V6G 2L6, Canada
(604) 568-4554
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Who: Chef Jamie Maxwell
What: Burrata, asparagus, mint and radish.

3. Giovane Café + Wine Bar

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1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver
BC V6C 0B9, Canada
(604) 695-5300
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Who: Chef Darren Brown
What: Fried burrata, olives and Pachino cherry tomato sauce.

4. The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar

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905 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver
BC V6C 2E8, Canada
(604) 899-4456
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Who: Chef Alvin Pillay
What: Burrata, asparagus, black truffle and olive oil.

5. Reflections

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801 W Georgia St, Vancouver
BC V6C 1P7, Canada
(604) 682-5566
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Who: Chef Ken Nakano
What: Heirloom tomato and Burrata with compressed watermelon, basil and extra virgin olive oil.

6. Cibo Trattoria

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900 Seymour St, Vancouver
BC V6B 3L9, Canada
(604) 602-9570
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Who: Chef Faizal Kassam
What: Burrata, black truffle, Apulian olive oil and sourdough.

7. La Pentola Della Quercia

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350 Davie St., Vancouver
BC V6B 1R2, Canada
(604) 642-0557
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Who: Chef Lucais Syme
What: Burrata and speck ham.

8. Siena on 12th

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1485 W 12 Street, Vancouver
BC V6H 3J5, Canada
Who: Chef Jessica Howery
What: Burrata, spring leek jam, smoked Maldon salt and foccacia.

9. Pizza Carano

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4241 Fraser St, Vancouver
BC V6K 1P4, Canada
(604) 877-1270
Who: Chef Trevor Hagenbuch
What: Burrata, pancetta, English peas, mint, lemon and Frantoia olive oil.

10. La Grotta Del Formaggio

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1791 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
BC V5N 4A4, Canada
(604) 255-3911
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Who: Chef Alex Tung
What: Available in limited quantities at La Grotta del Formaggio.  Best to call ahead to avoid disappointment. Serve simply with sea salt, pepper, good extra virgin olive oil and freshly grilled ciabatta.

11. Kessel&March

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1701 Powell St, Vancouver
BC, Canada
Who: Chef Tony Marzo
What: Burrata, Jamon Serrano, fennel and coriander salad and romesco sauce.

12. Ask for Luigi

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305 Alexander St, Vancouver
BC V6A 1C4, Canada
(604) 428-2544
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Who: Chef JC Poirier
 What: Green Chickpea Panzanella and Burrata with Red endive, asparagus and Romantica balsamico.

13. Notturno

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280 Carrall Street, Vancouver
BC V6B 2J1, Canada
(604) 720-3145
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Who: Chef Bill Robitaille
What: burrata, smashed English peas and mint salad, shaved Italian black summer truffles.

14. Secret Location

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1 Water St., Vancouver
BC V6B 2H9, Canada
(604) 685-0090
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Who: Chef Jefferson Alvarez
What: Torched Burrata.

15. Pourhouse

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162 Water St, Vancouver
BC V6B 2M9, Canada
(604) 568-7022
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Who: Chef Kevin Dufva
What: Burrata, beets, endive and extra virgin olive oil.

16. Cinara

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350 West Pender, Vancouver
BC, Canada
Who: Chef Lucais Syme
What: Burrata, asparagus and salsa verde.

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1. Mangia E Bevi

2222 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1K4, Canada
Who: Chef Rob Parrott
What: Burrata, beets, pancetta, cucumber and champagne vinaigrette.
2222 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
BC V7V 1K4, Canada

2. Nook

781 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L6, Canada
Who: Chef Jamie Maxwell
What: Burrata, asparagus, mint and radish.
781 Denman Street, Vancouver
BC V6G 2L6, Canada

3. Giovane Café + Wine Bar

1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9, Canada
Who: Chef Darren Brown
What: Fried burrata, olives and Pachino cherry tomato sauce.
1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver
BC V6C 0B9, Canada

4. The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar

905 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2E8, Canada
Who: Chef Alvin Pillay
What: Burrata, asparagus, black truffle and olive oil.
905 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver
BC V6C 2E8, Canada

5. Reflections

801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1P7, Canada
Who: Chef Ken Nakano
What: Heirloom tomato and Burrata with compressed watermelon, basil and extra virgin olive oil.
801 W Georgia St, Vancouver
BC V6C 1P7, Canada

6. Cibo Trattoria

900 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L9, Canada
Who: Chef Faizal Kassam
What: Burrata, black truffle, Apulian olive oil and sourdough.
900 Seymour St, Vancouver
BC V6B 3L9, Canada

7. La Pentola Della Quercia

350 Davie St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1R2, Canada
Who: Chef Lucais Syme
What: Burrata and speck ham.
350 Davie St., Vancouver
BC V6B 1R2, Canada

8. Siena on 12th

1485 W 12 Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J5, Canada
Who: Chef Jessica Howery
What: Burrata, spring leek jam, smoked Maldon salt and foccacia.
1485 W 12 Street, Vancouver
BC V6H 3J5, Canada

9. Pizza Carano

4241 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P4, Canada
Who: Chef Trevor Hagenbuch
What: Burrata, pancetta, English peas, mint, lemon and Frantoia olive oil.
4241 Fraser St, Vancouver
BC V6K 1P4, Canada

10. La Grotta Del Formaggio

1791 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A4, Canada
Who: Chef Alex Tung
What: Available in limited quantities at La Grotta del Formaggio.  Best to call ahead to avoid disappointment. Serve simply with sea salt, pepper, good extra virgin olive oil and freshly grilled ciabatta.
1791 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
BC V5N 4A4, Canada

11. Kessel&March

1701 Powell St, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Who: Chef Tony Marzo
What: Burrata, Jamon Serrano, fennel and coriander salad and romesco sauce.
1701 Powell St, Vancouver
BC, Canada

12. Ask for Luigi

305 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C4, Canada
Who: Chef JC Poirier
 What: Green Chickpea Panzanella and Burrata with Red endive, asparagus and Romantica balsamico.
305 Alexander St, Vancouver
BC V6A 1C4, Canada

13. Notturno

280 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1, Canada
Who: Chef Bill Robitaille
What: burrata, smashed English peas and mint salad, shaved Italian black summer truffles.
280 Carrall Street, Vancouver
BC V6B 2J1, Canada

14. Secret Location

1 Water St., Vancouver, BC V6B 2H9, Canada
Who: Chef Jefferson Alvarez
What: Torched Burrata.
1 Water St., Vancouver
BC V6B 2H9, Canada

15. Pourhouse

162 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M9, Canada
Who: Chef Kevin Dufva
What: Burrata, beets, endive and extra virgin olive oil.
162 Water St, Vancouver
BC V6B 2M9, Canada

16. Cinara

350 West Pender, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Who: Chef Lucais Syme
What: Burrata, asparagus and salsa verde.
350 West Pender, Vancouver
BC, Canada