Robson—(March 12, 2015) Forage chef Chris Whittaker celebrated opening his second restaurant, the casual eatery Timber, over the weekend. The restaurant and bar is focused on classic "Canadian style" cuisine while being conveniently located next door and occupying the space formerly housing the Modern Art Gallery (and O’Doul’s for forty years before that) inside the Listel Hotel in the West End.
Like Forage and all of Whittaker's culinary efforts, the menu is firmly focused on fresh, high-quality, and locally-sourced sustainable ingredients while zeroing in on the popular trend of familiar comfort food combinations in a friendly bar setting and atmosphere.
Chef Whittaker himself was comfortably situated behind the barbecue station during the launch party. He served up some Urban Digs Farm apple wood smoked, home-fermented heritage pork and Turtle Valley Ranch bison hip tasters.
Timber features a classic northwestern themed bar menu including this whisky sour (with lemon simple syrup, egg white, and whisky bitters).
The ninety-seater restaurant is unmistakably connected not only thematically, but also, physically by a shared hallway to Forage complementing Whittaker's tastes for dining.
In keeping with the "true north strong and free" feel, Timber's mood and setting is consciously suited for a casual meal enjoyed during over a good ol' hockey game.