Passion for Pork

Local Eats: Bündok Restaurant’s AB Pork Dishes

Sharman - Sunday, April 2, 2017
Bündok is one many new restaurants changing the face of Edmonton’s downtown dining scene, and there just so happens to be some incredible Alberta Pork dishes on the menu.
Although I had heard last spring that Chef Ryan Hotchkiss was opening a restaurant on 104th street, Bündok didn’t officially open until January 26, 2017. My first and only meal from Chef Hotchkiss was when he was at the helm of the former Jack’s Grill – the dessert was so memorable I was excited to see what he came up with for his new downtown location.
Last weekend a group of us wandered into Bündok around 11 pm where the kitchen is open late. Our server explained that the menu is designed for sharing a number of small plates and that the chefs utilize French cooking techniques to highlight local ingredients. We tried a variety of dishes, but of course, a pork dish was my favourite.
Chef Hotchkiss tells me he is sourcing his Alberta Pork from The Meat Shop at Pine Haven Colony, a product that he makes shine on his beautiful plating at the restaurant.  Here are three Alberta Pork dishes to try at Bündok.
1. Parmigiano soup, melted leeks, bacon
The description may be simple yet the dish is anything but. Poured table side, the soup was so full of flavour I could have happily ordered three more bowls; it was hands down my favourite bite of the night.

2. Slow cooked egg, bacon-onion jam, croutons
3. Roasted pork ribs, black vinegar glazed, toasted amaranth
In case these photos aren’t tempting enough, check out Twyla Campbell’s review this week where she gives Bündok a glowing review on CBC Radio. Time to make a reservation; Chef Hotchkiss has a menu at Bündok you won’t want to miss.
10228 104th Street
Open Tues – Sat, 5 pm til late