Launch of Portland Variety’s Winter menu!

Portland Variety – home of one of my favourite brunch spots! Every time someone suggests to go their for brunch I’m like a little girl jumping up and down – totally hits the spot for me every time. So imagine my surprise when I saw an invitation to the restaurant to check out their new winter dinner menu! Located on the South West corner of King West & Portland, Portland Variety prides itself for serving “a variety”. Chef Matty Cowan is all about the textures, variety, flavours, and culinary inspirations.

Tequila Bong ($14.00)

  • milagro silver tequila, grand marnier, fresh lime zest, cherry syrup, mango juice, hickory smoke


Cauliflower Popcorn


Roasted Heirloom Roots

  • Burrata, terragon, walnut pesto, herbs


Whipped House-Made Ricotta

  • Spice roasted plums, pistachios, grilled sour dough


Nikkei Ceviche

  • striped bass, aji de maracuya, persimmons, taro chips


Grilled Octopus

  • Chorizo Jam


Sticky Lamb Ribs

  • Harissa & maple glaze, spicy peanut brittle


Piri Piri Fried Hen

  • Hot Honey Glaze


Braised Short ribs

  • truffled semolina polenta, glazed roots


Gnocchi alla Romana

  • kabocha & burnt butter puree, pinenuts, sage



  • Bite sized vanilla custard doughnuts


So 99% of the time, I hate Tequila – but the Tequila Bong was the best thing that ever happened! Seriously – the cocktail went down so smoothly, I cannot express into words HOW MUCH I loved the drink. I swear it was something to do with the hickory smoke as well! One of my many favourites was the Ceviche – it was different but definitely in a good way. I’ve never had ceviche with a melted cheesy base but it tasted amazing. The brasied short ribs and the sticky lamb were “melt in your mouth” good – the pieces of meat literally just fell off the bone – So incredibly tender and juicy!


This meal was complimentary but remains unbiased in our content

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