OpenRoad Driver Volume 13 Issue 1 - Page 30

30 » OpenRoad Driver STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING G U D R U N TA S T I N G R O O M I had to end on a sweet note. If it’s not Eton Mess or Spotted Dick, it’s Sticky Toffee Pudding… at least this is understood by most North Americans. Drive to Steveston Village in Richmond for this, and you can thank me later. Hidden away in a touristy neighbourhood is a local favourite: Gudrun Tasting Room. It’s a quaint and sophisticated wine bar and restaurant with boutique wines, charcuterie, cheese and a daily fresh sheet. The cooked items are limited, but the mainstays are the mac ’n cheese and house-made Sticky Toffee Pudding. The pudding is rich and decadent, but the sponge cake itself is airy light, soft and moist. The hot sticky toffee sauce is nicely M I J U N E PA K caramelized and quite sweet, so good thing it’s not poured on top of the cake, as it usually is. The Pink Lady apples also help to lend acidity to counter the sweetness. I prefer it served with vanilla ice cream instead of fresh Chantilly cream, but I appreciate their “no freezer” philosophy. Side note, if you really want those mushy peas and you’ve made your way to Steveston Village, then get them at Dave’s Fish and Chips nearby. 3500 Moncton Street #150 Richmond, BC, V7E 3A3 (604) 272-1991 facebook.com/gudruntastingroom i s a Va n c o u v e r f o o d p e r s o n a l i t y , s o c i a l m e d i a i n f l u e n c e r , a n d c r e a t o r o f Fol low Me Food ie , a n i nte r natio nal ly re c o g ni z e d food a nd tr avel blo g. Na me d “ Must F o l l o w ” b y T h e S o c i a l M e d i a Aw a r d s , s h e i s a l s o a j u d g e f o r H a w k s w o r t h Yo u n g C h e f S c h o l a r s h i p a n d T h e C a n a d i a n G r a n d P r i x Ne w P r o d u c t Aw a r d s . Tw i tte r o r I n s t a g r a m : @ fo l l ow me fo o d i e Fac eb o o k : Fo l l ow Me Fo o d i e followmefoodie.com