The 2019 MLS season has officially started and Vancouver Whitecaps FC had their first home game on March 2nd. This year the soccers fans are in a real treat for the new exciting food items offered at BC Place. I was invited by BC Place and Centerplate to the season kick-off party and took a peek of the new food menu.
Crafted by BC Place Executive Chef, Will Tse, the new additions on the food menu are available at all the Whitecaps FC matches and stadium events throughout the year, including BC Lions home games, Canada Soccer matches, and the 2019 Canada Sevens.
The new menu features some of the creative options that can’t be found at any other venue in North America, including locally-sourced fan favourites, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, and OCEANWISE seafood, as well as the best in class in-seat ordering technology.
Let’s check out the dishes!
The Beast Fries is the new feature of the Poutinerie at Sections 212 & 239, loaded with caramelized onion, cheddar cheese, and Thousand Island dressing.
As the new Lionsgate Grill favourite at sections: 206, 215, 228, 242 & 254, the Buffalo Chicken Tenders Burger is packed with Buffalo chicken tenders, lettuce, tomato, onion, jalapeno havarti, and Frank’s hot mayo.
Next, the trio of Indian dishes really brings some bold flavours. The Butter Chicken is prepared with boneless chicken thighs cooked with fenugreek, garam masala, crushed tomatoes, and cream. The Lamb Curry features tender lamb shoulder, onion, tomato, garam masala and coconut milk. The vegan option, the Chana Masala is cooked with chickpeas, red lentils, onion, tomatoes, house masala, and coconut milk. You can find the dishes at Bombay South Asian Kitchen at Section 220 and in the Food Court.
For seafood lovers, the Crispy Shrimp Tacos are filled with Oceanwise shrimps cooked in a light and crispy batter, along with green cabbage slaw, salsa verde, and pickled onion red onion. Find the tacos at Steveston’s Fish & Chips in the Food Court.
Available on May 25th for the Pride Match, the Rainbow Grilled Cheese Sandwich is made with 100% mozzarella cheese, and can be found at Boom Kitchen! at Sections: 210 & 244.
Get ready for the ultimate food challenge, the Outrageous Burger. The oversized burger is prepared with 3 large house-made beef patties, a hot dog, 3 chicken strips, 6 strips of bacon, 3 slices of cheddar cheese, fries and house recipe sauce. It is available at Lionsgate Grill at Sections: 206, 215, 228, 242 & 254.
As a great vegetarian option, the Fiesta Burrito Bowl is filled with black beans, salsa fresca, sour cream, and marinated slaw served over cilantro-lime rice. You can make it gluten-free and vegan by skipping the sour cream. Find it at Beast on Fire at Sections 217 & 236.
Another vegetarian classic, the Macaroni & Cheese, is prepared with house three cheese sauce and finished with a hot Cheetos crunch. It is available at Boom Kitchen! at Sections: 210 & 244.
For alcohol beverages, I found the Protea Chenin Blanc 2017 from South Africa very unique, flavourful and refreshing.
With the new tech feature at BC Place, you can now order food and drinks delivered to your seat. With your smartphone camera, you can scan your own seat code on the armrest to bring up the menu. No apps and no registrations needed!