R+D Kitchen by White Spot Launches this Spring at The Amazing Brentwood
A chef’s process for creating new and delicious dishes — the research and development of a menu — is not often a part of the restaurant guest’s experience. At R+D Kitchen by White Spot, a brand-new concept to launch at The Amazing Brentwood this spring, guests will be the first to enjoy new and innovative menu items direct from White Spot’s Culinary Centre.
“We’re incredibly fortunate at White Spot to have long-running and incredibly loyal support from generations of British Columbians. We’ve worked hard to exceed their expectations: staying true to our 94 years of history yet always staying ahead of the curve,” says White Spot President Warren Erhart. “R+D Kitchen is the next evolution of White Spot’s legacy; it’s about honouring the past and embracing the future.”
At R+D Kitchen, guests can dig into their favourite White Spot classics as well as a rotating roster of exciting new dishes created by James Kennedy CCC, Executive Chef and the Culinary Team for possible inclusion on a White Spot core or promotional menu. While never being limited by what has already been done, the carefully curated “test” dishes will explore contemporary elements, components, and flavours, and always include delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Before making it onto the R+D menu, all new dishes will be fully vetted by White Spot’s internal tasting panels.
“At R+D Kitchen we’ll be exploring even more flavours, curating unique recipes, and incorporating fresh, local ingredients into a widely-appealing menu,” says Executive Chef James Kennedy, CCC. “I’m super excited about this new adventure.”
R+D Kitchen by White Spot will feature a full-service restaurant, lounge and bar — it’s not only the place to experience the latest food innovations but also a chance to see what’s being created by the bar team. Whether a special local microbrew, handcrafted cocktail, innovative non-alcoholic beverage or 100% BC VQA wine, there’s always something new up on the bar.
Designed by White Spot’s Joy Roque, Head of Design and Construction for White Spot, R+D Kitchen brings influences of B.C.’s backyard indoors with warm wood, stone, and millwork design elements, as well as through its expansive windows. Although it’s the only full-service restaurant in Tables, The Amazing Brentwood’s popular new food court, R+D also features the Kitchen Window, to serve shoppers stopping by for a quick and casual take-out bite.
Fresh, high-quality, locally sourced ingredients are at the heart of everything R+D will serve its guests during daily lunch, dinner and happy hour service. Brunch is available on weekends.
The beverage menu will feature a selection of local craft beer, local cider and B.C. wines carefully selected by the creative and inventive bar team, as well as a selection of handcrafted, seasonally-inspired cocktails and zero-proof libations using fresh ingredients. Rotating taps and Happy Hour specials will also be on offer.