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Photos: First look at Burnaby’s next great restaurant with an always-changing menu

Classics will be supplemented with 'test kitchen' menu items in Brentwood

Looking for a new place to eat?

You’ll have one new option starting on May 10 with the opening of R+D Kitchen at the Amazing Brentwood shopping mall.

R+D Kitchen is a new concept for White Spot and it’s located on the far west side of the Tables food court. It’s not just a restaurant, it’s also a lounge serving full array of alcoholic beverages.

Now we have the first look with the photos that the owners have sent. Just scroll through them above.

R+D Kitchen stands for research and development and the menu will bolster White Spot classics with a changing roster of new “test” dishes created by White Spot Executive Chef James Kennedy CCC and the R+D Culinary Team. As well as the opportunity to sample dishes under consideration for future White Spot menus, guests can get a glimpse of the innovation in action, through full-size windows running the length of the wall between the dining room and kitchen.

Diners can dig into a Truffled Mushroom Wagyu Burger, or opt for a Harissa Cauliflower Steak, Neapolitan-style Pizza, or even Crispy Skin Arctic Char, served with rainbow carrots, roasted baby potatoes and basil hollandaise. Weekend brunch features a range of bennys including a Prawn & Bacon Benny and BBQ Beef Brisket, along with waffles in both sweet and savoury preparations.
The full-service restaurant, lounge and bar was designed by Joy Roque, Head of Design and Construction for White Spot. The space features neutral hues and understated sophistication that complement the refined design found in Tables, The Amazing Brentwood’s popular new food court. The restaurant also features the Kitchen Window, to serve shoppers stopping by for a quick and casual take-out bite.

The Drinks
Handcrafted exclusively for R+D Kitchen by White Spot, the beverage menu features cocktails made by Vancouver local and 2017 World Class Global Bartender of the Year Kaitlyn Stewart. The menu features sophisticated sips, like a Hugo Spritz, Wildberry Gin Mule with wildberry slush, or the Aperol forward Italian Greyhound. Stewart has also designed a selection of zero-proof libations featuring alcohol-free spirits, offered alongside rotating taps of local craft beer, local cider plus a list of carefully curated 100% B.C. VQA wines, and White Spot’s famous hand-scooped milkshakes.