250 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC
When Crispy Lechon mentioned Wild Salmon (an aboriginal pop-up restaurant from the culinary program at VCC) to Buddha Girl, she knew she had to try it. So, with the clock ticking towards Buddha Girl's vegetarian month, she booked it immediately for lunch. The restaurant is only open until August 26th and is only open weekdays for lunch.
Staffed with students of the program, the student-servers were constantly being graded. Our server was friendly and pleasant, but was extremely nervous. Once seated, a plate of deep-fried Bannock was placed on our table. This tasted and felt similar to the Chinese deep-fried doughnut 油條, a bit oily, but better tasting.
Buddha Girl was more adventurous and went with a Rabbit Sausage, "3 Sister" Cassoulet, Wild Rice & Cranberry Stuffing. The sausage was a bit gamy but it's expected. Without any strong pronounced flavor, the sausage meat did burst out of the casing. Buddha Girl enjoyed the dish, especially the stuffing. I thought the dish was just okay.