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Vancouver restaurant Fable wins vote for best lentil dish in FunDeLentil Tour

07/10/2015 01:54 EDT | Updated 07/10/2016 05:59 EDT
SASKATOON - An entree created by a Vancouver chef has been chosen as the favourite dish featuring homegrown lentils in a cross-country competition.

Chorizo and lentil ragout served at Fable restaurant, owned by chef Trevor Bird, was ranked No. 1 in an online vote in the FunDeLentil Tour.

Second place went to chef Mark Gray of Brooklyn Warehouse in Halifax for his sustainable blue rainbow trout with beluga lentil-stuffed summer squash.

Lentil hodgepodge with spring vegetables by Boralia in Toronto, co-owned by chef Wayne Morris, was third.

Chefs in two dozen restaurants across Canada competed last month with signature dishes all incorporating the same homegrown ingredient: lentils. The restaurants added the creation to their menus for customers to order and vote on.

Canada is one of the world's largest producers of lentils, planting more than 1.3 million hectares last year. Types produced in Canada include commonly known green lentils and split red lentils, and lesser-known black or beluga lentils and French Green lentils.

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