Location: Panorama Ridge Summit – Garibaldi Provincial Park
About the sandwich:
The “Smoked Salmango” sandwich was inspired by a few sources. Firstly, a friend provided sandwich at Wedgemount lake composed of smoked salmon, and cucumber on a ciabatta bun. Next, the Philadelphia roll which is common to many sushi restaurants made with smoked salmon, cucumber, and cream cheese. Finally, a special order sushi roll which added mango on top of a Philadelphia roll to complete the inspiration. All three sources were combined into one of the most delicious sandwiches of all time.
The “Smoked Salmango” is made with smoked salmon, cucumber, mango and cream cheese all on a ciabatta bun. The ingredients form a beautiful rainbow with each color hinting at a unique explosion of flavors. The mango, cream cheese, cucumber and smoked salmon all provide an incredible range of taste, moisture, and texture with no single ingredient overpowering another.
Eating this sandwich on the summit of Black Tusk, or Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi Provincial Park in British Columbia was a long time mission of mine which was repeatedly hindered by variable weather conditions. Upon reaching the final summit, the first bite, along with the view, is indescribable.