The first dish is the FRESH SHUCKED OYSTERS ($2.50). We chose the kusshi oysters because I like them the most since they are small, plump and naturally sweet. The oysters are rinsed properly, taste fresh, and are very good.
The second dish is the BC SPOT PRAWN AND SEAFOOD CHOWDER, SOFT POACHED EGG, SMOKED CHICHARRON, PORK HOCK ($12.00). The chowder is very flavourful, rich, creamy, thick and the quail egg is a nice touch. I will definitely come back just for this. We both had one each and like how it is served in a skillet.
The third dish is the GRILLED ALBACORE TUNA, PICKLED BLUEBERRY, SOY SHIITAKES, FIDDLEHEADS, SEA ASPARAGUS, WILD RICE ($12.00). I am usually not a sauce girl, but the sauce is amazing and I enjoy it. The sauce is not too sweet and does not have a syrupy texture. The tuna is nicely grilled, tastes average and lightly spiced. The shiitake mushrooms are juicy and not too salty as well, I really enjoy them. I think I would have enjoyed the dish more if they have an ahi tuna option.
The forth dish is the BISON TONGUE RAVIOLI, CRESS, CRISPY PARSNIP, ROASTED PORCINI, BRAISING JUS ($12.00). The sauce has a really light taste while being very rich. The ravioli does not taste too heavy while it is very flavourful and it is not your typical ravioli, which is why I enjoy it. I like this dish more than the albacore tuna.
The fifth dish is the HALIBUT CHEEK, STINGING NETTLE VELOUTE, GNOCCHI, BACON, MORELS, CREME FRAICHE ($20.00). The halibut is cooked perfectly and not dry at all. The gnocchi is properly made without being too stiff.
The last dish is the ROAST BISON BONE MARROW, PARSELY SALAD, CRISP SUNCHOKES, TOASTED SOURDOUGH ($15.00). If anything, the bread is a bit too hard. Other then that, I like how they gave us 2 smaller bone marrows instead of one larger one because they knew we were sharing. If I wanted to be super picky, I prefer Wild Beests' bread more and their luge option is nice, where at the end you drink the oil from the bone marrow with wine.
In the end, we enjoyed every single dish. We were full at this point, but the service was really good so I felt obligated to order dessert. We had a man with glasses as our server and he was amazing. He even told us he thought we ordered too much and was going to ask if we wanted to cancel anything. And, every order he punched was at the right time, so we did not have to wait too long for any dishes, or feel rushed to finish any dish to prevent it from getting cold.
For dessert, THE ELDERFLOWER CHEESECAKE, BLACKBERRY RHUBARB COMPOTE, COMPRESSED RHUBARB, CRISPY QUINCE FOAM, CRUMBLE ($8.00). I am the traditional cheesecake type, so when I saw this I was kind of upset thinking I would not like it. But I loved it! The cheesecake is perfect in taste and texture and the extras are good as well. Even if it is just the cheesecake itself, I would have enjoyed it.
I highly recommend this restaurant. I originally thought because of the limited menu, I would only come here maybe half a year or so. But just posting about this makes me hungry and miss the food already.