Had dinner at the Pointe Restaurant in the Wickaninnish Inn, a Relaix and Chateaux property. The Inn is located near the town of Tofino on the western side of Vancouver Island. We were actually staying in Ucluelet which is a 25 minute drive from the Inn. If you click on the link below and then click on the photo of the resort, you can see the restaurant in the lower right hand corner of the photo. Our waiter said that during the storm season, waves will crash onto the rocks and windows of the restaurant.
The Wickinnanish Inn's website is http://www.wickinn.com/
Chef Jim Garraway's Signature Menu on the night we dined there (and our ratings) was:
Smoked Salmon and Caper Wonton Pouch w/Apricot and Chervil Salsa "outstanding"
Warmed Octopus Antipasto Potato Cannelloni w/Balsamic Syrup, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sole and Tiger Prawn Mousse Roulade w/Organic Pea Shoots, Citrus Puree, Sevruga Caviar "would have been great w/just the Sevruga Caviar served. A so-so dish"
Seared Fois Gras w/Apple Fondant, Housemade Duck Prosciutto and Fresh Herbs "outstanding" (but then we have rarely been disappointed by any seared fois gras.)
Saskatoon Berry Ice "WOW" Had never had Saskatoon Berry anything, we loved the flavor
Veal Rack Confit w/Savory Tuile Box, Celery Root Mash, Black Plum Jus "just incredible" The only confit we had ever had was duck. The Veal w/the celery root mash was divine.
Gianduja Mousse w/White Chocolate Espresso Sauce "good"
Jack Daniel's Chocolate Pyramid in a frozen cherry shooter "very good"
The Pointe IMO is a must dine when in the Tofino/Ucluelet area of Vancouver Island.
$90 Canadian, $140 Can w/wine pairings (a glass for each course picked by the chef)
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