My two friends and I went for dinner on Thursday evening. We had such a wonderful time. The service was superb, the ambience sublime (we were fortunate to sit on the patio), and the food was exceptional.
The only disappointment of the evening was the Rhubarb consomme dessert. We ordered it only to find that it was merely over-ripe, watery strawberries in juice, with three tiny pieces of meringue. No rhubarb in site, but the waitress told us it was pureed into the juice. Uh, okay. But, and this is where we fell in love with our waitress- when we mentioned that our choice of dessert was disappointing, she told us that she did not want any of us to leave unhappy, so, if we still could find the room, she would love to bring us out the chocolate pave of chocolate creme. She said, "Even if you only have a bite, please try it." Despite having full bellies, we ate it (she brought us out three, we didn't have to share). It was divine!
Here are the photos:
Potage of Heirloom Tomato & Melon with marinated bay scallops and lemon balm
Tournedos de Boeuf seared beef tenderloin with glazed pearl onions, Ontario mushrooms and creamy pommes purée
Loup de Mer Savage baked wild sea bass with young leeks, saffron aioli and sauce bouillabaisse
Chocolat pavé of chocolate crème with cocoa crumble, white maple syrup and birch beer foam
Bonacini farm rhubarb nage with marinated Ontario strawberries and crispy lavender meringue