There were 3 of us. We started with a cocktail. One friend had a “grey goose martini” - $17 but they were 3 oz. I had “Bombay sapphire martini - $12, and other had a Stella beer, not sure of cost...
We then went on to have the lunch menu. 3 courses, with a choice of 2 selections for each course for $40. The wine pairing was an additional $20 per person & 2 of us did that. This is only available at Xmas time, as I don’t think they’re open for lunch otherwise.
As the lunch menu is not on their website, I will tell it here:
The amuse bouche was a small foie gras bite, with some kind of jelly & a stollen raisin bread...I got an extra bite when I told my friend about foie gras... and we agreed not to mention what we ate til the end! I took a picture.
Cowichan Goat Cheese w/ garden herbs, pickled beets, citrus – wine: Chateau de Sancerre, Sauvignon Blanc – (I had this). I think the chef/owner (?) presented the dishes...the chef told me I had truffles in my goat cheese, but honestly, I didn’t taste it, and didn’t like the beet either, but both guys I was with liked the beet but wouldn’t try the goat cheese! Go figure! I took a picture.
Lobster Bisque w/ caviar, lobster oil, sour cream & chives – wine: Hess, Chardonay – (they both had this). YUMMY! My goodness, the best bisque any of us has ever tasted!!! I only got two spoonfuls...but soooo good. Absolutely delicious! I took a picture.
Vancouver Island Scallps with organic tatatouille, tomato & basil puree (None of us ordered this dish).
Dry Aged BC Filet Mignon with sweet potato & chestnuts, oxtail sauce – wine: Lohr, Cab Sauvignon – ( 2 of us had this). I wasn’t overly impressed, but I’m not a “filet” girl...my other friend who had it finished it a quarter of the time I did & thought it was great. Me, not so much! I took a picture! meh, on the filet!
The guys had Vanilla panna cotta with warm red fruit with a blackberry wine – I took a pix. They liked it.
I had chocolate terrine with crunch meringue, dulce de letce with a muscat wine. I gave them mine, as I’m not into dessert. They loved it! None of us liked the dessert wine! I took pix!
Anyway, to end...lunch came to $250 for 3 without tip. My one rep said he will go again...me & my other rep said we’ll wait til I pick something different again next Xmas!!!
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