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Restaurants & Bars 3

Winterlicious - Biff's

Hannah | Feb 11, 2004 12:15 PM

Four of us went to Biff's for a winterlicious dinner. The restaurant itself is quite pleasing aesthetically, although it seemed very loud in the main room. We were seated in a smaller room in the back and were spared the chaos.

The service was excellent, and the food was generally good, but not spectacular. Two of us started with a butternut squash soup with blue cheese and creme fraiche...which was a little bit thick and lacking distictive flavour - I've had much better butternut squash soup. Apparently the chicken liver parfait was tasty if a bit sweet.

The mains were the highlight. A brochette of perfectly cooked shrimp and scallops, couscous and little greens (maybe watercress?) in a light lemony/white wine sauce was simple but very tasty. The coq au vin was very well done too.

Dessert was ok but not spectacular - homemade ice creams (chocolate and caramel) and a lemon tart - the kinds of desserts I would make at home and don't get very excited about.

What made the dinner a good experience was an excellent wine (recommended by the staff) very professional service, and good company. I don't think any of us would go back to pay full price.

It would make a lot more sense for winterlicious to showcase some of the more interesting food - it sounds like most winterlicious patrons will not be returning to the restaurants at which they ate...

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