It is my first trip to Edmonton and my husband had done some research on where to dine out. We read some good reviews about this restaurant and went ahead and give it a try. We were there on Jun 7 (Fri), it was a busy evening. The restaurant was packed with people. The atmosphere was great for couple and small group gathering. I felt a little cold with the A/C though. We liked the fact that you can see into the kitchen.
Service was efficient. We would prefer to have a bit more explanations on each menu items though. Bread served with olive oil and salt. Bread was served cold though. I was kind of custom to have warm bread at a higher-ended restaurant.
We ordered the pork belly and scallop to start. The scallop was nice but my husband found it wasn't surprising. The taste met my expectation. The pork belly was slightly on the drier side. The combination of the caramelized onion, pork belly and the bread was a bit odd. We couldn't figure out why they are on the same dish (non-coherence). The price of the appetizer was between $14-18 each.
For the main courses, they were outstanding. We ordered the lamb rack + lamb shank and elk with beef short ribs. Those are perfectly executed. The lamb rack dish was one of the best we had in Canada. The Alberta lamb it was used, had such a great aroma. The texture of the meat was just cooked at its best. The lamb shank was nicely seasoned. The dish was served with some white kidney beans, very nice paired. The Elk and Beef short rib was also a very tasty dish. The elk was wrapped with bacon and a mustard crust. The meat was nicely cooked and because the elk was such a lean meat, the bacon fat made it so juicy. I enjoyed the beef short ribs too as it was so tender. The price of the entrees ranges around $40-$50.
We had the lemon short bread dessert. It was very refreshing. Dessert was around $12-13 each.
Overall, it was a very nice dining experience, and we would like to go back again.
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