The experience at West was top notch.
Our waiter was knowlegeable and highly attentive without being at all obtrusive.
The menu scheme is a bit different: There is a selection of small plates, intended to be shared, called Elements. Qute a different approach. These were beautifully prepared ( the entire meal was quite beautiful - artwork.) The Lobster Ceviche was a generous portion of lobster, and the Frasier Valley Beets with Hazelnut were magnificent ( For those not from Vancouver, do not underestimate the local produce. It is an amazing reminder of what heirloom vegetables can actually taste like, in the hands of a skilled chef....).
It is possible to select dishes a la carte from the tasting menu, and the cuccumber soup was irresistable to me. The visual presentation of this soup was unexpectedly delightful. A dish was presented with an assortment of lovely contents, cucumber cubes and flower blossoms - borage, I think - and then the spring green soup was delivered in a pitcher. After a moment of admiration of the contents of the bowl, the soup was poured by the server into the dish, flowing around the solid contents. I had a moment of regret as the flowers disappeared from sight, but only a moment, since in the next moment, the soup was in my mouth and it was delicious...
As to Mains, we tried the smoked sablefish and the sockeye salmon with israeli couscous.
I've not had the couscous before - it was amazing...in texture and flavor, and a lovely contrast to the salmon. The sablefish had the most incredible smoked flavor...it was heavenly served on spaetzle.
Angelfood cake with plum wine was superb as a finish with coffee. The house made sorbets change all the time, and the selection of the evening included elderflower rubarb...a lovely light ending to the meal.
Beautiful experience on all counts. Expensive - a special treat. But a dinner that will be sure to impress with good taste, and commemorate special occasions.
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