Had a near excellent meal here. The food was very interesting.
I had the steak tartare to start. Homemade potatoe chips as the vehicle for the tartare made things interesting. It was excellent.
I also sampled the bruschetta which my wife had and it was very good. A sample of the fresh fish nachos was also excellent.
My main course consisted of the duck two ways. The tortiere had excellent interesting flavours. I loved the pastry and definitely was a highlight. The breast of duck would have been excellent as well but unfortunately the duck skin had not been rendered down to allow it to crisp up. However the duck breast was served a nice medium and was otherwise cooked correctly.
The rack of lamb was excellent as well, but unfortunately was not from Alberta. With locally sourced ingredients one would anticipate this.
Sauces and accompaniments were excellent. Women at our table ordered the scallops and were happy with their selection as well. Only complaint was that the lemon may have been a bit much.
We all ordered dessert and everyone was happy. I had the sticky toffee but theirs isn't as dark as I've had at other places, nor as rich, but still acceptable.
This is not a cheap place and we spent well over $100/person when you factor wine. Expect to spend an evening here and enjoy the food. Service is slow and purposefully unhurried. Our server may have been relatively new to this as she appeared nervous opening our wine. She also managed to spill when pouring our wine a number of times.
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