Usually when you get a stunning view, the food is second rate. At Fraiche the view is stunning and the food is incredible.
The offer a degustation with wine pairing (5 courses for $95). You don't really know what you are getting as the chef makes it up for you depending on what is fresh in the kitchen. You can, however, suggest that you do not like certain things (I don't like oysters).
We had a crostini with fresh local peach topped with a fresh soft cheese and garnishes. Paired with a lovely white. At that point I was satisfied totally - but, four more items to come !
Next was sashimi tuna with a citrus froth and razor thin slices of cucumber and apple. Even better than the first dish.
Next was a medley of mushrooms with a poached egg. Again paired with a wonderful wine.
Next was a steak done perfectly with a medley of baby veg (carrot, beet, turnip, potato, parsnip) all in a spectacular au jus.
Dessert was a butter cake with a cream topping on a bed of a caramel sauce that was pure heaven.
My comment would be, besides the very reasonable price, is I cannot say which dish was the best --- they were all individually magnificent.
We will return.
A bit of a drive to get to, 10 minutes from Ambleside, 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver - but oh so worth it - afterall you are half way up the mountain (with the stunning view).
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