This is the first 5-star rating I have ever given on tripadvisor for anything.
The food was amazing, and the service was attentive, friendly, and informative. I love it when the waiter gives a bit of education about each plate - the source of the ingredients, how the chef prepares it, etc. Our waiter did it perfectly and answered my questions without hesitation.
We ordered two starters, one entrée, and one dessert. First, the octopus starter was divine and would have been the perfect entrée for me alone. Of our 4 dishes, it was our favourite. Next my husband ordered the foie gras tete de cochon starter, and with bread it also would have sufficed as an entrée for me. Like the octopus, the foie was to-die-for. My sablefish entrée was totally delicious but did not have the bold flavours of our starters. The sablefish itself melted like butter in the mouth.
For dessert, the warm lemon madelines with orange cream are so light and perfect, they will just send you to heaven. The only part of meal that was close to mediocre was my drink. I ordered the "C-monster margarita" which has blueberries as an ingredient. Beautiful colour but surprisingly sweet, mundane flavour.
The only improvements this place needs is a touch-up to the paint and a good dusting (dustballs from the fan over my head). But then again, only my husband would go to a place with that view and notice the room (he's in construction). Lastly, the waiter brought us a surprise at the end of the meal of which I will only give away that it included gold flakes.
For the quality you get, this meal was extremely high-value. With tax and tip, our final bill was $125 for two. An absolute bargain in my opinion. I would have felt fine paying twice as much for this meal.
Hats off to Fraiche, and we will be back for sure.
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