Welcome to No. 60 on S. Pellegrino's Top 100 restaurants in the world. Recently, Bruce Springsteen was spotted having dinner here with his wife for their anniversary.
Rosemary bread is not pictured here, but as you can see the dish of oil and raspberry is for dipping the bread.
We started off with a little amuse bouche, some kind of palate cleanse with a bit of curry. My bouche was definitely amused.
Frozen Foie Gras Pear Soufflé with gastrique topped with seared foie gras.
I was a bit iffy with the 'frozen' part, but it turned out to be delicious. The souffle reminded me of sorbet, and the seared foie gras was absolutely savoury and delicious.
Elk and potato perogies
Another little touch from the chef. A shot of berry juice (from the back yard) and some lemon butter on something really delicious thought I don't remember the name. Our entrees were having a bit of a delay so this was a really nice touch from the chef, who also came out to talk to our table. We learned from him as well as our server about a recent skunk problem. Rather a family of skunks that have decided to move into their backyard. I recall something like '5 grown men watching the baby skunks and going 'aww' ' Or something to that extent. I think this is one of the most interesting stories that I've heard from a restaurant.
I ordered the “Candy Apple” Duck Breast, Apple Chutney, Sweet Potato Pave. The duck was amazing as was the apple chutney. The sweet potato pave was very sweet and I think I'd prefer just a potato pave. But all in all it was delicious.
Pork Tenderloin with sticky rice and bean salad
Smoked Elk Medallions with Asparagus risotto and foam
Trio of Chocolate: Chocolate tart, Chocolate crème brûlée, and chocolate milkshake. I think my favourite was the crème brûlée or the milkshake.
Chocolate ganache with nuts to end the evening.
This restaurant is the old A.E. Cross house, there are private dining areas as well as a patio (in good weather). The service is impeccable and I like how most ingredients are locally grown. It is a bit pricey, but for the type of meal you receive it's to be expected. I will have to come back next time to try out the patio and the sweet breads (if it returns to the menu).