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1) White wine - $23
2)Fine de Claire Oysters- $8 per piece
Having tried the Fine de Claire oysters at Onion
, we were really excited about these oysters. And were hoping that they'd impress us more than the oysters from Lawry's
! Sadly, the oysters weren't that fresh and they were pretty small too
3) Pan Seared Foie Gras - $36
Apple Celarie slaw, lemon compote, green apple espuma
I liked the ice cold green apple espuma. It was sweet and a little sour. you could taste the crunchy ice bits in it. The lemon compote was pretty interesting too. As much as they are good on their own, they just didn't complement the foie gras. The foiegras was warm, soft on the inside but it was hardly crisp on the out. Also, the taste of foie gras wasn't really brought out somehow. It wasn't tasty nor flavourful. We were definitely disappointed.
4) Veal Shank - $58
Risotto, potatoes, mushrooms with braised veal
It was the special main course of the day
This dish was very fragrant and the veal was extremely tender. The mushrooms and risotto went really well with the veal, each bringing their individual tastes while blending perfectly together.
Also, the portion was pretty big.
5) Red Gurnard - $60
Butter fried, baby octopus, shrimp, clam, white wine sauce
The fish was fresh and well-cooked. Very soft on the inside and does not carry the fishy taste.
The foam tasted unique and was a little sour. It was quite special when mixed with the white wine sauce.
Other than that, this dish was an absolute disappointment.
There were only 3 shrimps. And by shrimps, I mean really tiny shrimps, about the size of the nail on my thumb. There were only 2 clams and 4 baby octopuses.
I can't help but feel that this dish was severely overpriced.