Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Oysters, and caviar and Lobster...oh my!

We realized this week that it was the 25th anniversary of our first date.....that is a long time...and I thought it was worth celebrating.  I have wanted to go to This Restaurant for so long....I checked it out on TripAdvisor (I'm like that ) and the reviews were great. I'm usually more of a nachos and margarita-type girl.but I was intrigued by their "Chef's tasting menu" where you get 6 courses based on what is local and in-season but you have no idea what it will be as it depends on what the chef has in stock that day.
 Scott teased me a bit when I took pictures of each course "for my blog..." I said.  "Oh, of course....he said...I should have known your blog would be on our date tonight..." he said.

Malpeque oysters with sturgeon caviar 
salmon tartar with avocado & smoked salmon on a potato blini 

fresh mushroom ravioli on the bottom, then two lobster claws topped by foie gras (not a fan of the foie gras)
campari orange sorbet 
lamb loins with beans, purple potatoes, chanterelle mushrooms and currant reduction
goat cheese on heirloom tomato salad
bergamont-poached peach with homemade vanilla bean ice cream, lemon panacotta with blueberries and a dark chocolate truffle

I just re-read this post and I think I'm spending way too much time watching the Food Network.  Also I should add that I almost always order chicken so last night was definitely a change.

I should also add that for our first date, 25 years ago, we went to the drive-in.  "Ferris Beuller's Day Off" was the movie playing......there was no lobster in sight........


  1. I am so with you on the foie gras! The rest looks great!

  2. foie gras .... you are a brave girl.

  3. Hi...the celebrity was Ramona Singer from the Real Housewives of NY.

  4. Look at you two kids! So fun to celebrate so many great years! What a dinner! That is a lot of courses! I am so out an foie gras, but they love it around here. I have been on two flights that it has been served. Barf.