We ordered three appetizers. Number one was a bed of crisp, golden baked wontons served with 2 dips – pureed spinach with garlic, and mild ancho chili and cheese. Both were fantastic.
Next we had the floured and pan seared pickerel cheeks served with some more wonton chips and a melted lemon caper butter. My husband found a bone in his cheek, we laughed at the thought of fish cheekbones – can they really have cheekbones?? This find led to story about his Dad, who while in the navy, used to eat a lot of powdered eggs. They would have some real eggs on the ship that they saved for special occasions, but on a day-to-day basis they ate the powdered variation. To make them feel special, and possibly feel like they were indulging in the real thing, the chef would slip the odd egg shell into their dish, thus giving them the illusion that they were eating the real thing. Oh these were cheeks alright! Cheek bone and all!
Finally, we had the lobster poutine (actually considered a main) made with thin cut french fries, lobster pieces and a creamy shellfish and mascarpone cheese butter sauce. Now this is the high life! I must say, we opted for the richest of the rich. No need to eat anything more after that. Even the size of the appetizers were quite large. If you're going for the full dinner, I highly recommend sharing an app. You wouldn't want to spoil your scrumptious main.
As usual, the service was fantastic. We grabbed a spot at the bar and within a half hour of our arrival the place was packed. As with any great spot, you're best making a reservation.
Apps range between $6 and $16, bistro fare from $13 to $19, and mains from $23 to $29.