Nice, cosy dining environment. No pretense, no extravagance, just a nice warm setting for a stress-less dinner. As they market it on their website, it's not fine dining and they want patrons to dine comfortably and that was exactly how it went.
There were only...4 tables on the Wednesday evening, with 2 service crew including the floor manager. Both of them were prompt, always making sure our tables are attended to, but they look rather expressionless most of the evening.
There were 3 of us. We went for the restaurant week degustation menu, but because there was only one dessert option we decided to change 2 other desserts for variety (with added cost of course).
Came the starters. The foie gras was delicious, it was cooked perfectly and went very well with the dark cherry sauce. Tuna Carpaccio was okay, the meat was a little dry but taste wise it is alright.
There were 3 options for the mains we could choose from so we had one of each. We ordered a 4th main - beef tartare served with fries and salad. The risotto with wild mushrooms was the best, flavour was intense and the rice was al dente. Duck Confit and Grilled Angus Beef Tenderloin (we ordered medium rare) paired with truffle mashed potatoes were nice, not overly seasoned but nothing to wow about. The beef tartare, apart from the weird combi of fries and salad instead of toast, was served with bigger chunks of beef instead of the typical minced meat. This adds to the chewy texture and while I personally love it, my wife preferred it minced. So it's a matter of personal preference. The flavours were pretty good.
The chocolate tart was part of the degustation menu, and we changed two other desserts to a Crème Brulée and a Lemon Meringue Tart. We love all of them. Crème Brulée had the thickest sugar crust I ever had, the lemon sorbet that came with the meringue was tangy and refreshing, while the chocolate tart was rich and went well with the vanilla ice cream and caramel.
The only disappointment was the 3 meagre slice of sourdough served as a starter. There were 3 of us so it meant one for us each, and they were not refillable. We can buy them however at $5 for 5 slices.
Otherwise, it was a pleasant evening 👍🏼More