150 – 3500 Moncton Street, Richmond
Advice: Best to share the different platters and items with a friend or two. Use a google map or gps to find them.
From the moment I entered I was breathless, the room was inviting and the place which is hidden away off the beaten path works so well. The server was ever so charming and engaging, explaining the menu in detail and the various dishes on the menu as well as the specials on the large chalk board. The menu is fairly simple though there were many choices for the cheese and meat platters. Started off with the Salad ($8) spinach, pomegranate and sopressta which was not only refreshing but delicious, then shared the Global Cheese platter ($21) with 3 cheeses accompanied with apple slices, grapes, nuts, quince paste and jelly along with bread slices and crisps.
For dessert shared the Orange Tart ($6) just like a lemon tart, it is an orange tart, very unique and light. With a glass of the Domaine Jean Bousquet Malbec ’07 ($8) this all paired well. Impressive wine list that includes a great selection of whites, reds and rose along with a nice beer list, goes along well with the delightful food offerings. This gem is worth discovering and I look forward to returning to try their fondue and weekend brunch.
Review by: Richard Wolak