Visited recently to taste some of Shaun Layton’s new cocktails and Chef Sarah Stewart’s dishes on their Summer menu.
Villanova cocktail with gin mare, Fever Tree tonic water, orange marmalade, orange bitters, fino, so refreshing and light.
Sunchokes, sunflower seeds, wild greens with tahini, tamari & candied ginger, one of my favourite new salads, colourful with wonderful flavours.
Hazelmere Farm Perogies with roasted hazelmere roots, cottage cheese and raw cheddar, salad of mizuna, arugula and sumac yogurt; the house-made perogies were right on point.
Bright ‘N Sunny cocktail with tequila, hibiscus, lime, orange, sumac, liqueur, and perfect for summer.
Hastings Honey Hen, honey glaze, local grains, roasted carrots, garlic scapes; an outstanding dish, flavourful, juicy and colourful in presentation.
Turnip Top & Toil Gnocchi with housemade ricotta gnocchi, turnips, Parmesan, lemon and hazelnuts; outstanding in both flavour and texture, I would order this repeatedly.
Pina Faux-Lada with coconut rum, amaretto, cream, pineapple, lime; loved this, refreshing and tropical.
Halibut with Hannahbrooke farms zucchini, candied fennel, onions, smokey red pepper purée, stewed white beans; celebrating the Halibut sseason and are local vegetables.
Hazelnut Tart with locally grown Tay Berries, a delicious dessert.
Juniper is located at 185 Keefer Street in Chinatown. You can call them at 604-681-1695 and follow them on Twitter @eatatjuniper
By: Richard Wolak