4120 East Hastings Street Burnaby, BC
Advice: Closed Sunday and Monday. Advance reservations are a must.
I finally had dinner recently at this oh so humble fine dining restaurant in North Burnaby where many of the finest chefs in Canada have apprenticed in this kitchen under Chef Scott Jaeger. So many chefs that I have met have worked here and many of those have competed in the notable International cooking competition Bocuse d’Or along with Scott.
As we began our meal we were served complimentary house-made Brioche which was flakey and delicious along with butter. This is a kitchen of perfection, that being said it was an honour for me to dine here knowing Chef Scott Jaeger was cooking my meal. To start , I had the Witloof Salad ($14) with watercress, Okanagan pear dressing, candied walnuts and aged Gouda; my dining companion had the Orange Caramelized Scallops ($16) with double smoked bacon risotto.
For our mains, I had the deliciously tender Braised ‘Peace River’ Lamb Shank ($30) with seared scallops and roasted pear risotto; and my dining companion had the outstanding Pan Roasted ‘Miracle Springs’ Trout ($29) served with Pomme Dauphine and butternut squash.
For dessert, both were outstanding and a fine finish to each of our meals. I had the Warm Spice Cake ($11) with poached pears and almond coriander ice cream; and my dining companion had the Chocolate Ganache ($12) with a crisp nut base salted caramel and orange chocolate sorbet.
The dining room is well appointed and classy, and the food is well presented to perfection. This restaurant is a gem that has humble chefs creating fine cuisine worth your patronage!
Review By: Richard Wolak