It’s been over 15 years since I last visited Five Sails, this iconic fine dining restaurant has been around for many years and has one of the most stunning views of the city’s harbour. Last night I enjoyed a wonderful dinner with some media friends, many of which hadn’t dined there in many years as well. The restaurant was recently purchased by Glowbal Restaurant Group after previous owners Chef Ernst Dorfler and Gerry Sayers retired at the end of 2019 and they aren’t going to change much, the restaurant will get a facelift renovation in April; most of the former staff have stayed on, one of the servers remarked that he has worked there for 31 years.
The Chef’s Tasting Menu featured multiple courses with wine pairings along with a stellar view of the harbour on a clear night.
Lobster Bisque with shaved black truffle
Fresh Dungeness Crab with mango, apple and passionfruit gelee
Miso & Sake Marinated Sable Fish with spun potatoes, saffron butter sauce
Honey Glazed Smoked Duck Breast with braised red cabbage puree, salsify pine nuts, huckleberry sauce
Seared AAA Alberta Beef Filet with blue infused golden potato pave, silky madeira sauce
The Five Sails Grand Marnier Souffle served with rum & raisin ice cream, and crème anglaise
Petit Fours to end
If you haven’t visited this iconic gem in years, now is your chance to go and rediscover.
By: Richard Wolak