Last night at West restaurant in Vancouver:
-- fresh swimmer scallop with chanterelles in a light demiglace
-- duck breast perfectly seared and roasted, stuffed deboned duck leg, huckleberry sauce, onion crusted potato, and what they called a "foie gras bonbon'' which was a small piece of foie gras in thin dough ball deep-fried so the liver melted, the most decadent thing I've had in my mouth in recent memory.
There were 3 other people with me; everyone raved about their meals. My wife had a great piece of fresh spring salmon in a foamy pine mushroom veloute with dungeness crab and leek puree, which was a stunner; I'll order that next time, which will be very soon. The others also had desserts that looked terrific; this place takes a back seat to no one in presentation.
Had a Blue Mountain sparkler as well as '03 Blue Mountain Pinot Noir Reserve, both predictably good, and a delicious '01 Sauternes from a producer I wasn't familiar with and have already forgotten, though I shouldn't. The others also had desserts that looked terrific; this place takes a back seat to no one in presentation.