Something really terrific is happening at West Restaurant in Vancouver, Canada. Fantastic menu, skillful combination of flavours and top quality local ingredients. Excellent service and room. I've been to enough fine restaurants to know when something is particularly special. West.

The New Year's Eve tasting menu, a 3 hour meal:

Tofino Dungeness Crab Salad with Granny Smith Apple
Seared Foie Gras with Apricot and Carmelized Boudin Blanc
Crispy Spot Prawn Salad with Pineapple, Daikon and Mint Salad
Nutmeg Gnocchi with Pecorino Pepato, 25 y.o. Modena Balsamic
Boneless Lamb Chop with Eggplant Caviar and Roasted Artichoke
L'Edel De Celeron Cheese, Apple and Currant Raisin Compote
Lemon and Lovage Sorbet
Honey Tangerine and Chocolate Souffle Tart
I've only had such innovative and sastifying food a few times. The wine pairings were perfect, expert sommelier.
  2004-01-07 17:39 Z