Friday night Darrin and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. It has been a wildly fun single ride around the sun. I am extremely blessed to have such an incredible person to share my life with. As a surprise my one year-old hubby treated me to a special dining experience.
In a nutshell, west was extraordinary. I particularly enjoyed the fresh seasonal flavors that came to life with each course. Geraghty's presentation is both colorful and artistic without being too over the top. His plating style matches "sculpted and meticulous" with "raw and organic" in such a way that allows you to gracefully bring your fork to your lips ... and feel sexy doing it.
The tian of Dungeness crab with couscous served with a smoked tomato gazpacho was truly amazing. The mixed greens and Spring peas that accompanied the seared sea scallop provided that fantastic local farm fresh feeling that is becoming extremely rare. The Quebec Fois Grois, however, was simply out of this world. It remains my favorite dish of the evening. Detailed with lines of coca and surrounded by a sweet and subtle pink jelly it looked like a picture perfect piece of Italian marble. It melted beautifully in my mouth on their homemade bread.
The wines were wonderfully paired and inspired a new appreciation for the white varietals. From the sleek leather chairs to the swirling mirrored ceiling, the atmosphere is a nice bled of modern elegance with some simple (and unusual) accents.
If came down to not eating seven mediocre meals in an effort to save for another evening here, I am totally cool with that. The two dozen awards that proudly line the hallway on the way to the washroom have every reason to be there. Oh yeah, speaking of the washroom, I can't forget to mention the hot smellin' hand soap and real cloth linen. I love that.