The meal (s): Bottom right: pumpkin spiced duck pâté, top right: banana custard tartlet, left: bison short rib pappardelle.
The meal: ****
The 3 course meal consisted of a pumpkin spiced duck pâté, bison short rib pappardelle, and a banana custard tartlet. I don’t regularly have pâté but I know a good pâté when I have one. It was so very delicious and the ginger date paste cooked in syrup pairing was the cherry on top. At some point I had to give up the appetizer so we could get served the main dish. The meal was simple and quite rich as you would expect from a pasta dish. The bison short rib was tender and was well flavoured. To top it all off was the custard. It was not an exceptional dessert but was tasty nonetheless.
The place: ***
This is the second time visiting Sassafraz! The first time was for brunch and this round, we opted for dinner. The restaurant doesn’t have any obvious signs but the building is unique and stands out. If you know what you’re looking for, you can’t miss it.
The interior is split into 3 areas (the café/lounge, bar, and dining area) and has an elegant decor (pleasingly simple). It’s definitely a good spot for a date.
The price: $$
– Strawberry Sherbet