For a friend’s birthday, we had a party of 12 and it is generally difficult for restaurants to accommodate all of us so we selected Richmond Station with a prix fix menu of $65 per person which makes everything easier for the restaurant and servers.
Richmond Station’s chef, Carl Heinrich, won the most recent season of Top Chef Canada at age 27 and used his winning prize to open this restaurant. (read more about him from The Globe and Mail)
For starters, we had the following to share as a group…
In general, ALL of them were scrumptious! I love amazing appetizers.
EGGPLANT CAPONATA 9 – grilled baguette, goat cheese, pine nuts
POLENTA FRIES 8 – bomba mayonnaise, marinara
LOBSTER COCKTAIL 13 – tempura lobster, iceberg, cocktail sauce, lemon aioli, celery
ROASTED BEETS 12 – maple vinaigrette, goat cheese, arugula, pickled shallots, hazelnuts
BEEF TARTARE 13 – hickory sticks, haricot salad, fried egg
This dish was the best! I would come back for it!
MUSHROOM RAVIOLI – braised swiss chard, caper vinaigrette, parsnip chips
COQ AU VIN – pommes puree, pearl onions, bacon, mushrooms
STN. BURGER – aged cheddar, beet chutney, rosemary fries, radish salad
This was supposed to be one of their signatures but it didn’t amaze us all that much.
We also had the following for main but I didn’t get a chance to take photos of them.
BREAD CRUSTED WHITEFISH- lobster, cauliflower chowder, parsley, celery
WILD BOAR 2 WAYS - brussel spouts, grilled eggplant, shallot rings, bbq sauce
SLOW COOKED HALIBUT - clam & lobster chowder, fingerling potatoes, parsley
SEASONAL FRUIT & SORBET – apple, celery, lemon-ginger granite, meringue
This was specially crafted by the chef as I don’t like chocolate and am avoiding nuts in my dessert. The sorbet was refreshing but I find it a bit too sour.
STATION S’MORES – graham, cranberries, smoked marshmallow, hazelnut
Verdict: Amazing food! Service was rather slow but that’s probably because we had such a huge party but really friendly and accommodating. We were placed in a corner and secluded area where we can chit-chat loudly and enjoy our meal. I think the $65pp was worthy with all the food we got. Oh and I forgot to mention that the prix-fix menu came with a glass of Canapes and Bubbly. Their starters are definitely the reason to return! I would come back to order just all of their starters.