Ensemble Restaurant

Thursday, July 21st, 2011 :: 1:35 am

A week ago, a couple of friends and I checked out Ensemble Restaurant in downtown which opened a few months ago. The chef is Dale MacKay, who won the Food Network’s Canada Top Chef show just recently.
The prices on the menu were definitely manageable. All the entrees were less than $25, priced for anyone with an appetite for good food!

I chose the Dungeness Crab for appetizer, Pulled Pork Sandwich for entree, and the Soufflé of the Day for dessert. The food was great. We had to wait on a couple of occasions, but as Sonny says, it can only get better.

If you just want some dessert, definitely try the soufflé. The combo with the sorbet was excellent.

Ensemble Restaurant

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Foie Gras sundae with waffles

Ensemble Restaurant Foie Gras

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Dungeness Crab – Spiced Melon Soup, Basil and Mint

Ensemble Restaurant Dungeness Crab

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Herb Risotto with Shrimps

Ensemble Restaurant Herb Risotto

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Poached and Crispy Chicken – Morels, Fava Beans

Ensemble Restaurant Chicken two ways

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Pulled Pork Sandwich – Apple-Horseradish Slaw, Watermelon

Ensemble Restaurant Pulled Pork Sandwich

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Ensemble Restaurant Pulled Pork Sandwich

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Pineapple Soufflé with Coconut Sorbet

Ensemble Restaurant Pineapple Souffle

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