The Cannery version 2.0....resurrected, bigger and better!
When the local legendary 'The Cannery' restaurant closed down less than a year ago, I, like many others, immediately thought of things-to-do-before-the-Cannery-closes. I, personally, am not that big of a fan of the place - though they do indeed have a wonderful scenic view and a pleasant ambience, I thought the food was just mediocre-tasting and a little pricey. Needless to say, I did end up purchasing a gift certificate for some friends who love the Cannery and had one of my amigas purchase me a bottle of their ever-so-popular Lobster Oil.
Fast forward a few months later, I find that, to my surprise, the Cannery has not completely died afterall! In fact, one of the chefs from the Cannery decided to make a very wise move and opened up a restaurant of his own where he also brought along some of the Cannery's specialities (I swear, he brought the decor along with him as well!) After reading several (quite good) reviews of the Pink Peppercorn, I was excited and eager to try it.
To start the night, I ordered their Prawn Caesar to slowly sip and enjoy. I was expecting a cocktail prawn/shrimp but to my surprise, it was served with 2 very plump and delicious garlic-buttered sauteed prawns - neatly placed on the rim! It was darn amazing. The Caesar was prepared well, too. As an appetizer to start, my d.c and I both agreed on ordering the Salmon and Crab Cake. When it arrived, we were surprised and quite elated to find that there were two crab cakes! Score! The salmon and crab cakes were nicely-battered (though I wish it was a bit crispier), quite plump and generously filled with salmon and crab. There was also some sort of sweet, tangy, hoisin sauce (?) drizzled atop, and paired with some spring greens. We were also served warm and toasty french bread with their (once again) famous lobster oil and balsamic vinegar :)
|Complimentary French bread served with |
Lobster Oil & Balsamic Vinegar
For my main, I opted for their Halibut Special which was a Herb-Crusted Pan-fried Halibut with mashed potatoes, grilled veggies and mushrooms in a creamy terragon sauce. It was delicious! The halibut was soft, flaky and cooked to perfection. The portion size was very generous as well. The mashed potatoes were good as were the grilled veggies (red pepper, broccoli, asparagus). The creamy tarragon sauce was rich and savoury. My plate was also nicely dusted and capped off with a touch of pink peppercorn :)
My d.c opted for the Seared Scallops and Tiger Prawns in a Garlic Butter Sauce, served with rice and grilled veggies as well. It too, was amazing - rich garlic butter sauce, accompanied by perfectly cooked scallops and tiger prawns, generous portions...everything was quite near perfection. We both left feeling very satisfied and was so close to ordering dessert until we realized that we seriously could not fit anything else into our system!
Very warm, friendly, polite and attentive
Very good and extremely reasonable
Dimly-light, romantic and quiet
Yay: Excellent value, great service, ideal for a romantic night out
Nay: This place is very quiet - definitely not ideal for parties or large group gatherings
Posted by: J