Grand Cafe in Hotel Monaco
Just had dinner at Grand Cafe tonight.
Seared scallops with a raspberry puree was an above average appetizer. The scallops had great texture and worked with the rich fruity sauce.
The rack of lamb was fantastic - meltingly tender with just a nice touch of fat bneath the crispy skin. One of the best versions of this I've had in a while.
Dessert was merely OK. A pear tart with almond filling and vanilla ice cream. The tart was served at room temperature (I prefer mine warm, for contrast with the ice cream). The crust was a bit hard but was otherwise fine.
Service was a bit below average for a place like this. My waiter made good recommendations for food and wine, but was hardly around during the course of the meal. I had to flag down another waiter to get the dessert menu.
Tab for above with 1 glass of wine came to $54 not including tip.