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Aug 28, 2008 10:39 PM

Bliss Fine Food - Saskatoon

I have been waiting for Bliss to open for months now and it lived up to all of my expectations. Finally, this is the restaurant I have been waiting for in Saskatoon. I am just not crazy about Calories, Truffles, Boffins, or any of the more popular gourmet places. I find that Boffins, while local, uses way too much butter and the same is true of Calories and Truffles. I don't enjoy eating a soggy, oily, mess.

Anyway, back to the fabulous Bliss. I ordered the chicken entree, which I found to be spectacular. Skin was crispy, chicken was done to perfect and the flavours were amazing. Simple and elegant presentation, perfect portion size and the best entree I've had in Saskatoon in many years. Simple, refined and elegant.

The dessert menu was also high caliber. Saskatoon is the land of cheesecakes and tortes, which I find to be utterly boring as there are no true desserts at any of the restaurants in the city. Calories, highly touted for the desserts, I find to be overrated as you taste sugar more than anything. Bliss offers truely unique desserts - banana coconut cream pie (almost with a deconstructed style), lemon tart, chocolate pate, etc.

Service was professional but not cold. It seemed to have a real team dynamic with people working together and overall, was friendly and enthusiastic, but professional at the same time. I'm glad to know Bliss values good service. As many of us who have dined at Truffles knows that while the food is spectacular, the service is the worst in the city, considering the level it should be at in that environment. I have had such rude service there that I refuse to go back no matter how good the food is. It really is about the whole package and I believe Bliss has it, above and beyond.

I loved it and will be definitely returning. I am absolutely ecstatic Bliss is here! Saskatoon so deserves this place. It has been a long time coming.

Thoughts everyone?

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  1. freelancer:

    Sounds from reading your post and that of cjv below, that Saskatoon has a very welcome addition to its dining community.

    I should say that it has been quite some time since our last visit to Saskatoon and at that time finding Calories was a "God send" ... to this day the terms "Greek ribs" and "family restaurant" cause both my wife and I to both "grimace" and grin......

    Good luck to Bliss...sounds like they have made a good start

    1. I've been trying to get to this restaurant ever since I saw the opening mentioned for August 25 and finally will make it this weekend but... what the heck is their phone number?

      Obviously it is going to be very busy today what with that fireworks display tonight and everything else hopping.

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      1. re: Paphos.SK

        They aren't currently taking reservations so just pop in when you can and I am sure they will do their best to seat you. It is worth the trip!

        1. re: freelancer

          Well, yes, they did take a reservation. I got a new directory listing from SaskTel.

          And would I go back? No.
          It was like I was back in Pesto's when they'd totally tanked.
          Was I at a *completely* different place than the OP was at?

          I've posted a review on the original Saskatoon review thread,

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        1. Went for lunch yesterday and it was pretty good. Really decent prices for lunch. I much preferred dinner however so it you are wanting to go for a truly spectacular meal, I recommend booking a supper at Bliss!

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