Halifax: Fid Cuisine
My wife and I ate at Fid for our fifth anniversary last night. Fid's been there for years but we'd never tried it, and until recently I'd never even heard of it. Not surprising, I guess; most of my knowledge of Halifax is from when I lived there as a student, and Fid certainly isn't in a typical student price range. Here's how our meal broke down (some of it is from the website's outdated menu, some is from memory):
Amuse-Bouche: green curry mussels. I don't particularly care for mussels, so I tried one (not half bad, really) and donated the other to my lovely wife. Happy anniversary, baby!
Appetizers: my wife had the caramelized scallops (which included some other bits of meat; quail maybe?) while I had the goat cheese. Both were very good.
Mains: My wife had the beef tenderloin with kale (if I remember right) & artichoke. I had the pork belly with choy sum and a pureed sweet potato that we both agreed was amazing. This was my first time having pork belly; it was tender and very tasty, but *really* fatty and rich. I'm glad I spaced it out with the rest of my food. We had this with a powerful New Zealand Pinot Noir (can't remember which, but it was strong enough to keep up with my wife's beef while not overpowering my pork) and cleansed our palates with a tea-flavoured sorbet.
Dessert: ginger creme brulee for the wife, outstanding molten moelleux au chocolat for me. She had a ten-year-old port, I had a local Grand Pre Muscat dessert wine.
The service was smooth, helpful and impeccably professional. The room itself was a bit different than I'd expected...small and crowded, but still comfortable. Fid will be high on my list of places to go should I, or anyone who asks me, decide on a special Halifax dinner.