Well... if you're prepared to eat dinner starting between 5 and 6 pm this has got to be one of the best value for monney meals ever - 50 percent off all the menu items (excluding desserts). Prices are very reasonable to begin with given the quality and ambience of the Wildflower. Today we started with a caesar salad (good, but nothing special); a poached pear and walnut salad that was wonderful - nice mixture of textures and flavours highlighted by a generous amount of blue cheese; and a seafood chowder that drew raves for its smoked salmon and quantity and quality of seafood. The basket of fresh breads was excellent - 3 or 4 types of rolls plus a couple of large pieces of Armenian flatbread.
The mains impressed similarly - as noted by another reviewer the prime rib was probably a 12 ounce piece and was cut with a butter knife tender. The Yorkshire pudding and roast vegetables complimented the meat beautifully. The cioppino and pan fried snapper were good choices, but the snapper is definitely not the choice for anyone with an appetite after skiing or hiking - a tasty but very small portion. Although we didn't need it as we were already completely full, we finished our selves off with the chocolate fondue for dessert. Wow! It was nice - high quality chocolate with fruits, biscotti, banana bread chunks and home made meringues to dip with. The only miss wwith this dish - the meringues were over the top sweet - none of us could eat them.
There is nothing too innovative about the Wildflower`s menu - but eery item we had was extremely well executed and presented. We were impressed.
Service is friendly and casual. Water glasses were refilled promptly and quality checks occurred after each course was started. The only slight quibble I had was that we weren`t told in advance the dessert items weren`t included in the half price deal. But hey, For $59 (pre-tax and tip) for three starters and three mains of this calibre,,,,,its minor.
Ambience is faux chateau. It`s quite understated though and pulled off pretty well. Nice high ceilings and great views of the lower slopes of Blackcomb. It`s a pretty big room, but the geometry is such that sounds don`t get out of control loud.
As I said off the top - this meal is all about value. Excellent quality food and service in a beautiful setting - at 1970s prices. it`s a full 5 stars from me for value. And I would definitely go again at the early hour.