18 years of happily wedded bliss. So far so good. .
Upon realizing we had a Entertainment Book coupon for the Cannery the choice was a no brainer. I had never been before, but my husband attests he had his best meal ever there. I think it was also one of his most romantic but we haven't talked about that
The choice of appetizers didn't really thrill me. [Well of course that seafood medly sounded great but at $18.50 x 2 it was too pricy big date night or not.]
To start we shared the lobster bisque which was a perfect portion as it's very rich. Our pleasant waiter, Gardie, suggested we might like to split it before we had a chance to tell him, which was appreciated.
I had read a review in which the soup wasn't warm enough and that was the case here. This could have been avoided had the soup plate been properly warmed prior to serving. The only food complaint of the evening.
The lobster & balsalmic oil with bread was indeed excellent, and a second round of bread was brought mid meal upon request.
The husband ordered the salmon wellington which was excellent and a flippin' huge portion. The pastry shell was "to die for" the salmon outstanding and the pinot noir sauce a nice touch. A small server of the sauce was left tableside. It was truly delicious. $24 of the $30 cost of this dish was deducted from our bill per the coupon.
I went for gold and had the $46 seafood trio: lobster tail, prawns, scallops. It was my first time having lobster and it was just delicious. The 4 scallops were perfect and a fair size while the 4 prawns were huge. The butter dipping sauce was decadent.
Both meals came with a mixture of vegetables, including carrot, grilled red pepper, bok choi, my dish also had a barley risotto which tasted rather eggy.
To drink we (er, mostly I -- money saving tip marry a non-drinker) had a 1/2 liter of Peller Estates Chardonnay a good dependable, if not exactly jump up and down with joy, white. At $23 it worked out to $8 per glass.
To finish we had coffees and the waiter brought a complimentary chocolate mousse. Nice!
We came early, arriving by 5:15. This ensured a few things: a prime window seat on the second floor and a quieter room. I also feel that most establishments are most with it food-wise earlier in the evening. The wait staff are fresh and orders haven't piled up.
I'll definitely be back, and with luck I'll get my mitts on another Coupon.