For my birthday dinner for me and my boyfriend, we went to the Cannery. It was later at night and not very busy, but the hostess sat us promptly and politely. We were immediately and courteously greeted by our server, who made a wonderful white wine recommendation to go with our intended entrees. We were debating between several appetizers and entrees and asked him whether the amount we were thinking about ordering was sufficient for two, to which he replied that most likely it would be more than sufficient. In the end, we removed an appetizer from our order as per his suggestion.
Our appetizer was seafood platter for two, a melange of dainty raw oysters, steamed clams/mussels, and scallops, as well as morsels of candied salmon with two delightfully light and zesty vinagrettes. The vinagrettes complimented the delicate fresh flavour of the seafood without being overpowering.
The entrees, a salmon wellington for my boyfriend, and black cod for myself were well prepared and generously portioned. He managed to finish his, but ate little of mine since the seafood platter had satisfied me more than I had anticipated and the cod itself was quite a rich fish, though well prepared. Throughout our meal our server checked in on us, crumbed our table, and made sure our concerns were addressed. When he saw that I had not taken to the fish, he insisted that he would not charge us for the black cod, despite my objections that it was not an issue with the fish itself but rather my personal inclinations. In the end, we were not charged for it, and were even given a helpful tip that the fish should be reheated by steaming due to its delicate texture.
Needless to say, we left a handsome tip.