It was my birthday on the weekend, and my friends treated me to a dinner at the Raincity Grill. After reading strong reviews for this restaurant and having recently completed reading "The 100 mile diet", Raincity's fresh local ingredients were a real draw.
When we first arrived, we were very impressed by the room and the kitchen. While waiting for our table to be made up, we got a chance to glare into the kitchen which seemed very clean, calm, and professional. A very good sign. The service from the front of house was also exemplary and unpretencious.
The menu was pretty exciting with local ingredients. After reading the 100 mile diet, I had to have the 100 mile tasting menu and I wasn't let down. The flavours were excellent and tasted very fresh. I believe there were 6 courses in all, with the exception of the appetizer and dessert, I couldn't have ordered better dishes off the regular menu. The chicken and duck were cooked perfectly, and the sides were also delicious.
The appetizer and the dessert were okay, but in the spirit of 100 miles, admirable. The only thing I noticed was that there was obviously a limited amount of ingredients (i had marscope mash potatoes on three occasions during the meal).
The rest of the party was also very impressed with the meal. Due to the passion that was evident in the food, the great location and service, we'll be back and will recommend it to all of our friends.