Open Range

Open Range is the sibling of Big Fish. Next door and owned by the same restaurant group. I love Big Fish; I think I would expect the same from this restaurant. When we arrived, we were the only other party in the room. I’m guessing Monday nights are a bit slow.

I started with the wild mushroom soup. It was thick and full of flavour. The elk “Dianne” was lovely. Deep, meaty flavor balanced by the acidity and sweetness of the red currant demi glace.  I choose the rice pilaf instead of the potato.  The green beans were young and crisp; the parsnip and onion were tender.

Hubby really enjoyed his corn and jalapeno fritters, the beef tenderloin and the dessert.

The service was attentive and friendly. Open Range is to the land what Big Fish is to the sea. I love seafood; so I prefer Big Fish, but Open Range definitely is a home run.

Feature sheet

Feature sheet

Wild mushroom topped with mustard red frill and topped with cold pressed canola oil

Wild mushroom topped with mustard red frill and topped with cold pressed canola oil

Corn and roasted jalapeno fritters with tomatillo buckwheat honey dip

Corn and roasted jalapeno fritters with tomatillo buckwheat honey dip

Local elk "Dianne" with organic cream, chipollini onions and red currant demi

Local elk “Dianne” with organic cream, chipollini onions and red currant demi

Beef tenderloin on a pearl onion chanterelle mushroom ragu with black truffle gravy

Beef tenderloin on a pearl onion chanterelle mushroom ragu with black truffle gravy

Chocolate pot au creme topped with orange blossom mousse and mixed berries

Chocolate pot au creme topped with orange blossom mousse and mixed berries

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