Canis

As I think back on my meal at Canis and sift through the initial feelings of elation that follow any great dining experience, the predominant memory that lingers is not the beauty nor the deliciousness of each dish, but the thoughtfulness and attention put into each individual's  experience. To be clear: I am by no means suggesting that this meal disappointed in any way, and it was, in fact, a delight from start to finish. But the consideration and accommodation present in every detail are what made it extra special. As a diner, I felt looked after - as though above all, they truly cared about my enjoyment. And so, as I reflect upon this meal, I remain touched with feelings of gratitude. It was a delicious meal, it was a beautiful meal, and most importantly, it was a meal made just for me. 

 Bread with [something oniony] butter and [something oniony] with whipped ricotta

Bread with [something oniony] butter and [something oniony] with whipped ricotta

 Duck liver parfait with sumac and thyme

Duck liver parfait with sumac and thyme

 Fogo Island shrimp tart

Fogo Island shrimp tart

 Oysters with hot sauce and garum

Oysters with hot sauce and garum

 Falafel with labne(?) and dill (in place of duck parfait)

Falafel with labne(?) and dill (in place of duck parfait)

 Scallop, spruce, coconut, radish, buttermilk

Scallop, spruce, coconut, radish, buttermilk

 Asparagus, cheese, lemon, Miner's lettuce, nutritional yeast

Asparagus, cheese, lemon, Miner's lettuce, nutritional yeast

 Smoked albacore, mushroom broth, maitake

Smoked albacore, mushroom broth, maitake

 Roasted beets, charred kale, mustard (in place of duck confit)

Roasted beets, charred kale, mustard (in place of duck confit)

 Celeriac, duck confit, hazelnut

Celeriac, duck confit, hazelnut

 Halibut, hazelnut, corn, roasted carrot, currant raisin

Halibut, hazelnut, corn, roasted carrot, currant raisin

 Yogurt sorbet, maple syrup, almond crumble, lemon verbena

Yogurt sorbet, maple syrup, almond crumble, lemon verbena

 Sunflower seed sorbet, chocolate mousse, chocolate tart

Sunflower seed sorbet, chocolate mousse, chocolate tart

 *CRACK!*

*CRACK!*

 Financier with hibiscus glaze

Financier with hibiscus glaze

Date: May 2018
Camera: Canon 6D