Where: Pelican Fishery & Grill, 1500 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Comments: First time here, to eat dinner. I have visited in the past to score some delicious cold smoked salmon. We got there ahead of our reservation, and were promptly seated. It's a small space, so if you reserve, do them the courtesy of showing up on time. I believe they give you a 10 minute window before they give your table away (if you are a no-call, no-show).
I started with the lobster bisque. (Not quite as rich as I like, but that's a personal preference.) The lobster morsels were tender, sweet and very delicious. The broth had a nice delicate and velvety texture. My husband had the coconut crusted shrimp with 5-spice dipping sauce. He said they were amazingly crunchy, cooked perfectly and he loved the dipping sauce.
|Bowl of Lobster Bisque|
For the main we both had the pan seared scallops with pork belly served over wilted cabbage, slivered apples and peppers with tiny diced potatoes - this was the star of the evening. The scallops were perfectly seared and the pork belly was perfect as an accompaniment. The cider-thyme jus was a nice tart foil for the richness of the pork belly. My only complaint? I could eat two plates of those things!
|Pan Seared Scallops Sea Scallops|