For me this holiday break was a much needed complete unwind from work.  I indulged in seeing my friends, having great dinners, enjoying wonderful wine and going to get bed early every night.  I even threw in a workout here and there.  Not too many though as I didn’t want to overdo it 🙂

I was having dinner with Erika and we were trying to come up with somewhere we hadn’t been in a while and B&G Oysters popped into my head.  While almost always impossible to get a reservation, I did manage to get one that evening for a 7.30pm dinner.  Perfect!

Prior to dinner, we stopped by the always friendly and relaxing Butcher Shop for a glass of their featured wine, a little Papa Godello and a small charcuterie plate. 

After wine, we walked the 20 steps to B&G, which is another restaurant owned by the fabulous Barbara Lynch.  Even during the quiet holiday week this place was busy with every table and bar seat filled.  I had forgotten how small, retro and very cool this place is.  


B & G Oysters

After ordering another glass of wine for dinner, my plan was to just have an entrée dish as we had already had a little bit of food.  Of course, once I looked at the menu that thought was completely out of the window.  We started with their daily special of fresh oysters – my favorite being the PEI Skinny Sea.


OYSTERS OF THE DAY – prosecco mignonette  mkt price

We also could not resist the fried oysters with a housemade tartar sauce.  These are irresistibly awesome!


FRIED OYSTERS – house made tartar sauce  $15

Prior to our entrées we placed an order of the crunchy, scrumptious Brussels Sprouts with just a little hint of lemony tang to snack on.  And why not?  It would seem the evening was one of nonstop eating!



For my entrée I was struggling to decide as I wanted every fish dish on the menu.  In the end I ordered the Swordfish au Poivre, a wonderfully lighter than normal tasting swordfish with sweet potato and a crisp bite of bitter broccolini. 


SWORDFISH AU POIVRE – sweet potato, mille-feuille, broccolini   $29

Erika picked the Blue Cod with a creamy parsnip puree and sweet root vegetables, which she said was excellent. 


ATLANTIC BLUE COD – maple-glazed roots, parsnip purée, eggplant coulis  $27

While I was done with food, Erika can never resist dessert.  She ordered the pot of rich chocolate mousse with crunches of teeth sticking heath bar and a hit of sea salt.  I do enjoy the salt and chocolate combo so of course, I did try and could see why she was momentarily speechless.  It’s that good!


CHOCOLATE MOUSSE – heath bar crunch, sea salt  $5

Our evening was indulgently excellent from beginning to end from wine at The Butcher’s Shop to dessert at B&G. 

B&G has still what it takes!




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