It’s not very often I get to have lunch with Jason during a work week. I took a Friday afternoon off, he picked me up, and we headed up to Big Fish on Edmonton Trail. I’d been there once before for dinner and thought the food was great so I wanted Jay to try it.
We decided on two things to share, which turned out to be a great idea.
We got the Soft Shell Crab Club with wild boar bacon and organic tomatoes for $17. We chose salad as a side since were were also ordering the lobster poutine. The salad dressing was delicious, and even Jay commented that the salad was really good. There was also an Asian inspired coleslaw of sorts, again it was well seasoned and fresh. The sandwich was very tasty. The grilled bread added a depth to the sandwich that it otherwise wouldn’t have had. The bread was rather holy though, and the delicious spread squished out of the holes while you were eating. It was a tad messy, so don’t chose this for a first date!
We also chose the Lobster Poutine with cherry tomatoes, feta and creamy jack cheese sauce for $21. This dish was super rich and creamy. I don’t know if I can compare it to the Lobster Poutine at Brigg’s, because they are quite different. If you like feta and creamy gravy, then you’ll likely love this. I really thought it was delicious and I could have scraped the plate dry. The fries, however, were limp. They may have been sitting for a bit before they were served to us because they weren’t piping hot either. If the fries were crispy and hot, this dish would have been amazing.
In short, the presentation of the two dishes was very nice and everything was very tasty. Service was good and our water glasses were always full. The interior of the restaurant is pretty bland, but the food puts out a pretty big, delicious punch!