Edmonton Roll - prawn tempura, spicy tuna and crab ($6.5)
Sashimi Deluxe ($35)
(I just thought I'd post a more detailed shot of the sashimi plate)
Centre of the restaurant (That tree goes all the way to the ceiling. I wish I could have gotten a shot of the whole thing.)
We were able to get past the general 'newly opened' things, like strange service and not having tea pots yet, but what we could not get past was that the sashimi was served on a bed of ice. It was too chilled, and gave the fish a grainy texture and didn't allow for the flavour of the fish to come through. Similarly, those lemon wedges were tucked into the scallops, so all you tasted was lemon when you ate them.
While I'm sure the service type things will change with time, I think I'll stick to Furusato for my sashimi cravings if that is the final plating style. The Edmonton roll on the other hand, was pretty good - it stayed together, was slightly spicy, and the rice seemed nicely prepared.
I passed by the theatre again today, to find that all the hoarding had been taken down around Transcend and the rest of the building. There is now just a temporary fence up around the old Gramophone space that is set to be the new Whimsical Cupcakes location. Garneau is really going to have a coffee, cupcake and sushi concentration now!