If you haven’t been to Richmond Station (@richmondstn) yet, call up a few friends, make reservations (save yourself the hour or more wait) and mark that date on your calendar with smiley faces and coloured sharpies--I did that mentally… Opened last October by chefs Carl Heinrich (@ChefHeinrich) & Ryan Donovan (@ryanPdonovan), Richmond Station is a farm-to-table restaurant that uses whole animals, makes their own charcuterie AND serves killer desserts thanks to their pastry chef, Farzam Fallah (@Farzam_Fallah).
1 Richmond St W
Transit: 2-min walk from Queen station
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am - 10:30pm, Sat 5pm - 1:30pm, Sun closed
Almost a month ago—school has been a bit crazy I apologize for the lack of timely posts!—we had a mini girls’ night out at Richmond Station where we filled that second stomach of ours…the DESSERT stomach! During my first visit, I noticed the semi-private dining room tucked away in the back...well guess what, we got to sit there this time!
It was an indulgent evening. They know how to treat you right (yes, thank you for making us feel welcomed from the minute we stepped through the doors!).
Dessert for dinner! While the dessert menu has since changed, these photos show the complexity of the desserts and the beautiful presentations that you can expect from Farzam.
Course 1: Milk chocolate cheese cake - cranberry, salted chestnut, mint
(Chocolate delice, chocolate pebbles, chocolate soil)
Course 2: Butterscotch poached apple crumble - Ginger bread, walnuts, Wormwood ice cream
Course 3: Honey and milk Kulfi - Preserved peaches, Almond cake, Tonka panna cotta,
Milk paper, Rosemary cure
Course 4: Blue chocolate mousse - Port jelly, Prunes, Stilton.
(Chocolate mousse, Chocolate cake, Chocolate pudding)
Course 5: Coconut cream - Blueberries, Fennel, Chocolate
(Coconut sorbet, Coconut cake, Coconut cream, Coconut power)
These came with the bill!
Verdict: Why can’t we always have dessert for dinner?! We all had different favourites I’d recommend ordering multiple desserts (or just go with the entire dessert menu while you’re at it!). Hopefully, my photos were able to visually translate how good Farzam’s desserts were. Clearly, you need to experience it for yourself to really know. Dessert nay-sayers shall be converted. Can't wait to come back! :D
Check ‘em out! http://richmondstation.ca/
5 out of 5 NOMs