Talented chefs at Kai Sushi Bar build on traditional Japanese cooking methods to roll out an innovative menu of nigiri sushi, sashimi, and custom rolls. The sushi bar is an ideal vantage point to watch gourmands craft rolls renowned for their fresh fish filling and ability to soar through donut holes. Quell a quavering belly with the bacon and scallop rolls, an original Kai Sushi Bar concoction rolled with seasoned bacon and Japanese scallops in a tangy, spicy sauce ($9). Or, satisfy a protean palate with an assorted nigiri sushi plate ($24), sampling nine sushi selections that may include the ahi tuna, amaebi (sweet prawn), tamago (egg cake), or unagi (eel). Warmer, friendlier plates are available as well, such as the grilled and marinated garlic short ribs ($12) or the crab motoyaki ($15), fresh Dungeness crab baked in a light, creamy sauce.
Jaylena Photography captures life's most weighted winks with personal and pivotal photographs. A one-hour session seizes significant subjects such as engagements, newborns, alien abductions, and more, extending each treasured moment into frames and memories. Play fetch with your corgi on his favourite beach or allow cameras to accompany your poodle as she refreshes her extensions. Newborns are especially photogenic, and photographs of them make great keepsakes for grandmothers, godfathers, and boring, not-as-cute older siblings.
Nestled in the stylish Main Street neighbourhood, Crave on Main indulges hearty palates and nostalgic appetites with thoughtful home-cooked meals anchored by succulent seafood and meats. Morning regulars flock to this upscale bistro to jump-start their aerobic engines with the savoury nourishment of cranberry-and-ginger french toast ($8), dungeness-crab-cake benny ($14), or a pep talk from the Quaker Oats guy. A bounty of creative recipes flourishes postmorning, including the perennial favourite, organic buttermilk-fried-chicken cobb salad ($16), crowned with avocado and roasted corn in a regal ranch dressing. Gourmands can sate their varied dinner cravings with the ahi-tuna tempura roll ($11) or the organic sun-dried-tomato-and-basil meat loaf ($18) alongside a glass of house wine ($7+). Patrons convert edibles to energy in an intimate dining nook or on the eatery's 30-person patio, teeming with fresh herb and vegetable gardens for impromptu garnishes and zucchini-carving contests.
Pradeep is in the kitchen of Spice Up Indian Cuisine, putting the finishing touches on an order of his signature nine-bean curry. He leans over the stove, inhaling deeply as the rich fragrance of ginger, garlic, and roasting spices rises up from the bubbling pan. It's ready. Gingerly, he ladles the tender lamb and plump beans into a glistening white bowl, then tops the dish off with a sprinkle of crisp green herbs for good measure.
Pradeep spends most of his days in this manner, folding fresh ingredients into the traditional dishes of his culinary heritage alongside his wife, Reshma. The duo prepare their dishes fresh to order, from their creamy butter chicken to their fiery prawn vindaloo. They bake up batches of naan each day, brushing the bread with freshly cut garlic and rosemary. The chefs even extend their culinary expertise toward a variety of vegan specialties—completely free of meat, dairy, and chicken, duck, or dragon eggs. The colourful dishes stand out amid the dining room's white tablecloths and vibrant tapestries.
The Reef's menus sparkle with the potential of brunch, lunch, and dinner plates inspired by the styles and tastes of the Caribbean. Midday mealtime selections showcase flavourful West Indian curries ($9–$10) paired with white rice, refreshing coleslaw, sweet mango chutney, and dahi, and served vegetarian or with a choice of chicken or goat. The calypso oxtail ($16) makes stomachs anti-grumble with a savoury bone-in beef stew, brewed and stocked with a hearty helping of potatoes and carrots over rice and peas. For dinner, the Kingston quesadilla ($12) envelops either jerk chicken or tofu, peppers, melty cheddar, and refried beans, and the coco prawns ($9) roll around in toasted coconut before putting on a cool minted avocado yogurt ski-bunny costume. Brunch items include plantain chips ($6), huevos rancheros ($10), and ackee and salt fish ($15), a Jamaican national dish of ackee fruit, cod, rice, peas, and coleslaw.