Open Sun Tue.-Thur. from 5 pm. to 10 p.m.: Fri.-Sat. from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.: FriSun. brunch from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Closed Monday. Licensed. MasterCard, Visa. 525-7465.
To chef Sylvain Bouchard, "California cuisine" means local ingredients, influences from three (or more) continents and a willingness to experiment. The combination is working very nicely at this little place well east of the trendy part of Laurier Ave. The foie gras appetizer is well worth the $18 cost: a nirvana of tender liver slices stacked with tiny pancakes of figs and hazlenuts.
Main dishesaround $12 to $15are less ambitious but adeptly done, and marked hy as many as 10 different vegetables on each plate, every one perfectly cooked. Desserts, too, show imagination mated with artistry.