Wolf in the Fog, a 150 seat restaurant is located in the small surfing town of Tofino, British Columbia. Approximately a four-hour drive for Victoria, Tofino is situated along the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Wolf in the Fog was recently recognised as Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants in 2017 and Air Canada’s EnRoute Magazine’s Best New Restaurant in Canada 2014. The restaurant’s culinary influence lies with the local fishermen and foragers, providing an array of produce from Tofino’s doorstep. Complimented by meats and grains from Vancouver Island farmers, the ingredients land in the skilful hands of Chef Nick Nutting and his team.
As recommended by our server, I started my evening with a Cedar Sour cocktail made with cedar infused rye, lemon, thyme, egg white. You can really taste the cedar flavour in this drink.
For an appetizer, our friendly waiter also recommended their popular Potato Crusted Oyster with apple and truffle – crispy shoestring potato delicately wrapped around a juicy oyster.
The first of two shared main dishes was a Baked Tofino Halibut with green peppercorn butter, clams, nettle nage, brassica shoots, and new potatoes. The halibut was perfectly prepared and the tender clams were so flavourful with the peppercorn butter – delicious!
The second shared dish was The Japanese Cowboy, a 14 oz ‘aspen ridge’ flat iron steak with miso, sweet potato, and yuzu. The tender pieces of steak were nestled on a bed of sweet potato and veggies.
Maple Bourbon Baba topped with hazelnut, apple, vanilla gelato was the perfect dessert to end our dinner.
We had a pleasant dining experience at one of Canada’s best 100 restaurants. If you’re planning a trip to Tofino, make sure to visit Wolf in the Fog. Reservations are highly recommended.