Review on Bonfire Restaurant at Cove Resort
(Bonfire Restaurant & Bar, Westbank, KELOWNA)
The food was interesting and had a southwest accent.
We ordered the caesar salad, mixed greens, crab fondue and pan seared halibut.
First the food. The bread was cold and soft and a disappointment. My caesar salad was not very exciting, I could not tell if the dressing was made fresh or was squeezed out of a bottle. My partner was satisfied with his mixed greens salad, which had an interesting goat cheese filling puff and shrimps on the side.
Next was the crab fondue. Presentation -wise it was visually appealing, topped with some shredded crab meat at the top, pita and taco chips. My partner was excited to find big chunks of "crab meat" in the fondue. Soon, however, I took one of the chunks and bit into it....the texture and taste was clearly not crab meat. I put it on the plate and proceeded to dissect it...it turned out that it was a fake "crab" sticks you find at the supermarkets.
The pan seared halibut entree ( and its vegetables) were very flavorful, but I was not too impressed with the halibut, which was clearly frozen before and cooked.
However, the MOST irritating part of the whole dining experience was the bias of the server (a dirty blonde woman) towards my partner. I almost felt ignored by her. I'm not sure why servers/ waiting staff in West Canada do that - they will pay the most attention to those whom they think are paying the bill or making the most comments during the serving experience. Have you noticed that ? If you do, let your voice be known so that the owners of the restaurants will remember to train their staff properly to pay equal attention to all guests at the table. One thing I know for sure, I won't be visiting this restaurant again, nor recommending to others.