It's not often I can walk into a restaurant, look at the menu, and say "One of everything." And a bottle of wine. But, except for one entree (oysters), that's what I got to do at Three Blue Ducks.
The service was amazing, and it started before I even walked in the door. Three Blue Ducks has early and late sittings. Detective Chow's reservation was for 8:30 -- quite late on a school night. But when an earlier table cancelled we got a phone call from Amanda to say we could come in early. That level of service was maintained throughout the evening. Makes for a great experience.
They say you can judge a restaurant by its bread. By that measure, Three Blue Ducks deserves its hat.
A couple of the dishes were dividers -- you'll either love them or hate them. Except for course 1 (ceviche a clear winner) and course 4 (pork all the way) the dishes appealed to different tastes and no clear favourite could be identified. I guess that's what you want in a menu, really.
The decor is really nice, with two dining rooms separated by a European-esque alleyway, leading to a vege garden out the back.
The total came to $382 for 4 people having 4 courses each, and two bottles of wine. You could probably get away with the traditional three courses, though, and the menu even offered a 5-course version. I liked that all dishes were $17 -- keeps things simple.