Eating & Drinking

Destination Dishes: Stofa’s Seafood Tower

Stofa’s Seafood Tower is full of drama: liquid nitrogen is poured over the bed of ice on the tower’s base, so its crackling arrival sounds as theatrical as it looks. Reminiscent of a high-tea platter, two tiers feature a changing selection of market-fresh seafood: shucked oysters, tiger shrimp cocktail, scallop ceviche …

Photo: Christian Lalonde, Photoluxstudio.com
Photo: Christian Lalonde, Photoluxstudio.com

A recent tower included playful mini lobster tacos, beet-cured Arctic char sashimi, umami-packed skewers of artichoke hearts wrapped in anchovies, and a tangle of perfectly cooked calamari. Colourful accoutrements also dotted the tower, along with nori chips, salt and vinegar popcorn, and crostini.

The only thing missing — a sea breeze. Price: expect $70 as a baseline.

Stofa, 1356 Wellington St. W.  

 

More Destination Dishes

Dishes worth seeking out

Fauna’s Dry-Aged Burger

Edgar’s Dutch Baby

Les Fougeres’ Duck Confit

Town’s Ricotta-stuffed Meatballs

North & Navy’s Sunday at Nona’s

 

Stay in the know — Sign up for the Ottawa Magazine newsletter
Not everything is online. Become a subscriber