Member Spotlight: Fauna

Welcome to the first Member Spotlight blog post – where we highlight a business from Bank Street BIA. This month, we are shining the light on Fauna.

Fauna is a local restaurant serving modern Canadian cuisine. Located on 425 Bank Street, this delightful restaurant’s menu is seasonally-driven, bringing you a different experience every couple of months. Using local ingredients whenever possible, Fauna provides delectable dishes to satisfy your hunger.

Bluefin Tuna Crudo and Softshell Crab

The menu items at Fauna aren’t only delicious but unique – inspired by their neighbourhood, the places they’ve been, and the things they like to do. Their creative dishes reflect their love for the local community. One such dish is the Swordfish, where the Newfoundland fish meets an Asian twist by being served alongside dashi (Japanese stock soup), soba (Buckwheat noodles)

Swordfish – served with dashi, soba, leeks, and Tongho

The Swordfish steak pairs well with the umami-filled dashi soup, a harmony not often combined. The dense and mild fish brings out the flavour of the seafood-based Japanese soup stock with its sweet and savoury taste. The leeks are grilled to perfection – slightly charred on the outside and tender on the inside. The accompanying Tongho soaks the dashi and adds a distinct light Chrysanthemum flavour. Finally, the earthy soba unites the components together. It’s delicious and satisfying – a must-try for sure!

Monster Mash (Dominion City Brewery), Blue Sea, and Kingdom Plum

Their meals aren’t the only creative concoction they have. They offer a wide selection of drinks – from natural wines to craft beers to classic and curated cocktails. Their cocktail, Blue Sea, is made with gin, grapefruit, black pepper, cucumber, lemon, and Red Thai chilli – bringing a taste that is both refreshing and tangy. If that made you crave their innovative creations and you’d love some late-night treats, here’s some good news – they are open later in the evening from Thursday to Saturday for drinks!

Fauna is about the things we love: eating and drinking with friends and family in a fun space. It is no surprise that a lot of thought and love went into the creation and design of the space. Taking the concept of using sustainable and local products, they worked with amazing local professionals, vendors, and producers over two years to bring the fun interior space Fauna has. You can find details in every element – from branded coasters to their beautiful Zinc bar. They also have a private room that seats up to 24 people available upon reservation.

A Centretown favourite for a delightful and delectable experience, Fauna is a member we are thrilled to have. It’s the perfect spot to treat your loved ones and enjoy time together.

Fawning over Fauna and want to learn more?

Don’t forget to follow them on Instagram and Facebook at @faunaottawa.

Fauna

425 Bank Street

Wednesday and Thursday: 5:30 pm until 12 am

Friday and Saturday: 5:30 pm until late

Sunday to Tuesday: 5:30 pm until 11 pm

Stay tuned to discover more of our wonderful members on Bank Street BIA!

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