For the Tartar: Combine char with shallots, caper, anchovy and olive oil. Add lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, and chives. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
For the Pancake: Working quickly while potatoes are still warm (not hot!), stir 1 egg into the potatoes until well incorporated. Stir in creme fraiche, then flour, and season with salt and pepper. Consistency should be slightly thicker than pancake butter. In a cast-iron skillet over medium high heat, melt butter, and add one heaping tablespoon of pancake batter. Cook pancakes for one and half minutes per side. Reserve on paper towel until ready for serving.
For the Ice Wine-Thyme Ice: In a bowl, whisk ice wine and thyme leaves together vigorously. Ladle one ounce of ice wine mixture into each ice cube tray section. Freeze for one hour or until just frozen. Place ice in a small bowl just before serving and lightly crush with a fork.
With a ring mold, place tartar in middle of a serving plate. Place warm pancake on top of tartar, followed by a teaspoon of creme fraiche and finally a teaspoon of caviar. Sprinkle crushed ice wine ice around tartar and finally drizzle a bit of extra virgin olive oil around the dish. Serve immediately.
This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.
Recipe courtesy of Anthony Walsh, Canoe Restaurant and Bar Toronto, Canada
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