This dream team may be from a small town, but they’re thinking big.

Dream teams can be tricky. So often the idea of stars getting together seems like it can’t miss, but heightened expectations and clashing personalities have felled many a grand idea. Luckily, Nicholas Nutting, who helmed the acclaimed Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn for five years, and Andre McGillivray, who opened Vancouver’s Boneta, seem to be bucking the trend. They’ve surrounded themselves with a team of savants—Hailey Pasemko at the bar, Joel Ashmore on desserts and Jorge Barandiaran on wine—that seems inconceivable for a town of approximately 1,600 residents. So far, so good—the small room, Wolf in the Fog, in an even smaller town was named enRoute’s 2014 Restaurant of the Year after being open for less than six months.Get Nick Nutting’s recipe for Seared Pacific Scallops and Gnocchi.