I went on a quick trip to Western Canada, here's a sample of what it looked like food-wise...
Tasting menu at a downtown restaurant (I did not take notes and I am not doing this place justice as I forget the details, it was a great, great meal):
- Arctic char mousse, various condiments (as I said, shaky memory there!)
- Deconstructed prosciutto and melon dish: cold melon soup with diced melon, prosciutto.
- Fresh, handmade agnolotti with white beans stuffing
- Sesame seed crusted sablefish with braised asian vegetables (I can't remember the name)
- Suckling pig dish
- Ananas flavoured palate cleanser served as a freezie
- Three chocolate desserts
- I have yet to taste the granola they gave us upon leaving the restaurant
The chef trained at The French Laundry in the past and everything was perfectly executed. The SO and I had a great time.
Peter's Drive-In for lunch
Uber-messy hamburger, onion rings, chocolate shake. Heart attack ensues.
Nellie's for brunch
Ukrainian sausage, pan-fried perogies, sour cream, over-easy eggs, Winnipeg rye bread. Heart attack ensues.
I was just stopping by and had afternoon tea (prosecco, scones, Devonshire cream, various treats including quail eggs, smoked salmon and way too many sweets, Fairmont Organic Tea Blend)
Home cooked meals
Penne all'arrabiatta washed down with a 2005 La Bastide Dauzac Margaux
Lamb shortribs stew, celeriac puree with another 2005 vintage from the same appellation
Arrived at my hotel in Toronto quite late, so I just went to the bar for veal milanese with braised cipollini and a glass of Chianti. Looking forward to going back home further East tomorrow.
I must have gained 10 pounds over the last week. I will be eating salad for the next week... but don't quote me on this.
Overall, a nice little trip and some pretty good meals!