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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

The willow Place Inn

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A corner stone of this quaint town and a popular place to visit. The Willow Place Inn is where you can sit by the water front and admire the view.

 It is almost without exception that I order a salad when I visit the Willow, either the Oka Salad, a friendly nod to Hudson's across-the-lake neighbour with the addition of its fantastic cheese, or the Seafood Caesar. This time I opted for the Seafood Caesar salad, a nice mound of crisp lettuce with fresh scallops, shrimp and crab dressed with a tangy Caesar and a wedge of lemon. It is a perfect summer time lunch, filling but never heavy.

You can choose to sit outside, lounging by the waters edge with a cold beverage or dine in the pub or the dining room. The Willow is an Inn and there are rooms available as well as entertaining ghost stories about the previous inn.

Take a drive to the country and enjoy The Willow for yourself!

3 1/2 mmm's out of 5

Friday, 26 June 2015

Point G

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An egg white turned into a soft, sweet, delectable macaroon - Heaven!  Flavours are varied from lemon to dark chocolate and choosing can be tricky because they all are delish! A good macaroon is not always easy to find, they can be grainy, not the case when you have one from Point G, it is pure bliss.

I also purchased some of their unusual wasabi & ginger vinegar pearls. It was fantastic with scallops! They had a lot of flavors to choose from.

4 1/2 mmm's out of 5

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Thursday, 18 June 2015

La Distillerie

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The use of mason jars for glasses is a signature for La Distillerie,unusual drinks in those jars are a trademark. The menu has a picture of the bartenders who are making your beverages but you need only to look around to choose your drink.

The have a fan base and regulars are sipping their favourite cocktails. Wednesday night was hopping as I am sure any night would be. At first glance I thought 'These are Girlie drinks'  but with a choice of  2 or 4 ounces these drinks are anything but soft! A few non alcoholic drinks are thrown in for good measure.

Sit back and enjoy...Cheers! 4 mmm's out of 5


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Monday, 15 June 2015

Arepera

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This was one of the first restaurants in Montreal that made me feel at home and I am not Venezuelan.
Passionate about their food, genuinely friendly and accommodating makes eating at Arepera an over all pleasant experience!

We had what I would imagine to be a traditional meal explained to us by a Venezuelan and listened to Spanish spoken among the staff, I felt like I was a guest in a different country. A cozy restaurant with open windows, piles of avocados waiting to be made into yummy guacamole and seating that can be made to accommodate any number of people, Arepera is a worth while visit!

 It is 100% gluten free and that in it's self is note worthy. The variety of  sandwiches are served in an Arepa - a gluten free corn bread and the taste is Delish!! The plates vary from meat to vegetarian and each consist of a selection of rice, black beans, feta cheese and plantains plus scrumptious arepa bread. No alcohol at this restaurant but a variety of exotic fruit juices are offered.

A warm hand shake from the owner as we finished our meal, made me feel that I had just been visiting a friend.

A solid 4 1/2 mmm's out of 5


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Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Piatto, Charlottetown, PEI

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I had supper at Piatto and was very pleased with the wood fire pizza. The Naples style thin crust and the flour and tomatoes from Italy make the pizza is a real treat.

I started with a fresh salad Noci e Rucola with arugula, blue cheese, candied walnuts and cranberries and a flavourful balsamic dressing. I then shared a white pizza, a prosciutto crudo e Rucola, mozzarella cheese, prosciutto and arugula. A touch more salt and a drizzle of olive oil on top would have made it perfect but I enjoyed it none the less.

The exposed bricks, classic scooters and open kitchen make Piattos feel like a true Italian restaurant.

4 mmm's out of 5


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Monday, 8 June 2015

pomodoro, Little Italy

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We had supper at Pomodoro on a sunny afternoon, the doors were open and everyone was enjoying the weather. The staff was very attentive, always someone to fill your water glass or offer cheese for your meal.

I had orecchiette pasta with delicious Italian sausage and rapini, dressed with a fine olive oil. They start you off with fresh, hot rolls that you can cover with butter, the best way to start any meal!

I enjoyed my pasta, the atmosphere and was happy with the service.

3 1/2 mmm's out of 5

Outriders Cookhouse

A basic, comfortable restaurant where we had a Saturday night special -Steak. Served with fries, potato or steamed veggies.

The plate was piled high with steamed veggies and the steak was covered in mushrooms. My steak was a little over done but they changed it with out a problem.

Tasty and inexpensive under $15.

3 mmm's out of 5

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