Friday, March 12, 2010
So, I took my dad out to dinner last night for the Taste of Burlington, which is where a bunch of restaurants decide to set a fixed menu for a fixed price.
We ended up going to Ivanka's Downtown Bistro & Grill and my husband ended up coming with us, too. The restaurant wasn't the easiest to get in and out of for one person with rheumatoid arthritis, one person with a broken ankle and one person with a swollen knee because of all the stairs but I believe it was well worth it because it was very good and a very good value, too ($35 per person, which included appetizer, entrée, dessert and coffee or tea).
To start with, my dad had a Pear & Fig salad, which was chilled mixed greens garnished with fresh pear, sundried cranberries, candied walnuts, stilton cheese, drizzled with mission fig port dressing. My husband had the Peppercorn Shrimp, which was sautéed Black Tiger Shrimp in a Madagascar green peppercorn Dijon cream sauce over grilled baguette and I had a Cream of Broccoli soup with double smoked bacon and Gruyère cheese and they were all very good.
For the entrée, I had the 10 oz Veal Chop, which was lightly seasoned and grilled, topped with a wild mushroom hunter sauce, served with garlic mash and fresh vegetables. My husband had the Prosciutto Cordon Bleu, which was boneless chicken breast filled with Gruyère cheese and prosciutto, dusted with thyme scented panko crumbs, topped with a creamy garlic and spinach sauce, served with savoury roasted potatoes and sautéed mixed vegetables and my dad had the Gorgonzola Penne, which was mild gorgonzola fresh cream, sautéed leeks and double smoked bacon tossed with roasted walnuts and fresh penne.
Anyone hungry yet?
And, for dessert, my husband had the Bourbon Pecan Pie, I had the Crepe filled with warm hazelnut, fresh fruit, topped with whipped cream and my dad had the Berry Mousse.
And, my dad and husband both had coffee and I had a Chai tea.
I think it was well worth the $35 per person, don't you?