My meal was at my favourite restaurant, which specializes in regional cuisine prepared in innovative ways. Diners at the restaurant have the option of picking three items from the appetizer and/or entree lists** to create a custom-made, three-course meal. The menu changes three or four times per year, so there are always new things to try (as well as some old favourites that stay on the menu forever). Last night my meal was as follows:
1) Poutine made with bbq pulled pork, local potatoes fried in duck fat (drool), and gorgonzola cheese.
2) Duck confit served with asian-style noodles, shitake mushrooms, and rapini.
3) Lamb and mushroom pie served on a bed of brussel sprouts and fried bacon.
For dessert, my two friends and I each ordered a dessert to share. I had chocolate creme brulee, one of my friends had an apple crumble with cinnamon ice cream, and my other friend (the Vet) had mille-feuille filled with bananas foster and topped with caramel sauce. I might very well murder someone for the mille-feuille. So good.
I wish I had taken photos, as my limited descriptions just don't do the food justice. Needless to say, however, it was fabulous. The Vet, who is very picky when it comes to restaurants, messaged me first thing this morning to find out when we're going again. It may be soon. So. Good.
Aaaand....now to take myself to bed. I have one last day of CaRMSing tomorrow, and then it's back to the real world.
*We had a social dinner for all of the CaRMS applicants tonight, and the service was really slow, so I was drinking Malbec (again!) and eating chocolate souffle at 9 PM. It's a hard life.
**Smaller portions are served. I'm not a total pig.