My sister Julie arrived on Friday night and we had a great weekend planned – the weather was looking fantastic too. Here’s a recap of Saturday:
We went out to breakfast at Sunset Grill (local all-day breakfast chain), then headed over to Port Credit to walk around the lake and enjoy the sun. Imagine my glee (glee is actually a very soft word – I was so excited, like a kid in a candy store) when we spotted a baby swan with its parents swimming along with ducks and geese. Pardon all the pics in advance – it’s the first baby swan I’ve ever seen.
After this, we returned home to have lunch, relax by the pool and go for a swim. It was a gorgeous day. We all took a nap (not together :)), then got ready for dinner at 360 – the rotating restaurant on top of the CN Tower.
The views were amazing and the meal was excellent. We had read some reviews about the food not being that good and that you were paying for the views, but we were very happy with everything.
Chris and I each chose the prix fixe menu which consisted of an amuse bouche, an appetizer, a main and a dessert. My sister Julie got a main and a side dish plus dessert.
Amuse: Chili seared tuna (avocado, cilantro, corn chip) – this was a bit of heaven – the best one-bite food I ever had.
Appetizer: Rabbit, duck, salami and cheese (Kozlick’s triple crunch mustard, pickled onions) - this came served on a cheese board and included rabbit rillette, thinly sliced duck, salami, breadsticks, pickles, dried tomatoes and mustard – very very good.
Main: Willow Grove Farm’s Ontario Pork Three Ways (Apple braised pork belly with French beans, Shepherd’s pie with celery root and yellow flesh potatoes, Grilled pork tenderloin with truffles, Niagara ice wine jus) – The pork belly was phenomenal, shepherd’s pie was very tasty and had a nice crust, tenderloin was also good but least favourite compared to the other two.
Dessert: Dark chocolate tower with summer berries (Raspberry coulis, vanilla creme Anglaise) – Holy mother of God. That’s all I can say. Delicious.
once dinner was over, we visited the gift shop and walked back to the car. Got to take some good shots of the tower – it was lit up for the Pride parade scheduled for this weekend.