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The Ladies Who Lunch (Part 3)

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  1. @Anna N  Great looking meals above!. Especially the cauliflower preps. As to the convoluted story at the Carib restaurant - well Jesuits are different. (have you ever read Andrew  Greeley?)

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 Back in our own hometown(s) after a delightful sojourn in nearby London, Ontario, I didn’t have much hope that lunch would happen today. I had a dental appointment and did not fancy being in a restaurant, drooling from one side of my mouth, in public. Apparently things have improved immensely. The freezing had almost completely disappeared before my bill was paid. But something comforting and consistently good still seemed like a practical idea. And so we returned to Sakai.

 

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Tea for Kerry and sake for me and this time they did not bring an additional drinking cup!

 

 Again we decided that a selection of appetizers was the route to go.

 

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 Steamed dumplings.

 

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 Korean kalbi  beef. 

 

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 And the signature dish—rock shrimp. 

 

Just as an aside foie gras was on the menu. 

 

 

 

 

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Beef sashimi. 


Edited by Anna N To add the name of the beef dish. Not sure why things became somewhat confused here. Operator error I am sure. (log)
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just saying

 

Foie Gras ?

 

really n?

 

just to review

 

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2 hours ago, rotuts said:

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just saying

 

Foie Gras ?

 

really n?

 

just to review

 

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 Yes it was on a daily special menu along with a Wagyu beef dish. 

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 Yesterday @Kerry Bealand I returned to 

Kamoosh in Waterdown. 

 

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 I asked Kerry to take a photograph of their cutlery. It is stamped “Bowering”  which used to be a boutique housewares chain but I believe it is long gone out of business. 

 

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 A glass of  South African  Sauvignon Blanc for me. 

 

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 Tea for Kerry. 

 

 Then we shared a selection of cicchetti (I had to ask!).  Apparently the word means Italian tapas?

 

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 Polenta chips with lemon ricotta.

 

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 Duck mousse with preserved pears and grilled baguette.

 

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 Smoked salmon carpaccio.

 

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 Lots of lovely grilled baguette.

 

 And then we shared the grilled calamari.

 

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 For once we did not order too much food. The downside of that being there were no leftovers to take home.☹️

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That's my kind of meal - lots of little tastes to enjoy!

Edited to add that I just looked at the menu and don't know how you managed to narrow it down - so many interesting choices!


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Lunch @ Carrara Pastries with my cousin.

I had a Tri Tip Panino with coleslaw 

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She had a Caprese Panino with truffle fries

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They make their own gelato, which is excellent, but we were too full to have any today. We did take time to admire the pastries and cakes. 

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Next time may be just dessert!

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Wow, what a pastry case!!  They must be busy.

Lunch looks delicious...not too much on the plate for once.

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32 minutes ago, Okanagancook said:

Wow, what a pastry case!!  They must be busy.

Lunch looks delicious...not too much on the plate for once.

 

Yes, the place was started a few years ago by 2 brothers from Italy, Damiano and Massimiliano Carrara.  They have been quite successful with 2 locations and a lot of catering work.

 

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 Yesterday, @Kerry Beal and I paid a return visit to Cavallonero in Ancaster. (This was after we had entered another restaurant and got rather a bad vibe and decided to follow our instincts and find another place to eat).C346A0AB-5F18-42D5-9FB2-ADF421343400.thumb.jpeg.0dd554edbf229195f888c92d92ef031c.jpeg

 

 I enjoyed a glass of an Argentinian Malbec.

 

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 Kerry had tea with lots and lots of milk (we both remarked on how wasteful it is to use these tiny milk containers).

 

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Crispy calamari. It was very tender if somewhat under seasoned but the garlic sauce that accompanied it was so moreish we eventually asked for another serving of the sauce. 

 

 

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 We each had a bowl of one of the daily soups.  This was tomato, rapini and sausage garnished with extra Parmesan and some pepper.

 

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 And we shared a mushroom pizza.   That’s not an entirely a true statement. I was lucky enough to bring most of it home.  

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