I haven't posted in a while, as I haven't been cooking or baking too much. Although I have now started to get back into it and it feels so great. Sometimes I just make tried and true recipes and don't have anything new to share. This weekend, I made some Madeleines. Hopefully I will have some new recipes coming your way as well as more restaurant reviews and some more giveaways. Stay tuned!
I thought I would tell you about a great restaurant that my family loves to go to: Les Fougères
It is located in Chelsea, Quebec (about a 20 minute drive from downtown Ottawa) and the food is delicious. I went there with my parents for Mother's day a few weeks ago and we had various different things from the mother's day menu. Here are some photos:
|Minted pea soup; maro pesto; pine nuts; pea shoots; olive oil|
|Salade fougères- mixed greens; home cured and smoked bacon; |
fresh papineauville chevre; homemade vinagrette
|Smoked quail; pickled cucumber; avocado; sesame; |
sweet and sour red paper vinaigrette
|Sockeye Salmon; asparagus; fiddle heads; morels; mushrooms; |
cheddar pancetta; softly cooked egg yolk
|Sous vide lamb shoulder and pan seared tenderloin; tzatziki; olive |
tapenade; feta; potato pave,; spring greens; smoked lamb jus
|Confit de Canard; roesti potato; fresh Floralpe goat cheese;|
poached pear; spinach and partridgeberry compote
|Maple Syrup Pie; homemade maple ice cream; |
|Flourless chocolate terrine with apricot gelato |
and cassis compote
To finish off the night, the waiter brought my mom and me each a flower for mother's day. What a nice touch!
The restaurant is on the pricey side (Mother's day Table d'Hote is $55/person), but for the value, it is well worth it. The service is great and the atmosphere hard to beat. I would recommend Les Fougères for any special occasion.