Husband and I had dinner at Alex Restaurant, in Burlington ON.
I visited their website before and didn’t get super excited as there are not many vegetarian options, but I wanted to try it anyway. Maybe I got too distracted with this fact and didn’t pay attention to the ‘Small Plate Fine Dinning’ tab that is right on the home page. So at first, I got a bit disappointed because the portions are small and the price is not… But you know what? We don’t need more than that. And being a big advocate of the idea that ‘more’ doesn’t mean better, specially when it comes to food, I left the restaurant feeling pretty good about the sizes of the portions.
I usually don’t go for a starter because I’m a sweet tooth and I always want to try a dessert, and no regrets at all here. But let’s start with the beginning. I had a House made Gluten-Free Gnocchi with Sea Scallops, Roast Tomato Ancho Sauce and Spinach Pesto ($16), which was good, but I have to admit that no gnocchi is better than my grandma’s. The scallops were amazing though…
Husband had Braised Short Ribs with Wild Mushroom Lasagna and House Crisps. He liked it a lot, but wasn’t crazy about it. “Very crispy chips”, he said.
Perfect desserts! Not too bitter not too sweet amazing lime pie and a chocolate cake with home made marshmallow that I had no idea marshmallow could be this good!
Oh, I was almost forgetting to mention that the service was very nice. The young woman who served us was calm, and attentive.
We’ll go back.
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