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Most Overrated/Underrated Fine Dining in Halifax

In the last month I have eaten twice at Edna's on Gottingen Street. Edna is the daughter of 'Jane' formerly at Jane's on the Common. I had simply lovely food both times. I would recommend, particularly, the appetizer which features avocado mousse as a base, with lobster and peaches on top, and pea shoots on top of that. It is just exquisite. The restaurant is on the south end of the street, diagonally across from Ratinaud's (a very good charcuterie place - also worth checking out).

Sep 01, 2013
jhalifax in Atlantic Canada

Carbonate of soda/bicarbonate of soda question

I have an older recipe that calls for 1 tsp. of carbonate of soda, and 3 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda. I've never seen carbonate of soda in supermarkets. Is it available? Can you substitute bicarbonate of soda? Thanks.

Oct 28, 2012
jhalifax in Home Cooking

Yellow plum recipes

Oh yum! That sounds great. I will definitely try it. Thanks a bunch.

Aug 29, 2012
jhalifax in Home Cooking

Yellow plum recipes

Thanks very much! I can't wait to try some of your ideas - especially the sorbet. I have an ice cream maker and I'm always looking for excuses to use it.

Aug 29, 2012
jhalifax in Home Cooking

Yellow plum recipes

Picked up a flat of yellow plums at a great price. I'm looking for some good recipes to use them with. Any suggestions?

Aug 21, 2012
jhalifax in Home Cooking

Most Overrated/Underrated Fine Dining in Halifax

I would recommend Wasabi House on the corner of Quinpool and Oxford Street. It's in the old Spartan Restaurant location. My boyfriend and I have been there a number of times. It is small and the food isn't made until you order it. Absolutely everything is ultra fresh, delicious, and it isn't very expensive.

If you can get to Lunenburg I would definitely try out Fleur de Sel, as was already mentioned. Their food is simply outstanding.

Was surprised to hear your concern about Coastal Coffee on Robie Street - my favourite item on the menu is Huevos Rancheros. You might like to give it another try.

For best cup of coffee, try The Trident . They roast their own beans. My favourite is the Trident blend. It is on Hollis Street, fairly close to the new market.

For a great dessert, you could try either the Hazelnut Cheesecake - light and exquisite, not dense and heavy, or the Creme Brulee, at Chez Tess. I wasn't wowed by their crepes, but it's been a while since I've been there, but both of these dessert items were top notch.

Also, Two If By Sea, either in Dartmouth, or on the Halifax waterfront, has good coffee and the best croissants I've ever had, including ones in France. The prosciutto and cheese are particularly good.

Hope you find something you enjoy. Let us know!

Aug 21, 2012
jhalifax in Atlantic Canada