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Tex Mex or Mexican recommendations

I am off to Vegas and I want the best tex-mex or mexican food available. All advice appreciated ....and any other interesting ethnic food would be appreciated

Oct 13, 2012
akondra in Las Vegas

Digby Scallops

Is there a great retailer in Digby? It's been many years and I always found that good retail is tough. Everything is wholesale. Thanks.

Jul 11, 2012
akondra in Atlantic Canada

Calgary, Banff, the badlands, Lake Louise after mid June - your advice is needed

The lamb there is great. Eaten there a number of times.

Feb 12, 2012
akondra in Prairie Provinces

Foodies Coming to Winnipeg

Bistro 7 1/4.............hands down one of the best restaurants anywhere!

Feb 12, 2012
akondra in Prairie Provinces

Late Dinner in Quebec city

We are planning to eat in the old city. Any suggestions for a late night meal?

Late Dinner in Quebec city

I arrive in Quebec City at 9 pm on a Wednesday in May. I assume dinning at 10 pm on a Wednesday in May is not an issue.

Thanks for your help.

Bistro La Persaud

I am glad you enjoyed!

PS I often find lobster a little salty even when using the sparest amount of salt. Hmmmmmm.....

Mar 14, 2011
akondra in Prairie Provinces

Need a place for my 50th Bday dinner in Edmonton

Try Cafe La Persaud, I just posted a review. Very nice.

Feb 28, 2011
akondra in Prairie Provinces

Bistro La Persaud

http://www.lapersaud.com/bistro.html

Bistro La Persaud received some good press on Edmonton AM and the Edmonton Journal so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm glad I did.

It was a bit hard to find as it is in a buiding that looks more like a dorm than anything as it is near the Faculty Ste. Jean.

The room is very nicely appointed. The menu is relatively short but everything looked pretty good. There were three of us. I had the only starter, steak tartare. It was very good, albeit a small portion.

The mains were also excellent. Great attention to detail on the subtle sauces, although the sauce on the Chicken Supreme was slightly salty. My wife had the pavee as a substitute for rice and a thin layer at the bottom was slightly burned from the reheating. It easily peeled away and the rest was fine. I had the mac and cheese and it was very, very good and the third person had the tortellini. Both dishes were essentailly flawless, subtle sauces and everything well cooked. We split the Lemon Curd tart and it was very nice. A good balance between tart and sweet.

The charcuterie menu was buried after the desserts so we did not get a chance to try any of it, but it looks tasty. Wine prices are very reasonable (about double liquor store prices, no gouging here).

Overall prices were very reasonable, even cheap.

If in doubt, go. I highly recommend it.

Feb 28, 2011
akondra in Prairie Provinces

Fondue in Edmonton

Outside of the Melting Pot chain, is there anywhere to get a decent fondue in Edmonton?

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Melting Pot
2920 Calgary Trail, Edmonton, AB T6J, CA

Feb 28, 2011
akondra in Prairie Provinces

In search of Foie Gras in Edmonton?

I have seen frozen lobes at Sobey's Urban Fresh on Jasper Avenue down town.

Feb 11, 2011
akondra in Prairie Provinces

Where to eat in Sherwood Park??

I forot New Asian Village is also credible. Vicky's has changed hands and goes by a new name--not sure what it is.

Dec 14, 2010
akondra in Prairie Provinces

Where to eat in Sherwood Park??

Cafe de Vill has opened and Matsayu is credible, but is there anything else worth going to?

Dec 12, 2010
akondra in Prairie Provinces

New and/or Overlooked Dining Gems in EDMONTON

I went with a friend a while ago and neither of us liked it.

Nov 25, 2010
akondra in Prairie Provinces

Edmonto - Cheese and Onion Chips

This is a british product. It can often be found at:
Candy Bouquet
101-12 Perron St, St Albert

I buy them for my wife. They have many british imports.

Nov 25, 2010
akondra in Prairie Provinces

Not to miss resto's in Edmonton

Red Ox is a must, but you must get a reservation. Very busy.

Jul 18, 2010
akondra in Prairie Provinces

Any good places for Peking Duck in Edmonton

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Mar 18, 2009
akondra in Prairie Provinces

Favourite Restaurant in Edmonton?

I have never been to the Blue Pear but I look forward to it. Took four others to the Red Ox Inn. I had never been before. I have never been to a restaurant in Edmonton where every plate was a home run. This was it. I hate to tell anyone as they only have 30 seats. Great all around. I am looking forward to my next visit--asap.

Jan 25, 2009
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Disappointed at Characters - EDM

I was there a few months ago and we were all happy....and I'm not easily pleased.

Jan 06, 2009
akondra in Prairie Provinces

Reviews of Restaurants in St. Albert please...

Koto is excellent. I've heard really good things about Haweli. I've eaten there once and was very pleased. The River House is very good. I have eaten there a number of times and it is clear that they are trying hard and mostly succeeding. Local ingredients are a nice touch. The Cajun house is somewhat overrated. Solid but not too special.

Jan 05, 2009
akondra in Prairie Provinces

Peking duck in Edmonton

Anyone know where to get great Peking duck in the chuk?

Jan 04, 2009
akondra in Prairie Provinces