Monday, May 21, 2007

Dining over the long weekend

The long weekend is the perfect time to get out and enjoy life! During the weekend, I ended up visiting three different restaurants. Even though they were all ones I had been to before, I had some new experiences!

I went and had lunch at Viet Thai Restaurant. We have our favourites by now and order the same time every single time we get in there. That includes lemongrass chicken and beef noodles. The service was very quick this time and for 2 people, the total bill was about $30.

I also went for dinner at Baton Rouge. I had forgotten how expensive this place is simply because their portions are way too big for one person. They have a 16oz prime rib, and that's the only size you can order. Once we were seated, we ordered drinks. Then we had about a 10 minute wait between ordering our drinks and getting the server to come back so we could order our meal. Also, this place is really loud so you can hardly hear what your server is saying. The food is good, but just too much, so you have to take things home and get a huge hole in your wallet. For 2 people, the total bill was $80.

Finally, I went for a quick lunch to Boston Pizza. There was only one other group of people in the restaurant when we arrived, which I thought was kind of weird. I usually order their chicken sandwich but thought that maybe I should try something different, so I tried one of their pizzas. The "meateor" pizza was a meat pizza. However, there was a lot of oil and water under the pizza which made it a little soggy. I wasn't impressed and I think the next time I'll stick with the chicken sandwich. For 2 people, the total bill was $30.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Mother's Day Brunch in Ottawa

I received an email from Lieutenant's Pump in Ottawa regarding their mother's day brunch. I wouldn't normally pass information like this along (I don't want to specifically advertise restaurants just because they have contacted me), but this is for a good cause.

On Sunday, May 13th (that's Mother's Day, just in case you forgot!), Lietenant's Pump is holding Mother's Day Brunch for the Cure. Brunch will be served from 8:30am to 2:30pm and a dollar from every plate will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Special Brunch Menu:
Poached Eggs on Asparagus w/ Mornay Sauce
Creamed Salmon & Shrimp in Filo Nests
White Chocolate Pancakes w/ Brandied Cherry Sauce

Not only do you impress your mother with some fancy food, but you get to support a worthwhile cause! If you do go check it out, I would love to hear back from you about your experiences!