NIAGRA ON THE LAKE TASTING MENU W/ WINE PAIRINGS?
Where is the BEST place to go? I plan on going for my birthday so I want as many courses as possible haha also, it would be good if it was a place where my sister could have the tasting menu without wine (as shes underage).
I haven't been to his new place, but Tony DeLuca's food was brilliant at Hillebrand. Those I know who have tried the new restaurant loved it.
I find the tasting menus at most of the winery restaurants to be a sales platform for their wines. The food can be very good, but my own preference is to have wines from different places for the pairings.
If you are not limited to NOTL, 10 minutes away in Port Dalhousie is Treadwell - http://www.treadwellcuisine.com/ . Owned by a father (Chef Stephen) and son (Sommelier James), their tasting menus are marvellous. I think of their pairings as having the same natural harmony as songs sung by a father and son duet. They have gotten a lot of well-deserved press attention; you may want to reserve before a major publication names them one of the top 10 best new restaurants in Canada (which I understand is in the works...).