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Sep 18, 2006 12:50 AM


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).

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  1. I vote for Restaurant Tony DeLuca in the Obann Inn.

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    1. re: RYP

      Can you provide some specific info on Tony DeLuca? I've heard some very mixed reviews.

        1. re: embee

          I did a review a couple of months ago. Just search for Restaurant Tony DeLuca.

      1. 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 - . 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...).

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        1. re: Gourmando

          Wow, Treadwell sounds exciting! I'm looking forward to the EnRoute restaurant issue - but can't remember when it comes out.

          1. re: Gourmando

            mmm sounds good, treadwell sounds good. Have you done their tasting menu? Whats it like? Whats the set up?

            1. re: hungryabbey

              When Stephen Treadwell was chef at the generally unimpressive Queens Landing, we (quite unexpectedly) were served a tasting menu that was one of the best meals we've ever had in Canada. Haven't tried his new place yet, but sure intend to.

              1. re: embee

                The tasting menus are very creative, with a strict focus on local, seasonal ingredients, to the point that they showcase the producers on the back of the menu (Wyndym Farm, Pingue Meats, Cumbrae Farms, etc.). Current menus are posted on their website (see my earlier post).

          2. enroutes food issue comes out in November 2006

            1. Queens Landing has a great tasting menu w/ ($135) or w/o wines($85).

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              1. re: s0memale

                how many courses is it? What are some eg of dishes ( if you have done it, that is)

                1. re: hungryabbey

                  7 courses. Scallops, Foie Gras, lamb etc. The usual. One of the new items however is Rabbit.

                  1. re: s0memale

                    do they serve the same meats/courses for everyone?