Aroma in Huntsville
An alternative restaurant for another evenint of dining is a brief drive out of town. It's a little-known treasure, Beau Ideal, an excellent family-run restaurant in Port Sydney, the only one in the village. We've never had a second-rate meal there. I suggest you make reservations. Here's a description from the Web:
"Eclectic market fresh cuisine and a chef-driven menu. Menu items include herb and butter basted roasted chicken, pasta with tomatoes, feta cheese, pine nuts and chicken in a sesame seed sauce, and AAA N.Y. steaks. Oct.-June, lunch Sat. & Sun., dinner Thu.-Sun.; July-Sept. Tues.-Sun. Entrées: $17-$27
656 Muskoka Rd., #10, Port Sydney
re: Bob Catt
I've been twice and enjoyed it both times, good meal and nice atmosphere (although last year we went during the summer and the cottage crowd had their kids there). The menu looks like it changed since the last time I was there, but I recommend the maple pumpkin brule for dessert. The martinis were also very good!
I certainly will. I just read that it was rated one of the 10 best new restaurants of 2006 by Where Magazine (see below). So far, the only decent place in Huntsville is Tall Trees; we usually just make dinner at the cottage. The food at Three Guys and a Stove is usually mediocre at best. I usually don't eat at resorts like Deerhurst but the places there may be good too. I also like West Side Fish and Chips, although not in the fine dining category :-)
If there is anything I'm missing, please let me know.
Aroma Dining & Drinks, Muskoka, Ontario
There was a time when Muskoka was better known for campfire cookouts than haute cuisine, but Aroma Dining & Drinks reaffirms the rustic stereotype no longer applies. In picturesque Huntsville, this upscale hotspot offers a sophisticated combination of Asian-inspired flavours and classical French techniques. Executive chef Jennifer McCague's menu highlights Certified Angus Beef steaks, plus seafood dishes such as lobster linguine with vermouth, spinach and tarragon cream—to be enjoyed in an elegant dining room featuring art by the Group of Seven and Tom Thompson. A solid selection of wines and premium martinis adds to the urbane atmosphere.
50 Main St. E.