Also went to Beckta while in Ottawa. It might just be personal preference, but I had more fun at Atelier.
The food was all simply and competently prepared, but it was perhaps not the most exciting experience. Atmosphere and service were first-rate. Though I was one of the first to arrive, the restaurant was fairly busy by the time I left with couples on dates and out-of-town diners.
I would like to find out how the beluga/black lentils are prepared without their colour leeching out, though. Anyone know?
I've included pics of my favorite dishes.
Enjoyable, but perhaps not my thing.
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