Thursday, April 24, 2008

Gourmet dining in Ottawa

Tonight is my last night in Ottawa and a one of our corporate hosts recommended a restaurant downtown called Elgin St. Freehouse. It's about 10 blocks south of Sparks St. (at Gilmour), but it's a pleasant walk. The restaurant is small and the menu is fairly sparse. The selections look decent - I had the maple glazed salmon which was 'melt-in-your-mouth' good. It came with a dark wild rice that was cooked with some secret ingredient that had me raving. My colleague had the steak pasta. I don't know which looked better - he loved it. He also liked that it served micro-brewery beer.

It is not a frugal place to eat, but I've never shied away from expense when it delivers quality.

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