I really don’t like to give bad reviews, but I must warn anybody about this food I ate last week. We were in a hurry to get some food before catching the woman’s hockey match between China/Russia and I noticed that there was a coupon for Curry Point Restaurant right where we were going to be.
It smelled OK when we got inside the food court, but there was something off about the place. I should have known something was up when I saw a bird inside the food court, perching on various food glass dividers.
We ordered our dinner and I selected the chicken curry/eggplant, while my wife got beef curry, also with eggplant. A healthy portion of rice, naan, and a drink rounded out the meal for a total of $6.95, with the entertainment coupon. I was rather happy with the price as I though that would be the cost of a single hot dog inside if we waited to eat then.
My happiness ended one I took my first bite of chicken, or rather I never even got to the chicken as the sauce of the butter chicken didn’t resemble anything close to butter chicken. It tasted more like day old, watered down alfredo sauce, with some butter thrown in for good measure. I’ll spare you how Maria described the taste of the beef.
I’m not wasting another moment on this review and it was not worth taking a picture of. Trust me…toss the coupon so you never end up there by mistake.
Maria and I discovered Jambo Grill on Kingsway the other night. We must have driven past this restaurant a hundred times and never noticed it and were shocked to learn they have been in this location for 5 years. This is the first year they were in the Entertainment book and we decided to give them a shot.
The first thing we noticed upon entering was how busy it was for a Tuesday night at 9pm. The second was the tempting aroma of African fusion cuisine. One big draw for me is that all of their meats are halal.
I had the chicken biryani (14) and my wife had her usual, lamb kebabs (12). We also ordered garlic naan with a side of coconut chutney. The bill was $17.80 with the e-coupon, very affordable and we’ll definitely be back as there were many different entrees I can’t wait to try.
First off I’d like to apologize for the pictures as I forgot my camera and all I had was an iPhone to photograph our dinner. I should have known that the romantic atmosphere wouldn’t be conducive for capturing our dinner on virtual film.
We decided on the French restaurant Les Faux Bourgeois (Kingsway/Fraser) that my wife has heard many good things about and let me say….it certainly didn’t disappoint. There was good ambiance, extremely busy, and the service was great.
SAUMON POELÉ (17)Pan roasted wild Salmon, crispy nugget potatoes, braised kale and mustard seed and dill créme frâiche.
Here was my choice via the restaurant’s website: Pan roasted wild Salmon, crispy nugget potatoes, braised kale and mustard seed and dill créme frâiche (17). I measure the greatness of a meal by whether I would order it again, and I would have this again in a heartbeat. The kale…of all things…was my favorite part of the meal.
My wife and I shared a green salad (6) and I use the word shared very loosely. It was quite large for the price and a simple yummy vinaigrette. My wife kept most of it to herself :-) as she used her fork to block me from getting more as the salad started to disappear.Her main was Filet De Boeuf Grille (19). Tenderloin with potato gratin and glazed vegetable, choice of: Red Wine Shallot Jus; Herb Butter; Green Peppercorn Cream Sauce. She orders her steak rare and it was perfectly done. The potatoes were not amazing, but the rest of the dish made up for them.
We finished with an amazing Chocolate Silk Cake (12) that had a hazelnut bottom, strawberries, whip cream, and truffles on the size. The best strategy for eating this was to have a little bit of each and make a perfect mouthful.
Total bill was $56.70, before tax.
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