|Braised Lamb Shank|
Where: Heirloom Café Bistro, 7 Mill Street, Almonte
What: Braised Lamb Shank w/ Quinoa Pilaf and Duck Leg Confit on Puff Pastry
Comments: We really enjoy dinner at this restaurant and have dined here several times. It's close to home and the quality of the food is what I would expect to find at any fine dining establishment. On this particular evening I had the starter of duck confit on puff pastry with blackberries and a side creation of some mascarpone - which added a nice tangy flavour and complimented the duck delightfully. Both dishes were beautifully plated and cooked perfectly. The puff pastry was crispy and the duck had a nice rich flavour that can only be achieved with long slow cooking.
|Duck Leg Confit w/ Puff Pastry|
The braised lamb was cooked to the point where it was falling off the bone - just the way I like it. It was served with some heirloom carrots and asparagus. Large portions - I didn't quite finish mine, but not for a lack of trying.
My husband had the seared scallop starter and the steak - which was cooked precisely as ordered.
It is a little pricey at this restaurant, but worth every penny and you can taste their efforts on the plate.