Thursday Best Bites - Heirloom Café Bistro, Almonte

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.

Seared Scallops

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  1. I did not know about this place! Thank you for sharing.

  2. What time would you like me to pick you up for dinner?