Several friends decided to go to Milestone's (on John Street, at Richmond) for lunch today, and I went along.
Well! I was not familiar with this restaurant, but as it turns out, it's a chain restaurant with many locations in Ontario and BC. It has the typical "mall restaurant" type menu (pizza, pasta, faux-Asian dishes, Caesar salad, etc).
I glanced at the drinks menu, and what did I see? "Milestone's is the original home of the Bellini. Often copied. Never duplicated. Always a double!" And what's in this so-called Bellini? Rum, peach schnapps, "champagne", and topped with....sangria. Riiiight. I'm no food historian, but I know that the Bellini was invented at Harry's Bar in Venice, and contains nothing more than white peach purée and Prosecco.
Anyway, folks, if you're a serious Chowhound, avoid this Milestone's restaurant. It's a vulgar corporate restaurant, appropriate for office parties.
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