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Trip Review: The Gage, Publican, Alinea, etc.

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Trip Review: The Gage, Publican, Alinea, etc.

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steffunny | | Sep 30, 2009 10:38 AM

I will review in chronological order:

High Tea at The Peninsula - I don't recommend this. I have had high tea in London and Toronto at the premier places and this one doesn't cut it.

The Gage - We had an excellent evening at The Gage. Great service and excellent food. We really enjoyed the roasted beets and house smoked salmon. We also had the bison tartare which was very good and the soup special. The only average tasting dish was the braised rabbit salad. We enjoyed great draft beers and the guys had scotch and bourbon.

The Publican was a great choice for dinner. The place has great decor and we really enjoyed it. Food was great, especially the pork rinds, and the pork belly. The beets were also a great choice. Overall we were very satisfied. We also appreciated the desserts and beer lists.

Alinea is a once in a lifetime dining experience that I highly recommend. We even purchased the cookbook and the chef signed it for us. What an evening!

Piccolo Sogno was recommended by our server at Alinea. Great italian food at fair prices. The pastas were great and the salads spectacular. They even have their own propietary olive oil and balsamic that is great.

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