Lunch at Spencer’s Restaurant

I just realized my favourite way to destress myself is to photoshop pictures.
I just photoshopped some pictures from about a few months ago when I went to 1340 Lakeshore Road in Burlington! Indulged in a yummy duck confit pizza at Spencer’s Restaurant facing the sparkling lake.

The view from the restaurant was absolutely breathtaking!! Wish we made an earlier reservation to sit on the patio to face the lake but we got a window seat so – Not bad at all *smiles*

The food at Spencer’s Restaurant is just average – well at least I was satisfied with my entree. I can’t vouch for anything else because there has been mixed reviews about the food here. In terms of the service, our server wasn’t very friendly – and it made me feel uncomfortable as well. It actually took quite long for our food to come out so we just sipped our drinks and enjoyed the view while waiting.

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View from our seats – so pretty!

Virgin Pina Colada ($7) & Jasmine Iced Tea ($5)

Steak, Egg & Frites – 6 oz striploin, Yukon Fries, fried egg, mushroom, watercress ($24)

  • This entree definitely looked better than it tasted
  • My friend told me the steak was mediocre – but the yukon fries tasted delicious

Confit Duck & Shitake Mushrooms – panna, white bean, Ontario raw sheep’s milk feta ($18)

  • This tasted so much better than it looked – absolutely loved this pizza
  • the duck and the feta went so well together
  • It came on its own personal pan – which I thought was really cute
  • When I ordered this I thought it was a duck confit entree and completely didn’t see that it was under the “pizza section”
  • nevertheless, absolutely loved the pizza
  • I only finished half – and packed the other half =)

Spencer’s had a open wood pizza oven – that was something I liked about restaurant.  The food was just average – the view is nice and everything but I find that our meal was rather expensive… and it was only lunch. I’m not sure i’ll return because its pricey and also I rather spend my money trying other restaurants on my list =D

After lunch, we strolled along lakeshore and I took my camera for a tan, snapping a photo here and there. Apparently they turn the pool beside the restaurant into a skating rink during winter =D

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Kikoni Izakaya

Kokoni Izakaya is located in the heart of “The Village” and has been open for a few months now. The cozy restaurant is just located steps away from Guu Izakaya and serves a variety of small tapas-style specialty dishes that goes well with beer! I really enjoyed indulging in the foods here. In my opinion, I found that their food tasted average – not really memorable prices are a lot cheaper than Guu. However, their service is closer to the slow side and this was expected as I read reviews about their “slow service but good food”

Despite the slow service, I actually don’t mind waiting for food (as long as I’m not in a rush)

Pork Belly Yakitori 

Wasabi Salad

Takoyaki

Okonomiyaki

Beef Tataki 

Green Dragon Roll

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Cafe 28

Cafe 28 place is incredibly cheap just like a lot of other places in Markham/ Richmond Hill area. Its definitely a hidden gem, decent food, well presented but obviously not top notch quality – but hey! you get what you pay for! =p

This place is definitely worth a try and definitely worth the price!

Cafe 28 has a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Deal for $19.99 from Monday-Wednesday nights & another Buy 1 Get 1 Free for $29.98 from Thursdays-Sundays. I’ve tried both deals and find the weekend deal is better in terms of quality of the food. Because they don’t have a website (yet), I took a picture on the menu =]

 Caesar Salad 

Baked Lobster Linguini with Mushrooms

  • I ordered the baked lobster linguini and loved it! The sauce wasn’t too heavy or creamy they made it just perfect
  • My only complaint would be there wasn’t that much meat in the lobster

Angus AAA Ribeye Steak 8 oz. 

New Zealand Spring Lamb Rack 

Sole (Basa) Fillet & Tiger Shrimp 

Heres the $29.98 weekend deal menu!

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LUMA

LUMA is one of O&B newest (second newest to be exact) restaurant located in the heart of the entertainment district of downtown Toronto. I was tres exicted to eat here as many foodies have raved about this place during summerlicious 🙂

Overall, I enjoyed my experience – our server was attentive, the interior is very modern – we were seated by the glass window so we got a great view of King Street.  But I mainly enjoyed my experience at Luma because I unexpectedly enjoyed my dish. I ordered the free range chicken – I am usually hesitant to order chicken at any restaurant in general because it usually comes out extremely dry; but I decided to give it a try and they made it exactly the way i liked it =]

Free Range Chicken ($28) 

  • My chicken was really juicy and cooked the way I liked it
  • Loved the mashed potatoes but a lot of oil was added as you can see surrounding the mash

Steak Frites striploin steak, northern wood mushrooms, truffle parmesan fries ($28)

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