518 Fruitland Rd, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5A6
Last week, I was invited out to Edgewater Manor to try their new monthly tasting menu.
First of all, I was really excited. I’ve only been there once or twice since it’s a fancy as heck place and it’s more for celebrations, in my opinion.
If you haven’t heard of it before, the luxurious restaurant is out on the edge of Hamilton (Stoney Creek, really) and literally right on the water edge….it’s practically falling in!
It’s an old, grand 1920s estate home that has had its share of history (from castle, to apartment housing and back again, which you can read more about here), and has now been renovated to its former glory by the owner, Peter Trajkovski, and his family. Thank goodness for that! Since it’s renovation it has been one of the go-to fine dining establishments in the city, and an ultimate bougie night out for Hamiltonians and Burlingtonians alike.
Speaking of that…onto the food! The Edgewater Manor has quite a traditional, classic menu with favourites like Filet Mignon, Chicken Gorgonzola, Shrimp and Scallop Risotto and more, but with Chef Luke Petruzzella at the culinary helm, you would be remiss not to show some of that creativity off. Enter, the Edgewater monthly tastings.
Each month, their tasting menu will feature a new theme. The concept was launched in March, but themes so far have included Pub Fare and Amuse Bouche. The menu includes five courses plus a dessert course and a variety of paired drinks and cocktails for $89.95.
My guest and I attended the April tasting, which meant we sampled the Pub Fare themed menu. Dishes on the menu included:
All with their very unique Edgewater Manor spin, of course.
The Chicken Wing: This may have been my favourite course, though it is really hard to choose just one! It was the perfect size for a starter course, with good flavour and just a hint of spice. Delicious!
Fish and Chips: What a massive portion of coho salmon! The addition of the Dill Pickle Chips was perfect, I would have loved to have had more to enjoy more of the tartare.
English Curry: My second favourite dish of the event, but I definitely could have eaten this as a main. After this course…I was starting to get pretty full. (Bad news, considering there were still 3 more courses to come!)
Liver and Onions: Foie gras isn’t usually my thing (I know, call me crazy), but this one had really good flavouring…especially with the addition of the Caramelized Onion Puree.
Steak and Mushroom Pie: I found the puff pastry a bit hard to eat, but everything else about this dish’s flavours were amazing and again, a pretty good portion of meat!
Bread Pudding: SO. GOOD. I don’t usually eat dessert but I was all about this bread pudding. It wasn’t too sweet, I guess because of the Dark Chocolate that was involved. I’d order this again if I could.
If you’d like to try this menu, make sure to get over to Edgewater Manor before the end of April…or if you’d like to try a different creative menu, stay tuned for next month’s theme!
*Thank you Edgewater Manor for providing this meal for free. Thoughts and opinions are my own.