Monday, August 15, 2016

Weekend Away

We spent the weekend in Saskatoon visiting my mom.  When we arrived on Friday evening we got dressed up and went out to a newer restaurant, Little Grouse on the Prairie.  This is a finer dining Italian restaurant, opened by Dale MacKay (first winner of Top Chef Canada), and his crew from Ayden (a top 100 restaurant in Canada).

We were planning on doing the tasting menu, but were pretty tired, and not as hungry as we expected to be, so we decided to save that for another time.  Instead, we shared two appetizers, and two pastas.  All the portions are very small, so it's a place where you should definitely order multiple dishes.  Also, don't be surprised, it is quite pricey for the portion sizes, so if you're all about quantity, this might not be the place for you.  It's definitely a place for quality, however.

We started with the mushrooms and scallops (about $17 each for reference):

Both were really good, fresh, and used high quality ingredients.

We then shared the pasta special (puttanesca sauce), and a beet root filled pasta.

Both were superb, and it was very evident that the noodles were made fresh, from scratch.  Most pastas run about $24 dollars at this restaurant, but as I mentioned, you are paying for quality, not quantity.  We would definitely order each of these dishes again.

After dinner we headed back to our hotel room and crashed for the night.  On Saturday morning we ended up eating a Ukrainian plate of food for a late breakfast.  We were picking up perogies for my mom from Baba's Perogies, and shared a big messy plate ourselves before going to see her for the day.

We had a late lunch, sharing a sushi roll and bowl of ramen at Fuzion.  The ramen was really good, and probably the best we've had in Saskatoon.  This was our first time eating at this little, casual, Asian bubble-tea/ sushi bar, but we'll be back.

We spent the evening in our hotel, and grabbed a late dinner at Aroma

We took our leftover pizza and a slice of peanut butter, pretzel cheesecake to-go, and went back up to our room for the evening. 

On Sunday morning we had a quick breakfast before spending the day with my mom, and then hitting the road home.

How was your weekend?  What did you do?


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum, all of that food looks great, but especially that ramen bowl! I wish I could eat ramen as that is my kind of meal!

We hosted friends this weekend that were visiting from NYC. We cooked a couple of meals and went out for brunch on Saturday at a place that serves Arepas (which I love) and in the evening we went to 112 Eatery which is consistently on the best restaurants list for Mpls/St. Paul. The food was soooo good. Then on Sunday we went out for Jucy Lucy's before taking them to the airport. They were really impressed with the food they had in Minneapolis and they have a high bar coming from NYC.

Amber said...

That pizza looks so good! I think Aroma was the restaurant in the hotel I stayed at when I was in Saskatoon for a conference last year but I never did try their pizza!