We went to Niagara-on-the-Lake this past weekend for Taste the Season once again (see our last epic experience here and here), so we decided to start with lunch at one of the participating winery. We have previously been to Ravine Vineyard Bistro (@RiverviewWinery) for dinner and loved it, so we decided to start our journey here.
Love the barn feel here and the floor length window facing the vineyard, can't get a better view than that plus the food are just as delicious.
We decided not to order wine although we are at a winery since we knew that we are going to be tasting a lot throughout the day.
Fresh bread w/ whipped butter, can't start our weekend any better.
Soup of the Day $9
Nothing beats a heart warming creamy bowl of soup and this butternut squash soup can't be more perfect with the perfect consistency.
Chicken Parfait $14
~ shaved fennel and shallot salad, toast
This was perfect and I have to mention the perfect toasts with the charred grille mark but not dry (hate crumbly dry toast). Although I love mustard, I don't feel the need of it since the parfait was so perfect and the salad just gave it just enough pop of both texture and tartness.
Leek & Mushroom Tart $17
~ herbed goat cheese, pan fried duck egg
Tasted as good as it look, this was probably the perfect brunch dish. I could probably just eat the buttery fluffy pastry on it's own and be satisfied (^_^)
Wild Mushroom Bolognese $19
~ fresh penne, goat cheese
This was a way too big a portion for lunch, this could have easily feed the both of us especially after the appetizers. This was the perfect hearty pasta bursting with flavor and at that point, I am definitely craving for a glass of wine.
Great food, great service and great view
Relaxing casual winery dinning.