Friday, October 9, 2015

The Albion Rooms [Ottawa - Canadian / Brunch]

The Albion Rooms (@TheAlbionRooms) is located inside Novotel Hotel, it's recommended by a quite a few friends and we manage to squeeze in Brunch there. They serve both Breakfast Buffet and a la carte Brunch as well but by the time we got there, it was too late for the buffet which ends at 11:00.
From their website: 
Chef Stephen La Salle selects from the finest in the neighborhood  to put our regions growers, producers and artisans’ passion on your plate.  From breakfast to lunch to dinner and late night, Chef Stephen’s menus take a rustic yet contemporary approaches to bites, snacks, meals and feasts for any and whatever the occasion! Our bartenders serves up craft Ontario beers, wines from small wineries and winemakers, classic cocktails and our house signature serves that deserve their own place at the table.

Love the space at the front bar are and we were seated by the window with great lighting inspite of the gloomy weather but when we walk to the back which was closed, we discover an even more pretty area especially the chef's table by the kitchen. Love the different space from the leather sofas by the bar to the country rustic tiles at the chef's table, the velvet booths at the dinning area and even a hipster corner with copper tiles covered wall.

Broken Stick (@BrokenStickBrew) Tipsy Pale Ale $7
Another local Ottawa brewery, love this easy drinking American Pale Ale with a very citrus-y aroma, toasted malt and a slight bitterness.

CDN Kedgeree $16.00
~ Smoked Rainbow Trout, Curried Wild and Jasmine Rice, Green Peas, Parsley, Duls, Chopped Egg
The fish didn't have much smokey flavor but I want I love about this dish was the rice underneath. Love the perfect mix of rice which gave it a slight rice crust feel, perfect with the curry sauce.

Elk Burger $18.00
~ "Elk Ranch" Elk Patty, Old Cheddar, Seed to Sausage Black Pepper Molasses Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Buttermilk & Peppercorn Ranch w/ Thrice Chips or Wedge
Love everything about this burger except the cheese which was extremely salty and overpowering. The juicy elk patty was so flavorful and delicious while bacon was perfectly thick and crispy, even love the bun so fluffy good.

Bubbles and Squeak $16.00
~ Cabbage + Brussels + Carrots + Turnip + Potato, Fried Egg, Green Salad, Maple Mustard
This is a traditional English dish but I have never had it before and that's why we wanted to try it. I was expecting a more crispy veggie cake but it had a soft and mushy texture which I didn't like.

Love the very Canadian menu and the use if local ingredients
Was quite impress of their non usual boring brunch menu.
Would love to try their dinner menu next time.

Related Ottawa post:
NeXT [Fusion / Lunch]
Atelier [12-course Tasting Menu]
The Albion Room [Canadian / Brunch]
Town [Canadian Italian]

The Albion Rooms - Hotel Novotel Ottawa Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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