Taste of Oakville’s Downtown Preview 2014

I attended the launch of Taste of Downtown Oakville and it was a taste tour like I’ve never had before. As part of Group B, I toured with other members of the press, food bloggers and BIA staff. We visited Paradiso, Coriander Green, Seasons, The Works, Maria Bonita and Jonathon’s.

Eating the food is always the easy part (unless you tap out midway through and then regain a bit of stomach space between restaurants). The lime pie at Maria Bonita, our second last stop,  seemed to refresh everyone’s palette, giving most of us just enough room to enjoy some light bites and vino at our last stop, Jonathon’s.

Prixe Fixe menus are truly the best way to experience restaurants, whether they’re your favourite places to dine or your first time dining. Here’s a sampling of what I was able to enjoy, and you will too:

Paradiso

Braised Beef Mac & Cheese Coronetti tossed with sautéed mushrooms in an aged cheddar and gruyere cheese sauce topped with a truffle crust
Braised Beef Mac & Cheese Coronetti tossed with sautéed mushrooms in an aged cheddar and
gruyere cheese sauce topped with a truffle crust.

Coriander Green

Butter Chicken Vindaloo & Chana Masala with Basmiati Rice & Naan.
Butter Chicken Vindaloo & Chana Masala with Basmati Rice & Naan.

Seasons of Oakville

The buttery beef cheeks were tender and juicy and the mussels were fragrant with herbs.

The Works Burger

Burger name?
Choice of 1 of the following burgers: Sexy Burger, Kamikaze, SK8R Boy, Smokey Mountain, Son of a Beech.
Fries aren’t the only side you can get here. You’ve got to try the deep fried bacon and the deep fried pickles (or broccoli and Kraft Dinner).

Maria Bonita

Tortilla soup
Sopa de Tortilla: Crispy tortilla strips top off this soup for a delicious blend of flavors and textures (accompanied by sour cream, avocado and guajillo.
peppers)

 

Soft taco
Delicious tacos of marinated pulled pork with pineapple, topped with cilantro and onions.

 

Lime pie
The lime pie was a real palette perker. It was delicious!

Jonathon’s of Oakville

fingerling salad
Arugula & Fingerling Salad with Creole Vinaigrette, Crispy Pig Ears.
and Shaved Radish

 

 Taste dates: February 19th – March 4th, 2014

Experience the world through food; authentic Italian, Thai, South African, French and much more. Visit oakvilledowntown.com/taste for more information and links to the menus.

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