Atmosphere: Quaint and homey, the restaurant has a charm derived from the juxtaposition of old world western and new world cuisine.
Price Range: Mid $10s
Next we had the Salmon Sashimi which was a special plate that evening. It was fresh slices of Sockeye salmon served with wasabi, cream cheese and yuzu. The salmon was very flavourful and it was a nice change dipping it in to the yuzu instead of the typical soy sauce. The slight sweetness of the yuzu enhanced the flavours of the fish making it another light and healthy dish to start our evening.
My favorite that evening was the Ikameshi or grilled squid stuffed with rice. When the plate arrived, it was beautifully presented and quite striking. The squid itself was perfectly cooked, not chewy and stuffed with nicely fragrant Japanese style tobiko infused rice which reminded me of eating sticky rice. The sauce was a perfect combination of sweet and sour with a side of spicy togarashi mayo to add that extra kick. I am still drooling over this dish as I write this blog.
We decided to walk by the dessert display and couldn’t walk away without ordering something and landed on the Strawberry Shortcake. Layers of light white cake with whipped cream and fresh strawberries throughout. It wasn’t overly sweet and very well balanced. It made me wonder what all the other desserts tasted like. Guess I’ll just have to make my way back again.
Overall: Like all information, sometimes they’re right, often they could be wrong. However they masses were right with this one. The food and service at Cerezo was amazing (especially the desserts!). I think I’ve found my new dessert hangout, maybe I’ll also grab a couple to go as well!
1002 Edmonton Trail NE
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>> Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Since everything is spinning faster and time is out of control, I try to find ways to make a delicious meal without actually having to “make” the meal. Best way for that is the oven. I think it’s under-utilized at times. There’s nothing easier than to cook several different dishes and let the oven do the work of one, or two of the items, especially in the morning. Here I share a quick recipe for those lazy weekend mornings where you don’t want to have to slave away to cook breakfast, but instead enjoy those extra couple minutes of down time. At least try to put a hold on that toilet paper from spinning out of control. So take a deep breath, enjoy the weekends for what they are and try the following recipe!
Ingredients:8 pieces of prosciutto
1/4 cup grated parmesan or other cheese of your choice
Salt and Pepper
Arugula or Spinach
Prehead oven to 375ºC while preparing the ingredients
In a muffin pan, press 2 slices of prosciutto in to each cup until out of prosciutto, make sure to press them down well or else the eggs will not fit nicely later.
Sprinkle or grate a bit of cheese in to each cup
Add a dash of salt and pepper to each cup
Carefully crack an egg on to the prosciutto and cheese, if the egg begins to overflow, remove some of the egg white
Top with another light dash of pepper (or salt, but remember that the prosciutto can be salty!)
Place in oven and let cook for 8-10 mins depending on how runny you want the eggs to be, I prefer mine to have a runny center so I cook them for only 8 mins.
Remove from oven, let cool
On a plate, place a layer of arugula or spinach, depending on what you’re using. Scoop the prosciutto cups out of the muffin pan and place on top of the leafy greens.
Serve with healthy hollandaise or as is for a quick breakfast or brunch!
Recipe makes 4 servings