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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