Restaurant Review: La Palette

June 8, 2011

I had the most amazing meal last week at La Palette so I have to share it. My friends and I made a reservation for 4 people at 8:00pm. I made the reservation that day and was accommodated right away.

We were really curious to try horse meat for the first time. Our group loves to eat and try new things all the time, sometimes, really really weird ingredients.

We arrived promptly at 8:00pm and was lead to our table right away. Our server was really nice and she gave us water while we browsed through the menu and drinks list.

We started by ordering entrées.

Escargots La Palette - Marinated escargots, chanterelle, leeks, spinach, torn croutons, & lemon-dill beurre blanc
Paté - Course duck liver paté en croute w/ house-brined pickles, grainy mustard and crostini
On special that day was horse tartare. It was really amazingly good!

For the main course, I tried the steak/frites. I loved the steak. It was really well grilled and the flavours were really good. As for the fries, I am not a potato person so I shared them with my friends. They said it was so-so.
Steak/Frites - AAAA black angus striploin (Alberta) w/ horseradish-blue cheese butter & chocolate-port reduction served w/ Yukon fires & house tarragon mayo

Cheval - Hay roasted Horse Tenderloin (Québec)served rare to medium-rare w/ herbed, whole toasted oat 'risotto', rainbow heirloom carrots, and apple cider demiglace

My friends ordered the same main course, the cheval (horse). They really really enjoyed it. Our table was so quiet when we got our food. All of us ate in silence to cherish the good food we were served.

For dessert, I ordered a really small vanilla crême brulée. The best way to end a meal is by having a little bit of sweets.

I really enjoyed our meal together. I love how flavourful each bite was. The service was also great so that added to our nice experience. I would definitely go back and try the other items on the menu.

Overall, we paid about $60 each person including wine, tax, and tip.

All photos taken by G

**This is based on my personal experience, I do not get paid to review restaurants.**

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