Rosewater is a restaurant on the higher-end of fine dining, and was first introduced to me when a friend suggested “Happy Hour Thursdays” for drinks. One Thursday however, I made a stop here to try their dinner selection with Victor, who was also curious about their dining experience .
We entered Rosewater, and it was absolutely packed. It was Thursday, so we made our reservations right in the middle of Happy Hour. That meant all the young men and women were off work, grabbing their share of drinks and socializing. Since we were a bit early for our reservation, Victor and I decided to get some happy hour drinks and mingle with the crowd. In fact, we ran into some old friends and had a chance to socialize with them for a bit, which was a pleasant surprise and experience. Once we had our share of drinks, Victor and I headed to our private table for dinner.
Once we had ordered our starters and main course, the waitress brought us some bread and butter to start, along with our water (we skipped out on drinks since we already got our share during happy hour!) and with good timing, our first course came out.
For my first course – I chose the Rosewater French Onion Soup, which had caramelized onions and molten brie fondue. The soup was great to begin with, and I could taste a variety of flavors in the first course alone. From the cheesiness of the brie to the sweetness from the onion, this starter was a delight. Nearing the end of the bowl however, it did start to get extremely salty. Perhaps I would have enjoyed it more if I stirred the soup a bit first!
For Victor, he ordered the Seared Scallops, which were served along with riscotto of baby spinach and Parmesan Tuile. This starter was actually very pleasant, and on the account of Victor and myself as well, the scallops were prepared to perfection. The riscotto was very tender and soft, so eating it was delightful as well. However, the Parmesan Tuile was only mediocre.
Shortly after our first courses were cleared away from our table, our main courses came out and we were ready to dine in style! For dinner that night, I ordered the Pan Seared Quebec Duck Breast, which came with Gingered Squash Purée, wild mushrooms & duck confit pot pie. The duck breast was beautifully cooked, medium rare as I had requested, and the vegetables were grilled splendidly. The pot pie’s filling was packed with flavor, however the pie itself wasn’t too great in my opinion.
Victor’s selection for dinner for the evening was the Seared Atlantic Salmon, which came alongside with beet and wild rice risotto, grilled asparagus, and lemon beurre blanc. From Victor’s account, they didn’t seem to get the salmon right for him unfortunately, but he definitely enjoyed the asparagus. In fact, he mentioned that it was the “best asparagus in his life”!
Rosewater was definitely a treat for me – it’s not everyday that a foodie such as myself goes out to explore some fine dining! It was such a pleasure being able to check out Rosewater’s Happy Hour as well, and I would definitely make my next visit there for it! If you are looking for some quality food and ambiance, Rosewater definitely has it for you. Shout-out to Victor for taking me here to try it out!
For more information on Rosewater and what they have to offer, take a visit to their site: http://www.rosewaterroom.com/
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