Last night, I took out one of my favorite girlfriends to the Rosewater Supper Club as a late birthday celebration (Happy Bday Ms. J!), which was long overdue & so deserved! She’s an amazing friend & has taken me to many fine dining establishments & I have eaten a few of my most memorable meals with her (to this day she jokes with me over the Lobster Omelette (yes, I said lobster!) I ordered at The Epic restaurant & how she’s still paying for it! It was one of my favorite meals! I am hoping someone will be gracious enough to take me back ;))
Rosewater has been on my restaurant wish list for a while & mainly because it’s affiliated with the Liberty Entertainment Group. My wedding venue, Liberty Grand, is also a part of Liberty Entertainment Group & one of the highlights of my wedding was definitely the food and service. It was fantastic! So I was sure that the Rosewater restaurant would not disappoint.
Perhaps I should put a disclaimer out there before I delve into my review. I LOVE dining out but I am also quite picky and it takes a lot to impress me. My favorite part of a meal is dessert so if that is not outstanding then it’s a huge disappointment (really for the most part I should just skip right to dessert & leave out the main b/c that’s how much I love my sweets ;))
Here are the food & décor highlights of the evening! (My camera died on me so these pics are from my beloved but not very picture friendly iPhone & some from the web)
The ambience was nice but did not overly impress me! They have a few other rooms where they host events such as weddings but this was the main dining area.
Appetizer: Seared Scallops with risotto of baby spinach, parmesan twill
The appetizer was tasty but just average. Nothing spectacular, really! I liked the risotto (for obvious reasons ;)) & the scallops were seared well but this did not wow me!
Main Course: Tagliatelle with forest mushrooms, herbed chicken, grilled artichoke, house made pesto
This dish had a lot of flavour but I felt like it was something you could throw together at home. When I dine out especially at a higher end restaurant I expect that the dish is going to be unique & not something that I could easily replicate at home. Am I being too tough?
Dessert: Molten Chocolate Tower citrus salad Grand Marnier caramel
There are 2 specific places that I have gone to where I had Chocolate Molten Cake to die for that I will probably never forget: Harbour 60 (Toronto) & Valbella (NYC, Meatpacking District). This was not great & it was over baked. I am all for really nice presentation but when the food does not match the beauty of the presentation then it doesn’t really matter. I was disappointed!
FINAL REVIEW: So I think it’s pretty evident that this restaurant did not impress me & it was just average, at best! I think I had too high of an expectation based on my experience with Liberty Grand. Thankfully I had great company 🙂 Oh well! On to the next fine dining experience & I hear that Sotto Sotto might be in my very near future…so excited!!