Category Archives: Where to Eat

Zinc

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Well, today is my birthday and having it on a Sunday for me meant I could only do one thing, go out for brunch! I had the pleasure of going out with my loved ones for an amazing brunch at Zinc, the restaurant located in the beautiful Art Gallery of Alberta. I have been a member of the AGA for a year now and have never gone to Zinc for a meal, I have had a cocktail but that was it. The Brunch menu is small but wonderful. They had a good variety of options of Yogurt Parfaits to Lobster Eggs Benedict to Baked Mac and Cheese and Steak and Eggs. The staff at Zinc have taken the time to perfect amazing flavors with some of the finest ingredients.

 

We started with two cheese platters which contained different kinds of cheeses from Paddy’s Cheese Shop along with Lemon Blueberry Mimosas. For my main, I ordered the Lobster Eggs Benedict with a Lobster Salad. Two poached eggs on top of a thin english muffin, with poached lobster in a butter sauce topped with roasted garlic hollandaise sauce garnished with pea shoots and caviar; also served with a spoonful of truffled lobster salad. We then finished with house made Pomegranate and Blueberry Gelato.  A truly decadent meal.

 

 

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Zinc is has one of Edmonton’s most beautiful views in the city. With ceiling to floor windows facing City Hall and Sir Winston Churchill Square its the perfect place to sit and people watch and take in the beautiful scenic views of Downtown Edmonton. The restaurant itself is beautiful with beautiful lighting, and a wooden block wall that gives the space a rustic charm. We are so fortunate to have an Art Gallery in this city and we are extremely lucky to have a restaurant like this one to go and have an upscale dining experience with unbelievable food, and incredible wait staff who are extremely attentive to detail and to your needs. I will defiantly be going back for more! I had the best birthday. Make sure you keep this place in mind for your next special event. Its totally worth it!

– Matthew {Season to Taste}

 

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New York Bagel Cafe

Today I had the pleasure of eating at New York Bagel Cafe. In my opinion one of Edmonton’s greatest breakfast institutions. With over 20 varieties of Eggs Benedict and many other breakfast favorites there is something for everyone.

I chose the Prosciutto and Asparagus Benedict, served on a cheddar cheese bagel with a generous portion of house made hollandaise. Also served with a medley of fresh seasonal fruit and hash browns.

The ambiance of the restaurant is extremely charming with mismatched chairs and different styles of tables and serving wear. A very homey feel, with great staff and friendly patrons. It’s truly an Edmonton gem that everyone should check out. The wait was about 25 minutes but totally worth it.

Go check it out!

-Matthew {Season to Taste}

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