- Today's post is written by my daughter Geneviève who is a contributor to La Cuisine d'Hélène.
The best new spot in town: Todric’s!
About a week ago, my mom and I had the incredible opportunity to be treated to dinner by Todd and Eric at their restaurant, Todric’s. What I love most about Todd and Eric is that they are so passionate about sharing great food and a great dining experience with whoever comes through the door. I felt at home as soon as I entered their restaurant and spent one of the greatest evenings with them.
Todd and Eric wanted to showcase their new menu and they had us dine “à la bonne franquette”. We each had different meals and it didn’t take long for for us to lift each other's plates for pictures and share delicious bites.
We started off the evening with some appetizers. My mom and I shared a skewer platter. The beef was so tender, the chicken satay and the pork were so flavourful and the dips complemented each perfectly. I sat beside the sweetest young girl who asked her mom if she could share her polenta fries with us, and boy am I glad she did, they were perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. I’ve never had polenta before, but I need to learn more about it because it was delicious!
For the main course, I had stuffed pork with mashed potatoes, veggies and a cranberry sauce. My mom had veal ravioli -- I gotta say, I was a little jealous. Everything on the table looked great, and everyone was very happy with their meals.
Finally came the dessert. Oh, the dessert! I had to tell Todd, I know I’m young, but that was the best cheesecake of my life! Todd quickly retorted being young wasn’t a bad thing... But the cheesecake was so light and it made my taste buds very happy. The chocolate cake didn’t look half bad either.
At Todrics, you get fine dining in a convivial atmosphere. You can see the chef cooking your meal from your table and nothing he prepares will disappoint. You can tell Eric spent a lot of time perfecting his dishes so you really get the best value for your money.
Todric’s doesn’t get a lot of foot traffic because they’re not in the market or in Centretown, but they’re just off Montreal Road and I promise, they are worth the few extra minutes. It will become your favourite date spot!
Todric's Restaurant, 10 McArthur, Ottawa, ON
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