Our fridge is full of delicious, juicy and sweet Red Haven peaches from Cherry Avenue Farms.
Lunch was in NOTL, at Treadwell Farm to Table Cuisine. Minus the flies, it was a nice lunch spot. Hubby and I shared 2 starters. The Housemade and Local Charcuterie ($23) was ok. I’ve had better, but there was nothing wrong with this charcuterie. It simply wasn’t a stand-out. I would have loved a little bit of cheese. The smoked duck was nice. We also shared the Local Heirloom Tomato Salad with “Monforte” Pecorino Fresco, Crispy Basil, Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Toasted Focaccia ($14). This was a nice summer tomato salad, and definitely better (and more substantial) than the one at The Guild. For our mains, we all agreed that the Housemade Linguine with Confit Leg of Ontario Heritage Chicken, “Joel’s” Spinach, “Best Baa’s” Ricotta, and “Kozlik’s” Mustard Brown Butter ($18) was the best dish at our table. I was one of the ones that ordered it, and it was fabulous. The house-made linguine was cooked perfectly al dente, and the chicken was tender and flavourful. Hubby ordered the Crispy Skin North Atlantic Mackerel Filet with Potato Chive Salad and a Poached “Berta’s Bounty” Egg ($16). Unfortunately, the fish was over-cooked, but it wasn’t a horrible dish. Hubby and I paired our meals with a glass of 2010 Civility Chardonnay from 16 Mile Cellar ($15 for 6oz). It is a very crisp chardonnay, aged in French oak barrels. For dessert, hubs and I shared ice cream – apricot sorbet, strawberry sorbet, and vanilla ice cream. Our very gracious server brought us the salty caramel ice cream to try and it was so good! Salty and sweet – we even looked for it when we were grocery shopping. I am still on the look out.