The chefs at Milano Pizzeria have been perfecting the art of the pizza for more than 40 years. On any given day, they may cook any of the 20+ specialty pies on the menu or custom blend toppings for original orders. Milano’s classic pizzas include the greek pizza with feta and hot peppers, the meat lover’s pizza with salami and italian sausage, and the Hawaiian Plus with handfuls of olives and crispy bacon. Though Milano is known for its pizzas, its expansive menu brims with other entree specialties from all over the world; hearty lasagna, veal parmesan, and meatball subs further root the eatery in Italian culinary traditions, and burgers, poutine, and chicken shawarma round out the eclectic menu.
Mr Mozzarella's sauce slingers encircle several varieties of homemade sauces within the crisp, golden confines of homemade crusts on 35 signature pizzas. The Deli pizza's hearty pepperoni, ham, italian sausage, and bacon weigh down slices, protecting them from the grasp of grabby low-flying helicopter pilots, and the contents of the poutine pizza—with gravy, fries, and cheese—threaten to breach dough borders. The Mamas Garden flashes a colourful cape of sun-dried tomatoes, red peppers, and green olives atop garlic sauce, challenged only by the Bandito's bacon, jalapenos, red onion, red peppers, and corn for style accolades. After placing an order, customers can pick up the piping hot masterpieces from Mr Mozzarella and take them on a whirlwind tour through town before singing them a lullaby and tucking them snugly into bellies.
Natural light floods Iron Empire Gym’s workout space, which is populated with a weight room stacked with dumbbells, barbells, and machines to work out every muscle in the human body. Treadmills, stair climbers, and ellipticals also fill the space to accommodate cardiovascular requirements.
With its well-stocked wine racks and rock walls, Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro cultivates the softly lit ambience of an Old-World bistro. As mentioned on the bistro's website, "we want [customers] to feel they've had an experience?that they would maybe find if they were in Europe, but you don't have to go to Europe to find it."
This international influence also appears in the menu of fusion-tinged comfort foods. Although freshly prepared chicken parmigiana and three-cheese tortellini pasta in a gorgonzola cream sauce exhibit a commitment to homey flavours, the chefs demonstrate their culinary range by spooning red curry sauce over grilled lamb chops and creating Cajun-style jambalaya. Echoing this same multinational inclination, the wine list features more than 300 bottles from New- and Old-World producers, which helped Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro earn Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.
Though their flavours can range across the globe, chefs source many ingredients locally, seeking out seasonal vegetables as well as artisanal cheeses from Quebec's iconic brie mines. Nightly entertainment also draws on local talent?the eatery invites area jazz bands to perform on select evenings.
Vibrant paintings by local Canadian artists speckle the orange and yellow walls of Carmen?s Veranda, gazing down on the tabletops that bear plates of eclectic international fare. These dishes, which may include chili-marinated chicken breast with ginger and orange yam mash, are, like a Gelatin mold of Rodin's The Thinker, often referred to as ?edible works of arts? by customers. The menu switches items every month, and each new dish is made from fresh ingredients picked daily by local producers. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, customers can bring in their own wine, and on Wednesdays, they can devour various small plates inspired by different international cuisines.