Era 67 - "A Taste of Canadian History" We are a casual/fine restaurant located in the heritage district of Orillia just steps away from the historic Orillia Opera House. We strive to highlight the savoury flavours from Canada's coast to coast. Fresh B.C. salmon, Alberta Beef, Manitoba Bison, P.E.I. Mussels, Ontario Lamb.
Framed by waterside views of Lake Muskoka, The Blue Willow plates traditional English fare and steeps more than 18 loose-leaf teas, in addition to stocking myriad cups, saucers, and other tea-centric accessories. Lunch guests stabilize shaky palates with Guinness beef stew ($10.29) and revive fruitless stomachs with a grilled-brie-and-cranberry sandwich with a caesar side salad ($7.99).
More than thirty years after serving its first meal, The Norsemen continues its tradition of serving fine European and Canadian cuisine adjacent to scenic Walker Lake. Whether nibbling before a stone fireplace the dining room or on the lakeside screened-in porch, delight in a diverse menu beginning with appetite-enhancers like sushi-grade five-spice tuna carpaccio ($10) or duck onion soup ($10), a twist on a French favourite. Melt internal winter residue upon inhaling the delicate lobster-tail risotto ($32) or rich venison stew with wild mushrooms ($21), considered relaxation-enhancing substances in four provinces. Stretch the languorous evening further by swaddling appetites in decadent desserts like dark chocolate mousse ($8), which performs its tongue ballet in tandem with Grand Marnier and is perfectly finished off with a cappuccino encore ($4.50). A three-course fixed dinner is also available for $39. Menu items are not fixed and change between seasons.
The chefs at Regatta sear seafood and baste steaks against the backdrop of Muskoka Wharf's lush greenery and gentle waves. All steaks served at Regatta are AAA-certified, ensuring meat so tender it cries during car-insurance commercials. Diners can begin their dinner journey with an appetizer of baked tiger shrimp, a mountain of large, slow-roasted shrimp dotted with tomatoes and snow-capped with asiago ($14). Entrees entice eager forks with cuts such as the rib eye ($34 for 10 oz.), sirloin baseball cut ($26 for 10 oz.), or prime rib with yorkshire pudding ($25 for 10 oz.), complete with signature sauce and optionally adorned with a crown of roasted mushrooms ($4), a king crab leg ($12), or a lobster tail ($16). Cuisine artists sculpt the pickerel stack ($26) by layering fresh fish with onions, roasted garlic, and parmesan cheese before attaching it to a base of mashed potatoes and accenting it with seasonal vegetables.
The Brownstone Café lubricates guests' conversational gears with a steady stream of micro-roast coffee and espresso, microbrew beers, wines, and cocktails, served alongside light café fare. The drink menu spans caffeinated and fermented beverages, starting with coffee ($1.25+) and espresso drinks such as lattes ($2.35+), made with beans harvested under the glow of Jupiter's moons and micro roasted at local Muskoka Roastery Coffee Co.. Adult libations include The Brownstone's take on Spanish coffee ($6.15) and microbrews such as the Steam Whistle pilsner ($5.65/pint). A monthly rotating selection of wines encourages palates to date around before committing to one varietal too early ($6/glass). In between bouts of intense conversation, patrons munch on paninis ($8), french-onion soup ($6), and desserts, including tarts ($2) and slices of cheesecake ($4.90).