Riv Bistro serves up a menu of savoury, authentic Mediterranean fare made to order using fresh ingredients delivered daily. Stepping past the Hellenic eatery's appropriately blue-and-white façade, diners can sample such feta-trimmed starters as the Mediterranean mussels, a batch of bivalves sautéed with tomatoes, onions, feta, basil, and red wine ($11.95), or phygra, a deep-fried helping of the cradle of Western civilization's trademark crumbly cheese, accompanied by roasted red peppers and topped with an ornate corinthian capital ($12.95). Entrees include aromatic, colourfully plated proteins, such as the fruity chicken pistachio, a poultry breast filled with blueberries and oranges, coated with nuts, smothered in a strawberry-raspberry salsa, and served on a bed of couscous ($18.95). Riv Bistro prepares its seafood with fresh aquatic edibles plucked from local waters by teams of underwater fruit pickers and crafted into dishes such as the onnasis, skewered shrimp and scallops served on a bed of rice and garnished with lemon, butter, and dill sauce ($17.95).
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services featured Café Chartreuse. Local Harvest and 100 Mile Food Challenge also featured the business. Restaurantica reviewers give the restaurant an average of 4.5 stars, and 52% of Urbanspooners recommend the café. TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes and rank it #3 out of 79 restaurants in Collingwood.
Zencha Tea Bar soothes sippers with 80 different varieties of loose-leaf teas and a full menu of light lunch fare and desserts. Sample any of the bubbling brews available in a cup ($2.25) or pot ($5.25 for premium teas, $6.95 for rare), or step up to an ever-popular Chai latte ($3.25) with classic black tea, green tea, or black tea with chocolate soy. A verdant bowl of Matcha ($3.50) lends itself to sessions of restful sipping or bouts of full-contact tea ceremonies. A litany of lunches such as a roast beef sandwich with dijon and havarti ($5.95) or a spicy dahl lentil rice bowl ($7.25) tame teatime appetites, and sweet treats such as muffins ($3.25), cookies ($1.50) and biscotti ($1.25) put a dulcet note to a mellow cup of tea, like the customary kiss post-chess match.
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.
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).
A Toronto institution for more than 60 years, Fran’s upholds the tradition of the original at its Barrie location, offering delicious home-style cooking, 24-hour service (on weekends), and welcoming atmosphere. With breakfast available all day, float away on a magic carpet of Fran’s pancakes ($7.99) to a syrupy nirvana. Otherwise, warm up on a cool night with homemade meat chili ($8.99), miso soup ($2.99), or a hearty charbroiled 10-ounce Angus top sirloin and potatoes dinner ($17.99). Vegetarians as well as lonely pod-less peas looking for adoptive families will appreciate the Fran’s abundance of yummy vegetarian options, including a sautéed veggie bowl ($12.99), garden burger with mushrooms ($10.99), and a plate of baked macaroni and cheese ($13.99). With a casual, family-friendly dining room on one side and a sports bar on the other, Fran’s offers something for all walks of life, be they wobbly from hunger or want of drink. On the weekends Fran’s is open 24-hours, providing ample opportunities for post-dinner treats, post-party grub, or post-Risk tournament cups of coffee.
Jade Garden freshens plates with traditional, savoury dishes hailing from Chinese and Thai culinary conventions. Plunge a chopstick into appetites and classic peking spicy spareribs ($9) or go toe-to-toe with the vegetarian singapore rice noodles ($7). Stuffed with diced chicken and vegetables, the lettuce rolls hush maws with flavourful indulgence before they confess to harbouring shrines to Kenny G ($8). Join the crowd of millions in applauding pad thai noodles' ability to end chicken's generational feud with peanuts ($8), or tame roaming tongues with thai spicy-beef fried rice ($7). Jade Garden also nets a number of specialty seafood dishes, granting blander fish their wish to swim forever now in peace.