Is there a nicer room to eat in than the Harvest Room in the Macdonald Hotel in Edmonton?
This is my friend, Alex, and though the left picture behind him is a little crooked, you must admit that it is an awfully nice place to have lunch.
The food itself used to be better. The menu for lunch is restricted -- one fish, saltimbocca, a steak, and a vegetarian dish. Both Alex and I settled on the saltimbocca, which was nice enough -- crisp outside, nice ham inside, and the sage leaf rather tasty. But whose idea was it serve this on a salad with croutons?
We did have a lovely wine with lunch though -- a Nk'Mip Qwam Qwmt Merlot from the Okanagan, on this last day of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. A complex, chocolate heavy, but still fruity wine from the burgeoning wine industry in British Columbia. The day before we tasted a Sandhill Sangiovese, which was truly sensational. Go British Columbia!