I officially feel like an adult. Yesterday I went shopping for suits. Suits. I still can't even believe it. When did I get so old?
Since I know zilch about buying business attire, my mom came down for the afternoon to help me out. We were pretty successful and I came out with a few blazers, skirts and dresses. No luck in the pants department though - finding black dress pants to fit my 5 foot frame is nearly impossible!
After we were all shopped out, we headed over to Tru Restaurant and Lounge for our 5 pm reservation. We've been wanting to try out this restaurant for ages, so Londonlicious was the perfect excuse to finally go. An appetizer, entree and dessert all for just $30 is a deal you can't turn down!
For my appetizer I went with the beet and goat cheese salad with balsamic vinaigrette, which is always a favourite of mine. I was disappointed that there were only a few beets in the salad, but it was otherwise good! I also had to leave off the walnuts because of my allergies, so it definitely felt like it was missing something.
For my entree I got the salmon with crab, mushroom and spinach risotto, arugula and garlic grape cherry tomatoes. This was fabulous! The salmon was cooked very nicely, but the highlight was definitely the risotto. I don't recall there actually being any crab on my plate though!
Dessert was the best part of the night. I got the vanilla cheesecake on a graham cracker crust with raspberry compote and chocolate sauce. And it was every bit as good as it looks! Also I was really glad to see it was the good kind of cheesecake that is baked - not the raw kind.
My mom loved her meal too. She started with crab fritters with lime chili plum sauce, ordered the four mushroom risotto with mascarpone and Grana Padano cheese for her entree, and got the lemon blueberry tart for dessert.
I'm so glad I finally got to try out Tru. While the food isn't especially creative, it is good food and everything was made very well. I would definitely go back!
When is your city's restaurant week? Did you participate in the last one?
Cheesecake or pie/tarts - which do you prefer?