Welcome to Rosewater

What a wonderful birthday I had!

Surprise notes hidden in my laptop to keep my day exciting. When opened, they included:

  •  an invitation to breakfast
  • a spur of the moment “practical gift of my choice”
  • a message of love, support and encouragement
  • and the first clue in a lengthy scavenger hunt for my b’day present – a beautiful ice blue pashmina!

Then, after a long and productive day working on getting the book ready (and trying to get some heat in our apartment,) Gerry whisked me off to the Rosewater Supper Club for dinner.  We’ve been planning on going since they opened, and haven’t ever found the “right” time to do it until last night.

Due to Gerry’s resourcefulness it was almost a cheapeat!  Did you know that you could trade your Airmiles points for a dinner for 2 at the Rosewater Supper Club?  Well, it turns out that Gerry did! So for the price of our wine, we dined. Thus sort of staying true to my rule that we can only eat in cheapeats during book production.

We shared the huge dining room with only one other couple.  Oddly enough we were seated right beside them (until they moved).  They also got up to “go for a smoke” with some regularity, leaving us to dine in private for the majority of our meal, which consisted of:

Lobster Tempura & Shitake  Maki Roll
Grilled Fois Gras

Lamb sholder & chops with potato poire and root vegetables
Muscavy Duck Breast w/ sundried cherry in port reduction

Strawberry Sortbet Shortcake
Flourless Chocolate Cake w/ Raspberry Sorbet

I won’t got into minute detail describing the meal, what was good, great and simply okay. (Of course I have comments, it’s my job.) Nor did I bring my camera to document it (shame on me.)  But suffice it to say, I had a lovely evening with my honey.

Then we came home and crashed.

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

What do you think?