Mississauga’s restaurant community needs you and your taste buds need to know where to try and why? That’s where this hungry section will go. Words by Beverley Ann D’Cruz Introduction by Mike Douglas.
There are artisans of the culinary arts and hosts who love to serve great food to their clientele and we’ll find them. It’s all part of a
Chef’s Delight section that gives our readers ideas and info they can use to make better decisions about what to eat and where to eat it.
Dining out can be an unforgettable experience and inspire new
approaches to home cooking as well. Healthy choices don’t have to be limited, new tastes and approaches will stimulate mouth watering responses just reading about them. There are seasonal occasions for some foods and we’ll offer new ways to prepare them with fresh choices to complement.
Where to go for the best in world cuisine will be our challenge to
report. The creative diversity that characterizes Mississauga, inspires the choices we’ll present for the best of French or Italian cuisine, including Szechuan or Mandarin Chinese, Indian or Malaysian, Thai, Kosher, Asian Fusion and Middle Eastern, African and Caribbean meals – geesh there goes 2011! Hope you’ll join us. – M.D.
Sophisticated, elegant, posh – these are words that spring to mind when you walk into Breakwater Restaurant at The Waterside Inn. So it’s no surprise the cuisine takes a classical French route but adds a local twist using the freshest ingredients that are sourced according to season. And they have obviously been doing something very right because Breakwater Restaurant is the sole Mississauga establishment that boasts the much lauded Four Diamond rating.
Whether treating visiting relatives or a special someone, the restaurant’s chic ambience – complete with fine China and glittering silverware – provides the perfect setting for patrons to dine on exquisite dishes like rack of lamb served with mushroom blue cheese croquette and seared scallops with Meyer lemon pesto. Brunch is given a makeover with classics like buttermilk pancakes next to house specialities like the hearty Greek feta, chicken sandwich and pulled pork ciabatta.
Executive Chef Dirk Noort has been at the helm for the past 10 years, and has already built a long-standing loyalty amongst many local residents. But then with an inspired menu and plates that look like works of edible art, it’s hard not to be a regular.
You know a restaurant menu is unique when fresh produce is delivered twice a day and the daily specials take inspiration from the choicest catch and carefully aged meat. At Rogues Restaurant, it’s all about attention to details, right from the stocks simmered overnight in the open kitchen to the cosy table owner Tony Pereira will reserve for you if it’s a special occasion with a loved one.
A Mississauga fixture for the past 28 years, Rogues is known for its Northern Italian and Mediterranean inspired menu that has regulars return for the succulent rack of lamb served with a minted demi-glace, hand-made pastas and wild game pate – all prepared ? la minute with ingredients that are a reflection of the season. That means dietary restrictions and allergies are taken into consideration and substitutions are welcome, allowing all diners to enjoy their meal worry-free.
Whether celebrating a milestone or just having a night out, there are over 800 wine labels from the old and new worlds to choose from to complement your meal. If you have trouble making a choice, just ask Pereira for a recommendation. Chances are he’ll already be at your table chatting and making you feel right at home.