Wow…WOW!!!! Thank you so much to Jo who suggested Apricot Tree Café! As soon as he/she suggested this place, it joggled my memory about this little restaurant. I had heard about it before and had always intended to try it. As soon as Jo reminded me about Apricot Tree, I knew I had to visit the place soon.
I’ll describe each meal in my photos.
Seafood Pasta – Fresh ingredients – mussels, shrimp, scallop, delicious artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, linguine – all in a light, fresh, delicious, buttery garlic sauce. All freshly made to perfection. Did I mention the artichoke hearts were very good? The tomatoes burst in my mouth. Everything was the right blend of sauciness and saltiness (not salty at all but just enough kick to give that mmmmm…..).
Weiner Schnitzel – Breaded and cooked to the right crispiness (or crunchiness). Huge portion of schnitzel with roast potatoes and fresh green salad. The schnitzel was served with mushroom sauce on the side. This entrée probably could’ve used some additional kick to it. My daughter says her Croatian grandmother’s schnitzel can never be beat and those are big shoes to follow!
Creme Brulée – This creme brulée was AMAZING! It was a chocolate brulée! with some blueberries mixed in and nice slices of fruit garnishing the sides. We shared this dessert – too bad! I wanted to eat it all. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
I really loved the Apricot Tree Café! Reminded me of a french bistro – really cozy and great, friendly service. It was like a fine dining experience at affordable prices. This place seems quite popular and has its regular customers. Its really close to our home so we will be visiting often. They are even open for breakfast – Will definitely be visiting for brunch one weekend real soon…mmm!
Update: Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
We have been back to Apricot Tree three times already. Its just as amazing as the first time here. This most recent visit, I had the lamb shank soaked in a wine based gravy with mashed potatoes and asparagus. It was awesome. It was a pretty big meal which I devoured in less than twenty minutes!. The lamb was falling off the bone tender. I did not even need a knife. There was no gamey lamb flavour with this lamb shank. The wine based gravy was the perfect touch – I sopped it all up with the mashed potatoes. Take a look at the before and after photos:
Before: Humungous serving of lamb leg and mashed potatoes
After: Twenty minutes later (completely wiped out my plate)
Address: Apricot Tree Café – 1900 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, ON