Living as I do in the Town of Mississippi Mills (Almonte Ward) it is but a short bucolic jaunt through the Villages of Pakenham, Waba and White Lake to Burnstown. There, at the intersection of Burnstown Road and Calabogie Road, is a convenient and comfortable resort (Tuesday to Sunday). Sometimes in the mid-afternoon when conducting a country drive I content myself to prevail upon the barista Dan for an enabling espresso coffee.
Today however - after a 13 km bicycle ride on a sunny but decidedly brisk autumnal morning - I was inclined to something substantial. It was a Saturday morning, the ideal opportunity to indulge myself in more than an imaginative savour of that rhapsodic board of Chef Dawn! It appears that escaping the allure of everything on the menu was none the easier in spite of the promotion of my appetite - or perhaps because of it. Chef Dawn magnanimously proposed a collaboration of several features, what she dignified as akin to a "tasting menu".
She did however later pronounce upon the arrival of the plate that I wouldn't go away hungry. Nor was she mistaken. Yet notwithstanding the cornucopia of food there wasn't a morsel remaining!