Date Night Rendezvous at Jardiniere

On Tuesday morning, I said my goodbyes, hopped onto a bus and flew out of Toronto. Keane was kind enough to pick me up and drop me off at home, where I putted around for several hours. Putted around = unpacking, figuring out what to wear for the hot, humid, and potentially wet cities of Milwaukee and Chicago, getting Ryan’s clothes ready for our date night, etc. When it was time for dinner, I picked him up and we headed over to Jardiniere for our fancy pants dinner.

Course 1 – Smoked Alaskan Salmon

Course 2 – Pork Belly

Course 3 – Sable Fish

I forgot to take a photo of the fourth course – Quail. By the time I realized this, I had already ruined the presentation of the course.

Course 5 – Duck

Course 6 – Cheese Plate

Course 7 – Dessert

It was a lovely 7-course meal in an elegant setting with service and food to match. The price tag is on the high side, probably to accommodate the opera and ballet crowds since those are right around the corner. Like any fancy restaurant in the city, I wouldn’t be able to dine here often, but it was a nice treat.

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After a quick stop at home to pack [yes, last minute!], I headed for the airport again.

I’ve been in Milwaukee for just two days, but I already want to come back. Aside from the countless breweries in the area, sustainable urban farming is growing here, specifically aquaponics, which Ryan is convinced we can simulate in our own backyard. By the time I found out about this, they were not having any tours before my departure. *sad face* Hopefully I will get a chance to return to the area!

I’m moving onward to Chicago shortly for the Healthy Living Summit. I’m excited and nervous about meeting the rest of the attendees.

  • http://www.theTsaritsasez.com/ Alexandra the Tsaritsa

    Wow, seven courses?! That sounds (and looks) like a whole lot! Very nice :)

  • Anonymous

    Wow, seven courses?! That sounds (and looks) like a whole lot! Very nice :)

    • http://superduperfantastic.com/ suki

      They were smaller portions, but after seven different courses, we were full AND satisfied. Jardiniere’s great if you feel like getting all fancy. :P

  • http://keaneiscool.com keane

    OH WOW.

    I avoided being hungry all night until now. Beautiful pics. And thanks for the link to my new blog :)

    Never been to this place even though it’s down the hill from me.

  • http://keaneiscool.com keane

    OH WOW.

    I avoided being hungry all night until now. Beautiful pics. And thanks for the link to my new blog :)

    Never been to this place even though it’s down the hill from me.

    • http://superduperfantastic.com/ suki

      It’s rather pricey, but worth a one-time trip. It is not likely we will return as there are plenty of fancy restaurants in SF for us to spend our hard-earned dollars on. :P Like Gary Danko, Michael Mina, Fleur De Lys, etc.

  • http://datemedc.blogspot.com/ Katie

    holy crap, that food is ridiculous! mind-blowing!!

  • http://datemedc.blogspot.com/ Katie

    holy crap, that food is ridiculous! mind-blowing!!

  • http://theshubox.com sarah (the SHU box)

    hi suki! just wanted to say it was wonderful to meet you @ the summit. us hybrid lifestyle bloggers need to stick together amongst the pure foodies :)

  • http://theshubox.com sarah (the SHU box)

    hi suki! just wanted to say it was wonderful to meet you @ the summit. us hybrid lifestyle bloggers need to stick together amongst the pure foodies :)

    • http://superduperfantastic.com/ suki

      It was a pleasure meeting you also, Sarah! :) I like that term – “hybrid lifestyle blogger,” and I’ll have to use it more often! Let’s keep in touch.