Left-to-right: Chris Vollick, Christine Pantazis, Justin Baisden and me!

Taste of Burlington 2013

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Last updated on February 22nd, 2024 at 11:32 pm

An hour away from big, bad Toronto is a little place called Burlington. The last time I remember coming out this way was in my early 20s to check the club scene (and girls) outside of Toronto at Big Buck’s Mountain Lodge. But nearly a decade and several nights out later, Christine teamed up with Tourism Burlington to get myself, Justin and Chris back for the Taste of Burlington festival!

You Fancy, Huh?

After making surprising time on the QEW/403 (yet again), with 45 minutes to kill, Christine and I figured that coming to The Martini House without trying the martinis was criminal in some social circle, so there we were getting all fancy and stuff.

Let the Games Begin

The boys joined us by our second round at the bar (which was good because we’d reached the point where Christine was calling her drink fancier than mine and calling the bartender a mixologist…), and we cosily made our way into a space by a wonderful couple (who I hope didn’t mind how noisy a night they had ahead of them!)

Lobster Cappuccino

Remembering the awesome food I’d had when I’d visited Boston, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have a good lobster bisque. In a mug. With a croissant. (I love croissants!) It was a big serving, delicious, and any soup I can drink with a handle is a great drink in my books!

Fusilli Carbonara

If I knew I could replace cream corn with mashed potatoes (or “smashed potatoes” as the menu says), I would’ve ordered the Smokey Beef Short Rib, but c’est la vie.

The carbonara was pretty good, but I would’ve liked it with some spice. (What can I say—my parents are Jamaican!) It was a good portion; it was hard to finish—I think martinis fill you up. Who knew.

Vanilla Creme Brûlée

Without the capacity for cake, I was in the mood for something light—and the vanilla crème brûlée hit the spot. No complaints on this one!

If you want to check out some of the other options that The Martini House offers during the Taste of Burlington festival, check out the Martini House’s Taste of Burlington menu or some shots of other food options below!

Three Cheers for the Taste of Burlington!

The Taste of Burlington festival runs from February 27th through March 10th and features 23 of Burlington’s eateries with $20 lunch and $35 dinner menus. If you’re looking for a little adventure outside of your Torontonian stomping grounds, try Burlington this week! Your taste buds just might be surprised!

The second logo for Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad

[Disclaimer: The Martini House comped us some delicious food and drink to cover the drinks and hijinks of the night!]


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