Grill Forty One

Last night I attended the Grand Opening of Grill Forty One at The Lord Elgin Hotel a beautiful new spot downtown with a locally sourced menu and substantial wine selection.

A fun night in a warm and inviting atmosphere, it was a full house with offerings of fabulous wine, martinis and local beer. The food was plentiful and included, Michael Smith’s Chowder, deep-fried mac’ n cheese, scallops, roast beef, a creamy mushroom gnocchi, a variety of delicious cheeses and desserts plus much more.

Deep-Fried Mac' n Cheese

Chowder

Gnocchi

Roast Beef

It was also an oppportunity to hang out with other foodies, including fellow food bloggers (which doesn’t happen often enough!), Simply Fresh, After The Harvest, Foodieprints, Wine Out Loud.

The lovely Heather Heagney from After The Harvest

Hey it's that Foodieprints guy! Don C.

Jodi of Simply Fresh and her partner Chris

TL Rader and Margaret Dickenson

Savvy Company's Debbie Trenholm (centre) and guests

Grill Forty One’s Chef Aurelio Petraglia started his career as an intern in Burgundy, France at Bernard Loiseau’s three Michelin Star restaurant and has also worked in Toronto, Dubai and most recently as the Executive Chef for the Relais & Châteaux Pavilions in Phuket, Thailand.

Even in the bustling, sometimes chaotic moments of the evening the service was outstanding (both Patrick and Andrew below served up some fabulous wine). Kudos to Chef Petraglia and staff!

If you get a chance, check out the New Year’s Eve menu at Grill Forty One, at $69 per person you are sure to get an exquisite meal at a more than reasonable price!

Can’t wait to take the good man there for dinner….

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8 responses »

  1. I wish I had been invited…the food looks scrumptious!! Thanks for an interesting read of what you foodies do some special evenings!!..good tip for New Years Eve as well…..

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