Food Review: Restaurant Weeks At Ascots

February 4, 2019

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman]

It wouldn’t be Restaurant Weeks without a stop to Ascot’s, one of the best bang for buck in my opinion. I almost didn’t even get to sample their menu as the popular spot was fully booked. But thankfully, there was a cancellation and I was able to squeeze in.

My husband and I popped into Ascot’s on Friday night very excited to enjoy what we already knew would be a very romantic, delicious dinner. We were greeted by owner Angelo and ushered to a table on the second level.

After ordering a glass of prosecco, we scanned the menu to decide on what to eat. For starters, I chose Oven Roasted Tomato with basil risotto on homemade garlic onion bread. The tomato was juicy and had that great roasted taste. Roasting really bring outs the delicious tomato flavour. The risotto was creamy and had excellent basil flavour. And then putting on top of the bread just made it the perfect bite.

My husband went for the Sweet Potato Crab Croquette served on a bed of sweet pepper mousse. It was divine, and I was jealous I didn’t order it. But, I didn’t want to eat anything fried for dinner. His starter was definitely the winner of the two.

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For mains, I opted for the Fish of the Day, which was tuna served with garden vegetable risotto and a lemon cream sauce. On the side came a medley of vegetables and potatoes. The tuna was perfectly seared and seasoned and paired well with the sauce. The risotto was exactly how risotto should be- creamy and decadent. And the side veggies were also cooked perfectly and were not an afterthought, which is how many restaurants treat them.

My husband again ordered better than me. I was trying to stay healthy with protein and veggies, but he won. He opted for the Homemade Basil Pasta with shrimp, tomatoes, onion and garlic in a white wine cream sauce. The pasta was so fresh and perfectly al dente. The sauce I could’ve drank from a bowl. It seriously was that good!

For the dessert course, we both chose Homemade Apple Pie a la mode with vanilla custard. The pie crust was flaky and not too sweet while the filling was tart and warm from the cinnamon. It was honestly the best pie I’ve had in ages and maybe even the best dessert I’ve had during this year’s RW.

Overall, Ascot’s was an excellent dining experience. When you eat there, you aren’t just getting a wonderful meal, you are participating in a culinary experience. And that’s why so many of us love going to Ascot’s.


This year’s Restaurant Weeks ran from January 17 to February 3, with 49 participating restaurants. The three levels of pricing for dinner were $32, $42 and $52, and lunch was also being offered for $22. You can view all our coverage of Restaurant Weeks here, the full list of menus here, and all coverage of cuisine here.


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