Had to blog quickly about this restaurant that now I’ve been to twice. Once for lunch with a friend when it just opened and once recently with 12+ people on a Saturday evening for supper. Reason I’m blogging is that I can’t understand the over-critical reviewers on the various sites that have given this Mandarin-competition a bad review and would even dare to say that the Mandarin is better.
Decor – First, decor is much better than Mandarin, lots of space around food, beautiful chandeliers, nicely laid out food, etc.
Service – I’ve never been impressed with Mandarin’s service. Having said that Wok of Fame is probably on par with Mandarin.
Food – Now if you want to compare every dish and see if one has more selection than the other, maybe Mandarin nudges out Wok of Fame only by popular numbers. As far as freshness and quality and variety, there’s no comparison! Sushi has lots of variety and sashimi for supper (Mandarin doesn’t even have real sushi ever). Teppanyaki and Wok stations are great! Steak, fish, seafood, vegetables (probably 4-5 types of mushrooms), very Mongolian Grill style food. Salad Bar, Hot Food Bar and Dessert Bar are all equal if not better than Mandarin.
Again, I don’t want anyone to stay away unnecessarily from this new offering in Brampton. Bramptonians don’t have much choice and shouldn’t complain because they don’t have to go to Toronto or Mississauga to find something comparable. It’s a little pricey but for the sushi and teppanyaki and Mongolian Grill, that’s almost three restaurants right there. To boot, all “cold” non-alcoholic drinks are included. They’ve added now a $1 charge for coffee and tea (assortment as well).
Try it, you’ll like it!
Finally got around to reading the above book and re-new my blog as well. Maybe I had “fear” about keeping consistent again. All jokes aside a very good read by Max Lucado as was expected. As far as fear goes, he reminds us to put all of our fears into our “Trust in God”. Those who pray and trust in God should not fear nor worry. Those who worry and fear should not pray otherwise we upset God in our “lack of trust”. A good study for those anxious souls out there. Max’s writing style is easy-to-read and entices you to finish rather than to push through.
All LCBO stores have regular Saturday hours today after being closed yesterday, Good Friday.
All stores are CLOSED tomorrow, Easter Sunday.
Regular hours resume again on Easter Monday, April 25.
Now that Lent is over, you have your opportunity to celebrate Easter with friends and family in grand festivity.
Here are some suggestions for typical Easter meats to serve your company without breaking the bank.
White – Riesling or Gewuerztraminer
Tawse Sketches of Niagara Riesling 2009 Vintages 89029 $17.95
Pelee Island Gewurztraminer 135970 $10.95
Pelee Island Gewurztraminer/Riesling VQA 109991 $10.95
Red – Zinfandel
Ravenswood Vintners Blend Zinfandel Vintages 359257 $15.95
Red – Burgundy, Northern Rhone, Cab Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Tempranillo, Shiraz
René Bouvier Le Chapitre Bourgogne 2008 Vintages 209601 $19.95
Chapoutier Côtes du Rhone Villages 321539 $15.95 (SPECIAL PRICE TILL April 24)
Strewn Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Vintages 529693 $19.95
Santa Julia Organica Malbec 2009 Vintages 141390 $12.95
Huff Estates Merlot Vintages 134239 $19.95
Callabriga 2007 Vintages 167643 $14.70
Cathedral Cellar Shiraz 2008 Vintages 561142 $14.95
Let me know if you took any of the suggestions above and how they worked out! Thanks and Happy Easter!
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