Sunday, June 17, 2012

Whisk and Ladle Niagara

I had a phone call this week letting me know that my driver's licence,
and  the insurance and ownership for the spy car, were at a Pelham golf club.

I don't play golf and, truth be known, didn't even know they were missing.

The explanation involved a gas station and cupcakes.
(You don't want to know.)

Anyway, on the up side,
it meant I had to go 'home to Pelham' if I wanted my stuff.

And I must say, trip down the 406 was worth it ...


I called up a former co-worker and we decided to meet for lunch at

The Whisk and Ladle

in downtown (downvillage?) Ridgeville.

I parked the spy car right in front and inspected the sidewalk sign.

Gourmet Lunches?

Happy news indeed. 

The interior, which used to sell kitchen utensils,

has been turned into a diner!

But 1957 never looked this good.

It was a nice day so we decided to step into the Knife and Fork Garden Café.

The menu was displayed neatly on chalk boards.

Placing an order was difficult.

The menu was full of fascinating choices

AND there were also three mouth watering specials to consider.

But there are times in her life

when a woman's gotta do what a woman's gotta do.

My friend, Janet, ordered #3 - the avocado and baby shrimp
with dill mayo on fresh focaccia bread.

She also ordered a side salad.

She said it was


I decided on #2, the chicken salad sandwich with

grapes, walnuts, celery, scallions and fresh herb mayo,

also on homemade focaccia bread.

I ordered green tea and was so happy that it came in a pot

and the water was hot

AND the waitress brought me some honey when I asked for it.

I wish I could describe the delicate taste sensations.

Everything was light, fresh and savory! 

It was definitely a 5 YUM lunch.

We both ordered a half sandwich 

but I must say if I had known it was going to be so good

I would have ordered a whole sandwich and taken half home.

Lunch was less than $10!

I think one of the nicest parts of the lunch was the atmosphere.
This was our cheerful waitress.

This is Ruth, chef and owner of the

Whisk and Ladle.

I just love this picture!

One of the most charming portraits I've ever taken.

Even when I peeked into the gleaming kitchen,

the young woman working at the stove smiled at me.

The Whisk and Ladle

306 Canboro Rd.,

Ridgeville, Ont.,

is so much more than just a place to get a gourmet meal.

You can buy prepared meals,

have a party catered

and even  arrange a private cooking class party with some friends!

You can check out their website at

phone: 905-892-9262

fax: 905-892-1773

Trust me,

and I am the  one restaurant reviewer you can trust,

You need to eat here!

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