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!


Katharine said...

Everything looks wonderful, we will have to try this!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It looks delightful! Wish I lived closer, I would definitely go there to eat!

But don't you be dissin' 1957 -- it's my favourite year!

Jane said...

What an inviting little restaurant - love the decor! Your lunches look very yummy & the staff are adorable :) I'd definitely pop by if ever in the area.

Anonymous said...

It looks very good, and I think pleasant staff make all the difference.

CorvusCorax12 said...

i definitely would visit if i lived closer...looks wonderful

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I love it, Francie. These quaint little places are always so much fun to dine at. And what I also like is that the plates of food are just the right size. I lose my appetite when I receive a plate that is overloaded. It scares me to death -- all that food!

CorvusCorax12 said...

About the books:)they are fantasy , but read more like medieval history (NO VAMPIRES).
The books are a little dark but i feel they depict real life..nobody is perfect and even the so called hero's have their dark side. I guess i should be glad i didn't test like one of the despicable, evil characters in the book lol, although they don't sound as boring .