Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Amore Trattoria - Worst Brunch Ever

My two friends and I went to Amore Trattoria for brunch one Sunday a couple of months ago. It was a last minute get together and we were looking for something around the Yonge & Eglinton area. There are a lot of restaurants on that Yonge strip (I find that most are Italian restaurants) and because I don't frequent that part of town often, I didn't have a preference on where to go and so we stumbled into Amore Trattoria.

After I set foot into Amore TrattoriaI was pretty sure I have been there for brunch before a few years ago but I can't be 100% sure. Can't say if that's a good sign or a bad sign.

Pretty empty for Sunday brunch. It was around 11 at the time so it's not like we were super early. Please excuse the quality of the pictures by the way; these were not taken with my SLR or my Samsung point and shoot but rather with my iPhone4. Not too shabby still, no?

Pizzzaaaaaa! Nobody is even manning the oven so obviously no pizza brunch for me.

Peach Waffle - Served with peaches, raspberry coulis and strawberries. This is probably the MOST BORING waffle I have ever seen, served at a restaurant, in my life. Canned peaches and like what, 3 strawberries cut in half with three slobs of whipped cream on the side? And they can dare charge $9.25 for it? It wasn't even hot, warm at most. Worst. Waffle. Everrrr.

Crepe - Brie cheese and asparagus, topped with raspberry coulis. Again, the worst crepe ever. Why? Well, first, look at the presentation of this. Look how the cantaloupe and orange were sliced and the small strawberries randomly placed on top. Second, this crepe was finished in 4 bites, and that was because we were cutting it up in very small pieces just so we don't finish it too quickly. Third, the brie cheese and asparagus filling wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything special either, there was so little of it (you can tell by how thin the crepe is). Lastly, I'm not fond of this "raspberry-coulis-on-everything" deal. Had it on the waffle, and now on a savory crepe too? So again, $9.25 down the drain for this. My friend Jean and I shared the waffle and crepe; I don't know about her but I was not satisfied at all.

Frittata - Smoked salmon, red onion, capers and dill. This frittata is the most decent looking plate that day. Although it looks a bit on the dry side to me, my friend Simon liked it. But still, $10.25 for this? 

I assure you I will never ever go back to Amore Trattoria for brunch. I can't say I will willingly go and try their lunch or dinner either unless I absolutely HAD to for some reason or another. All the brunch items that we ordered were ridiculously overpriced.

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