Yesterday I drove back to London early in the morning to go to my physiotherapist appointment and then write my clinical nutrition exam. I received some good news from my physiotherapist that she’s starting to see some improvements – but still no running yet!
In between physio and my exam I went out to lunch with my mom and her friend, Mary (the three of us drove to London together because mom and Mary had some shopping to do) at our favourite lunch spot: Organic Works Bakery Cafe.
I got my usual turkey sandwich with avocado, tomato, sprouts and Dijon and a side salad. I was super hungry though so I ended up eating about 1/3 of my mom’s sandwich as well!
Then I wrote my exam. Considering how hard I studied, I found it a lot more difficult than I expected. I usually do really well on clinical nutrition exams though, so I’m crossing my fingers that this one went just as well!
I was feeling a bit bummed about the exam, but dinner at one of my favourite restaurants cheered me up. Garlic’s of London never disappoints!
We started out with some much needed wine. I had the Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon, which was really smooth, just the way I like my reds. They also brought out some house made bread with olive oil and balsamic for dipping.
Next I had the beet and St. Mary’s chevre salad with local greens, maple vinaigrette, and Parmesan. Simple but delicious, thanks to the fresh and local ingredients!
For my entree I decided on the Arctic char, since I had such good memories of the last time I ordered arctic char at Garlic’s of London. This time it came with roasted fingerling potatoes, root vegetables, green beans and tomato chutney. The fish was cooked slightly longer than I like it, but I still really enjoyed it along with the rest of the meal. The tomato chutney was especially good and added some really nice sweetness to the plate.
Unfortunately Mary’s pork tenderloin came out cold, but our waiter handled it really well and brought her out a warm meal quickly so that we could enjoy our food together. Garlic’s of London has such good food and service that keeps me coming back again and again. I’m already excited to try the mushroom risotto the next time I visit!
Do you have a usual order at any restaurants or do you always change up what you order?
What was the last restaurant you went to?