For our company’s Christmas dinner, we decided to dine at Trattoria. Hearing that many other companies were also hosting their dinners there, we were excited for our dinner experience.
We made reservations and arrived around 5:30pm. The table was set very nicely with menus, glasses and cutlery wrapped in red-checkered napkins.
For appetizer, Sheepie and I shared the Caprese $13.95. Surprisingly, our dishes came out already separated on two huge bowls. Mine were with sliced red tomatoes, while Sheepie’s was mostly yellow tomatoes. We were kind of puzzled with how the burrata looked. Taste wise, it was pretty good, but was slightly disappointed that it wasn’t in it’s traditional form. The texture of the sliced burrata, tomato and sandwiching some basil leaves in between was something I was looking forward to. The three colours of red, white and green is supposed to resemble the colours of the Italian flag, and usually, this dish jumps out at me because of the vibrant colours.
For my entree, I had the Wild Salmon $24.95 with sweet pea risotto, lemon beurre blanc and seasonal vegetables. The salmon was well done, maybe slightly dry, but was pretty good. I’m not sure why I like congee, but not so much when it comes to risotto. When it comes to western rice, I prefer them to be very dry. But maybe it did compliment the salmon.
For dessert, I had the Vanilla Crème Brûlée $8.95 with seasonal fruits (meaning a tiny slice of strawberry and mint leaves) and gluten free chocolate cookies (actually, only one piece).
Sheepie had the Zeppole al Cioccolato $8.95 which were five Italian-style donuts with chocolate gianduja and vanilla creme angalise. It reminded Sheepie of Timbits, but of a fancier and larger version with chocolate filling.
Service was excellent even with the busy, but cozy atmosphere.