Durham, United Kingdom
September 25, 2005
The restaurant itself is situated next to the gas station half way up the bank on the left hand side of the main street in Ste Adele. There's an indoor dining/bar area and an area outside covered by a canvass canopy. People it seems are allowed to smoke in this bit. The menu is quite varied offering some american/canadian standards like burgers, pizzas, pasta and steaks, plus a few items with a continental flavour like souvlaki and moussaka. Prices are very reasonable, portions very filling and rapid service seems to come with a smile and a joke as standard. Add this to the reasonable bar prices and it all makes for a nice, cheap and relaxing time.
If my memory serves me correctly, we had a starter on our first visit and then struggled to finish the main course, so we learned from this on the second visit and dispensed with the starter. The souvlaki (meat roasted on skewers) was especially good and comes with about eight of the biggest, thickest chips you've ever seen. A long, large potato cut lengthways into four, more or less, plus coleslaw and salad. The absurdly filling starter we took on the first visit was a "Pakilia". Otherwise known as an assortment of Greek-style hors d'oerves, vine leaves, tsatsiki, olives, tomatoes and the like (about C$8 for a large 2 person platter).
In all the first meal consisting of this starter, two souvlaki main dishes, and four beers came to about C$50, including taxes, which I consider excellent value. There are more upmarket and sophisticated choices in Ste Adele, it's true, but for a great value everyday feed, this place may be hard to beat.
From journal Late summer Laurentides