Disclaimer: I was provided complimentary tickets to the Fall Harvest Dinner by The Belmont. All opinions are my own.
Last week, the Belmont held a 4-course Fall Harvest Dinner which was the 2nd installment of their Drink. Dine. Dance. series to celebrate their one year anniversary. Tickets were available at the special price of $20 (excluding drinks) as a thank you to their customers for a fabulous year of business.
I had never been to The Belmont before and was immediately impressed with their elegant space. The cozy lighting with a mix of red, purple and blue tones set a comfortable mood for the dinner.
The seating was prearranged and the tables had lovely place settings including a gold charger, a burlap table napkin, and place cards.
One of the suggested pairings for the dinner was the Doolin’s Ale, which we chose for our drinks.
The dinner started out with The Belmont Sausage Party – an appetizer tray of local, artisanal sausages including pork and ale, lamb merguez, and pork chorizo. These were served with a variety of house made condiments, pickled vegetables and bread. I was most definitely a fan of the spicy and earthy flavours of the lamb merguez.
The next item served was the deliciously rich and creamy roasted butternut squash puree soup topped with a light cinnamon Chantilly.
Our entree consisted of prawns provencal and gnocchi. It was a zesty dish with buttery prawns, fall corn and peas, roasted tomatoes and preserved lemon. Each table was provided a common dish for the entree and individuals would serve themselves.
The meal ended off on a high note with a sinfully pleasing spiced pumpkin crème brulee and candied apples. The creamy pumpkin custard was absolutely divine.
The event was overall very enjoyable from the delicious food to great live music to the friendly staff and servers. For $20 per ticket, the event was definitely worthwile.