|Round 1 - Breakfast|
They have a lovely selections of loose leaf teas. I chose "Creamed Earl Grey" this day. On the plate, starting at noon, going clockwise... Sicilian Eggs Benedict, sausage, potatoes, Mediterranean breakfast casserole, a mini banana nut muffin and fresh fruit. I don't know where they found those amazing strawberries at this time of year. The melons and pineapple was also perfectly ripe!
|Round 2 - Lunch|
|Round 3 - Dessert|
And finally, left to right this time, double chocolate cakette (aka cake pop), dark chocolate and custard cake, banana cream tart, pecan square and hot blueberry cobbler. I really didn't like the cakette; I found it to be grainy and overly sweet. The banana cream tart made up for it. Delicious!
We were there at 12:30 so it was starting to clear out but if you want to eat there before noon, it is best to make a reservation. Oh, and it's not cheap. $20 a person, I think. But a lovely treat every once and a while!
I know this isn't a reason one should have for liking a restaurant, but one of my favourite parts of the experience of eating here is the view:
|Squirrel in tree|
|Squirrel on ground|
|Squirrel in bird feeder|
EDIT January 23 2012: This restaurant is now closed. :( From the Assiniboine Park website: "The Star Conservatory Restaurant will be closing permanently on Sunday, January 22 at 5:00pm. All events booked through the venue will be fulfilled. Enquiries related to current bookings can be forwarded to the Star Conservatory Restaurant (204-897-7827) or the Assiniboine Park Conservatory Events Office (204-927-6060)." This makes me sad. I love this place! How awesome would it be to open a new place here... My dream!