Ah restaurant week, a joyous time when restaurants participate in a deal
which offers 3 courses for $20.12. Of course, the restaurant owners and
chefs choose their menu for this event and generally the restaurants
have a wonderful array of options for their patrons.
Tiznow did things a little differently. Rather than offering the deal
in addition to their overall menu, they dedicated the week strictly to
restaurant week. With this, the menu was much longer than most other
participating restaurants which gives the patrons more choices, and who
doesn’t like lots of choices?
I started my meal with the Tiznow
salad ($8 on regular menu) with spiced candied walnuts, bleu cheese and
balsamic vinaigrette. Sorry friends, I dug in before I could remember to
take a picture. Sure it may be a pretty common salad to find at
restaurants, but this salad totally takes the cake. From the seasoning
on the walnuts to the homemade balsamic vinaigrette, it’s by far the best I can
remember having. Yum.
Onto the main course – I went with the
sauteed salmon ($20 on regular menu), marinated with lemon and honey
garlic sauce, topped with candied pecans on top of a cauliflower puree.
was this good. The salmon had such a great flavor to it, the
cauliflower puree was sweet and light and the candied pecans added a
nice crunch to the texture of the dish. If I were to go back during
regular menu times, I’d absolutely get this again.
dessert. Offered for this deal was the dessert of the day, which
happened to be strawberry shortcake with fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream.
What a great way to finish off the meal! It was light and sweet, but not too sweet, leaving you happy and not overly stuffed.
in all, Tiznow pretty much hit it out of the park with this meal. I was
satisfied from beginning to end and if I could, I’d do it all over
again. Hooray for restaurant week, can’t wait for next year!