Did you ever want to take a trip to Central Europe without leaving Canada? It is possible in a culinary sense especially if you visit the small town of Smiths Falls, Ontario where you will find a hidden gem.
With the hussle and bussle of everyday life sometimes we have to sit back and enjoy ourselves whether it be going to an art museum, heading to the cottage or going to a place where you leave you troubles at the door. I have found just that place situated where no one would ever expect it to be. It is a step back in time that provides you with a blend of German and Hungarian true down home atmosphere and food.
When most people go out for lunch or dinner and are tired of the same old boring food, you usually head to the internet to find that “some where” that you have not been or is getting awesome restaurant reviews. Trip Advisor, zomato and Menupix are great sites that usually give you online information on menu and current reviews of restaurants just waiting for you to discover them. One such restaurant is “My Place” which serves lunch and dinner and seats approximately 30/35 people and gives off a European atmosphere as soon as you walk in the door. I have been to Germany along with Hungary and the food at My Place is authentic European prepared without question!
I have attached a link to one of their sites as follows: https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g181738-d945342-Reviews-My_place-Smiths_Falls_Ontario.html#REVIEWS
Their house soup is made fresh daily which is called Madras soup with myself not being much of a curry lover it is more than just a curry soup. It is made with apples, mango, apricots and coconut milk on a cold wintery day it is either great for lunch or an awesome starter to a evening dinner.
I have attached the following link to their house soup recipe:
The restaurant is owned by a husband and wife team and usually has one waitress and one kitchen staff assisting them in the evening. The owners have not lost their European accents which gives the restaurant that extra little touch. One of the biggest issues is deciding on which dish you would like to order. The wait staff are very informative on how the dish is prepared and with what the dish actually is. The average cost of lunch is not much more than grabbing a burger, fries and a drink at a fast food outlet. As for dinner for 2 it can range from $25/30 to $40.00 in total depending on whether you can make a decision on ordering one or two homemade desserts each. All food is prepared for you so do not be in a hurry.
Well worth the drive to a little town restaurant located at 2 Main Street West, Smiths Falls, Ontario. Make sure you bring your appetite!
Facebook link : Are your ready for a little piece of European heaven?
Twitter link : A little restaurant that has big taste and quality!