Who needs turkey dinner when you can have lamb, bro???

Now, I’m not really big on turkey dinner — although I did chow down on a tasty take-home turducken last Christmas. But since we’re not in total lockdown in Ontario this year (yet), I figured I would go out for a pre-Christmas dinner at a fancy local restaurant instead.

Chiado might be the best seafood joint in all of Little Portugal. And the last time we were here, in 2018, we feasted on six different seafood dishes (and still had room for dessert). But even though most of the menu might be fish, I still wanted a different dish for my Christmas wish…so when I saw the roasted rack of lamb, I was all over that like freaky on tzatziki! But you know I had to get at least a couple of bites of seafood in me first:

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The lobster & shrimp bisque was a nice, hearty little dish, although you’re looking at about half the seafood that was in it right here. But hey, it was still soup weather, and this definitely hit the spot, so I can’t complain too much — especially when I’m still saving room for lamb, fam!!!

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This Lamb Chops Slay-along in Flavourtown goes on and on, my friend! The lamb is definitely cooked past the medium-rare that I asked for, but the meat is still pretty tender, in a nice rosemary sauce, with some super-tender veggies. Not that I come here for the vegetables, but they were actually pretty tasty. Of course, you KNOW I still have room for dessert, bro…

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Natas do ceu translates to cream from heaven, and the waiter described it as sorta like a Portugese tiramisu. I’m not sure that’s totally true, though. This dish is nice ‘n creamy, but you don’t get as much from the cookies at the bottom (although they threw in a Christmas cookie and a digestive biscuit for some extra crunch), and it’s a lot sweeter, with the egg cream, whipped cream and almond liqueur. Next time I’m here though, I gotta go for the peras cozidas — that dish looked like artwork on a plate, bro!!!

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