Thursday, April 13

North Border Bar and Grill

2 Rochester Park T. 6777 6618

We were celebrating a friend’s birthday so I was far from pleased when they sat me (I was the first to arrive) at a table wet with the rain earlier, that was tucked in a corner, and ignored by the service staff.

But this was quickly redeemed by another waiter, who after noting my displeasure, found me another seat, and ensured that our party was promptly served at all times.

North Border had an extensive wine and drink list and the menu appeared Tex-Mex thought the waiter insisted it was “South-Western”.

We passed on the grill and instead ordered a variety of appetizers to share: the ceasar salad with scallop was crisp but it was the scallop that stood out for being superbly fresh and grilled to perfection; the portobello mushrooms (top) were excellent, the flavours accented by slivers of grilled capsicum; the crab cakes looked flatter than most (in fact, they didn’t look like the typical crab cakes at all) but tasted great; the chicken quesidillas were nice, but nothing out of the ordinary. We also had a mixed plate of appetizer comprising of buffalo wings (average), jalapenos stuffed with cheese that had quick the fiery kick, and a burrito variation with chicken and beef (ordinary); and a side of corn bread which was tasty but could have done with a some actual pieces of corn in it instead of having everything ground up. It was a nice dinner, with nice drinks in a very nice venu and but for the lack of parking spaces there, I would really be keen to come back to try more items from the menu.


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