My husband had to work New Year’s Eve which was such a bummer but we had a fantastic belated New Year’s celebration with our friends in downtown Halifax on Market Street at The Keg the next day. There were only a handful of restaurants to choose from, most of them were closed and downtown Halifax looked abandoned on New Year’s Day.
When we were trying to choose a place to go to, I was just drawn to spending the evening at The Keg. Then my friend Jen reminded me that when we were house hunting three years ago after moving to the east coast, we went to The Keg together on New Year’s Day. It was settled! And this time we had even more fabulous friends to dine with.
We showed up and waited in line outside the restaurant around 3:45 pm. After the doors opened at 4 pm we did have to wait a few moments because we had a party of seven but we were soon whisked away into a dark cozy corner and brought the appetizers that come with our meal. I got the Caesar and it was perfect. Perfectly dressed and look at all that Parm!
I ordered the Sirloin Oscar which is essentially a sirloin slathered in Bernaise sauce and covered in seafood with some asparagus. I got the twice-baked potato which needed a sauce so my friend Kelly was kind enough to share some of her sour cream with me. This was a delicious meal but some of my scallops were not cooked through. Still, steak and seafood with Bernaise? Oh yes, this is exactly the kind of meal I wanted at The Keg.
For dessert, I got the Chocolate Fudge Sweet Temptation. No way I could eat a big dessert after all that food so this miniature dessert was perfect! I also got The Keg’s Attitude decaf dessert coffee which, thankfully, truly was decaf. No migraines followed and talk about decadent…
My husband got the cherry cheesecake for dessert, his favourite that truly tastes like Christmas time to him. Any restaurant that makes my husband’s tummy happy, makes me happy. Especially when it means we might eat out more often.
I really needed to recharge my foodie batteries. When you make your own food all the time, you can get uninspired and depleted. That is where I have been and getting out feasting with my friends was just what I needed.
Three years ago we went to The Keg on a dark and snowy night and this year it was quite warm in comparison with no snow. Instead of walking to a hotel we drove home to our house twinkling with Christmas lights.
Once again, the perfect evening out without paying inflated New Year’s Eve prices. I give this dining experience five out of five wooden spoons.