One of the booths during Food & Wine I don’t really get excited for is Canada. Everyone raves about the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, and it never ceases to amaze me how long people will wait in line for it. I understand reservations for Le Cellier can be difficult, especially during busy times of year, but that tiny serving you get at the booth doesn’t quite compare. (Also, head over to Big River Grille at Boardwalk for a delicious bowl of cheese soup without an insane wait!)
I’ve also had the Chipotle Chicken Sausage in the past, and while it was good, it wasn’t too much of a stand out for Canada’s line.
Despite having mushrooms, Matt was interested in trying the “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce since it was new to the menu. (Pardon the dark photos – night time just before a downpour without my real camera!)
The dish isn’t the most visually appealing, but the serving size was fair. Matt picked the mushrooms off to the side, and I thought it tasted better than it looked. I honestly didn’t have high expectations, though.
The steak itself was tender and on the rare side, which was made us both happy campers. If you’re on the dining plan, it’s probably worth the snack credit, but I don’t know if it’s something I would want to spend $6.50 on. It think we’d rather put that money toward dinner at Artist’s Point or Yachtsman.
The Neige Premiere Apple Ice Wine can be found throughout the year at the nearby beer stand in Canada. It’s sweet and a bit heavy, but delicious.
The Chicken Chipotle Sausage with Sweet Corn Polenta is noted to be served with “Minus 8″ Onion Jam this year, but from what I’ve seen, it hasn’t changed too much from previous years with the exception of the sausage looking shorter and thicker than this version from 2010.
If you’ve tried the “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce, let us know what you thought!