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For those seeking a cosmic dining experience, a visit to Star Gill is a must.
Located on Portage Ave., this cozy café features décor in an astrological motif. Pictures of constellations grace the walls and mystical silver stars dangle mysteriously from above, while strands of marquee lights and low lighting create an intimate dining atmosphere.
Our visit to this locale fell on Valentine's Day, when a specially created theme menu for two and romantic decorating details befitting the occasion were featured. The extensive menu at Star Grill does not disappoint. Appetizers include nachos, cheese toast, shrimp and spring rolls. We chose roasted garlic hummus served with sesame crackers and lemon-pepper calamari, which is, without a doubt, the best I have eaten. Salad offerings are sure to please and some accompany your meal.
The main fare tests one's decision-making abilities as it makes a qualified attempt to please all palates. Offerings include all the favourites - chicken, fish, shrimp, and steak. Pasta choices comprise of penne, fettuccine, linguine, tortellini and ravioli.
The Mediterranean spinach cheese tortellini was delicious but chicken breast stuffed with roasted red pepper, spinach and chevre cheese proved to be the best dish sampled. The Pisces Platter from the Valentine's Day menu was also sumptuous - salmon and garlic and mushrooms wrapped in phyllo pastry, topped with grilled shrimp and scallops, and served with julienne sweet potatoes.
After sating our appetites on the main fare, the dessert counter beckoned. Of the many house baked treats available, we chose the moist and pleasing red velvet cake; the peanut butter cheesecake was also a winner.
More traditional fare is also available, including an impressive breakfast menu. By changing an old adage, we could say that this establishment is a "jack of all trades and master of them all."
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