Friday, 20 May 2011

There's no such thing as a free lunch at Al Dente Italian Restaurant, Markham

There was a promotion from Regus (the office space company from which we are currently renting our office area) for a discount card at Al Dente Italian Restaurant in Main St., Markham earlier last month.  Being the foodie that I am, I wasn't going to miss out on a great deal and a chance of trying a different restaurant.  This is how the discount card works.
For $20 you get the following (worth over $250):
  • A one-time 50% off the entire meal for up to a $75 saving
  • 4 buy one, get one free dinner entrees
  • 4 buy one, get one free lunch entrees
  • 2 free appetizers
  • A one-time 10% off a gift card purchase
 This seemed too good to be true to me, and it was...OK, I was tricked into buying this discount card.

We finally managed to go to the restaurant last Sunday night and it was a total disappointment.  This is what we ordered.

Pappardelle with shrimp, scallops and spinach in a lobster cream sauce - this actually tasted ok, but it was not cooked al dente...

Tiger shrimp with capellini pasta - this was an average choice, nothing special about it

Red snapper with mango salsa and capellini pasta - this was the worst dish of all.  The fish was flaky and clearly not fresh

In the end, this was a total waste of money and we will never go back again.  I feel totally jipped...
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