|Odds and Ends|
Located in Glenora, just off 124 Street, The Manor Casual Bistro was opened in 1993 by Cyrilles Koppert. The restaurant itself is located in a historic building that was built in 1929 by former Alberta Attorney General, John Farquhar Lymburn. Although the décor and furnishings appear to be quite dated, the menu is anything but. Executive Chef Alex Sneazwell has breathed new life into this restaurant through his seasonal menu, with a variety of interesting items.
|Pork Two Ways|
Lastly dessert was a hit and a miss. The panna cotta with pineapple was not as good as it sounded. The texture was watery and the large chunks of pineapple in a normally a creamy, smooth dessert was a bit off putting. The tiramisu, however, was decadently creamy yet light, and not too sweet. The rum was discernible and the crispy bits of Callebaut chocolate added some nice texture to the soft and moist fluffy layers of cake.
|Pineapple Panna Cotta|
Overall it was an enjoyable experience, the food other than the panna cotta was excellent and Executive Chef Sneazwell’s deft hand with squab was on par with the skills of any chef working at a Michelin Star restaurant we had been to in Europe. Considering the moderate price tag and it’s proximity to our home, we will definitely be returning to The Manor Casual Bistro try some of the other items on the menu, but hope that although squab was only here on their summer menu, it will make a return appearance.
The Manor Casual Bistro
10109 125 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5N 1S7