AND COMPANY RESTO BAR
295 Enfield Place, Mississauga On., (905) 808-2112, Wed. 6:00 pm to 2:00 am, Thurs. 6:00 pm to 12:00 am, Fri. and Sat. 6:00 pm to 2:00 am, closed Sun. Mon. Tues.
Located in Mississauga, close to Square One shopping plaza is a vibrant restaurant and nightlife venue called And Company Resto and Bar.
It is unique in the fact that there is a lovely comfortable restaurant, a sleek bar with a couple of televisions for chilling, a lounge area that includes a dance floor with comfy couches, grand piano and a DJ station. It even has a large rooftop patio for those long summer evenings!
After being seated by the friendly and smiling girls at the door we began to review their new menu. Their menu was entirely designed and executed by their new Executive Chef Ron Stratton. He came with over 20 years of experience working in a variety of fine dining restaurants all over Canada. The menu focuses on "fine familiar" cuisine, which basically takes conventional dishes and adds imaginative touches to their ingredients and presentation.
We selected a nice California Zinfandel that was moderately priced and very nice.
My wife chose for her appetizer the Crispy Thai Calamari with a pickled vegetable salad and green curry coconut veloute. The calamari were delicious and the sauce was very light.
I chose the Jumbo Tempura Shrimp with seasonal vegetable and rice wine vinegar. The shrimp were very large, the tempura coating was thin and the asparagus was tender.
For her main my wife chose the Salmon Wellington. This dish consisted of a salmon fillet, enclosed in a light puff pastry, fresh buttered seasonal vegetables and red wine jus. It was quite dramatic on the plate and the flavours were delightful.
For my main I chose the Chicken Parmigiana. It consisted of two substantial pieces of Ontario chicken, marinated bocconcini, San Marzano tomato sauce with egg pappardelle.
This was a fine example of a familiar dish being elevated with just a couple of different ingredients and presentation.
Our dessert was shared and was quite different in it's presentation and ingredients. It was called Brownie Banana Split and consisted of a dark chocolate brownie with a banana spring roll, seasoned berry compote, ice cream and sorbet. It was a great ending to a wonderful dinner.
We found the servers, our waitress Lizzy (who was efficient and took good care of us the entire evening) and management to be very friendly and inviting. The music was upbeat and current. The management mingled and socialized with patrons and this was very nice to see. I should point out that we were invited by Basel - their marketing director and our meal was complimentary. I think from our comments about this venue and the food you will get a good picture of our experience here. We enjoyed our evening and are looking forward to returning again.