Edmonton – Monday (Edo, Joey Tomatoes)

Stop in for lunch at Edo. Same stuff, still good.

Since neither Bette nor Dave, had been to Joey Tomatoes, we went there. Walked the 8 blocks from the Coast, with blue sky and puffy clouds. The weather had been gray all day, and we later discovered June is the rainy season for Edmonton.

Wlaked in and got the stools at the salad prep counter. Found the head salad dude was a political science student, and was leaving Joeys and Edmonton at the end of the summer to study in Ontario. His sidekick was good too — no problem.

I had the Panang Prawn Curry Bowl (Thai red coconut curry cream, prawns, bok choy, peanuts, sweet bell peppers & fresh cilantro over steamed rice. 15.99) and a dinner salad. Bette had the Ahi Tuna Salad (Seared rare Ahi tuna, avocado, ripe mango, field greens & cilantro ginger vinaigrette. 14.49) which they cooked a little more for her. We also saw that they parked a small cast iron skillet on the fish to give it better sear marks even though it is cooked raw. Eric had the Lobster Ravioli (Jumbo ravioli stuffed with Atlantic lobster, shrimp, ricotta cheese & crab, in a lemon dill cream sauce. 16.49) before and loved it, so Dave got that too.

Then the lightning moved in and the sky opened up with rain. Might as well have dessert.

For dessert, Bette & I split the (Everything You Ever Wanted In An Ice Cream Sundae Single plantation chocolate and vanilla bean ice creams with caramel and hot fudge sauces topped with whipped cream and embellishments. 6.99) We all split the Molten Chocolate Lava Soufflé (Rich dark chocolate cake outside with soft molten center, vanilla bean ice cream & raspberry puree. 6.99) The molten was very good. The Individually Baked Apple Pie (Brown sugared apples, toasted almonds, hand-folded puff pastry, caramel sauce & maple ice cream. 6.99) looked so good that we almost split that too, but held off.

The sun came out and we headed back.

Joey’s Mediterranean Grill 11228 Jasper Ave. Edmonton, AB T5K 2V2 Web

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