My friend who is a member of the Carmoney Golf & Country Club invited me there for lunch a couple of weeks ago. It was a perfect summer afternoon and we sat on the patio overlooking the gorgeous course. The restaurant has a quite a large menu consisting of the typical fare such as soups, salads, appetizers, sandwiches, pastas, etc. There is also a Fresh Sheet listing the Daily Features. We decided to order a few items from the Fresh Sheet as well as from the regular menu to share.
I tried a cup of their feature soup which was a Fire Roasted Tomato & Mussel Soup (3.95). I was impressed with how delicious the soup was. The flavours from the fire roasted tomatoes were bright and bold. The mussels were perfectly tender. I liked that the vegetables in the soup were tender but not mushy.
From the Fresh Sheet, we also ordered the BBQ Chicken Pita Flat Bread Pizza ($12.95). The pizza consisted of a pita pocket topped a hickory tomato sauce, grilled chicken breast, banana peppers, and mozzarella cheese and was garnished with fresh cilantro. This pita pizza tasted very homemade. The toppings tasted very fresh and I liked the combination of flavours. However, I wished that they would use real pizza dough for the crust instead of a store-bought pita pocket.
We shared a half order of the Tuscan Grilled Chicken an Sundried Tomato Salad ($13.95 for a full order; $8.50 for a half order). The salad consisted of vine ripe tomatoes, pancetta, toasted pine nuts, parmesan cheese with red wine and sundried tomato vinaigrette. Initially, when perusing the menu, this salad didn’t really appeal to me but to my surprise, this actually turned out to be my favourite dish out of all the items we ordered. I loved the presentation as well as the contrasting textures and flavours. The vine ripened tomatoes were very fresh and sweet. The salad was well-dressed and flavourful. The pancetta was nice and crispy. And the parmesan tuile added a nice crunch to the salad.
Lastly, we tried the Rock Crab and Tiger Prawn Alfredo ($14.95). It consisted of jumbo tiger prawns and crab meat with a garlic parmesan alfredo sauce and was served over penne. When perusing the menu, this dish sounded really succulent and I was really looking forward to try it. However, to my surprise, it tasted really mild to the point of almost being bland. I wish the flavours would be a bit bolder. I couldn’t really taste the garlic in the alfredo sauce. The one good thing was that the tiger prawns were cooked perfectly. If the sauce was more flavourful, it would have been one tasty dish.
Overall, it was a tasty lunch with a fantastic view. I believe non-members can go and eat at the restaurant. However, the typical golf course dress code (no jeans, collared shirts only, etc.) is in effect at the whole facility. This restaurant has a great view of the course and the service was very good.
Carmoney Golf Club
44001 Dunbow Road East