The weather is finally warm, and the most delicious month of the year is here! May is Let’s Do Lunch Downtown month – all the way until May 31st, there are special set menus being featured at great downtown restaurants – and you’re invited to head out and try them!
You might have caught it on CTV yesterday morning – some awesome restaurants were up and in the kitchen early doing demos of what they’re offering this month!
Like this awesome menu offering from La Bamba:
Now, La Bamba has taught me to appreciate real, fresh Mexican food (no Taco Bell flavours here). Everything is made in house, and according to traditional Mexican recipes, the way owner Edgar says his grandma would have made it. What they’re serving up this month is menu that starts with a tostada – if you’ve never tried one, it’s a crispy fried tortilla base filed high with beans, cheese, sour cream, chopped lettuce, sliced onions, salsa, and your choice of chicken, beef, or veggie and vegan options. Edgar described how to eat it as kind of like eating a giant piece of Mexican bruschetta! It comes with yummy sides like their house made Mexican rice, and an imported Mexican pop. The pop may not sound like a big enticement – but you haven’t seen the flavours yet. Lime, pineapple, even tamarind, in those classically cute glass bottles.
But my favourite part is the dessert it comes with – churros. YUM. They’re like two giant sugary, cinammony sticks of mini-doughnut – and it comes with a little pot of melted chocolate to dip them in! Heaven. (in case you’re wondering, that’s what they’re chowing down on in the pictures!)
Definitely a must-try – and if the menu and the weather weren’t enough to get you our to try something new, check this out-
1) When you eat at one of the participating restaurants, you get a ballot and can enter to win a restaurant tour worth $500!
3) If you let me know in the comments which kind of tostada you’d like to try – you’re entered to win a $25 gift card to La Bamba!
All the details – and all the other menus – are available at dolunchdowntown.com – check it out!
285 Portage Ave.