Tag: patio

Summer Cottage Social at the Ritz-Carlton DEQ Patio

There’s no other way to say this. It’s crazy insane hot outside. It’s hitting 33 degrees almost every day this week. The nice thing about the hot weather, is that it’s a great excuse to hang out on a patio under a giant umbrella, sipping a cool drink. Enter the DEQ Terrace and Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. I went to the launch of their new summer menu, and to welcome their new executive chef.

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Lunch at Spencer’s at the Waterfront


Spencer’s at the Waterfront is a restaurant with a view in Burlington, Ontario. The restaurant over looks Lake Ontario and Burlington Bay. It’s an all around great patio, and a perfect place to grab lunch or go on a romantic date. It’s a bit upscale, but the view and the food is worth the drive and the price.

I started off with a Raspberry Fizz ($5), a cocktail of sparkling raspberry, pomegranate molasses and pineapple juice. It was good!

It was definitely a burger kind of day, so my boy and I both ordered “The Burger” ($18). The Burger is made from dry aged beef and topped with black truffle, mushroom, Québec brie and Yukon Gold fries served in a cute paper cone. The burger was a good size, and it was moist. I loved that it was topped with my favorite burger ingredients (brie and mushrooms!) and the Québec brie was creamy and gave the burger good flavour.

The inside of Spencer’s is not to be overlooked, you still have a nice view if it’s too chilly to be outdoors.


We were too stuffed for dessert, but Spencer’s also has Sunday brunch…so I suspect I’ll be back. Click here to check out the menu. Spencer’s is located at 1340 Lakeshore Road in Burlington, Ontario.

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