While visiting friends in the Penetanguishene area, they suggested we try Le Maitre D - as they had heard good things about the food.
We made reservations and showed up to a pretty empty restaurant. I thought maybe it was just to early and it would pick up. We were pounced upon immediately by the owner. After being seated our server informed us about the specials and we ordered. The kitchen was quick to fill our appetizer orders, we thoroughly enjoyed the brie with onions and spices.
While waiting for our main course (we ordered lamb, salmon and the stuffed chicken) the owner kept pacing around and stopping to talk to us and other customers. This is all well and good for a minute but he wouldn't leave the table! My friends and I agreed that we wanted time to catch up and not be bothered by him. Even our server had better manners!
Our server had informed us that the lamb takes a little bit of time because it is made specific to every order. When it arrived it was well worth the wait. It was a perfect medium rare with mashed potatoes and crisp veggies. I would eat that over and over again.
We enjoyed a selection of desserts that are made in house so the server told us. The cheesecake was the best I've ever had! Once it was getting time to leave and we waited for the bill, the owner felt the need to escort us out, pointing out pictures of his family on the way. My friends and I were less then impressed by the way he smothered us and other tables. I would gladly come back for the food, if the owner wasn't there.
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