Address: 265 Main Street. Picton, ON. K0K 2T0
Phone: (613) 476 – 7057
Main Street Picton is a neat little community of antique 1800’s architecture. Being the largest community in Prince Edward County, many families love to stay here because it is right in the heart of attractions, activities, most selection of restaurants and stores. Early dinner or browsing is a must because they close early, roughly around 6 pm.
Portabella was the second restaurant we encountered, with a dim, nice, mellow atmosphere. It was a busy restaurant the moment we stepped in. The owner asked if we had reservations, which was no. He was kind of wary at first, but managed to put a table together before the reserved group came. I really appreciate and was thankful for such a prompt gesture.
Orange Almond Green Salad ($9) is assorted greens topped with mandarin oranges and toasted almonds. served with orange tarragon dressing. Three words to describe texture – fresh, crunchy, crispy! Flavour was sweet with a strong citrus aroma. Really appetizing and good small portion for someone who is bloated.
Medium rare Steak Sandwich ($19) is a 6 ounce New York strip loin steak served on garlic toast, with horseradish aioli, sauteed mushrooms and arugula. We asked for a garden salad as the side. I was expecting a top bun. In the end, still had to eat with fork and knife. The steak was good, very tender and juicy. The toppings and sauce were a good combination for the steak, very safe yet conservative.
Overall, there was no surprise to the meal. I liked the meal because the food had just the right amount of salt for flavour. Like the other meals I had at Prince Edward County, it was extremely fresh and sweet. Satisfying! If i got back to Portabella, I will definitely try their pastas because it is an Italian restaurant and it is what they are known for.