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2010 Jun 12
salmon lunch table d'hote @ arome hilton lac leamy. outstanding value and top notch lunch from $16-20. always a rotating menu. includes AYCE salad and desert bar and coffee and tea. perfect for entertaining clients, hot dates, friends and the whole family. free parking, spa and ottawa's only heated outdoor pool at your disposal. makes downtown ottawa a bit of a pricey hassle.

2010 Apr 21
hey snoopy, glad you asked as i too asked them as well: the aromatic base began with a soffritto of onions, celery, parsnips and carrots. then whatever veg in season was added to the stock + cream after boiling. it was interesting as much salt is usually added when cream is used but it didn't taste salty at all, so i'm guessing they used dried veg based seasoning which i'll give'm (and you) hard double fisted thumbs up!!!! their soups change often. btw, i REALLY like their wild mushroom soup and that's the first thing i ask if its available when i call for my rezo...

2010 Apr 21
Hey Pej,

Quick question, what's the base of a vegetable chowder? Is it sans bacon and clam stock?

2010 Apr 20
fresh fruit desert tart with strawberry and raspberry sorbet @ arome. i'm not a fan of baked goods and refined sugar as they are pure evil on the human body. but fresh fruit always has a soft spot in the cockles of my heart.

2010 Apr 20
garlic shrimp with carrot salad @ arome. now this was zesty in flavor with the cool refreshing carrot salad sliced thin and long with a rotating blade the wet kissed with a nice mustardy vinaigrette.

2010 Apr 20
roasted chicken with spring mix @ arome. delete the french fries and replace with spring mix veg and you've got a one way ticket to the catwalk! OWWWWWWWWW!

2010 Apr 20
vegetable chowder @ arome. i enjoy the soups here, just the right creaminess, not too much salt and smoothe tasting. this was so good, you WANT to lick it up clean.

2010 Apr 20
tilapia on couscous with spring veggies @ arome. rotating catch o' the day always done nice. love their constantly evolving menu. value and class @ my fave local hotel.

2010 Jan 14
After seeing the new Arome pics today, I felt I had to comment on Arome's Brazilian BBQ during the summer months.

I went there this past summer and truly enjoyed myself. For $40, you receive a half lobster and you help yourself to a buffet with lamb, chicken, beef, pork and shrimp brochettes and their accompanying dishes buffet portion are very nice. The dessert buffet was wonderful - I'm not a huge dessert fan, but I found this one to be excellent.

We spent the afternoon on the terrace and it was great! They also offer wine by the 3oz, which I really like so I can try different wines.

They also had for one's entertainement a live guitarist.

I'm anxious for summer in general - but am anxious for this buffet! I sincerely hope they offer it again.

2010 Jan 13
after dozing off during a 1 hour massage, facial and pedicure at the hilton amerispa, the aromas from arome's lunchtime kitchen made me hover in the air... noseguided and floating toward the dining room, looney tunes style. here is batter crusted tuna steak @ arome. honkin' thick slabs and nicely rare in the middle. the tuna was so good the side of gravy was not needed. excellent value nonetheless! what rounds out a nice spa/lunch experience at the hilton is to spend the rest of a -20C canadian winter afternoon is to succumb to total relaxation in their outdoor heated pool...

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2008 Dec 16
This was Medley of baby greens, honey and cider vinaigrette that my friend ordered (Note: From their 3-course Table d'hôte menu, you can order salad, soup of the day or Chef's inspiration to start.)

I forgot to ask my friend how her salad was. But from the photo, the salad looked good.


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2009 Jun 18
This was the Soup of the Day (cream of Tomato) from their Table d'hôte. Delicious soup as usual!

2009 Jan 17
Went to Arome again for an invited dinner. Got their soup of day again (Sweet Potato soup). Yummy!

2008 Dec 15
Excellent Mushroom Soup (Soup of the Day)! I won't mind having it again next time I am here for dinner.

2007 Oct 29
Pumpkin soup. Taste was good.




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2009 Jun 18
It seems that the walnut bread has been excluded now. The quality of the bread was not as good as my previous visits. Besides, I would prefer to be served warm bread instead of cold bread.

2007 Oct 29
I really like their fresh bread (flat bread, walnut bread and white baguette). We ate most of the flat bread and walunut bread while we were waiting for the appetizer to come.




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2008 Oct 1
My fiance and I visited our friend who is a seafood sales rep in california. We at fresh/delicious seafood for three weeks while we were there. Once we got back, Big Daddy's didn't exactly cut it anymore. Though we regularly visited Arome for the Kobe steak, on a whim, one visit, I ordered the seafood platter for one. It was by far the single best seafood experience I've had in Ottawa. TRY IT!!!!




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2008 Oct 1
Real Kobe beef is supposed to be extremely marbled. That's the whole point of Kobe beef. What you had at Hilton Lac Leamy is probably American Wagyu which has been cross bred with Angus. This will be leaner than true Kobe beef which is fatty. One of the conditions of Kobe beef actually, is that is has to have a marbling index (BMS) of over 6 (between 6 and 12 which is the highest with over 50% marbling). USDA doesn't even go above a 7 in the marbling index, so true Kobe beef can't even be compared to American beef (Angus) or American Wagyu.

2008 Oct 1
Forget the rest of the vendors listed, I guarantee they won't compare. If you want a serious taste of what Kobe beef should taste like, take a trip to L'Arome, located in the basement at the Hilton Lac Leamy in Hull QC. The best steak I've ever had. A 4oz cut will run you ~$40, and an 8oz costs ~$75, but well worth it. The service is sensational. If you're into surf and turf, there is a seafood platter that is to die for as well.

My fiance and I discovered L'Arome a couple of years ago, and when we visited Vegas a while back, we searched for a restaurant that served Kobe so we could compare. We found a high end steak house in Caesars that boasted an amazing Kobe...at $20/oz. My fiance ordered a 10oz cut, and without exaggeration, it was the single worst experience with a steak I've ever had. In comparison, I would rather eat at The Keg. It was extremely marbled and greasier than a McDonald's patty.

Moral of this story: Forget the price tag, try it.




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2009 Jun 18
My husband and my sons ordered their Prime rib from their Table d'hôte again (obviously they like their Prime rib). The price is now $41.90 and glad that it is only a small increase in price for this.

2008 Dec 16
When you order from their Table d'hôte menu (great value), I recommend that you try the Prime rib of Angus beef ($39.9) as your main. My husband gave me some to try and it was very tender and delicious. He ordered 285g and the portion was just right. Their mesh potato was as good as our previous visits.

2007 Oct 29
This is the Prime Rib. I tried one piece and was really melt in your mouth. I can't remember if he ordered 10oz ($39.90) or 20oz ($47.90). But it was huge and my son can't finish it.




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2009 Jun 18
I like fish and this was the Tilapia (a bit overburned as shown from the photo).

P.S. I used to like their wild rice (they give you a bowl of wild rice and a bowl of meshed potato for every one to share). Somehow, the chef has changed the way they cook the wild rice. There were more white rice than wild rice and the rice wasn't as tasty as it was.

2009 Jan 17
Ordered their "catch of the day" again. This time, a different cooking version of their Sea Bass. Very fresh and tasty!

For this dish, wild rice (in a separate bowl) was included for every one to share. All my friends agreed that the wild rice was very delicious and liked the wild rice very much. This time, white rice was added and mixed with the wild rice. The rice taste wasn't as good as last time.

2008 Dec 16
You can't go wrong with the "catch of the day" which includes red tuna, salmon or sea bass for selection.

Interesting that all the ladies ordered Sea Bass. (I think we were bored with salmon and tuna.) All the ladies like their "catch of the day". The Sea Bass was absolutely splendid! Highly recommended.


2007 Oct 29
Ashley - looks like it's Mahi-Mahi

2007 Oct 29
I ordered their catch of the day. I really don't know what fish it was. The server told me it was called Mei Mei and I had no idea of what type of fish it was. I joked to the server if this was Chinese fish.

Any clue about what kind of fish it was (sounds like Mei Mei, or nei nei)? All I know is it is ocean fish.

My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.





2007 Oct 29
I tried their Grilled poultry Arome style (also part of the 3-course meal, $29.90). Taste was not bad and my rating was 3.5 out of 5 for what I ate.

My kid ordered this dish this time and he gave a rating of 4 stars out of 5.




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2007 Oct 29
My husband had this Seafood fettucine ($42.90 from their 3-course Table d'hote menu) . Very rich and creamy sauce (as expected). After finishing this, he had no room for dessert any more.

His rating of this dish: 3 stars out of 5.




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2009 Jun 18
This time, chef's inspiration was tuna (if my memory serves me right).

2009 Jun 18
My son's Smoked Salmon

2009 Jan 17
For this meal, my friend's chef's inspiration was scallops and a muffin. Cute!

2008 Dec 16
Chef's inspiration changes every time we are here. This was the shrimp skewer my husband and others ordered. On the side was Aroma's version of coleslaw with tasty salad dressing.

2007 Oct 29
This is the Chef's inspiration (cold appetizer - advocado sauce over chicken over mashed sweet potato) . The server said the chef changes the appetizer every day. Taste was okay. I preferred the western style potsticker I tried last time.




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2007 Oct 18
This is the dessert table. Pick as many as you want, but watch out for your calories!