This is my first time trying out food at a culinary school. The restaurant is located on the third floor of the building. We made a reservation for 6:00pm as we did not know if there were going to be lots of people. Servers were fast to act when we entered the restaurant and was warmly welcomed to our seats.
The first thing I noticed when walking into the restaurant was a television. It displayed a live footage of what was going on in the kitchen. The restaurant itself was cozy and spacious. The interior of the restaurant felt warm with its dark colour scheme.
The restaurant had a 3 course summer set dinner for $24.00 which is reasonable as it is cooked by aspiring students becoming chefs.
To start off the night our drinks were taken and we had a caesars and a glass of white wine. The price for the drinks was not overly priced as it was about $5 each.
We were given a complimentary appetizer to start with. This was a wrapped roll which consisted of diced shrimps and scallops. It tasted very light as we had our first bite into it.
The seafoods were just about cooked probably around 90% which wasnt too bad as it tasted very nice. Even though it was a cold appetizer each bite makes you feel warm.
I chose the poached pear with a sweet milk icecream served with a shortcake. Even though I don't prefer eatting desserts the ice cream was sweet to my liking. The poached pear in my opinion tastes like ones u have preserved for selling in stores. Maybe that's what it tastes like poached?
For chocolate lovers the dark chocolate ganache cake was very chocolately. For some it may be taste too heavy with all the chocolate.
To end the meal we were served a complimentary dessert. This was a lemon cake topped with drizzle of dark chocolate and an almond cream. The cake itself was packed with lemon taste. I really liked this cake because of that.
This was a pleasant experience for us for trying JJ's Restaurant. Service was ealt with in a professional manner. Food came out reasonably fresh except for my lamb which was a bit lukewarm. Overall it is a good place for a cheap dinner to eat if you are near VCC. I will definately go back again when they have the fall menu out.