It's always interesting to see what happens when a chef from a local restaurant chain branches off to start their own venture. A well-known Edmonton chef recently did just that, and you know who I'm talking about: Chef Paul Shufelt!
Workshop Eatery - 2003 91 Street SW - Edmonton AB
The Workshop Eatery is located in the far south neighborhood of Summerside, which can be a fair drive for many in Edmonton. But once you enter the building you're greeted by an open space and living wall, which shows how unique and beautiful the Mosaic Centre really is. As for the restaurant, you're greeted into a space that is warm, rustic and inviting. I love the open concept and the visibility of the kitchen - there's nothing to hide!
We started off our meal with a couple of appetizers, first up was the Arancini ($12). The arancini at Workshop changes daily, and the "New York Deli" arancini with deli meats, a balsamic tomato smear, and Nefiss Lazizz Olive Oil was the feature for the day. These fried risotto balls had a golden, crisp exterior, and broke open to reveal a creamy mix of risotto, green peas, and small morsels of meat. I personally prefer my arancini to be rich and cheesy, so these arancini didn't quite deliver for me.
*Disclosure: I was invited to try The Workshop Eatery as media to sample the new menu. Views expressed in this post are solely mine. This post is 100% my opinion, and as always, my priority is to you, the reader, to present an unbiased, thorough review.