Restaurant Review: Aroma Cafe

Aroma Cafe, Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Aroma Cafe, Canmore, Alberta, Canada (Photo credit: LadyDucayne)

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Painlessly Delicious’ first restaurant review.

On Saturday August 24, 2013 husband and I went to this restaurant, located in Canmore, Alberta for dinner.  We’d previously been to Aroma Café earlier this year and had really enjoyed our meal at that time. Well, something must have changed in the intervening months – new ownership perhaps? The food was substantially different, and not in a good way. While the salsa and guacamole that accompanied our taco chips was flavorful and tasty, the main dishes were neither. I ordered the salmon and was extremely disappointed.  The salmon was cooked in a Mexican sauce and served with vegetables. Rice was served on the side. The salmon/vegetable dish was presented wrapped in a banana leaf. Well, other than the banana leaf, I could have made this at home.  Upon opening the banana leaf, I discovered the salmon was topped with frozen mixed vegetables (are you serious?) and a small handful of spinach. The sauce was basically a very mild enchilada sauce.  My husband’s meal was chicken mole and the mole sauce had very little flavor or spice. We were both very disappointed.  This was our anniversary celebration and the meal fell seriously short of our expectations, expectations which were based on our previous trip to this restaurant.  I used to recommend this restaurant to friends but can no longer do so.

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