The baroness and I are lunching at Plank Restobar. The location is beautifully set on Lake Ontario at Fishernan’s Warf. Stephanie serves us efficienty and with a genuine smile. The seafood chowder and smoked turkey sandwich with brie are perfect. The beer choices are not the usual uninaginative stuff found elsewhere (today it’s 2 Stiegl from Austria. Last time it was Belgian Delerium).

And now to the decadent: a pistachio saffron ice cream plate (she says: “best dessert I’ve had in ages”) and mini brownies in a glass of ice cream.

Manager Joe Martineau runs a great establishment. The staff are delightful. Friendly and efficient, every one of them.

PICTURED BELOW (Exterior, view through the giant wall mirror, the desserts, Joe and some of the talented kitchen staff).