Here is the meal breakdown-
Me- The Veggie Spectacle Burger with Yucca Fries & A Deliciously Tangy-Sweet Pomegranate Ketchup. This savory burger is just the right mix of toasted almonds, raisins, orzo, mushrooms & lentils, among a few other things. It was pure perfection to this veggie-burger-lover. Too often, restaurants boast a veggie burger on their menus, but it is the same frozen black bean pattie that I can grill at home. NO. THANKS. This, on the other hand, was a delightful, made-from-scratch surprise, and it made my day! The Yucca Fries were a bit of a creamy texture and were a luxe departure from the usual fries one might order with a burger.
Pat- AKA as my father & Realtor Extraordinaire- The Turkey Tradition This spin on a favorite meal boasted it all! Ground, organic turkey, cranberry relish, sweet potato aioli & creamed spinach. The cracked wheat bun was a great crispy topper to this gem of a meal. I think Pat thought this was a good alternative to a burger and one could make a few revisions such as swapping out spinach for the creamed spinach, and going LIGHT on the aioli, in order to make it a bit heart-healthier.
Other menu offerings include-
- several, flavorful incarnations of Poutine
- many other types of gourmet burgers
- flight of fries- um, yes PLEASE!
- varied and fresh salads
- milkshakes- salted caramel- what...what!
- house made sodas
The Royale has been open for a month. The staff was warm and the food yummy. No doubt, they are still finding their groove, as a few published menu items are on the docket to be added, and will most certainly make a nice addition to the extensive list of offerings.
All in all, it was a great father-daughter lunch in which we discovered a new place that has promise! Next, I'll have to talk my major-burger-loving husband into a date night there! There is a milkshake and a cocktail that are calling my name! I know just the person I can tempt to share them with me! ;)
You know...an outing to this restaurant might pair just beautifully with an afternoon full of hiking at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. That way, you can enjoy much of what spring-time in Texas has to offer...beautiful weather and outdoor exercise. Then, go eat whatever you want and worry less about a bit of gluttonous consumption. Date night, family date, lunch after an adventure...no matter your reason, enjoy The Royale Magnificent Burgers in West Plano Village!