There’s a great thing going on in Regina these days – the downtown core is starting to brighten up with more cool pubs and restaurants. I live pretty central, and it’s nice to see people still hanging out downtown after 6 p.m.

One of the newer restaurants on 12th is 20Ten (or Twenty Ten – I’ve seen it written both ways). David and I have been meaning to try this out for a while, and finally got around to it the other night.

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It’s a small restaurant, with an open kitchen and a modern aesthetic. The menu was interesting with a lot of seafood and interesting meat options. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. Before we started, an amuse bouche arrived (which I always love). It was a piece of halibut with a beet butter over a cucumber. I could have done without the cucumber (it was sliced a little too thick and kind of overpowered the bite). But I loved the beet butter!

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I decided to stay on track with a seafood entree, and chose the special for the night – chilean sea bass with beet and orange butter. I absolutely loved the beet and orange flavours with the fish and the vegetable sides – nice and bright. The sea bass was a bit mushy at the bottom, but most of the fish was cooked perfectly otherwise.

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David chose the French Chop – a big pork chop with cherry and red wine sauce. He also really enjoyed his dish.

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We decided to end with a bang and share a dessert to end the meal, and completely loved the tequila lime tart! It is a beautiful presentation, and a nice tangy flavour. I’d say it was our favourite dish of the night.

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Overall, we enjoyed 20Ten, but felt it was a bit overpriced for the portions. I’d like to try it for lunch some time, and happy to see more choice in downtown Regina!

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