Photographing everyone’s food here. We were told portions are small and advised to order 2 things each at least. We were also told to make a reservation but we were the only ones there until partway through when a couple arrived.
The gnocchi. The sauce was perfectly velvety and complexly flavourful without being cluttered. Good colour and textures. Well presented.
It’s described as: Yam and sage gnocchi: sage & garlic cream sauce. dried cherries. enoki mushrooms. roasted beets. walnuts.
For $17 it was the amount of food of an appetizer.
The blue cheese stacks was cashew cheese and only confuses matters by calling it blue cheese.
The texture of the cheese was good. The sauce and garnish was well done. Presented well.
It was called “Potato & aged blue cheese torte: For those of you who are not afraid of a little funk.”
Where was the funk or the age? Or the torte part?
I didn’t like the potatoes. They were browned but seemed raw as well in the middle which is surprising since they were mandolined so thinly. Perhaps they were assembled raw and the whole mass grilled to heat it?
Hubby liked it fine. I was underwhelmed. The previous meal we had at Cafe My House was excellent in all respects.
The soup I didn’t like at all and was not photogenic with oil floating on top. Hubby thought it was good. It was on the discomfort side of hot for me.
But again, the mislabelled problem. If they called it a hot and sour vegetable soup I would have been more okay. But “our take on French onion soup” when it came with root vegetables and hot oil and no layer on top.
An apology from the kitchen arrived with the plate saying that they didn’t know the cashew cheese would sink which suggests they don’t kitchen test before they present on the menu and to customers. Which is frustrating. I can experiment at home.
They charge $8 for a bowl of soup. Which is a good price if it is beautifully done.
The clear winner plate was M’s: the [cashew] cheese and cracker tray, vegan, gluten and lactose free. A lot of flavours and also beautifully presented.
It’s described as “a sample size nut cheese with baguette or crackers. (Herbed Boursin/Apricot Stilton/Pistachio Cranberry Wensleydale/Aged Blue Cheese/Peppered Provolone)”
Next time I’ll try that. In the few times I’ve been in before that’s what I most often see on people’s tables.
But after two courses of food, I was almost as hungry as when we arrived. So off to the Carleton for my famishedness.
They don’t mess up fries. They’re not spectacular but not bad. The pie was thawed soggy and heated but lots of apple and filling.
Even sharing them I looked like a hog but that was my first chance to sit down and have a meal of the day. I had a snack since the day before and this was my last chance to eat before morning. It’s a vulnerable thing to leave yourself in the hands of restaurants. Self-reliant is always best.