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Celebrated my 53rd birthday last night at Globe on Danforth:It was wonderful,special.

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Celebrated my 53rd birthday last night at Globe on Danforth:It was wonderful,special.

marc Bernstein | Aug 2, 2009 07:07 AM

My sister,niece and nephew took me out to dinner last night at Globe on Danforth to celebrate my 53rd birthday. Everything about the Globe truly was a very special wonderful night. The food,service,atmosphere was extraordinary. I am astonished that this gem is not more known. I ordered their steak: medium rare,as asked,fries (golden) were so good. The steak, from Cumbrae Farms,aged and cooked with fine herbs,clarified butter,horseradish, which melted into the steak,giving it a mellow,very special flavor. we all shared, my sister ordered a whitefish dinner,with spinach,morel mushrooms,she said she can't recall having such extraordinary food ever. My niece had a risotto with mushrooms,a wonderful goat cheese sauce,though rich,we all agreed that too was beautifully prepared. My nephew ordered duck: haven't had duck this good in years. (I love duck,last time I had it,at Ler Select (before they moved,it was ok,nothing special,rather tough. We all shared desserts: though I'm a diabetic,it was a special night+a celebration. Their ice creams,made on the spot,mixed savory and sweet-unforgettable-flavors like Stawberry and Pepper,or Vanilla and Sage. I had a Tartufo: I have no words to describe it-except wow! A white chocolate shell,fresh ontario peaches,peach ice cream,caramel popcorn brittle. Had to be careful when I ate the caramel popcorn brittle-they're very hard-can break one's teeth. Coffee: I had decalf: better than most coffees. Local farming. Waiters,the staff,owner all looked after us,made us feel at home. My sister is a film executive in Toronto with Paramount: in her view,film stars would love the place. Quiet,sustainable farming,intelligent,non-fawning staff,in an old building (used to be a theatre) a bit out of the way. A separate,private upstairs dining room. I hope this place will receive more publicity. It deserves to be better known. I previously worked as chierf screening room projectionist for Famous Players for 28 years,so I did many screenings (private ones) for film stars. Marc Bernstein

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