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c-food review

ignatius | Jun 29, 2005 02:04 PM

My friend and I went to c-food on Sunday night for dinner---we were wavering between other patio spots along yonge, but settled on c-food largely because of the glowing globe review a few weeks back. maybe it was an off night---but I don’t see what the fuss was about. It’s got the chic décor down pat, now if only they could work on their food and service.

We both started with the “shot” of gazpacho. Beyond the novelty of soup in a shot glass, not worth the $2. next up, we shared 2 appys: seared tuna sashimi and avocado dip with taro chips. The former was the best food of the night---fresh and delicious. The latter was a glorified guacamole that was overly pureed and served in the most frustrating glass/bowl which made it near impossible to dig into the salsa at the bottom without breaking the chip or being knuckle deep in salsa.

My main consisted of the mussels in a white cream sauce, fries and a piece of white toast. Am still confused about the toast, but the mussels were adequate. Not the best I’ve had and certainly not the worst. Fries were nice and had the added bonus of a few fried lotus root chips. My friend’s main of salmon and pan fried greens was deemed decent, not stellar.

My major grievance with the food was the over salting---now, I consider myself to be on a self-imposed high sodium diet, but it was too much, even for me. This lead to my severely dehydrated state and frequent requests for water; this was met with increasing disdain from the staff. The service was subpar---when we first sat down, exhausted from the heat, we asked for water and some time to look over the menus. The menus are slightly confusing and required an explanation from the server. She obliged and then took off with the wine list as she assumed we were content with our small glasses of water.

A satisfactory dining experience at best leaving me to continue my search for a decent, well-priced meal at yonge and eg.
Dinner was over $60 after taxes and tip.

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