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Gilead Cafe review - The food is EXTRAORDINARY! A must for any foodie!

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Gilead Cafe review - The food is EXTRAORDINARY! A must for any foodie!

Sophiasolange | May 17, 2012 02:21 PM

I had the pleasure of attending an event at this restaurant where we learned the ins and out of pickling and canning with Chef Jamie Kennedy himself in his kitchen! We also had the pleasure of sampling a 4 course meal specially prepared by the chef and his team and let me tell you -the food is unbelievable!

We started out the evening with beer battered Cheddar cheese beignets with mustard pickle – so tangy, crunchy and oozing with cheese, a great amuse bouche!
Next we were served a simple squash soup that was the perfect consistency, not too heavy and very flavourful.

The main course was a roasted, stuffed organic chicken with beer and onion sauce served on a bed of mashed potatoes – now this is comfort food at its best and the perfect pre-Thanksgiving treat! The chicken was cooked perfectly, the onions and beer working perfectly together to make what can only be described as a delicious jus for the chicken and the mashed potatoes… well who doesn’t love mashed potatoes!

The meal was topped of with chocolate mousse served in a vanilla cone with raspberry coulis – heavenly!

I loved the food and the atmosphere – set in a little alley between Eastern and King St E, this place is one of Toronto’s best kept secrets. I can’t wait to go back!

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