Utterly lean, juicy, cooked exactly done, 1/8" thick absolutely even, pounded (marks visible) slice of pork. Crust tasting of well-browned good-quality bread crumbs, s+p & neutral fat, stayed shatteringly crisp to the last bite. Fully enveloping the meat, NOT adherent, gummy or greasy. A Schnitzel that cannot be improved upon!
Accompanying 2 scoops of potato salad (by request - menu offers "potato mixed with fried onion OR rice"): diced potato, pickle, onion, peas, copious tangy creamy dressing, good tho' not my personal favorite variation. Large slice each of carrot & cucumber to fill the plate.
Would recommend, perhaps once business picks up, a (seasonal) selection of traditional East-Central European sides: Spatzle, potato dumplings, mashed potatoes, home fries, Boston lettuce with o+v or cream dressing, cucumber+sour cream salad, grated carrot salad, green bean salad, red cabbage salad, cole slaw, sauerkraut, cauliflower w browned crumbs?
Attractive European bistro decor & background (not conversation-disrupting!) music (CBC2?). Immaculately clean.
Concerned that my friend & I were the only patrons Friday lunch-time - want them to succeed as we haven't had a place to eat schnitzel since our previous go-tos in Thorold & Grimsby closed years ago.
Gourmet Schnitzel House
2286 Kingston Rd, Toronto, ON M1N 1T9, CA