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Boulevard Cafe- Upcoming Peruvian Culinary Event


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Boulevard Cafe- Upcoming Peruvian Culinary Event

Vinnie Vidimangi | Sep 25, 2005 09:50 AM

Boulevard Cafe
161 Harbord St, corner Borden(?)416-961-7676

Went To Blvd Cafe last night. Very good. The cooking is interesting, skilled,tasty. There is enough to eat and the presentation is attractive. Fruit is often used, there is a tinge of heat in some dishes, but not so much as to discourage even me. Good patio. Very large and good wine list

This is not a two flavour(cilantro and clili pepper) low home cooking place with ponchos on the wall whose virtue is simply as a good ethnic adventure. The cooking is sophisticated and bourgeois; the chef- owner is a woman and a woman's touch shows. You can easily go here to celebrate a special occaision (we did) and get twice the pleasure at half the price of a "silly" downtown. You can take someone from France here without fear of being embarrased.

Next weekend (Sep30, Oct1, 2,) they are having a "Gastronomic Festival of Peruvian Cuisine" under the sponsorship of the Peruvian Consulate. The items on the card are more tradtional Peruvian; but fear not, no llama foot in jelly. So one item (selected for effect) is "Escabache de Pescado" -"grilled sea bass in a julienne of vegetables and basalmic reduction, served (with) sweet potatoes and corn"

The bottom line is this: A three course meal that should be delicious and interesting for the bargain price of $30.

The menu is posted on their web site , which I don't know how to link.

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