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Cfood Review

Ben Reiner | May 9, 2005 09:12 PM

A few weeks after noticing a new restaurant in the Yonge/Eglinton area with an interesting concept, ML and I decided to give it a go Sat. night.

It's a fairly trendy well-designed space, each table complete with its own fish bowl (and a lonely exotic fish). To start we each had a shot of the Cfood bisque which was decent. We also had the monkfish potsticker that was advertised as coming with a cilantro pesto. It wasn't what I expected- the potsticker was deep fried and the cilantro pesto was an avocado puree with an oil of sorts, unless my tastebuds deceive me, but it was very tasty nonetheless. The seared tuna sashimi was OK, but a little too well done to be considered sashimi - I'd skip that one.

Most of the entrees are different kinds of fish, a few whole, more filets, with different choices for preparation and a choice of a side. We opted to split a whole Spigola grilled, with the hand cut chips. In addition to the fish you receive 3 condiments: homemade tartar sauce, a jalapeno aioli and a tomato salsa.
The fish was pretty good, a little smallish as it turned out given that we were splitting it, and the condiments were complementary, and well-executed. The fries were excellent.

As an aside, some bread to start would be a welcome addition as much of the menu is inherently pretty light.

To finish we split the chocolate brownie spring roll with green tea ice cream - I was quite surprised how good this was as there are only a few desserts on the menu but the delicious, rich chocolate brownie packed into a deep fried spring roll-like casing really worked.

All in all, a nice place - the service seemed a little harried at times which was a little odd given that it's a very small place but they're likely still working out the kinks. Recommended if you're in the area and in the mood for something light or having some drinks and sharing some apps.


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