Last night, Ben Reiner and I decided to eat at Eat Cafe on Dundas Street West. It is a charming little restaurant with only about 6-7 tables and one server. The ambiance is quiet and comfortable, casual but modern. The menu is smallish but varied. They also have a small selection of wines, however prices are phenomenal if you order a whole bottle.
As we were waiting for our apps to arrive, the server brought us a delicious surprise. Instead of the ordinary basket of bread, we were given fried wontons with plum sauce. As an app, Ben and I split a portabello mushroom salad. The mushroom was hot, juicy, and crusted with herbs. Yummy start to the meal.
Our mains arrived and they looked great! I ordered the lamb and spinach biryani, accompanied by tomato and red onion salsa, and raita. They certainly didn't skimp on the lamb as the dish was filled with big chunks of tender meat. The biryani had a nice kick to it, and when dipped in the raita, the flavours balanced.
Ben ordered the venison sausage pizza. It tasted great but it was a tad too well done on one half. However, I would take the chance and order it again.
We didn't have any dessert, but we each had a capuccino that was really good. On the side it came with a moist biscotti with a subtle anise flavour.
And last, when the bill came, instead of the traditional mint candy, we each got a mini chocolate bar...yes, like the ones you get trick-or-treating on Halloween when you were a kid!
Overall, a great meal, not too expensive, and will definitely go again.