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Fabarnak at 519 Church - Highly recommended

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Fabarnak at 519 Church - Highly recommended

bigpestle | Jun 26, 2011 07:09 AM

We went there for lunch one day and supper another day. It is really good and very reasonably priced for the quality and will go again.

At lunch we had the sampler box ,tomato soup and a beef knuckle sandwich and a maple scone.

Supper was a thick lamb lentil soup, maple smoked ham on bean stew, beef knuckle on root vegetables, warm potato salad with bacon and pear.

The pastry was a chocolate pecan tart.

How do I describe the food? There is a German influence in many of the dishes, but it is sophisticated and refined. There is pork in many dishes. The peresentation can be just that the food is put down. However I think that with the presentation one has to remember tha tthe food comes out of the catering menu.

The food is very tasty and has a lot of flavor. It is interesting, I thought that the beef knuckle was better as a sandwich (divine) than as a plate. I think that the meat in the plate should have been sliced rather than be a hunk, and there should have been more fluid in the stew so it could be a sace as well. Similarly the maple smoked ham .

Incidentally, beef knuckle is usually called butt, but I suppose that you cant expect them to describe it this way on the menu .

The sampler box was excellent but you need to order other things as well to have a good lunch.

The tomato soup was robustly herbed and went well with the rest of the meal. Incidentally there are many smoked things on the menu. The lamb lentil soup was too vinegary to our tastes.

The baking is absolutely and memorably divine.

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