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Globe Bistro - quick update review


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Globe Bistro - quick update review

AzulH | Dec 9, 2008 06:48 PM

Having read very positive and very negative reviews of Globe - Danforth & Broadview - here is a thumb-nail sketch of my experience.

Total cost for four including tip but excluding wine $ 215 ( i.e. call it a $50 per head sort of place.)

All the food was inventive and largely based on local produce. Presentation imaginative. Taste combinations often unusual, surprising and engaging.

This is not a straightforward steak and frites type bistro. The food is closer to futuristic Nouvelle Cuisine. Our starters included arugula salad with walnut cream, root vegetable soup with some uncommon roots. Mains included duck breast and Jerusalem artichoke, a very fine vegetable pasta, suckling pig and brawn. Dessert , salty liquorice with an apple friter sort of thing with pumkin ice-cream etc. etc. . See the website for accurate description.

Extensive wine list, particularly of Canadian wine, little available under $ 45 per bottle.

My guests were foodies from California and they loved the whole experience, food decor, and service.

This is a place to go if you want a high quality meal that is different from run of the mill food. This is not a place to go if you want a filling, meat and potaoes type of meal.

Hope this helps the rather polarised debate.

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