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Lovely dinner at Niagara Street Cafe


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Lovely dinner at Niagara Street Cafe

Splendid Wine Snob | Jan 22, 2010 07:53 AM

Had a lovely meal at Niagara Street Cafe-a place I had been wanting to try for some time now.

Started with the house bread-a great foccacia style sour dough encrusted with potato and served alongside a caramelized onion compote. Delish.

I had the Spot Prawn with Pop Corn soup and the standout dish of Korean style BBQ ribs with a sauce that was so good, I had to mop it up with some more bread. The ribs were topped with a beautifully poached and panko crusted quail egg. The execution was perfect-this gave me hope that some chefs in Toronto actually know how to properly cook an egg.

My dining companion had the mushroom terrine, which was absolutely lovely. We debated whether the chocolate sauce on the plate was an accident-I say no. It was a good combination of earthy flavours. For a main, he had the duck confit-again, perfectly executed.

Service was professional. The staff clearly well trained.

My only minor quibble actually relates to the wine list. There were not too many offerings by the glass and the markups were pretty high. Although being such a small establishment I can understand and forgive them that.

Glad I finally went-have to make sure I go back!


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