Bone marrow, horse tartar, foie-berry shortcake, beef tongue on brioche, blood pudding, cider. The foie-berry shortcake was seared foie gras on a buttermilk bisquit w/ strawberries and a creme anglais. Perhaps the best-tasting food I ever put in my mouth. It took a few minutes to find as the awning reads "Charcuterie" so look for that. The restaurant's name isn't as obvious on the window. They do not accept reservations, so we put our name in for a 45 minute wait (typical where we come from) and walked across the street to their cocktail bar. In there, the atmosphere was lovely. Subway-tiled walls, antique cabinets, old tunes on the radio. I ordered a Negroni, which was perfectly made with a single, oversized square ice cube which melted slowly into the drink.
Our time came for dinner, in which we sat at the counter across from the small kitchen in the restaurant. I was surprised to see that every dish was prepared on a basic white electric range top. I now have high hopes for improving my cooking at home on my own electric range. The menus are printed on chalkboards on each end of the restaurant, so I suggest taking a picture of the menu on your phone then choosing your dinner back at your seat. The horse tartar was "horsey" for lack of any better adjective. It tasted as I expected a horse to taste. Perhaps a bit over-seasoned with sauces, but still lovely. The bone marrow as market price at $8 so we had to order it. I was surprised to see it served w/ a chimichurri spread (I'm used to marrows served w/ jam) but this hit the spot while sprinkled w/ sea salt. Beef tongue on brioche was enough for the two of us to split. Very tender and rich. The blood pudding was also a treat, topped with whole grain mustard and served with ketchup chips. The icing on the dinner was the foie-berry shortcake. Even at $25/ea I should have ordered another one. It was the best food item I have tasted... anywhere.
Our waiter was so friendly and we struck up some conversations with him. Well worth the visit if you are an adventurous eater. If you're picky or prefer steak and potatoes, it might be best to stay home. This place isn't for everyone. Cash and Canadian debit only, so if you run out of cash, there's a convenience store a block up the street with an ATM. We almost had to replenish our wallets but came in just under budget.
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