Wierd or unusual food, dessert and drinks
- Food Tourist Aug 28, 2006 08:10 PM
I'm always looking for original items on a menu and get disappointed when I see the same old ingredients listed (not that I don't have an appreciation for the classics). Either in the GTA (I live in Etobicoke) or elsewhere in Ontario (I typically go to the Niagara Region when going out-of-town), where do you go for tasty food that contains wierd or unusual ingredients? Some places might only have one unusual item on an otherwise "classic" menu - so I want to know about it! I don't mind driving far away to try something original and delicious...or even an exotic cuisine from a faraway land.
For example, corn ice cream, floral martinis, sweetbreads done perfectly, rare-breed pork, duck tongues, desserts containing vegetables or herbs, ostrich, bone marrow, unexpected pizza toppings, Algerian or Tanzanian/Kenyan food, etc.
Lamb sweetbreads available seasonally (around Easter) at Fat Cat and Czehoski.
Veal Tongue and Beef Cheek available as a special at Czehoski.
Lamb Five Ways at Fat Cat (also a special) - exact ingredients depend on what's available but could include, for example, haggis; the aforementioned sweetbreads etc. And there's often an organ dish available.
You probably know about the 'track and quack' (horse and duck) combo at La Palette.
My favourite "secret" dish is Lamb belly - but nobody seems to be serving it right now. Last time I had it at Splendido.
"Munster Cheese Creme Brulee" at Thuet... everyone either loves it or hates it, I for one Love it...
Last night at Czehoski (again!) they had lamb fries (testicles). Not advertised on the menu!!!!