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Nov 18, 2006 03:28 PM


Hey guys, I was just kindly sent an extract from the menu at globe bistro , apparently opening today (I think) on the Danforth at Broadview. Whoever is able to get there first will have to report the experience.. apparently they will also be offering a tasting menu for the first few days as well to sample some of the main dishes.


Yarmouth scallops and chorizo sausage in a dry sack sherry and smoked paprika

Charcuterie plate

Lamb koftas with yogurt, mint and chilies

Dungeness crab empanada with Anaheim chili, coriander seedling and a jalapeno cumin crema

‘Corndog Thingy’ with Globe mustard

Battered Georgian Bay smelts with tartar sauce

Hot pork tamale with an ancho chili sauce


Wild mushroom consumé with celestine garnish and truffle oil

Roasted heirloom beet salad
Niagara prosciutto, pine nuts and Ewenity sheep’s cheese

Black pepper ricotta gnocchi
roasted wild mushrooms and lemon thyme in a black truffle broth
$11 / $22

Cumbrae Farms’ braised Berkshire pork belly and seared Yarmouth scallops
mustard foam and natural reduction


Lake Huron yellow perch en sous-vide
roasted Cookstown fingerling potatoes, creamed Jerusalem artichokes and watercress seedlings

Pan seared Georgian Bay pickerel
rainbow chard, smoked Yukon potato hash, lardons and a frothy black plum emulsion

Butter-poached Yarmouth lobster
pumpkin ravioli, enoki mushrooms, purple basil and lemongrass lobster broth

Confit of crispy skin duck leg
pancakes with black bean, marinated shiitake mushrooms, grilled scallions and sesame soy vinaigrette

Globe papardelle pasta with braised La Ferme rabbit
roasted wild mushrooms and pickled spruce tips

Cumbrae Farms’ roasted beef ongulet
chestnut leek croquettes and a red wine jus

Cumbrae Farms’ naturally raised 12 oz. rib eye
thyme-scented frites and Ermite blue cheese foam

Slow-cooked Moroccan-style oxtail
crispy phyllo saffron rice package, pistachio and pomegranate

Roasted La Ferme caribou leg
pressed apple and white bean ragout, Saskatoon berry vinegar and a red wine marinade reduction

Globe farmers plate
chef’s daily creation featuring the best Ontario growers have to offer


Churros with a hot Sol chocolate sauce

Banana and white chocolate cream tart

Apple gingerbread trifle with creme anglaise

Roasted pineapple bavarois meringue and a hazelnut sponge

Shoo-fly cake with warm caramel and a tootsie roll

All desserts $8


Two farm fresh eggs with roasted pork belly and smoked potato hash

Oeufs en cocotte with a tomato and spinach stew and toast points

Eggs Benedict with smoked Lake Huron whitefish

Frittata of yukon potato, chorizo and onion

Yarmouth scallop crepe with a Mornay sauce

Sweet vanilla crepe with maple syrup

Globe cured bacon
Smoked potato hash
Creamed spinach
Frites with a reduction of ‘Ontario’s Finest’
All sides $5

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  1. Thanks for posting this, hungryabbey! It sounds like an intrigueing menu and if they offer a tasting menu, that's something I'd like to check out first. (And their dessert list looks so decadent!) I'll see if I can convince hubby to walk by tomorrow after dim sum so I can check them out.

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    1. re: sierramum

      I know, the desserts DO look good!! I have just been informed that for tonight and tomorrow night they will be offering a 7 course tasting menu (including dessert) with their best dishes for only 45$$!! Thats pretty incredible! Let me know if you try it out, I'm dying to hear about it!!

    2. Went to Globe bistro last night, hungryabbey was correct, it was the first night. On offer were two 5-course $45 tasting menus, one "surf", the other "turf". The surf menu included a tasty mushroom consomme, fresh malpeque oysters, a lovely cookstown green salad, separate courses of pickerel and lobster, a sorbet to cleanse the palate after the oyster course, and a choice of desserts. The turf included a lovely and smoky pumpkin soup, beet and pancetta salad, separate courses of Cumbrae beef and caribou all with vegetable/potato accompaniments. Overall the service and food was more than competent and well executed for opening night. However, what really stands out is the price. For $45 you are getting a extremely high value for the quality and quantity presented. In addition, Bistro does not have their liquor license yet, so they provided champagne and wine "on the house", matching each dish with the appropriate wine accompaniment. So my recommendation is to go quickly, this is an incredibly good deal. Our meal for two (tasting menus and as much wine and champagne as we could drink), came out to $100 including tax. For fans of the former Cafe Brussel, you should know that the present owner put (according to him) $3 million into renovating the space, and it is completely transformed, not a spec remains of the art deco interior. It's also open for brunch Saturday and Sunday, but not sure what is on the menu.

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      1. re: soko

        oh man that sounds absolutely amazing! I am SO jealous , I hope they keep up this service/good food, sounds like its in the running for my birthday dinner. How were the desserts? Did you find service to be fairly quick or slow?

        1. re: hungryabbey

          Desserts were good, I was so full it was hard to appreciate them properly. One was a "shoo fly pie", a kind of brown sugary/molasses type dessert that tastes better than it sounds, and the other I had was a banana cream type of pie, also good. I don't think you would be disappointed, especially if you go sooner than later and get to have the free wines and champagnes! Service was quite good, well-paced I thought. Our dinner took a little over two hours, it seemed like just the right amount of time. Let me know how you like it.

          1. re: soko

            sounds good. well, my birthday is in dec, and Im wondering if they will have their license by then? If not, will I be able to get wine? Like, it IS my birthday, I need at least one nice glass of wine.. I will definetly just have to ask them about it I guess

            1. re: hungryabbey

              And MY birthday is just over a week away! :-) Do you think they'll still have the $45 special? I really, really wanted to go today but it was too much of a last minute request (especially with young kids and all). Your dinner sounded soooo enticing, soko! Thanks for the review.

              1. re: sierramum

                I dont think so :( The woman I talked to told me they were just offering it sat and sunday.. though, maybe they can arrange some other sort of tasting menu for you? I'm going to be asking them if something can be arranged, they might make something up

                1. re: sierramum

                  Well *my* birthday is in January, and I hope they still have interesting desserts by then and haven't defaulted to flourless chocolate / creme brulee clichees!
                  Do report back on your birthday dinners if you go to Globe!

        2. Tasting menu will be only for the first few opening days. Regular menu should begin Wednesday or so.

          1. We promise a longer review later tonight, but (for those making dinner plans), we had the set menus last night and were really impressed. Its an ambitious food-forward place that (despite the name) is serious about Ontario and Quebec ingredients. I don't know if they are still having the set menu this week but its well worth a phone call. Food was really superb, service was excellent, and the (complementary!!) wines were magnificent. Dish by dish reviews coming soon!

            1. Does Globe Bistro have a liquor license?