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Globe Bistro - May 2009

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Toronto Chower May 16, 2009 11:19 AM

My SO and I went to Globe Bistro on a Friday night as I had heard good things based on feedback from the Board. All in all we were very impressed and would definitely go back...after we were served that is.
We sat down and were served bread, but 15 min went by before our waiter appeared to take our drink order. We were about 2 min away from leaving so it's a good thing he finally showed up when he did. Other than that mishap, the rest of the evening was excellent.
My SO started with the Crispy Seared Creemore Rainbow Trout - Black potato pierogi, pickled Savoy cabbage, sour cream foam (12) and I had the Chèvre & Beluga Lentil Salad - Poppyseed crusted chèvre croquette, romaine heart, white truffle vinaigrette, blood orange, pine nuts (12). My salad was excellent and very generous on the portions, as well as a beautiful presentation. I would definitely order this again. I had a bite of the SOs trout and it was good, but a little mild on the flavours. Round one to me. We each had a 3oz glass of the wine pairing.
For mains I had the Cericola Chicken Coq au Vin - Tawse braised leg, chive boudin blanc, Northern Woods mushrooms, lovage pomme purée (25) and the SO had the Atlantic Cod - Fingerling scallion hash, braised rapini, saffron red peppers, bagna cauda sauce (25). I enjoyed my coq au vin and would order it again. Also a very generous portion. I had a bite of the SOs cod and I wasn't a fan. The fish was cooked nicely but we are both not rapini fans so that may have thrown us off. Round two to me. We also had the wine pairings with our mains but the 6oz this time. Both wine pairings worked well with the meals.
For dessert we shared the Maple Crème Brulée - Cumbrae’s smoked bacon doughnut, bacon brittle. We were both pretty full at this time but this seemed too good to pass up...and boy am I glad we got it. We are both craving bacon doughnuts now. Truthfully the doughnuts were a bit undercooked so a little doughy in the middle but with a strong bacon taste that worked quite well. The bacon brittle was perfection. Exactly like dipping a perfectly crisp piece of bacon in maple syrup. The creme brulee was quite tasty but a little sweet. Also a huge portion and we couldn't finish it all.
I was very pleased with our meal...other than the opening mishap. Our meal was $170 inc. tax and tip, and that includes our two spirits at the beginning not mentioned above. The venue was beautiful and I would definitely return...especially for that dessert.