Anyone been to Birks cafe?
- carolilas Oct 25, 2010 04:29 PM
I haven't had a chance to try high tea at Birks cafe yet. Anyone been there?
there was an interesting article in saturday la presse talking about how meats, fish, some veggies are cooked slowly in plastic at mother restaurant and then transported to birks cafe to be reheated to avoid cooking smells in the store...also the slow temperatures tenderize the meats
Went a few days ago. The ambiance is great. I had the mackerel for starters - it was fresh but lacked flavour. The pasta with wild mushroom and truffle on the other hand was excellent. The ice cream creations are definitely not worth it and at $13.50 a pop, they are extremely expensive.
A little overpriced although the food is better than other places in the area.
I took my mother there for coffee the other morning. We sat by the twinkling Christmas trees (!) and admired the beautiful glass displays. The lunch menu looked very nice but we were too early, so cappuccinos and a verrine it was. The praline verrine consisted of a sickly sweet mousse surrounding a half macaroon with a couple of chopped hazelnuts thown in for good measure, served in a large thimble.
2 cappuccinos + thimble verrine = $17 and change
I've read the very good reviews for the lunch menu and will have to go back to try, but not for coffee!
I had the High tea meal at 6pm on a Friday and the place was not full. we got 3 canapés on toast, a half mini club sandwich, a verrine, a piece of chocolate, a macaron, scones and jam.
I didn't care much for the Christophe Morel chocolate or the club sandwich but the verrine was very good.