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Alsatian restaurant on Baldwin

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ziggystardust Dec 29, 2011 11:07 AM

I've walked by this place and the name escapes me. Can someone clue me in and tell me if it's any good or not. The menu seems nice and the prices reasonable.

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  1. JonasBrand RE: ziggystardust Dec 29, 2011 11:19 AM

    The restaurant is called Elle M'a Dit (www.ellemadit.com) and it is a nice spot, give it a go, I think you will like it!

    1. jlunar RE: ziggystardust Dec 29, 2011 11:32 AM

      Good tarte flambee. Super thin crust. Good food. Solid and tasty with nice plating.

      1. prima RE: ziggystardust Dec 29, 2011 01:23 PM

        It's good for the neighbourhood. If you're interested in Alsatian food, stick to traditional tarte flambee (onions, bacon, fromage blanc) rather than the silly Torontonianized- takes on tarte flambee (trout, duck, sundried tomato, pesto, artichoke etc). If you're in the mood for pizza, order one of the non-traditional tartes flambees. Don't understand why a place taking the time to sell sell "modern Alsatian" food needs to pizza-fy tarte flambee. Olives and artichokes don't belong anywhere near a modern or an outdated Alsatian kitchen. ;-)

        Tarte flambée

        Traditional - bacon, onion, fromage blanc, gruyère cheese 10

        House smoked trout – dill fromage blanc, olives, onion 12

        Duck - duck confit, potato, onion, fromage blanc, gruyère cheese 11

        Portobello – grilled portobello, sundried tomato, pesto, gruyère cheese 11

        Gorgonzola - creamy gorgonzola, onion, crispy potato 10

        Baby artichoke - preserved lemon, arugula, pecorino 11

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          ziggystardust RE: prima Dec 29, 2011 04:10 PM

          I've never had tarte flambee. Is it enough for a meal or more of an appetizer?

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            foodyDudey RE: ziggystardust Dec 29, 2011 05:19 PM

            It's quite small, if I ate only the tarte flambée I'd be hungry 45 minutes later.

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              prima RE: ziggystardust Dec 29, 2011 06:54 PM

              It's an Alsatian flatbread. Their version is pretty small. It would be enough for me as a light meal. I'm guessing most of their tartes flambees might have 300-400 calories.

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            ziggystardust RE: ziggystardust Dec 29, 2011 04:08 PM

            Thanks to you all!

            1. AzulH RE: ziggystardust Dec 29, 2011 08:13 PM

              Here are three recent threads that deal exactly with your question...

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/797257
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/809160
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/799303

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