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Mar 29, 2012 06:25 PM

Top Chef Canada @ Muse

Monday nights @ Muse is Top Chef Canada night.
They have TVs in a couple of locations so you can watch while you dine.

We were in the bar so more social and closer to libations.
I had some oysters, the scallop appetizer and the red snapper main - all of which were excellent as is par for Muse.

Xavier mingles with the crowd.
You also have the opportunity to sample the dish from the previous week so you can see how your palate compares to those of the judges.
The cake/brownie was on tap for dessert. I didn't try it but my companions said it was very good although not as dense as a standard brownie.
We also got an amuse bouche which was very tasty and as it turned out was the 'un-eatable' dish from the current episode.

All in all a fun evening.

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  1. I had a feeling the judges were being dramatic about the flavour of that goat cheese ball. However it's possible he played with the recipe before serving it at Muse!

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    1. re: cellophane_star

      I take him at his word ... and freed of the time constraints Xavier might make a better product.

      Plus my palate is pretty unsophisticated. :-)

    2. we actually went to Muse for dessert a few weeks before the season started, and I have to say, the desserts were amazing.

      I've eaten at muse a long time ago and I really enjoyed the meal, and it seems that the food quality has kept up, although I feel the room could use a bit of updating.

      It'll be interesting to see if Muse sees the same uptick as Char|cut did b/c of TCC. I have my doubts. On TV, food quality notwithstanding (I actually prefer muse to charcut), Connie's story comes across as a bit more compelling.

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      1. re: marcopolo

        is been hard to watch, you want the local boy to do well I hope he did turned things around. Muse is a great place. Competition cooking is hard, not all good chefs do well on that environment.

        1. re: itmybegood

          Xavier mentioned that at this point (of the program) he got a better handle on what he needed to do and what the judges wanted. Hopefully that means he will be placing better in future shows. Fingers crossed!