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Scary Lunch at Cafe Boulud!! - No!! Not the food!! Thank God!!

Charles Yu May 16, 2013 08:09 PM

After attending to some personal business downtown, I walked past the Fourseasons and, for lunch, decided to pay Cafe Boulud a revisit.
After ordering, I sat back and start getting my photographic gear ready for the 'food photo-shoot'. To my horror, the 'LOW BATTERY WARNING' sign started flashing!!! From that moment on, all I can think of was 'Please God, let my battery have enough juice for a just few photos'!! Well, from my posting, my prayer was answered!!

Back to the food, these were what I ordered:

- Charcuterie Du Jour: Happened to be my favorite ox-tongue head-cheese!! What luck! Those house made pickles were 'cute'!!

- Cumbrae Dry-aged Hanger Steak Frites with Crispy Garlic, Rosemary, Tomato & Tamarind Sauce. 'Super Greens' salad??? Steak was flavorful and cooked perfectly rare as requested. Lovely crust!

- Chocolate Medley with Espresso Ice-cream. Pretty and tasty as usual.

- Freshly Baked Madelines

Although nowhere close to New York Cafe Boulud's standard, sophistication and quality, the food today, by Toronto's standard, was quite delicious and more than acceptable!

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    ylsf May 16, 2013 08:20 PM

    Ok, you tricked me into reading your post.... :)

    Glad your camera managed to last through it though, since some nice shots in there. Maybe one day I will get around to trying it.

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      magic May 17, 2013 04:32 AM

      Nice pics! The fries, sauce, and Madelines are calling to me.

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        kwass May 17, 2013 07:38 AM

        Those Madelines are calling out to me as well :)

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          magic May 17, 2013 08:08 AM



      2. MissBingBing May 17, 2013 04:39 AM

        Didn't you have a bad experience there before?

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          Charles Yu May 17, 2013 08:11 AM

          Wow!! Good memory!!
          Actually, it was at dBar. Really unattentive and lusy service that night!
          However, always find Cafe Boulud enjoyable, especially lunch time. Nice and quiet!! Contrary to many, I find the food more than acceptable for the price.

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          Sadistick May 17, 2013 01:15 PM


          A bit dramatic, aren't we, Charles? ;)

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          1. re: Sadistick
            Charles Yu May 17, 2013 03:51 PM

            Well! To me its scary when my electronic gadget is running really low on battery!!

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              Sadistick May 17, 2013 07:16 PM

              I suppose our definitions of 'scary' are somewhat distant then!

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            Yongeman May 17, 2013 03:36 PM

            I doubt God gives a flying 'bleep' about whether your camera had enough juice for these pics. Nice pics, though.

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              Charles Yu May 17, 2013 03:53 PM

              Well! My friend! God works in mysterious ways! The battery DIED when my last photo was taken!! Ha!!

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                Yongeman May 17, 2013 05:34 PM

                Wow! You are really blessed, Charles. Good for you.

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