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May 16, 2013 08:09 PM

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

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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  1. 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.

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

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      1. re: magic

        Those Madelines are calling out to me as well :)

      2. Didn't you have a bad experience there before?

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        1. re: MissBingBing

          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.

        2. Scary?

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

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          1. re: Sadistick

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

            1. re: Charles Yu

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

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

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            1. re: Yongeman

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

              1. re: Charles Yu

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