Thursday, May 24, 2012
An Amazing Meal at The Peasant Cookery
The "Explore" program that I am currently enrolled in provides all my meals, which is both good and bad. Good, because the University gives me lots of options and so far it has been very easy to continue eating a vegetarian diet, despite being away from home and not being able to make any of my meals. But also bad, because it lessens the chances of me eating meals at some of Toronto's finest restaurants. I can make you one promise though. I will be going to Canada's Wonderland for sure and have already promised one of the other participants (Salute Yuriy!) that I will eat a funnel cake while I am there.
But now for some even more exciting news! I went to The Peasant Cookery with two great friends of mine, Colin from cenquist.com, and Adrian from adriantrimble.com, and if you would like to read their reviews of the meal, click here and here. I feel as though I can sum up my meal in one word, magnificent. My meal at The Peasant Cookery was truly a great experience and I hate that it took me so long to eat there. I can't thank Colin enough for suggesting we go there to write a review.
Here are some photos of the dishes I ate that evening. Above is a photo of the French Onion Soup, which was great and not too salty, a problem you can often find in restaurants.
The Fig Tree not recommended them and explained that they were "like little pillows of heaven". And indeed, they were! Golden brown on the outside, soft and delicate on the inside, and with just a hint of cheesiness, these were absolutely delicious.
Above is a photo of the chocolate pot served with biscotti, the waiter's favourite dessert, and now my favourite dessert. But seriously, what's not to love about a warm and chocolatey twice baked cookie served with a pot of rich and creamy chocolate?
Overall, things that night couldn't have been better. The food was great, the servers were lovely and very helpful, and the price was surprisingly low.
The Peasant Cookery is located downtown at 283 Bannatyne Avenue. If you are interested in looking at the menu for The Peasant Cookery, click here.
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