Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Gabardine

I finally made my way to The Gabardine (@thegabardine) last month since I was craving for some indulgent comfort food. It's not a typical restaurant you'll expect to find in the Financial district and it also just so happen to be within 3-5 mins walking distant from Eaton Centre which is perfect for a shopaholic like me (^_^)

We arrived there at around 8:30pm on a Friday night and still manage to get a table without reservation (lucky us). I have only manage to snap one picture of the interior since the waitress advice me not to but feel free to take picture of the food.

 Fielding Estate Winery 2011Rock File Pinot Gris
As usual we love supporting local and not only was it tasty but super affordable. I made a mental note to visit this winery one day :)

Ploughman's Lunch $19
We decided to share this and although it's not the fest terrine/pate I had, it was pretty good and I especially enjoy their pairing of the jelly/compote and fruits

Mac and Cheese w/ breadcrumb crust $16 (w/ Smoked Ham $18)
This is probably their most popular dish, so we couldn't resist since we were craving for some comfort food after all and this is the ultimate comfort food.
I personally thought that the ham was necessary but apparently the bf thought differently, so he ended up eating most of the ham :)

I don't know about you but I love picking on the side for the crispy/burn cheese =P

Rich creamy deliciousness

Crispy Sweetbread w/ Garlic Scapes, Black Bean Sauce
I totally forgot to ask about the special and then saw this on tweeted feed, seeing the sweetbread we just have to order it. The sweetbread was really delicious but I though the back bean sauce was way too salty and overpowering (>_<)

Deep Fried Black Currant Toutons w/ Maple Caramel, Devon Cream & Black Current Jelly $9
This was served piping hot, perfect contrast with the cold cream and the tart jelly balance out the sweetness brilliantly. This was my first time having toutons which is basically frying bread dough, it was slightly more chewy taht I expected.

Verdict :
Very friendly and attentive service.
Great food and very affordable wine list
Love teh laid back atmosphere to enjoy some comfort food without breaking the bank.
I will definetly go back
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    1. I see myself going back in winter quite often =P

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