Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Beverly Hotel [Lunch]

The Beverly Hotel (@beverleyhotelTO) which is a 18-room boutique hotel that finally open after more than 2 years in the making. But of course I was there for the food and was excited to finally try Chef Eric Wood (@chefericwood) creations since he left Hawthorne by the time I went (post here).

The entire first floor was the hotel while the 2nd and 3rd floor house the hotel rooms with a rooftop bar/patio which you can take the tiny elevator up.

We went for lunch on a sunny Saturday but was disappointed that they only served a few grilled skewers on the rooftop patio and I wanted to try items from their menu instead.... so we skip the sunny patio and opted to stay in and we were the only one there.

Free re-fills of coffee and Ben probably end up drinking 3-4 cups which means it's pretty goof coffee.

Charred Edamame $6
~ red chili, walnut, Cape Breton salt, herbs
 This was very tasty and we can't help but keep devouring it. Unlike the boring steam plus salt version, this had a very nice pan-kiss to them with a very sticky thick sweet sauce to it with the perfect added crunch from the crushed walnut. I will definitely try replication this at home real soon.

Buttermilk Fried Quail $12
~ sumac + savory, fireweed honey, onion sprout
I just had to order this since I loved it back when I tried it at Hawthrone (post here) and loved it.
But unfortunately somehow, this was less crispy and even a bit soggy although the flavors are still there (>_<)

4 play @ Lunch $16
A quartet of samplings chosen by the chef daily and that day there was a refreshing light slaw + sauteed veggies & mushroom + Caborana pasta w/ bacon + grilled peach for dessert.
I was just in craving for pasta that day but would have otherwise miss the meat/protein here. 
I initially expected really small portion but it was rather large portion, so so that I have to have Ben finished it...  guess I couldn't have asked for a more perfect lunch at such a great price.

Beverly Burger $17
~ Guernsey cheese, bordelaise, pickle, watermelon, Kennebec Fries
Thought the meat was a bit overcook and dry but otherwise the combination of flavors were great. Love the refreshing burst of texture and flavor from the watermelon together with the strong Guernsey Cheese.

I have to say I love the fries here, it was incredibly well flavor with salt, pepper and herbs... you can basically munch on it even without ketchup.

Verdict :
Would definitely love to go back for dinner and try more dishes
But have to say service was a bit slow given that we were the only table.

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