This has truly been a whirlwind birthday weekend for me and what better way to celebrate than with food as the main focus! My family and friends are totally wicked and just get me.
First it started off with a lovely business lunch at the Cambridge Club. We had quite a time trying to find the right set of elevators at the Sheraton Centre but once you do get up there, the Cambridge Club gives you this beautiful view (even with the swirling grey clouds!):
The service was friendly and quick and the meal was so good I only captured dessert which was a delicious pecan pie:
Lunch was followed up with a great dinner at The Gabardine with the always adorable coco*a. They served a lot of great things at Gabardine but I would be remiss if I didn’t devote my review to their amazing dessert, Tres Leche Cake – with pineapple, toasted coconut and chocolate mole ganache:
When you slice into it the knife goes through like it’s just pound cake but when you get a bite in your mouth you realize its 75% soaked with creamy goodness. It is definitely more than it seems!
Saturday meant a revisit to Fabarnak which I’ve reviewed for brunch here before. There were a lot of great things on this visit but the stand out would have to be the open-faced brisket sandwich topped with gruyere cheese and sunny side up egg.
The bread was toasted perfectly and provided a satisfying crunch to every bite while doing a bang up job of absorbing all of the juices with out getting soggy!
Now I’m usually one who enjoys a hot dog after clubbing (as most are wont to do in Toronto) but I could totally get behind a poutine after party especially if it means bacon poutine, and yes please add maple syrup!
What? That’s not enough for you? Fine. Here’s the pulled pork madness:
Is it weird that I am planning my next dancing outing based on how close it is to Poutini’s?
The morning after brunch consisted of rolling out of bed (literally) and heading to the closest place possible which turned out to be the pretty awesome choice of Cabbagetown’s House on Parliament. If you want my original review from last spring you can get it here.
Let’s be honest. A Blanche de Chambly Beermosa is the perfect hangover cure to go with your Beau’s Breakfast! They know what they’re doing over at the Hop!
You would think after a dose of my favourite eggs benny with the best tomato chutney I would be raring to take back Sunday. Nope … the rest the day required lots and lots of sleep. Even Benny need to reenergize!
Thanks again for all who came to celebrate and greeted me on my birthday! I am truly blessed to have such wonderful friends and family!
‘Til next Brunch!!