110 Murray Street
Signature Drink: Canadian wine
Signature Dish: Charcuterie bar
Dinner & drinks for 2: $90
After taking an initial glance at the Murray Street restaurant menu, you'll see that you're in for a culinary adventure featuring local and seasonal cuisine. Trust the chef and be prepared for amazing and bold flavours to please your palate.
To start, I ordered Poutine ($10). This is not traditional heavy fries-and-gravy fare, but lightened with herb spaetzle instead of potatoes and then enhanced with shredded duck confit along with goat cheese curds making them uniquely mouth-watering. My dinner companion ordered duck wings ($12) propped up stylishly like a teepee and drenched in local birch syrup and chili, surprisingly finger-licking good with a sharp blue cheese sour cream sauce.
For the main course, I ordered Cornish game hen ($25) served with chard and spaetzle that made a good first impression but by the end was too rich and buttery. After hearing oohs and ahhs across the table, I dug my fork into the Fish ’n’ Chip ($28) plate and immediately felt dish envy. The Walleye fish was pan-fried and baked, perfectly seasoned and served with a single, baked French fry made with riced Yukon gold potatoes.
Not to be missed was the honey and lavender ice-cream sandwiched between two ginger cookies ($8).
Murray Street restaurant treats its customers to food that is adventurous, but best of all delicious.
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