So Kristina and I met up for a delicious dinner at Globe on the Danforth.
Globe Bistro is seductive in it's decor with chandeliers dimly illuminating the restaurant from the high ceilings to their minimalist art and chocolate furniture. They have upstairs seating with booths and even a tree that according to some of their staff people reserve as a spot to propose under. I would say this is a perfect place for a romantic date or a catch up with a small group of friends because of the intimate feel you get.
The philosophy of this restaurant is "Think Global, eat local!" where they source all their ingredients through local vendors and farmers.
Every dish they create they applied the philosophy even with a reduced summerlicious menu, We started with the following delicious appetizers:
Dry Aged Ontario Beef Carpaccio-Smoked cocoa rub, herb salad, Fifth Town Fellowship goat’s cheese and Maple Smoked Lake Erie Whitefish- Fresh pea dandelion slaw, Niagara Ice Wine vinaigrette. The carpaccio was soo good. The whitefish would've been amazing except there was a tiny fruit fly drowning in the sauce. But I got another one and the waiter had thoroughly checked it through and ensured i didn't have any extra protein in my dish.
The Whitefish went really well with the salad with peas.
For our mains we had Crusted Ontario Duck Breast, Thunder Oak celery root gratin, zucchini, purple basil shoots, Cherry Avenue Farms cinnamon cherry relish and Cumbrae’s Twice Cooked Skirt Steak, Smoked haystack potatoes, pickled shallot, grape tomato, organic spinach, Geai Bleu butter. I adore thunder oak cheese even though it may be a bit expensive to buy and I love duck so this was a very good dish. The twice cooked steak- was slowed cooked for 24 hours and then seared again - it was soo good- juicy and tender. My dessert was called the "Eton Mess" which I adored. It had strawberries, baked merigne in a black pepper soup. It was soo innvoative as it tickled your throat with the pepper. I loved it. Kristina had the chocolate torte which was very dense but we both preferred "Eton's mess".
Globe Bistro- 124 Danforth Avenue (Danforth and Broadview)