L'Ouvrier is French for worker and is an homage to Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London, where the following passage can be found: “The cook does not look upon himself as a servant, but as a skilled workman; he is generally called ‘UN OUVRIER’
We order duck as one of our entrees which has crispy skin but is a little on the dry side which was a bit disappointing. The portion size was big and the compliments of kale and potatoes tossed in duck fat (mmm) on the plate were nice. Our other entree was seared scallops which are tender and flavourful on a bed of coucous
Again with all new restaurants, I always come back to try them again a few months down the road when more of their growing pains have been sorted. I was also distracted by good company so unfortunately my memory of the food is distant and not very specific.
Definitely one of the new hotspots, lots of people, busy and noisy but a fun place for a cocktail and catch up!
*** 1/2 stars
791 Dundas St. W, (Palmerston and Dundas)