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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Rediscovering Toronto and its little gems ~ Globe Bistro

Since making the move to the rolling hills of Caledon's country side about six years ago our rare trips to the city have been mainly to visit friends, check in on my home in the city, and medical appointments, without much time to do any exploring. And when we did venture out - especially to enjoy a meal it was to places we both had frequented and knew. But this was about to change.

image via Globe website
Having spent most of this past winter's months in the city over seeing the finishing renovations at my Toronto home, Mr. G. and I had the opportunity to really get out and explore. And on a cold snowy day in April stumbled across this little gem on the Danforth, literally minutes from my city home.


We started with some delicious Canadian oysters.... 


and the most fabulous Canadian 4 cheese board (French friend Victoria would be impressed) I have encountered at at restaurant in a very long time:
Earth Chardonnay Chevre - soft rind goat's cheese that has been washed with earth chardonnay; Upper Canada Comfort Cream - a soft unctuous camembert with a thick bloomy rind and flavours of truffles and an intense buttery palate; Ontario Stilton - sharp and piquant, flavours of slate, made in the English way; Lankaaster - a hard cheese, made in Dutch style. Sharp, salty with crumbly texture. 
Now if that was not enough to get our taste buds excited ... the accompaniments were absolutely divine ~ tobacco poached pear, honey walnuts - from their own roof top bee-hives, apricot, and honey and the bread crisps were crunchy and soft at the same time - PERFECTION!!! 

My little masterpiece .... did I mention that the honey comes from their own roof top bee-hives? I couldn't stop talking about the honey ... scrumptious.


When going out to eat if we are not taking a taxi ~ Mr. G and I take turns being the designated driver. This time it was moi. Mr. G could not decide on which wine to accompany his dinner ... our waiter quickly solved the challenge with providing a sampling of the trio. The friendly and inviting service we received all evening was second to none...


When my dinner arrived I was beyond excited ... the wellington country filet with herbed Yukon gold frites, arugula pickled mushroom and caramelized onion butter - was grilled to heavenly medium rare.

Mr. G was equally delighted with his - 6 oz. Wellington County Beef, pommes puree, spinach smoked marrow ravioli and Northern Woods mushroom jus.

To complete our extraordinary meal experience Mr. G and I shared a caramelized apple cake - Niagara apple, honey comb toffee crunch and house mascarpone. 

Our experience at Globe was amazing ... from the moment we stepped in - to the fabulous service we received and to the mouth watering meal ... there is nothing lacking at this little gem on Danforth. The menu has something for everyone - whether you are looking to enjoy a special evening in their dinning room or kicking back in the wine bar (where we sat) for a full meal or just to enjoy a light meal Globe is it.

If you have not discovered Globe I highly recommend to add to your must try list, especially if you enjoy local seasonal food that has been prepared from scratch. Globe showcases the best that Canada has to offer! their motto "Think global. Eat local" is also their philosophy.

Whether for an intimate dinner with your sweetheart or kicking back with friends you will not be disappointed.

I'm looking forward to catching up with some girlfriend's this summer kicking back with the cheese board, some wine (it will be a taxi afternoon..) , oysters and the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. I understand that Globe offers an amazing week-end brunch ... and look forward to checking it out as well.

Oh and did I mention they make their own honey from their own roof top bee-hives?

You can learn more about Globe by visiting their website, FB page, or on Twitter

Enjoy...

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3 comments:

  1. Your photos make the food look scrumptious, as do your words. And I note the honey is from their roof top hives, yes, you did mention it. LOL

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  2. I've seen this but have never been! LOOKS SO GOOD! nice photos girl! xox

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  3. Dearest Celia,
    This kind of food does bring back memories of a Michelin star restaurant in my Province where we went with best friend Ellie and husband Mathieu. Such a cheese platter is so lovely and all the food you showed us here is. So glad you discovered such a gem and even so close by.
    Hugs to you both!
    Mariette

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