Saturday, December 8, 2012

Restaurant Review: The Burger Cellar

A little more than a week ago John and I went out for dinner to celebrate the end of my 8-shifts-in-a-row.
We decided to try The Burger Cellar, a restaurant in the neighbourhood that we'd been meaning to check out for awhile.
After making the waiter come back several times we finally decided on a wine. We went with a pinot noir from Kacaba.
The selling point was the winery - it was one of the ones that we visited during our Niagara honeymoon weekend.
It wasn't the Cab Franc that we spent $45 on but this bottle was still good (and about the same price, thank you restaurant mark-ups). 

Feeling like I needed to live large with my upcoming big pay cheque, we ordered the Duck Poutine ($11) to start.
It was, in a word, phenomenal.
The duck was tender, the cheese curds and the gravy were both amazing.
The dish didn't last too long once it hit the table.
Having checked out the menu earlier, I was tempted by the write-up for the vegetarian option ($11):
"panko breaded golden fried patty of roasted red peppers, grilled zucchini, red onions, baby spinach, pumpkin, cream cheese, chick peas and kidney beans, topped with avocado and tomato relish and Woolwich Farm goat cheese"
It was really really good and very filling.
John opted for the meatier Burger Cellar Burger ($12):
"two-year old Bothwell smoked cheddar, apple cider bacon, sauteed mushrooms, chipotle BBQ sauce and a beer-battered onion ring"
And having taken a few bites from his I can confirm it was also delicious.
The place is lovely (we were seated right next to a fireplace) and the service was good.
I'd go back!

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