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Last Friday my husband and I had a little dinner date at Absinthe, a restaurant in Hintonburg on Wellington St. I've driven or walked by it I don't know how many times and never had dinner there. So it was about damn time. And OMG what was I waiting for?!?! Dinner was phenomenal. Every single bit of it. Absinthe is now on my list of top 10 favourite restaurants. So without further ado, here is what we ate and drank...

a little amuse-bouche of...tiny cheese biscuits 

 ~ grapefruit gimlet = grapefruit vodka, fresh lime juice, agave nectar ~ 

~ bitter old mule = absinthe, the kraken spiced rum, domaine de canton, orange bitters, ginger ale ~ 
(my husband had a hard time getting this down)


~ beet salad = goat cheese & walnut & creme fraiche tart, apple fritter, smoked beets, pickled beets, walnut emulsion ~
( one of the best appetizers I have ever had )

~ absinthe steak frites = hangar steak served medium rare, frites, horseradish aïoli, sautéed green beans ~

~ stuffed chicken breast = goat cheese, granny smith apple and squash stuffing, succotash, yukon gnocchi, rosemary jus ~
( one of the best chicken dishes I've ever had ) 

~ warm dark chocolate fondant = dark chocolate, ice cream, chocolate sauce ~

~ crème brûlée = tahitian vanilla with gingerbread cookie ~

Reader Comments (1)

Hubby and I did our anniversary there last year.
We really enjoyed it!
I am reminded, that we should probably do that again soon.

16 May 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIn My Wheele House

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