Parisian fare? Oui, s’il vous plaît!
I love everything Parisian, especially when combined with one of my favourite things — food! I stumbled across this restaurant a few months ago when they were in the early stages of building and renovating their space at the corner of Dundas and Carlaw. My friend lives in the building across, and I’m always keeping my eyes open for new restaurants because I love trying new things! So when I explored their Instagram page you can only imagine my excitement when I discovered that a modern French restaurant would be opening in one of my favourite neighbourhoods…I had to message my foodie partner Cynthia right away to clear her schedule because we were going on a new food-venture! The place had opened for a few months now, and we were finally able to have dinner at Gare De L’Est Brasserie in Leslieville.
Baguette and butter, more for me!
So here’s the spread that we ordered: foie gras au torchon, moules frites, and champignons bourguignon. It’s safe to say that we were full BUT the golden rule of any foodie is to always save room for dessert; in this case, a scrumptious peach tart (featuring the sweetest peaches of the season).
Everything was delicious! The Champignons Bourguignon is their version of boeuf bourguignon – this dish did not disappoint. The Moules Frites, which I tend to order all the time in French restaurants (because it’s one of my favourite dishes) left me wanting more! My only wish is that I had left more soup as a dip for my bread haha. Overall, this restaurant’s delicious food, excellent service, and the exquisite atmosphere are reminiscent of classic Parisian dining with a touch of modern fare that definitely has me hooked! Until next time…or as the French say, à la prochaine!
Gare de l’Est Brasserie
1190 Dundas St. East
Modern French Food