Last Updated: September 30, 2016
Potée Auvergnate, Grandpa Henri’s Pork Hotpot with Cabbage and Garden Vegetables ($35). Dubbed as a French version of our Chinese Bak Kut Teh (pork ribs soup), this is a rather light broth with ingredients like cabbage, potatoes, chestnuts, meat sausage and of course pork ribs that are cooked for hours.
No strong pepper taste though. This evokes a feel of European nostalgia, although there isn’t much wow factor other than the well cooked tender meat. Tastes quite like Chinese ABC soup too.
Onglet a l’echalote et pommes de terre sautees, Hanger Steak, Shallot Confit and Roasted Potatoes ($34). Australian Hanger steak cut served medium rare, perfect to pair with a glass of house wine. Really flavorful meat in roasted jus, served with classic roasted potatoes. Not as tender as other hanging tenders I’ve tried, but flavourfully combined with beef jus and shallots that add some sweetness. Nonetheless a pretty good deal for that price.
Mille-feuille creme vanilla et framboises, Vanilla Cream and Raspberry Mille-Feuille ($14). Crisp puff pastry with alternating layers of vanilla custard and raspberry sauce. Just the right portion without feeling too overwhelming for desserts. Comes with a scoop of raspberry sorbet so refreshing and tangy that could cause a mild temporal facial distortion.
Mousse au chocolat et crumble chocolat, Dark Chocolate Mousse and Chocolate Crumble ($14). Thick luscious dark chocolate mousse paired with brownie crumbles and nut glazed chocolate pieces giving a variety of texture (by gibbs). A straight flight to dessert heaven indeed.
Brasserie Gavroche has an amazing European ambiance and provides impeccable service to their guests. The dishes served are rustic styled with that fine French finish. An appealing choice for a romantic date or dinner. I will definitely be back to indulge in more of their signature dishes.