Posts Tagged ‘Gorp’

Aug
31


When I was 16 years old, I went on a 7 day canoe trip on Lake Temagami. I have fond memories of two things: Gorp and Bannock.

So when a new restaurant opened up called “Bannock” – I was all too happy to go, seeing as I hadn’t had bannock in a very very long time. (will not tell you how long..I’m so mean). I went with @livelovelearnTO who is from Australia and had never had bannock!!

I knew that I was going to order bannock but we also had a few other items as well.

Oh so fresh...

Appetizer 1:  Ontario tomatoes Рwith tarragon, soy bean hummus and hemp seed dressing ($9). No complaints.

Oh so colorful

Appetizer 2: Split pea fritters with kozliks mustard mayo and rocket ($9). It was ok – kinda looked better than it tasted. The pea fritters were a bit drier than I would have liked.

Mains:

I ordered Bannock Bannock – House smoked salmon, onion, cumin, cream cheese $14). It was nice but nothing over the top. However, someone is doing a really nice job in the kitchen of slicing all those vegetables paper thin!

Oh so pretty...

Anna ordered the winning dish: Pickerel taco and cucumber apple salad with caviar tartar ($11).

A winner!!

The taco was not your usually taco shell. The soft dough was phenomenal as the base for the perfectly cooked fish. (which I believe comes from Purdys). It was a dish that I would certainly order again.

Sadly, we didnt order any desserts. This just means that I have to return as I LOVE a good butter tart!!

Oops…forgot to mention the service: ¬†It was outstanding. I couldn’t even count how many times that I was asked if my water needed refilled.

Hope you get a chance to drop by Bannock sometime soon – there is also a grab ‘n go cafe in the event you don’t have time to sit down.

Congratulations to Oliver & Bonacini for opening up yet another fine restaurant.

Bannock..located inside the Hudson Bay Co. at 401 Bay St. (416-834-6996)

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