Friday, August 20, 2010

La Brasserie



La Brasserie is a small casual restaurant on Davie with a limited menu. I was expecting a simple no-frills lunch experience, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and presentation of the food. And their ice cubes were white instead of clear! It's funny how we get used to seeing things a certain way, and all of a sudden when they look different we find them strange.


I had already decided on the mussels and fries ($15) because of the great mussels I had at Chambar. And these mussels tasted just as good, if not better. The portion was smaller, but Chambar's mussels were $22 so that was reasonable. The dish also came with a tasty piece of bread and a bowl of fries.


The fries were unimpressive, but the ketchup and mayo surprised me. My guess is that they were made in-house, because they didn't taste like their commercial counterparts. The ketchup had a hint of fresh tomatoes, and reminded me of seafood sauce with a peculiar taste that might not suit everyone. The mayo didn't really taste like anything... It was just a creamy white gel. I didn't find either one particularly good (I guess my taste buds are accustomed to the commercial versions), but they definitely taste a lot more fresh and healthy.


My dad opted for the suckling pig sandwich ($13). The bun was done very nicely, lightly toasted yet still soft inside. The pork was cut into little cubes, but was not very tender. The dish also came with salad and fries.


My mom ordered the vegetarian du jour ($11): a quiche with glazed carrots and a side of salad. I tried a bit of the quiche and it was very good. The crust was flaky and the filling was not oily at all. I haven't tried the salad, but my mom said that the sauce was most likely made in-house because it was very light and fruity.


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