The New Bohemian

October 27, 2010
I had dinner at The New Bohemian tonight with my parents. I've been wanting to try this restaurant for a while, but didn't get around to it. We ordered a warm chickpea salad ($5) as our appetizer. The baby spinach and cherry tomatoes were very fresh, and the chickpeas were very flavourful with the roasted garlic and lemon olive oil.

For our main course, we ordered the Moroccan Tagine for Two ($29.75). There was a variety of meat including braised lamb shank, stewed meat, and free range chicken. The meat was served with grilled flatbread, dried fruit couscous, braised lentils, pickled cabbage, and golden cauliflower. There were also a small cucumber salad and a citrus yogurt spread on the side. The meat was very well-flavoured and tender, and came off the bone quite easily. The flatbread was very good, and went well with the meat and the lentils. The cucumber salad was a mixture of diced up veggies and sauce, which was quite tasty as well. The most surprising part was how good the cauliflower was. I really don't like cauliflower because of the grassy taste, but this was amazing! I actually liked it! The one thing I didn't enjoy was the couscous, but that's just personal preference.

We also got the daily special for Wednesday: 1/2 a pound of mussels and 1/2 pound of fries for $7. We chose the braised celery, leek and fennel cream sauce. The mussels were plump and juicy, and the sauce was very rich and creamy. But the fries were nothing special, and tasted a bit overcooked.

We asked for the bill, but then the waitress brought us the dessert menu and I couldn't resist getting the creme brulee trio ($6.50). The 3 flavours were espresso, white chocolate and vanilla bean. I liked the vanilla bean the most. The espresso was also quite good, but the white chocolate was a bit too sweet.

Overall it was a very good meal. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. Definitely a place to revisit.

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