Globe Bistro (124 Danforth Avenue) (Winterlicious)

We went here for Winterlicious and were quite impressed, a really good deal for the price. The atmosphere is nice, although the lighting is a little too low (a common theme, it seems). We both had scallops (two fairly small ones) for starter which were nicely seared and served with the requisite bacon (nice and crispy) and some good sunchoke and orange purees. For main, braised beef short rib, which was also very pleasant, although paired with a strange muscovado-based puree which didn’t do anything for me. Dessert was slightly less successful; I opted for the whisky toffee pudding over the cardamom apple tart, figuring neither were likely to taste much like whisky or cardamom but that the toffee pudding was likely a safer bet, which turned out the be the smart move. The highlight was the chocolate and oatmeal stout (which gave the chocolate an extra bitterness – something I like very much) mouse (foam?) that topped the pudding. The lady chanced the cardamom apple tart, which did not pay off and she sent it back. The server was very polite at this point and readily allowed the substitution of the apple for the toffee without making any fuss.

I’d be glad to go back and pay full price one day.

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