Despite having heard about it numerous times, I hadn’t made it out to Niagara Street Café until late last November. Boy, was I sorry that there weren’t any earlier visits. With time ticking away, I thought I’d post this sooner than later; it’s Chef Liu’s last week, and here’s why you want to check NSC out if you can!
Roasted cauliflower soup. Really quite smooth and lovely. Nice flavours.
Grilled sturgeon tripe & chorizo pork belly. With preserved lemon, olives, kiwi berries, toasted almonds, chick peas, Rossy’s hot sauce (really good – need to buy some of this!). Pork belly – how can you go wrong?
Slow Roasted King’s View Lamb’s Shoulder with butternut squash dumplings, roasted chestnuts, caramelized quince, dried plum, natural jus.
Crispy Brussels Sprouts. Chili, lemon, garlic. There were many sprout leaves that ate like chips. Good stuff.
Bacon apple cake with creme fraiche and salted caramel. This was really nice. Sweet, with just enough salt, and a dollop of cream to balance things out.
Sorry for the abbreviated post. Just wanted to get this out so you can all see – and perhaps taste – Chef Liu’s dishes from the Niagara Street Cafe kitchen!
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January 23, 2012 at 6:53 pm
I live in the ‘hood and have never been. I’ve gotta fix that!
January 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm
Go this week Teena! I hear Nick’s last day is on Sunday…
May 17, 2012 at 9:04 pm
Toronto King West is one of my favourite neighbourhoods and I have no idea why I have never eatten here! it all looks AMAZING! thanks for this post!