Gabardine

Not flashy and a bit tucked away amongst the massive office towers on Bay Street is Gabardine.  I first heard about this place from my colleague J who had a great dinner experience here so I decided to check it out with a couple of friends.  It was a packed house the atmosphere was casual but full of young hip bay streeters.  We started with some fancy cocktails (or libations as the trend setters call it).  Next came an appetizer, beer cheese croquettes which were crunchy and gooey on the inside!  But the best dish was the special of the night that I ordered, double fried chicken wings!  I have never had chicken wings as crispy as these.  The taste….definitely asian inspired with some heat and hoisin flavour sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds and julienned nori!  I wish this dish was permanently on the menu because I would be going back.  I will warn you that the portions are pretty large and saving room for dessert is worth it – especially if its for the chocolate terrine!  A restaurant I would definitely recommend!

Gabardine

Gabardine

Appetizer - deep fried beer cheese croquettes with maple mustard.

Appetizer – deep fried beer cheese croquettes with maple mustard.

What's a dinner with some unique libations - French Martini and Spiked Lemonade.

What’s a dinner with some unique libations – French Martini and Spiked Lemonade.

Gabardine's take on fried chicken on a cornmeal waffle with creamed collard greens and maple syrup.

Gabardine’s take on fried chicken on a cornmeal waffle with creamed collard greens and maple syrup.

Pan seared halibut with lentils and mushrooms.

Pan seared halibut with lentils and mushrooms.

The special for the night - double fried chicken wings with fries!

The special for the night – double fried chicken wings with fries!

A close up of the double fried chicken wing coated in nori and black and white sesame seeds!

A close up of the double fried chicken wing coated in nori and black and white sesame seeds!

Dessert - Chocolate Terrine, absolutely rich and delicious!

Dessert – Chocolate Terrine, absolutely rich and delicious!

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  • Irene Irene April 25, at 10:00

    OMG, yes, I will have to try these wings. :)

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