August 11, 2011

Eating in Waterloo (Day 2)

I've been to Village Crêperie before for dinner, but this time I came for lunch. 
I thought the salt and pepper shakers were very cute.
Of course, we ordered galettes (buckwheat crêpes) for lunch. My friend opted for poulet chimichurri: garlic balsamic roasted organic chicken breast, with aged white cheddar, mozzarella, red onion, lettuce , chimichurri dressing and topped with house-made chili sauce. I had a couple of bites and the flavours were very Mexican to me. The galette was huge and she struggled to finish it.
For myself, I chose saumon avec le dressage de pomme, de Dijon et de citron: wild pacific salmon filet in a crêpe topped with an apple, grainy Dijon and citrus dressing. Strangely enough, I couldn't detect any hint of apple in the galette, not in its actual form nor in the sauce. Nevertheless, I loved the grainy Dijon sauce and the buckwheat crêpe was really tasty. However, the salmon was slightly overcooked for me, and the side salad was also under dressed.
All in all, a very filling and delicious lunch. Everything tasted healthy and wholesome, and we were pleased with the food.
Village Creperie on Urbanspoon
For dinner, we went to Wildcraft because it was close to where I live.
I love Wildcraft's flatbreads, so I'm excited to try a new variation- pear and stilton with fontina cheese, prosciutto, caramelized onion, roasted garlic and watercress. This is possibly my favourite flatbread that I've tried so far. I just loved the combination of the savoury prosciutto and sweet pear. I normally am not a big fan of prosciutto, but that intense flavour really worked here with the intensely sweet pear. The roasted garlic added an incredible aromatic dimension and everything was absolutely delicious!
My friend ordered the pan seared Atlantic salmon- fennel-spiced with butternut squash purée, roasted endive, caramelized leeks, Brussels sprouts, heidelberg double smoked bacon, roasted potatoes and fresh chili yogurt. The fish was well-cooked, but above all, the veggies were outstanding, particularly the caramelized leeks and Brussels sprouts. I didn't care for the smoked bacon and chili yogurt, but other than that, all the elements worked really well together. I usually don't like having fish at a restaurant, but I would actually consider re-ordering this plate of food.
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