March 26, 2013

Prohibition Gastrohouse

Sandy, Mel and I tried out Prohibition Gastrohouse for a belated birthday celebration.
Mel had the open-faced sloppy joséphine ($15) - duck fat confit lamb shank, spicy antipasto-aioli, shredded iceberg and focaccia. She particularly liked the bread. Unfortunately, I didn't try any of it because of the lamb. 
Sandy and I shared two things- the first being the funghi flatbread ($17) with woodland mushrooms, chèvre noir, grand chevalier chèvre, garlic paste, truffle oil, caramelized onion and fresh thyme. This came highly recommended by Sandy's co-worker, but unfortunately, neither of us read the description properly. It turned out that chèvre was French for goat cheese, something that both of us hated! Anyway, we tried our best to pick off all the cheese, but despite our best efforts, we still weren't able to. In the end, we gave two slices to Mel.
We also shared the Buckingham blanket ($14)- rare flank steak, arugula, caramelized onions, wasabi-aioli, Yorkshire wrap and red-wine jus. I was intrigued by the concept of a Yorkshire wrap, but was somewhat disappointed that it was pretty much like a regular pita. The filling was nice, but the flavours were a little one-note. I wished the caramelized onions were sweeter. That said, I did enjoy dipping my sandwich into the red wine jus. The side of fries was pretty good and we pretty much finished it all. We originally wanted to try the desserts, but Mel was stuffed and none of the options enticed me. On the whole, I thought the food here was decent, but nothing really wowed me. But to be fair, I can't really give a sound assessment because the only thing I could judge was the Buckingham blanket. In the future, I'll be more careful about ordering things with goat cheese. 
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  1. Everything was salty but I still like this place =P

    1. I swear only the cheese was salty and we took it all off...