25.4.10

the hoof cafe








On Friday Geoff and I had lunch at The Hoof Cafe. There has been quite a lot of hype (as well as the usual negativity) about this place, and I wouldn't dare go on a weekend. I have to admit that it was one of the best restaurant meals I have had in a long time, with attentive, excellent service. It was quite an indulgence; I had the suckling pig benny, and Geoff had a risotto with ramps and the most finely-sliced pancetta I have ever seen, all for the price of a mediocre brunch from other restaurants. Afterwards we bumped into Carly and were so enthusiastic in our praise that she went there for lunch with a friend.

I grew up in a home where my former farmer parents made their own chorizo and cured their own prosciutto. I was a vegetarian for a few years, and there was nothing I missed more than charcuterie. Next time I think I will try the ploughman's plate.




REPLIES

Fee-AMore, Shokoofeh, marcia, Becky, sinnlighet: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures.

mon ami, cinta / sepi / sayu: I hope you find some!

nice-etc.com / caitlin: It is, isn't it? Seems that I can't get away from pink! The cat collage is from a piece of art I have by Sonja Alhers! I think I've posted it before.

Lisa Lisa Lisa: They certainly were delicious!

jackie: They taste very faintly of rosewater! Really amazing.

15 comments:

  1. Oh, I've been wanting to try it. I went to Union for lunch on Friday. It was terrific.

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  2. beautiful, beautiful pictures. that ceiling is gorgeous! do you know what the space was before it became the cafe?

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  3. That's a really beautiful place!

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  4. you must have the ploughman's plate!! one of the best i've had in the city.

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  5. oh i really love these photos!
    must visit where you live some day for multiple reasons.

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  6. Your photos are gorgeous and I love the metallic ceiling.

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  7. wow that looks like such a beautiful place! very impressed!
    we have a place that sort of reminds me of this..we've only been for brunch so far and it was delicious. we have a friend who has become a regular and last night he was telling us how the other day they randomly brought him a $20 ham complimentary and he broke veg for it! he said it was worth it haha still laughing about that.. what a crazy situation

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  8. It was such a nice surprise bumping into you and Geoff! Our lunch was soooo good. I had the risotto, like Geoff, and Jacob and I shared the ploughman's which was terrific! I want to go back right now.

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  9. Ohmygod, those ceiling tiles are to die for!

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  10. Oh! Another restaurant I must try. These pictures of yours are gorgeous. Seriously, don't stop taking cameras everywhere you go. The result is incredible!

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  11. What beautiful photos! I can't get over the ceiling tiles and the light fixtures. Swoon!

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  12. this place looks so amazing! if only i lived where you are!!! :) maybe i should plan a trip to toronto...
    j.

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  13. hey anabela! awesome pictures! what camera did you use?

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  14. i love your lca+ photos. i have one too, but my photos don't come out as crisp. any tips? what film do you use?

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