Saturday, October 30, 2010

Another dinner at the Wallflower

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Hi Everyone!

You may remember that I recently went to The Wallflower Modern Diner and found the most super-awesome dessert ever -- Vegan Chocolate Cake!

Well, last last week I brought a couple of friends over to try it, and have dinner as well. This was, of course, to make up for the embarrassing show of muddy Gingerbread Pudding at the Hamilton Street Grill where the same friends had been recommended (by moi) to try it.
I felt badly at how it turned out, and hoped that Vegan Chocolate Cake would make it up. And it did!

The rest of our dinner there broke down as follows:

  • Stuffed Yorkies - $10 - roast beef stuffed yorkshires, horseradish mayo, au jus
  • Shrimp Bacon Avocado Wrap - $11 - shrimp, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, mayo, with fries, soup, or green salad
  • Vegan Portobello Burger - $11 - grilled portobello, balsamic, lettuce, tomato, onion, eggplant, with greens, soup or fries
  • Vegan Hummus Melt - $12 - foccacia, hummus, spinach, onion, mushroom, vegan mozza, with greens, soup, or fries
  • Peach Bread Pudding - $6

Stuffed Yorkies - Very dry beef, so you needed the jus for sure, except the yorkshire was larger than the little metal cup, so we got a spoon. The yorkshire sucks up the juice, but is spongy, so when you bite into it, it tends to be squished out. Everything's a bit chewy, so pass on the knife and fork and eat it like finger food, unless you want to end up butchering it on your plate. Sad to say, definitely not worth it, even if it were half price.

Shrimp Bacon Avocado Wrap - You get a HUGE wrap. Watch out! The biggest plate by far and for a lighter meal, one plate of this (the wrap is cut in half) could easily be shared by two people, especially if you go for the (baked) fries. This wasn't my order, but there looked like a goodly amount of shrimp on the inside. Taste-wise good, but not outstanding.

Vegan Portobello Burger - Deceptively big because of the puffy bun, but as meals go, it's a burger and it's average. Nothing too special here to write home about. It's a mushroom, one full cap.

Vegan Hummus Melt - I'm biased against that creepy-tasting vegan Daiya cheese, so I'll probably go for the normal version next time. This place is a fair sized serving of generous hummus on large wedges of foccacia. What they don't tell you is the heavy garlic taste. It's like having hummus on garlic bread. On the up side, the garlic taste helps with the funny cheese. If you're not into garlic, be careful. At $12, it's a fairly large plate, too, especially as it comes with a side. Of everything I've had at the Wallflower, I still have to go with this one as my favourite entree.

Fries - Get this at least once. Nothing special in taste, but as far as baked fries go, if you're not paying attention, you might well think they were your typical deep fried french fries, crispy on the outside. There's a difference, of course, but you might not notice it, and in any case, baked is better than deep fried as far as health goes. Downside: It's still potato and it still goes straight to your hips. If you don't need any more padding there, go for salad.

Peach Bread Pudding - Tough bread. Tastes like bread. The peach is on top and sort of token. Even with peach slices and some sort of juice all over it, this dessert was surprisingly bland. Give it a pass.

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