Sunday, September 14, 2008

40. USA: Southern Accent

Southern Accent
595 Markham Street
( Bloor & Bathurst, in Mirvish Village)
416 536 3211

To Southern Accent on a pouring wet Sunday night, when they offer a $19.95 prix fixe menu. We opt for al fresco New Orleans-style eating undercover to the sound of the delta blues. The place is busy but not crowded with a pleasant atmosphere. We start with a butternut squash soup, from the set menu, and crab cakes [pictured] with a ginger remoulade sauce, $8. This is an excellent start and we are willing them on - can they keep it up?
The first foot fault is they don't have my choice of wine, hardly a major ricket, so I settle for a half-litre of Portuguese red at $16. We also order southern-style brewed ice tea. I opt for Bourbon Street Chicken: blackened, boneless chicken breast, napped with fresh lemon beurre, served with fingerling potatoes and grilled baby bokchoy with chili brown sugar sauce. The Mrs goes for St Peter’s Street Ricotta Gnudi, with Enoki, Oyster & Cremini mushrooms in sherry sauce, served with sautéed green beans. They bring the wrong main course - and there is a short delay. Why don't waiters write things down? The dessert is a bread and butter pudding with bourbon - judged to be 'heavenly' - and home-made vanilla bean ice cream.
I am in good mood and apply the port test - yes, they do have a port to finish. The meal is $105 incl tip. Well worth the trip y'all.

Rating: Ambiance (4)
Service (3)
Food Presentation (3)
Food Quality (4)
Value for Money (4)

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