| Gare de l’est |

Gare de l’est opened up last year in my lovely neighborhood.  We finally went last week for an impromptu dinner with friends.  As I’ve mentioned before, french food tops the list as my favorite food group (wink) so I was totally excited to try this brasserie which serves up traditional french fare.  All in all, everything was delicious & fresh with perfect portions.  I left feeling extremely satisfied with my meal.  The service was bar none as well.  Definitely be back again soon, next time to try their brunch!  Ps – pics are of what my friends & I ate, I did not order all although I had a bite of everything as I always do!  Gare de l’est – 1190 Dundas East, Leslieville

Cured salmon gravlax, capers, fennel, cucumberBeet salad, watercress, greens, cashewsSalad special of the evening, tomatoes, greens, goat cheeseConfit de canard (duck confit) roasted onion, charred rapini, pomme pureeSpecial of the evening, roasted lamb, cauliflower puree, friseeTarte au citronRemeaux au chocolat