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If you haven’t noticed the pattern, I’m actually reluctant to eat at restaurants that don’t take reservations. I enjoy the comfort in knowing that a table will be ready for me at around the time I want, instead of having to live through the stress of lining up and waiting impatiently for people to pay the bill and servers to clear the table. Or I have to be early and wait for the restaurant to swing open the door right at 5 or 5:30pm. And that’s why it’s been awhile since I last went to Twisted Fork. They don’t take reservations.

But lucky me, working downtown and getting off work at 5, I was able to get to Twisted Fork right at 5:30pm, as the door opened, and checked out their Dine Out menu.

Twisted Fork Bistro Menu

And you must be wondering about the post title. When I was trying to look up the dishes on the menu in advance of the dinner, what they looked like and what other people thought about them, I couldn’t find anything online. No Twitter, no Instagram, not even Urbanspoon; that actually piqued my interest even more.

Food

Escargots on the menu? Sign me up! I was really surprised to see that on a Dine Out menu, but hey, I wouldn’t give up the opportunity to have them. The Escargot and Mushrooms was actually like a warm salad. Escargots were diced up and sauteed with mushrooms and arugula. The texture of mushrooms and escargots matched quite well, and the earthy flavour was nice. Mixing in the tomato sauce and putting them all on the baguette crostini was like building my own bruschetta. At certain bites, though, I couldn’t really tell which I was eating, mushrooms or escargots. I suspect there weren’t very many escargots on my plate.

Escargot and Mushrooms

The Braised Lamb Shank was filling! The lamb shank was braised beautifully, meat fell right off the bone. (more…)

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On one of my rare afternoons off, I finally got the chance to try the Twisted Fork. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a little restaurant tucked away along Granville, right before the bridge. It’s easy to miss if you’re not paying attention, but they do have their iconic fork sitting above the large window.

Crazy fork above!

We headed down around 12:30PM for a very late brunch on a Sunday, and it was a 45 min wait. Luckily, I wasn’t waiting alone so it wasn’t a big deal. I would say, most people who stuck around for the wait knew how good the food was.

The place was packed as expected. Interiors was small, cozy, with some unique decorations including a door up on the wall. The servers and the manager/owner were very friendly and informative.

Who doesn't love brunch?

I had the Eggs Benny with brioche. On top of my brioche was smoked salmon, poached egg, and hollandaise sauce with sides of sauteed spinach, baked beans, and hash browns. It was pretty damn near perfect. (more…)

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