We'd read a couple weeks ago in the Toronto Star about The Caledonian, a Scottish pub in our 'hood (College/Ossington).
Gord was intrigued because they offered a beer he hadn't had before and can't buy in the liquor store.
We checked it out this afternoon.
Gord started with a traditional Ebulum - Elderberry Black Ale.
I had my usual Keith's ... yum!
As an appetizer, Gord ordered a Scotch Egg (a hard-boiled egg, wrapped in sausage, breaded and flash-fried, then baked. Served with organic greens).
I had a bite and it was good.
We both ordered Fish & Chips (fresh haddock in their own Caledonian beer batter, served with hand cut chips and homemade tartar sauce).
It was delicious!
We were full but had to check out dessert.
I ordered the Deep-Fried Mars Bar (served with ice cream and butterscotch sauce) only because I've never had one before.
It was interesting ... I doubt I'd order it again.
Gord ordered the Bread and Butter Pudding (homemade bread and butter pudding made with Innis & Gunn beer aged in 21-year-old Highland casks).
He loved it!
The hospitality was excellent. The owner, Donna, greeted us as we came in the door and stopped by our table a few times to see how things were going. She said good-bye when we left. Our server, Beth, arrived in Canada from Scotland a couple months ago and started working there on Tuesday. She was awesome and took such good care of us. Such a nice place ... I'll be back.
As we were walking home, we went past by the Brass Taps ... and spied our pal, Mark. We stopped in and had a couple drinks with him.
Here we are ... Gord, me and Mark.
Thanks for driving us home, Mark!