Saturday, March 31, 2012

Monk's Kettle, Toronto, ON

After Gord and I left the Old Mill Inn Spa, we walked west along Bloor Street W.

We stopped at Monk's Kettle for an early supper.

It bills itself as a "craft beer emporium" ... needless to say, Gord was excited!

We sat at a table in the front ... here's Gord.

In addition to having a menu of beer, they also have some posted on a board.

I ordered chicken wings with a Bourbon Chipotle sauce and a side order of fries.

The wings were good. I'm not a fan of battered wings but liked these ones. The sauce was tasty and had a bit of a kick. There were 12 drummettes and they were a decent size. They must have been sitting for a while, though, because they could have been hotter. The fries were good but expensive at $6.

Gord ordered wings with a dry rub (his were good too) and Tempura Shrimp.

He enjoyed them.

My one complaint would be the service. Mike was the server/bartender. Though friendly enough, he didn't seem to know much about the food. I had asked him some questions about a couple of the sauces and he had to check with the cook. Also, he wasn't very prompt in ensuring we had drinks. At one point, my glass was empty for a while and he never asked me if I wanted a refill. He wasn't very quick in removing our empty plates either ... I ended up putting them on the table next to me to get rid of them. It's not like the place was packed ... there were never more than seven people there.

I'd go back to the Monk's Kettle for the atmosphere and food ... hopefully the service will be better.

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