Trying new restaurants around town is fun but sometimes, revisiting old favourites is very enjoyable too. I had a lovely dinner at JK Wine Bar with EC tonight. It's been a few months since we last chatted so we had lots to catch up. When we were taking baking classes together in GBC, we got to meet up once every week. Now that I've completed my certificate requirement, we don't see each other as often as we used to.
I ordered the grilled flat bread with three kinds of spreads, grilled sardine with salsa verde, and chicken stew on polenta. EC had the black cod in crab broth and entrecote de boeuf. I normally wouldn't order grilled flat bread. However, since I arrived a little too early, it was a nice snack to munch on while I waited with my glass of wine. When the dish arrived, I was overwhelmed by the rosemary "incense"...the sprig was smoking like crazy. However, one bite into the fluffy warm bread with the delicious spread quickly put away any doubts about the silly presentation. It was absolutely tasty. The sardine was okay but the chicken stew was another winner. I recently developed a preference for the creamy rich taste of polenta. The tomato-based stew was chokeful of shredded chicken and olives. Garnished with some crunchy croutons (they weren't croutons nor lardons...should have saved the menu), this dish was pure comfort food.
One thing to note though, it is much more comfortable to visit JK Wine Bar on weeknights. The place felt more relaxing and there's no huge lineup for seats.
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