Tag Archive | Fish and Chips

Off The Hook Gourmet Fish’n’Chips

Thanks to another deal voucher, my hubby and I checked this place out. They’re located just south of Danforth on Broadview, in a small location, with a few eat-in seats.

After perusing the menu, we decided to start with the gluten free fried calamari with cucumber cilantro dipping sauce. It was ok…fried calamari is still a hit and miss food for me. I have yet to have some that blows me away, but I keep trying nonetheless. Maybe I just like grilled calamari better? Who knows!! The breading was light…but slightly on the tasteless side? Maybe that’s what I didn’t like about it? But that’s just me!! You could love it right? 🙂

We then ordered the halibut with fries, creamy coleslaw and chipotle mayo dipping sauce. HOLY halibut!! The piece was big…for me at least, and it came with a good amount of fries. Since I had eaten fried calamari before hand, I did take the top half of the batter off the halibut. The fish was perfectly cooked in it’s batter shell, that was crisp and light. It was the kind that wasn’t overly thick, so that the fish itself gets lost in it – ya know? The coleslaw was lightly creamy…just the way I like it!! The fries were hand cut and that’s the best kind 🙂 And the chipotle mayo dipping sauce was SPICY!! But we enjoyed it 🙂 They do have a list of other dipping sauces, including traditional tartar sauce, so no need to fear!! Though it is a bit pricy, at $13…well…let me rephrase that…it’s a bit pricy for us LOL Over all it tasted good, and if I went there again, I’d order the halibut again or give the mahi mahi  a try. So, if you you’re ever in the area, make a note to visit Off the Hook 🙂

Off the Hook Gourmet Fish’n’Chips

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Redpath Waterfront Festival – June 23, 2012

So, my hubby and I decided to head down to the festival, for a change of scenery and for some food!! It was a super sunny, gorgeous day out, and we had a great time strolling along the waterfront 🙂

There were beautiful ships out on the lake, which made for some great scenery and photography, while we walked and ate 🙂

We also came down for, the East Coast inspired food, and we weren’t disappointed. We first tried the ‘Fish Tip & Fries’, and the fish was super nummy!! The batter was so thin, and it didn’t overpower the fish at all. We actually just squeezed the lemon over the fish, and ate it like that, since it was so flavourful – it didn’t need the tartar sauce. The fries were the frozen kind, which I forgive, because the fish made up for it in spades 🙂

We then tried out the Lobster Roll, they were offering there too. I hadn’t had one, since I vacationed on the East Coast, in my teen years. It also didn’t disappoint. There was a touch of mayo, but it was ALL lobster, and it was sweet and moist – just like it should be 🙂

A little while later we were surprised by a free sampling of Smoke’s Poutinerie…HELLO!! It was buffet style, so you could make your own poutine concoction. So, I put their famous pulled pork and gravy over their fresh cut fries and cheese curds. Funny thing is, we found out about them a couple weeks ago, on a show called EAT ST. – on The Food Network. We were intrigued by them, and with good reason!! We’re now hooked and will be patroning their store front in the near future. The pulled pork was slightly sweet and perfectly cooked – which was a great compliment to their gravy. If you ever check them out, you won’t be disappointed!! 🙂

All in all, it was a great day and festival. We got to walk off, the scrumptious food we ate, by the waterfront. And enjoyed walking through all the vendors, that were there selling their beautiful wares. If you choose to go to the festival next year, I’m sure you’ll have a great time too!!

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Redpath Waterfront Festival