Saturday, June 13, 2009

Niagara Tour - About Thyme Bistro

I was extremely excited to visit this restaurant. I heard about it from a lady we met a few months ago from a very prestigious producer, and I've been lusting for it ever since. This bistro specializes in local food, and reputation holds that they are very, very, religious about the provenance of their ingredients. What's even more impressive is that they have a wine list of exclusively wines from Lincoln. That's right, it's not just about having wines from Niagara, they have to be specifically from Lincoln.

We started with a spinach salad with bacon, curry melon soup, and crap cake on filo. Delicious on all counts. The salad was so fresh, with delicious dressing on feta cheese and what I think are either figs or dates. For entrées, a duck leg confit, seared trout fillet, and cured meat pizza. Very impressive. The duck was cooked perfectly. Leg very crisp on the outside, tender inside. The breast cuts were deliciously medium-rare and so flavoursome. The fish was so delicately cooked, with incredible trout flavour. The cheese on the pizza was delicious. Bouncy crust, just fantastic.

2008 Kacaba Vineyards

I ordered a bottle of riesling that I've never tasted before, the 2008 Kacaba Vineyards Reserve Riesling. Perfectly simple wine - what it lacks in minerality and complexity, it makes up nicely in great varietal character and balance. Lots of tangy fruit, sweetness nicely balanced by the high acid, with a long, tingly finish.

Very impressed by this restaurant. I definitely want to go back. It's in a somewhat obscure part of town, but the trip is worth it. And the wine list...fantastic!

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