So, when my dear friend said she wanted to go to Chambar for her birthday, the little kid inside of me did a happy dance at the thought of getting to go there for dinner.
For those of you who have been there before, I know your salivary glands have started working overtime, so do yourself a favour and treat yourself to a night out. For those of you who haven't been there, go home, cross out the top restaurant on your "must-try" list, and replace it with Chambar. It's a must.
I have to apologize as the photos don't do the food half the justice that it deserves and I didn't take half as many photos as there were delicious meals. I got too caught up in enjoying the fun of the evening and meeting some lovely new people! The bottom line: whatever you order, you can't go wrong.
Salade agre-douce: Belgian endive, golden beets, grapefruit, lingonberries, picked greens, burnt bread, buttermilk honey and citrus vinaigrette. ($12). This looked divine!
My Congolaise Moules Frites: mussels, tomato coconut cream, smoked chili, lime, cilantro. ($23) Oh Congolaise Moules Frites...the world wouldn't be the same without you! I absolutely love this meal and when I say love it's an understatement. The only thing that is wrong with this dish is that you don't get a loaf of bread with it to sop up all of the delicious broth after you've polished off the mussels. Note: this portion is not for the weak of heart. Every time I've had it, I've questioned whether I'm going to be able to finish my plate...and that's a rarity! PS - I don't know how they make their fries, but even they are abnormally delicious!
My Sandwich Glacée. Imagine sour cherry ice cream shaped into an ice cream sandwich patty, with a thin layer of crushed peanuts on either side and a disc of heavenly chocolate on top, sat beside a line of sour cherries, toasted meringues, peanuts, and peanut butter mousse. Heavenly! ($11)