With a warm and inviting ambience, Twisted Fork Bistro, classic french bistro, is great quiet spot to for a get-together on weeknights. All the servers I encountered with were all very knowledgeable and made great suggestions with wine or beer pairing, and ingredients in the dishes. I've returned several times usually on Tuesdays for their one pound mussels special for $8 and never been disappointed with the food or service. I'm trying to break the cycle of ordering the same things that I've tried and love and venture out to try other dishes on the menu as I'm sure there are more great dishes waiting to be tasted.
It was my first time ordering the carpaccio and I was curious to see how it will be presented as each restaurant prepares it differently. It was very well presented in a descent sized portion. The venison was well seasoned and juicy. It was topped off with arugula, sauteed mushrooms, and some kind of fried cheese. Those are all my favourite ingredients. I definitely will order this again.
|Grilled sourdough with pesto, chipotle roast tomatoes, goat cheese, and basil oil|
When a friend had ordered the grilled sourdough for the first time, I was skeptical. What? Of all the things on the menu, you're going to try grilled bread? However, when the dish arrived, it was a fair sized portion and when we tasted it, I shut my mouth. Even though the dish seems to be very simple, there is no messing around when it comes to taste. The pesto, basil oil, roast tomatoes, and the goat cheese all complement each other very well on crispy sourdough. It ends up being on my list of things to order every time I come back.
|One pound mussels with frites in cream sauce|
Lemonello parfait with raspberry coulis
For the dessert, we ordered the lemonello parfait which wasn't on the menu. The frozen square blocks are topped with berries and raspberry coulis. It is a bit richer than ice cream or gelato but the tanginess from the lemon and coulis balanced it out quite well.
Here is the list of their weekly specials:
"Blue Fence" Special ~ 3 courses for $25 Mon- Thurs 6pm-7pm
Marvelous Mondays ~ $10 off bottles of wine
Mussel Tuesdays ~ $8/pound with frites and housemade bread
"Sunday Night Supper" ~ three course comfort food dinner "just like your Mom used to make" (includes gl of wine/beer) $25