My evening started off with my first of two Justin Truedeau's. It is a drink made from rye, dubonnet, egg white, lemon and bitters. I have no idea what dubonnet is or was but I love me a drink with egg whites in it. Plus with a name like Justin Trudeau, how could it be anything less then perfection? HAHA just kidding. Kind of.
After we each ordered ourselves a drink, we started with some parmesan truffle french fries with garlic ailoli sauce. I wish I would have remembered to take a photograph of them, they were THAT good. A lot of restaurants offer truffle oil fries but very few do it well. Fortunately for Terra and I, Brasserie did.
We both ordered a couple of small plates for our meals instead of a big main course. Terra had beef tartar (no surprise there haha) and French Onion Soup. French Onion Soup is always something that I wished I liked since there is something very sophisticated about it but I don't like onions or cheese so it poses to be quite a problem for me haha. I ordered first some delicious, perfectly seared scallops. It was served with marinated mushrooms, parsley salad and cold pressed olive oil. I loved the scallops but the mushrooms were so hot that I couldn't eat them and made me afraid to try the parsley salad. The scallops were some of the best I have ever had so it made up for the spicy mushrooms for sure.
Lastly, I ordered their caesar salad. This salad, generally speaking, when done right, is my second favourite salad in the whole world. This salad was served with 2 slices of bacon, crispy capers, croutons, parmesan cheese, egg and a garlic lemon aioli. I don't like crispy bacon so that didn't get eaten, but I devoured the whole salad. It was perfectly done. If you look in the photo, the capers are the dark coloured things to the right of the egg. I mentioned to Terra that I had no idea what they were but that they were delicious, she then told me they were capers. I still have no idea what a caper actually is but turns out I do like them, at least like this anyways. And I am not sure what they sprinkled on the egg but I really wish I did. It would be the perfect addition to eating hard boiled eggs at home. Probably the best restaurant caesar salad I have ever had. Notable/The Nash's would be a close second.
We had a really great experience dining at Brasserie. The service was fantastic - the servers were very friendly and had great interaction with all the guests. It has a great atmoshsphere and a really great vibe. It wasn't too busy but reservations are recommended as it is not a large restaurant. It is located in Kensington at 1131 Kensington Road NW and is right across from Starbucks. Parking can be a challenge so be prepared to walk if necessary.