Glowbal Passport Quest. As part of the promotion that Glowbal Group ran in February - March 2012, I visited all seven of the restaurants. Here is my post of Black and Blue.
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To start off the night, we decided to get a bit of carbs into us...so we ordered their B+B Cheese Bread. Nothing amazing here but it does the job.
Another amazing appetizer? Their Yorkshire Pudding stuff with shaved prime rib. It's a perfect little bite, well, perhaps a three-biter...
We also received an Amuse Bouche, essentially a little salad on a Toast Pointe. This was actually quite good, and I did like the drizzle of olive oil. But all neither of the two dished are why you would go to Black and Blue. You're here for meat, so let's get to that!
If you like poutine and you like meat...then you must try this Short Rbi Poutine. And yes, it's as delicious as it sounds. Crunchy fries smothered with gravy, cheese curds and short rib...doesn't get much better than this.
We also went for one of their other appetizers, the Stuffed Mushrooms. If you've been to The Keg before and tried their version of the same, you'd be in for a surprise here. This is one gigantic portobello mushroom stuffed with crab meat and bernaise sauce. Disregard the pluralization in the menu...you are getting one BIG mushroom. Served piping hot in its own skillet, this is decadent, riche and meant to be shared.
Because we had a visitor from HK with us, and because we didn't know how to order, we asked the chef to come and help us. We wanted to try at least two types of meat, but didn't know how to make it so everyone could try a bit. What he came up with was pure genius! He arranged for us to try the Angus (pictured above) three ways, and then also recommended that we try the PEI Blue Ribbon (pictured below). For the Angus, we got to try the Tenderloin and the New York Strip. All done to a perfect medium rare, just the way I like it.
Now, onto the PEI Blue Ribbon. We went whole hog on this one and had the Tenderloin, New York Strip as well as the Bone In Rib Eye. Carnivores unite This is as good as it gets. It was done just a touch rarer than the Angus, but it was great. Nice juicy meat and super tender.
Now man cannot live on meat alone...so we decided to order a few sides...first to arrive was the Creamed Spinach. Never something I would order, but if someone else does, I'm duty-bound to take a scoop.
To satisfy our carb cravings, we got their Mac and Cheese Sticks. It's a brilliant invention, a three cheese mac and cheese made into 2 inch long rectangles and then breaded and deep fried. Um, it's fries on a whole new level.
Their signature dessert is the B+B Butter cake with a chantilly cream and a rich caramel sauce. I don't have a sweet tooth and delightfully, this wasn't too sweet. It's lighter than it looks and is a good way to finish your meal.
On their dessert feature that night was their 10-layer chocolate cake, apologies for the blurry picture, but there really were 10 layers of cake and frosting here. It's a thin slice, but it's big enough for two!
Ano no meal at Glowbal Group is complete without my Cocoa Nibs...fresh honeycombs dipped in a rich milk chocolate. Get this to go and enjoy!