It was poker night at Cafe Europe and my birthday so it was a perfect storm for me. Chef Joey created two appetizer specials for the night, a seaseme seed crusted chicken tenders with a honey soy sauce and a Filet Mignon skewer with a merlot demi-glace. I went for the Filet Mignon medium rare. Donna tried the chicken special and Ryan went for the Penne alla Vodka based on last week’s post.
Joey nailed the medium rare for my skewer and still managed to have the Onions and Green Peppers crisp but cooked. The Mushrooms came with the Demi Glace and they were perfectly cooked as well. The savory demi glace matched well with meat and provided a nice contast to the sweet onions and green peppers. The different textures in the mushrooms, crispy veggies and perfectly cooked meat made for, Jenn’s favourite descriptor, “great mouth feel”. At $8.99 and $12.99 for two skewers, they were a bargin and a great appetizer.
Since is was my birthday bartender and Facebook friend Jenn made a Birthday Banner and Facebook Friend Erika traveled in from Jersey City to play poker and deliver a half dozen Crumb’s Cupcakes as my Birthday Cake. I ended up with a great Carrot Cake Cupcake that was through the roof. Thanks Erika and Jenn for making my birthday extra special. Thanks to all those free cocktails eveyone, it seemed and if I can remember, offered me. It was a great birthday.
Joey made the skewers out of Filet Mignon but what is your Favourite Cut of Steak? Take the food survey and let us know.