Monday, November 19, 2012

Murray Street Kitchen / Wine / Charcuterie (Review)

Every once in a while we overindulge in divinely rich and sinful delicacies that can only be justified by a morning run and green tea. Murray Street Kitchen is one of those experiences that still has me craving abundant amounts of cheese and meat disguised as gourmet fare. 

Murray Street is a great place to go on a date or with a group of friends wanting to sample small plates and enjoy great company. The dinner menu features small sharing plates, large plates and an extensive charcuterie section with a selection of meats and cheeses to sample with your favourite wine or cocktail. They also serve lunch and brunch on weekends, which I have yet to try! 

Luckily, my last experience at Murray Street was with a group of friends with hearty appetites, so we were able to have a taste of all the delicious items! The following four small plates are my ultimate favourite!

The Duck Wings are marinated in a homemade espresso BBQ sauce and served with sour cream. They are tender, fall-off the bone and totally delicious. I feel like the Pogos and Poutine don't even need an explanation. They are the adult version of our childhood chip stand favourites!!! The raclette was something totally different, served with decadent melted cheese, potatoes and salami. 

If you're really, really hungry and want to entertain a large group of your best friends, think about ordering the whole smoked, roasted and garnished pig's head....for only 80$. 

Clockwise from top left: Confit Mariposa Duck Wings; Candy Apple Pogo;
Raclette;  Shredded Duck Leg Confit Poutine
Obviously we haven't tasted everything on the extensive menu, but I trust their chefs to produce mouth watering, often pork-inspired dishes to please your hungry palette.

Verdict: Great flavour, great cocktails, and equally great service! Indulge in some cocktails and an appetizer during the summer on their back garden patio!

Cost: small plates range from $11-$18, large plates from $20-30

Murray Street, 110 Murray Street, in the Market, Ottawa, ON.

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