We met up with a couple of friends over dinner at the popular Bier Markt on Esplanade. Despite being a weekday the restaurant was rammed with people drinking and eating!
The Beer List seemed very extensive with over 100 Brands from 24 different countries. And to enhance the Beer Experience even further there is also a Lunch and Dinner menu offering dishes that will complement their Beers.
Freshly Baked Brioche
We began with some freshly Baked Bread which looked like a Brioche. It had a very Buttery Flavor and was very fluffy on the inside.
Our Oysters were served in a Tray because they ran out of Towers. We were given different species of Oysters (Fanny Bay, Pickle Point, French Kiss and Beausoleil) but they pale in flavor and texture to the one's we had in Vancouver.
We ordered 1KG of Mussels which were cooked just right but was lacking in flavor. I was hoping for a stronger flavor from the Garlic, Shallots, Tomato Concasse and White Wine.
Ahi Tuna Liegoise
The Tuna was seared Medium Rare and had a nice Meaty Texture. However I found the Citrus Beurre Blanc to be a little too bland.
The Salmon was overcooked and dry except for the Belly. The one thing I enjoyed from this dish was the All-Crust Potato Gratin which tasted like a flattened Rosti.
Wednesday Special Seafood Bouillabaisse
This was the best dish of the night! The Tomato Lobster Broth was very flavorful and was so good with the Grilled Bistro Bread. The Seafood inside was cooked perfect.
Spicy Sausage FLAMEKUECHES
The Flamekueches dough wasn't as light or crispy as the one's I had in Germany but it was nevertheless really good. I loved the flavor of the spicy sausage which was good with the Creme Fraiche on top.
The food in my opinion definitely plays second fiddle to the Beer. The only dish where everyone agreed was good was their Seafood Bouillabaisse. Bier Markt is recommended for people looking to socialize with friends over lots of Beers in a noisy and packed environment.
Price: $$$$ (Approximately USD $40 per person)
Address: 58 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5E 1R2
Tel: +1 (416) 862-7575
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