Father’s Day 2017 is the last day Trafalgars Bistro will be serving food to its customers.
The restaurant at 2603 West 16th Avenue will be closing its doors forever.
The restaurant opened in 1997 and my friend Pepper wanted me to visit it before it disappeared.
She told me that not only did it have fantastic food, the customer service was phenomenal.
We asked our server about the restaurant shutting its doors. He shared with us that as the restaurant’s 20th anniversary approached they realized it was time their foodie story to come to an end.
Pepper was absolutely right about the service. Both our servers were friendly, gracious and knowledgable.
Pepper ordered the steak and eggs and I eyed that chimichurri sauce with envy.
I got a gluten-free version of Egg Benedict—my eggs and ham were served over potato pancakes.
I ordered medium eggs and they got them bang on perfect!
It is not often that I will have dessert after brunch but Pepper insisted. As good as everything on the menu looked we both ordered the same special.
A caramel tart with ganache and fleur de sel served with a raspberry on top.
It was absolutely divine! I love how that salt cuts through the sweetness of both the ganache and the caramel. The tart shell was perfectly crisp.
The Story Is Not Over
As sad as it was to leave, there is good news for those who are huge fans of those outstanding desserts.
Just around the corner and a little farther down 16th Avenue you will find…
Their bakery Sweet Obsession! I just love the funky retro orange chairs and FYI, be prepared to wait in line for your sweet treat.
This place can get very busy and I can see why!
They use only the best ingredients like real butter and whipped cream in their treats.
They support local farmers when the produce is in season.
They even had a mocha dacquoise cake which I am putting on my foodie bucket list right now! I have the perfect Latvian version I have been meaning to make and to see it there for sale… I was absolutely impressed. Very few people make this kind of cake and guess what? It is gluten-free AND so delicious!
It is always a sad story when a beautiful foodie haven like Trafalgars Bistro disappears. I am grateful I got the chance to visit their space, people and food before they closed their doors. I am so grateful for this foodie opportunity and will remember the stunning meal I had there, always.
Debra She Who Seeks says
I’m impressed by that prefectly medium poached egg. That’s how I always order them too and 90% of the time they come hard as a rock.
Suzie the Foodie says
Same here! Although it’s even worse when the egg white is still raw… Blech! They got it perfect.
Jamie Ridler says
Wow, what a wonderful journey. I’m sorry they’re closing but delighted you got to have this foodie experience! What a tribute to the restaurant. And that dessert – divine!!
Suzie the Foodie says
Me too Jamie, it was an honour to go for one of their last meals and OMG, you would have LOVED that dessert! They also had a white chocolate raspberry dessert that made me think of you too. 🙂