We went to this small restaurant in Parkdale after reading about the sustainability accolades it was receiving from various on line sources.
We were greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable waitress and we were seated right away. She happily shared information regarding the restaurant philosophy and the farm sources with us.
Cowbell is known for it's chalkboard menu, that changes daily based on the availability of ingredients.
The menu displays fresh seasonal ingredients from local farms and a wide variety of meats reflecting the whole animal movement that Chef Mark Cutrara is involved in.
The charcuterie included an assortment of house cured meats including mortadella, capicola, Pâté, sausage and house made gherkins.
The hanger steak frites was cooked to perfection. It was served with a farm fresh egg, fresh cut fries and a red wine shallot jam.
The cowbell burger was served in a foil wrapper with a side of fresh cut fries and mayo. The melted cheddar cheese and mortadella added a great flavour to the burger.
The olive oil cake with pecan spiced pumpkin puree, poached cranberries, frozen honey cream and poppy seed brittle was displayed nicely and was a nice end to a good meal.
Cowbell is known for their Sunday brunch. I would definitely be interested in going back to try it out.
Cowbell was the first Toronto based eco-friendly restaurant named by
LEAF - Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice.
1564 Queen Street West,