UPDATE – The Old Crow is now permanently closed.
I popped in here for lunch before a visit to the art gallery. I have heard a lot of good things about the Old Crow, so was interested to see if lunch was nice – if so, it may warrant a return visit to the city for dinner.
The ambience was very welcoming – it appears to be quite a large place with lots of nooks and crannies and options for eating either inside or out. The cuisine is predominantly Southern/Soul food.
The options included olives, oysters, lamb and chickpea scrumpet, potatoes with cajun salt, marinated anchovies, veal schnitzel, mushroom omelette, spicy pork rillette jaffle, smoked salmon spaghetti, and carrots with garlic sauce and cornbread.
I chose a duck parfait with pear and charred bread, and my companion chose the slow roasted brisket sandwich with thousand island dressing, pickled cabbage and fries. I also chose soy chai latte, and received the real deal – brewed chai tea in a pot with spices rather than the ubiquitous syrup based option. My companion reports that the coffee was excellent.
The duck parfait was lovely, the pear being a perfect accompaniment and served both as diced pear and puree. The amount of bread was just right.
The slow roasted brisket sandwich was jam packed with beef and pickled cabbage – delicious. The fries had a spicy coating.
The desserts looked very tempting, but we chose cakes to go – a chocolate brownie and a slice of orange and pinenut cake. The cakes were moist and delicious with a cup of tea later on that day.
I was very impressed with the Old Crow. I’ll be back, that’s for sure.
UPDATE – we did go back for dinner, but sadly, the dinner menu did not deliver in the same way that lunch did.