Friday, March 02, 2012
25 Catherine Street
P and I often meet up in order to eat enough food for three people. Mishkins was no different - the list of dishes we ordered was ridiculous in length, but we finished it all as it was fantastic! Pickled herring with beet tartar was a lovely, vinegary start to the meal, along with the cauliflower and caraway slaw. Chopped chicken liver with schmaltzed radishes was spread onto toasty bread and consumed with delight, and the meat loaf came in a miniature bread tin and contained a surprise soft-boiled egg in the center. The duck hash, fried egg and liquor was ducky and hashy, full of crisp corners and gamey, tender duck, and the deep fried sprouts were exactly that - brussel sprouts covered in breadcrumbs and fried until crunchy. You would think this would be enough - but then the dessert menu was offered, and we succumbed to a warm chocolate chip cookie and the pecan pie special, which turned out to be one of the best decisions of the night - the pie had some spices in it, including Chinese five spice and fennel, and was the perfect level of sweetness for pecan pie. If they added the fried olives from Spuntino to the menu, I may well move in.