By Annabelle Goodman –DT Bistro Patisserie 154 Harbord St 416 916 8155
You begin salivating the minute you enter DT Bistro. The DT stands for Dessert Trends. Donald Duang is an Olympic champion in the World Culinary Olympics. Just look at the cooler and see the myriad of exotic pastries. The restaurant began as a coffee pastry shop. It is well situated in the Annex at Brunswick and Harbord.
Fortunately for foodies everywhere the menu was extended and brunch, lunch and dinner is now a gourmet reality. It has never failed. The presentation is artistic. The menu is creative and the taste is guaranteed.
The $15.00 lunch special is the best value in town. Lovely white dishes have three sections. The soup, main course and dessert are beautifully presented on this dish. My friend opted for the Minestrone, Mushroom Sandwich and Carrot Cake. It was fresh, attractive and oh so tasty. There are several choices in each category. I always am mindful of the dessert selections. Crème Caramel, Chocolate Cake and Carrot Cake were the choices for the Prix-fixe lunch.
I did show will power and decided to order from the regular menu. Tuna Nicoise is offered as a sandwich.($15.00) I asked for it to be presented as a salad. It was so creatively presented. I almost hesitated to start eating all the delicious goodies. The fresh tuna had been poached and was so tender it melted in my mouth. Home made bread with an olive paste was on the side.
DT is known for their exquisite Quiche. The Goat Cheese & Vegetable Quiche was available as a regular menu item ($14.00) or as part of the 3 course lunch. Lemon Shrimp Crepes are filled with béchamel, Asia go, asparagus and onions.($14.00)
I don’t know how DT does their hiring but it is guaranteed that the young servers are so attentive and knowledgeable. It is always a treat to dine here. The windows along one wall bring in so much light. The white walls always make me feel I am dining in an atrium.
The place is charming. The food is exquisite. You must leave room for a dessert.