Annabelle’s Review: Return to Midi brunch is ‘outstanding’

Midi Bistro is a charming French restaurant in mid town. It certainly was the place to be on this Sunday morning. It is a small restaurant and was completely filled. I noticed that Chelsea seemed to be the only server. She smiled and looked after everyone’s needs. I don’t know how it was possible. There must have been about 14 tables and she handled it all. Our food was presented promptly and she was so gracious.

I have come to love my Sunday morning Mimosa before a hearty delicious brunch. The menu offers many choices and everything looked scrumptious. There were several Omelettes on the menu. The Asiago with cremini mushrooms and baby spinach was certainly a possibility. Salad and fries are part of this tempting economical deal. The Goat Cheese Omelette also contains roasted red pepper, shallots and is served with a salad and frites. There are also many choices of Eggs Benedict. I was about to order the Eggs Natasha. Poached eggs are served with smoked salmon on an English muffin and topped with Hollandaise Sauce. I decided on the Eggs Florentine. It was outstanding. The poached eggs were perfect. They were nestled on the English muffin topped with caramelized onions and spinach. There was just a sufficient amount of the sauce. I thank them for that. My plate included roasted potatoes, a fresh salad and some tasty fresh fruit.

Vanilla French Toast is a welcome option for a Sunday brunch. The Midi Breakfast offers 2 eggs of your choice with peameal bacon, frites, salad and multigrain toast.

Several Quiche possibilities are available as well as a special Quiche du Jour. The Tartines were interesting. My dining companion opted for the Eastern Tartine. Two pieces of toast were covered with sun-dried tomato hummus, fresh sliced tomatoes and basil. She loved it all including her fresh salad and was pleased it had just the right amount of dressing. Classic Tuna and Mediterranean Tartine were other choices.

I was amazed at the number of Salads. The classic Salad Nicoise always has great flavor and is a healthy choice. Midi and Caesar are two other options. The classic Midi Burger will fill up any hungry patron

I had difficulty making a decision because there were so many empting offerings. The food was beautifully plated. We enjoyed every bite. The service was delightful even though poor Chelsea was rushed off her feet. The desserts looked tempting but will have to wait for another occasion. We were also handed a full page of lunch offerings. Check the web for the dinner menu. I enjoyed trying to read the famous sayings in French that were posted on a blackboard on the wall. What a great way to pass some time! We were too busy chatting, eating and enjoying it all. We both decided we needed to return often and try many different choices on the menu.

Midi Bistro is at 168 McCaul St. For information, call (416) 977 2929.

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