J picked The Globe Wine Bar and Restaurant on at the Parmelia Hilton Hotel as our meetup, and typical me did a quick google of it. The Globe didn’t have as many reviews as some of the other restaurants I usually look up (that gives me the impression it’s not as popular), and from the reviews I read it seemed like a love-hate relationship. Despite the hesitation, we still went since it’s in the entertainment book!
The Globe Restaurant Alfresco – Tapas Menu
Entree: Cardamom spiced duck breast, layered with avocado, roasted peppers, sweet corn & caper salsa | $24.00 and Salmon with seaweed and carrot salad $24.00
The Duck Breast itself was okay, I couldn’t taste spice and I thought it was a bit dry… but maybe it’s supposed to be like that? The Salmon w/ Seaweed Salad was very refreshing, simple and tasty. I’m personally more inclined to like any kind of salmon, no matter how it’s cooked (or not cooked) so it was a pretty good entree besides the fact that we found a few bones which they didn’t remove… big NO NO!
Best thing about the Snapper was probably the red onion marmalade and wagyu, the worst was the fact that there wasn’t much beef and the presentation just wasn’t appetizing.
Degustation of chocolate desserts to share $30: Cognac and Nougatine Affogato, Warm Chocolate Goujons, Rich Chocolate Fudge Dacquoise, Mini Chocolate Creme Pyramids
The Cognac and Nougatine Affogato was by far the favourite! The Goujons were a little lacking in flavour even with the coffee sauce. The Fudge Dacquoise tasted like a cookie… I think I bake better cookies! And the Mini Pyramids were alright… again, nothing special
The service was pretty good, they were very attentive… keep in mind the restaurant was mostly empty with only a handful of patrons, so I can’t say what the service would be like on a busy night though. The main issue would be the fact that they forgot to give us our coats after we paid the bill, the staff seemed to be scarce after payment (think they were packing up?)
At the end of the night I ended up forgetting to use the Entertainment Card (complements of the wine)!! So the bill was on the pricey side $278 … could have saved $40! Taking consideration to everything, Globe Wine Bar and Restaurant is only okay for me 6/10. I’ll have to dine there again to reconsider, and it would definitely be with the Entertainment Card.