Cookies Unite is back this year after taking January off to work on the Nouveau Palais. For this edition, the Oz Kafe team was invited to rock the kitchen and they excelled at it! They are actually the creators of the concept back in Ottawa and it’s because of them that this great project was started in Montreal by Gita Seaton.
The new menu format was quite hard to read so it was always exciting to see what would come to our tables and if we were right about our guesses.
A pickle soup was served as the appetizer. It was the perfect way to warm the guests that had just arrived! I was a big fan of the addition of sour cream to the mix of pork, pickles and veggies. I would order it again in a heartbeat.
It took a while to remember what a Yak was but with the help of Wikipedia, I remembered seeing a short documentary on them. The Yak is a long-haired bovine and a very small population, compared to the rest of the world, is being raised in Ontario.
The meat is healthier and from what I’ve tasted on my plate, it couldn’t be more delicious. It was covered by a bacon breadcrumb and a garlic mayonnaise. It was served cold and it was perfect.
Next dish was an exciting plate of melted bar in its curried sauce and covered with fries. I loved the side plate featuring condiments I would have never thought of using. It was so good that I just wish my portion would have been bigger! Two of us were jealous of the two other plates on our table.
The dessert was so exciting! It was to me a whole sugar shack meal featured in one dish, featuring only the favorites. The sweet potato cake was completed with ice cream, whipped cream and a maple/bacon syrup. I would have taken home a whole cake if I could have.
Oz Kafe was my favorite Cookies Unite so far. The service went so smoothly and the plates were perfectly sized. It was a great food adventure and guests left more than satisfied without feeling too full.
I rarely go to Ottawa but next time I do, I certainly know where to go eat!
All the gorgeous photos were taken by Chamsi Dib. Visit her portfolio here.