3:30 p.m., Oct. 3)
Orléans newest restaurant a culinary delight
sitting at the Chef's Table at the newly-opened
St. Martha's Brasserie d'Orléans take
pictures of the one of the chefs in action
during the restaurant's official opening.
foodies have another new east end eatery to check out,
and between the food and the prices, they will likely
want to go back again and again.
Martha's Brasserie d'Orléans, or La Brasserie d'Orléans
Ste-Marthe depending on your language of choice, is a
small, yet sophisticated restaurant tucked into the Orléans
Town Centre across from D'Arcy McGees.
are open seven days a week for breakfast, brunch, lunch
and dinner. The menu is of a standard size, filled with
a number of eclectic offerings such as a crême brulè
French toast; duck confit poutine; mussells in white wine
and safron cream sauce; and the most amazing gourmet pizza
that will ever pass your lips.
Brasserie was launched by a group of friends living in
Orleans, including Doug Feltmate who also owns Designed
Food Systems which designs kitchens for high-end restaurants,
hotels, hospitals and other commercial clients using state-of-the-art,
cutting edge equip.m.ent.
has being toying with the idea of opening a restaurant
in which his firm can showcase some of the equip.m.ent the
distribute for over a year. At the same time, he has also
been thinking about moving their office from Sussex Drive
to the east end. The two ideas came together when an adequate
space opened in the Orléans Town Centre.
then approached some like-minded friends about opening
a restaurant, including a young and extremely talented
chef named Ryan Feltmate (no relation) and the rest is
culinary history in the making.
Brasserie has 47 seats including five seats at the Chef's
Table where you can see all the action in the kitchen
from two feet away.
bar is well stocked with 16 different varieties of wine
which you can purchase by the glass, the half-litre or
the bottle, and they have Beau's beer, Cheval Blanc and
St. Ambroise on tap.
the real attraction is the food made with the up.m.ost consistency
in a fire-deck wood oven which looks as impressive as
12-inch thin crust pizzas, which are made in seven different
varieties including a meat or chicken pizza with either
an onion chutney or a béchamel sauce, julienne
peppers, mushrooms and goat cheese, are amazing especially
at the highly affordable price of $15.
fact, the most expensive item on the menu is the roasted
leg of Ontario lamb at just $22.
item that is sure to become the Brasserie's signature
dish is the Beau's Burger which is made from Fitzroy Harbour
beef, topped with a Beau's beer reduction and served on
a foccacia roll, which are made on the premises, with
lettuce, tomato, onion chutney.
deserts include an apple pie for two that is baked in
the fire stone oven and served à la mode that is
to die for, and a gluteen-free brownie made from recipe
developed by gluten-free guru Kathy Smart, author of "Live
The Smart Way".
at the Brasserie will likely become very popular as well,
especially with items such as the crême brulée
French toast ($12); crêpes served with crème
anglais and maple syrup from Proulx Farms ($10); or the
"Petit déjeuner a la Ste-Marthe", which
is a freshly baked croissant split in half and topped
with two perfectly-cooked poached eggs on a medium rare
flank steak, or ham carved off the bone, and covered in
a bordelaise sauce for only $13. They also have the more
traditional breakfast items including delicious omelettes
a copy of the full menu can be found on their Facebook
page at http://www.facebook.com/StMarthasBrasserieDOrleans.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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