I went to Bymark on Thursday for lunch with 2 of my friends and we all had a pretty good time here. We were happy with all three courses and the portions left us feeling pretty full, which isn’t typical of Summerlicious Menus.
This entree was lovely and all three of us chose the same one. We loved how well all of the ingredients combined with the fish. The lemon peel and the dill made the appetizer especially delicious and tied everything together very well. I will say however that the crostini could have been softer. I know baguette-styled bread is usually quite hard, but it made the appetizer hard to chew. Other than that, we loved everything about this appetizer & it had us craving for more.
I had the Duck Confit Pappardelle and my friends had the Roasted Pork Loin. Everything in the Duck Confit Pappardelle was well balanced without being too dry or too saucy. The vegetable add ons were appetizing and they didn’t distract you from the rest of the meal. The duck was nice, but it didn’t stand out on it’s own. Overall however, the pasta came together very well and it was quite delicious.
The pork loin was surprisingly moist and tender. Usually I’m concerned about ordering large chunks of meat at restaurants. At some, the meat becomes really dry and chewy in the cooking process. My friend really liked the risotto because the sauce from the pork loin soaked into the risotto. She also liked the inclusion of corn and zucchini in the risotto. The sauce had a sour/lemon taste which complemented the flavour from the smoked pork.
My friends had the Margarita Tart and thought it was tangy and sweet. The tart itself was a bit hard, so it was difficult to cut into. I had a bite and thought it was very refreshing as a finale to the meal. In comparison to mine, I much preferred the Margarita Tart because mine was a heavier dessert. My Pineapple Upside-Down Cake was moist, but there wasn’t anything particularly special about it.
Overall, while taking everything into account I enjoyed Bymark the most compared to Canoe and Auberge du Pommier. Their wait staff were friendly and provided great service, but I do have to say their reception was not as organized or courteous as the ones at Canoe. Everything from their presentation, food quality, flavour, to portion size was very satisfying, so Bymark is definitely a place I would visit again.
*SIDE NOTE* We were perfectly seated at two Pokestops with lures! YES, GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL!