41 King Street West, Dundas, Ontario
It’s no secret that Detour Café has been one of my favourite restaurants since they first opened in downtown Dundas back in 2011.
Though they have undergone some massive changes in the last year, like their brand new renovations, menu updates, and the addition of Dear Grain Breads, their food quality has not changed since they first opened.
Last week, I was invited to try out their new dinner menu and I knew I had to take them up on the offer. Their dinner was launched at the end of October, and is still a little bit of a secret, so I’d hurry on over and try it before they start getting line ups! Dinner is served Fridays and Saturdays at Detour Café.
Under the direction of Montreal transplant, Chef Michelle Marek, Detour’s dinner menu includes shareable dishes reminiscent of rustic European fare, sourdough pizza, desserts, and take-home breakfasts (which I think is a super cute idea!). On top of their food options, they also have a new all-natural wine menu, plus local beers and ciders.
Since we wanted to try a variety of things, we went for a grouping of shareables, like:
Olympia Provisions Salami and Mortadella platter with Mickey MacGuires cheese and pear mostarda: The perfect starter to a meal, and the addition of the local Mickey MacGuires cheese made this a winner. Plus you got a taste of Dear Grain breads with this one – you’ll want to buy a whole loaf after trying it!
Sauteed Greens with Bagna Cauda.
Roasted Kabocha Squash with fresh ricotta and herbs: I could literally eat this dish for every meal. The sweetness of the squash paired with the lemony-herby mixture of ricotta was such a great pairing. Add that to the boldness of the sautéed greens and you’ve got a winning meal.
Sausage, Broccoli, and Mozzarella Pizza al Taglio (roman style pizza with housemade sour dough crust): If you’re looking for the traditional greasy pizza, you won’t find it here. But you will find a spectacular main with the right amount of softness, toppings, and flavour.
FYI Their pizza is also available in a sharing platter with a selection of 8 pieces, so if you want to try all the topping options, that’s the way to go.
We also finished off with the Valrhona Chocolate, Coffee and Caramel Tart, which I would highly recommend if you’re into darker chocolate. It wasn’t too big and was the perfect ending to the meal.
To view their full dinner menu visit this link.
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*Food was provided for free. Thank you, Detour! Thoughts and opinions are my own.