I am running late so half an entry now and the other half later.
Fred’s Not Here
321 King W
So I dined with my video editor/director at Fred’s Not Here last night. I’ve never been here before, and was highly amused by the setting. The outside of the restaurant says Fred`s Not Here as well as Red Tomato. The interior reminds me of a split bungalow, and for a second I couldn’t figure out if I was supposed to go up the stairs or down the other set.
Summerlicious menus usually only include 3 apps, 3 main courses, and 3 dessert choices. At FNH (Fred’s Not Here) there were 6 choices for apps and mains and only 3 choices for desserts.
I chose the Tomato, Red Onion & Feta Salad while my dining partner had the Baked Our Famous Lobster & Crab Soup.
The salad was extremely refreshing. They chose to combine cherry tomatoes with large tomatoes (I am unsure of the variety), with the rest of the salad. Buried beneath all the oniony, tomatoey, fetay goodness is actually (I think) 2 large pieces of lettuce. I’m not sure how this works, but the salads I usually eat do not require me to use a knife, but I had to cut through the large pieces of lettuce before I could eat it. The dressing may just be my favourite part of the salad. It was sweet and spicy at the same time. The dressing is made with wasabi/hot mustard and something sweet, making the salad extremely refreshing.
The soup (according to my dining partner) was mildly spicy. Unfortunately, I am allergic to crustaceans so I couldn’t try it myself (sadness). He found the baked crust on top of the bowl a little difficult to take a part, because it is quite firmly attached to the bowl. Once he dug into the soup, he thought that it was a good use of the ingredients. The telling part about this soup is that he finished all of it. My dining partner is notorious for hating all forms of soup, but he actually finished this one, which leads me to believe that it was a well made soup.