Saturday, September 17, 2011
Edgar - Is It A Secret Place?
Sometimes I get the feeling that Edgar is a secret place. Not that many don't know it. Many definitely do. By secret place, what I mean is, that it's a getaway from real life stuff. A place to go when you want to leave everything else behind. Just for an hour or so. Safe. Comfortable. Trusting. Consistent. Enveloping.
I have wondered if this effect is just because it is across the river from me. A place a bit more French than I use in my day to day in Westboro. Or maybe, it's just because it is wee. As an 11 seater, it helps to get there first. The summer patio pretty much doubles the space.
One would think that their seasonal focused menu wouldn't suit this feeling. So many unknowns. Wouldn't you want predictability? In fact, it is something that signifies that this place is always moving, ever changing, never in a rut. But I find that this brings comfort of a different kind. A freshness that is rejuvenating.
I sense that others have this 'secret place' feeling too.
[My vegetarian panino.]
[My friend's Indian panino with tandoori chicken and chutney.]
[Our shared desserts: Strawberry, Rhubarb and Raspberry Cheesecake; Lemon Meringue Tart; Chocolate Brownie with Orange and Cayenne. We mellowed the sweetness with our Cha Yi teas - Rooibos Safari and Honeybush Raspberry.]
60 rue Bégin
Gatineau (Hull sector), Quebec
Update to Brunch hours (effective Oct 1, 2011)
Wed to Fri: 10 am - 6:30 pm
Sat: 10 am - 5 pm (Brunch 10 am - 2 pm)
Sun: 9:30 am - 5 pm (Brunch 9:30 am - 2 pm)
Mon and Tues: Closed