REVIEW: The Twisted Apron

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Twisted Apron Company
1833 Wyandotte Street East
Windsor, Ontario Canada
Phone: +1 (519) 256 2665


ATTIRE:  Casual
PRICES: E- $9 M- $18 D- $3.50
$$ Affordable

PAYMENT OPTIONS: Cash, Mastercard, Visa, Debit/EftPOS

HOURS: Sunday - Tuesday 9am-3pm
                 Wednesday - Saturday 9am-9pm

RESERVATIONS? Walk-ins Welcome


        Quality of Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
   Originality: 4/5
        Atmosphere: 5/5

The last time I was in Walkerville was probably when I checked out Walkermole. The Twisted Apron was right across the street and having not heard about it was curious to see what it was all about. The menu posted on their window had me promise myself I'd be back. Since then, several of my friends have been telling me to check this place out (especially Magda).

Today was that day, after an amazing yoga session downtown I was craving something wholesome and satisfying. Knowing my foodie friend Adam was down from Toronto I messaged Adam to see if he was available for a quick lunch our mutual friend Eman tagged along as well.

The Beet Salad
Upon walking in to the place, the atmosphere was really comforting. The exposed brick interior, the cool lighting fixtures, and the Gaggia espresso machine at the counter all caught my eye. The chalk board saying "thank you for supporting local farmers" also made me smile. I could immediately tell I was at someplace different than everything else in Windsor.

Truffled Grill Cheese
The place was incredibly busy, with an eclectic crowd. I offered to sit at the window seeing as there was likely a wait for a table. I was seated with a menu and quickly offered something to drink. I went with a warm, healthy pot of Dragonwell green tea. I perused the menu and was stuck on what to order. Breakfast is served until 3 making the decision even more difficult. I decided 1pm should be considered lunch and the Veggie Burger seemed appealing. Soon after, Adam and Eman joined me, both equally having difficulty in what to order. To make the decision a bit easier, we ordered several entrees as a preventative measure for leaving the place regretting we didn't try our #2 and #3 choices. Upon placing my order I went with the Veggie Burger as originally planned, but also went with the Beet Salad and the Truffled Grilled Cheese which originally Adam and I decided to share but come to think of it I only shared the Grilled Cheese the Beet Salad was all mine.

I started with the Beet Salad, which was just what I was craving. Delicious heirloom beets roasted and tossed in a bed of mixed greens and julienned granny smith apple. The colours were outstanding and the mix of flavours and textures were incredibly refreshing.

The grilled cheese was made with truffled butter, white cheddar, and brie. It tasted great, perfectly browned bread with delicious runny cheese in the centre.

The Veggie Burger
The Veggie Burger consisted of a mushroom and kale patty with some lettuce, tomato salsa, and some sort of mayo. While this sandwich tasted great (and didn't last very long) what would have set it on a pedestal of its own would have been some extra condiments (tomatoes, pickles, etc.) and a better bun (like a wholemeal or multigrain as opposed to white).
The Canadian (yes that is a thick slice of peameal bacon)

Next up was dessert. While I was sitting eating, Magda was messaging me on Facebook with suggestions on what to get. She insisted on the bread pudding but unfortunately they were all sold out. The three of us went with carrot cake. The slices of cakes were brought out fairly quickly, and had only two of us smiling. The cake has walnuts on top and Eman was highly allergic to nuts. Our server noticed Eman had passed his slice aside for me to finish once I was done mine and she asked if all was okay. Eman explained his allergy and the server took back the slice offering the chocolate cake instead. The server returned a short while later having CALLED the baker at home and asked if there were any nuts in the chocolate cake--None.
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting

If the owner of The Twisted Apron is reading this review, you have done an amazing job recruiting your staff. From the man who greeted me at the door with a smile, to the young guy who offered me a drink, to the server who is one of the best I have ever had in this city. I commend you.

If you are in the Walkerville area, I INSIST you check this place out. Simply--- AMAZING!


Laurence Wilson at: Tuesday, July 03, 2012 2:17:00 PM said...

Having just returned home from my first visit to The Twisted Apron, I can truly say that it is one of the best restaurants of it's kind that I have had the privilege of visiting. The food was great, with portions being quite adequate. The service was second to none and the prices and menu selection were excellent. If I have one less than stellar remark to make, it would be the noise. I found it very difficult to carry on a normal conversation with my table partners. The walls and ceiling, although tastfully decorated, are hard surfaced and all sound is magnified. Perhaps some properly placed accoustic sound bafflers would enhance the atmosphere and make an already good experience even greater.

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