Now I’ve been to Fable Kitchen twice so I think it’s safe to say that they consistently nail everything.
I love their “farm-to-table” concept and sourcing from locals. After hearing wonderful reviews, I couldn’t wait to go try them out so I’ll just briefly talk about my two experiences with them here!
This summer when I had relatives visit from abroad, I decided it would be a great chance to go. I gave them quite a challenge and booked a table for 16 adults. I knew they were small and their reservations fill up quickly, seeing the large party that I had, I made reservations almost a month in advance. They told me that normally their maximum party size is 14, but if I didn’t mind the seating being a bit cozy, they would love to accommodate me.
I knew that Fable did set menus for large parties and for parties over 11, they did the family style menu where they give you an assortment of their most popular appetizers, followed with your choice of main (I went with the whole roast duck), and finishing up with an assortment of desserts. After making the reservations, I was given the e-mail to their coordinator and they worked together with me to figure out what I wanted.
Their family style menu is $50/person and they require a $15/person deposit to hold the seats which is understandable. I’ll say upfront, $50/person for what they deliver and how its executed it is definitely worth it in my opinion.
For the appetizer, we got the Chickpea Fritters, Canned Tuna, Rockerfellar Oyster (I think?), and Sawmill Bay Mussels. We got four of each dish to share between our group of 16 which was plenty. I loved all the appetizers, but my favourite out of the four would be the tuna and the mussels. I normally don’t eat mussels, but cream sauce that the mussels were soaked in was exquisite.
After the appetizers, everyone was starting to get full already. I assumed they would give us two whole roast ducks to share, but instead we got FOUR. They weren’t wrong about the “wow-factor” of their family-style dinner, because after the seemingly endless dishes of appetizers, everyone’s jaws were dropping at the roast ducks.
To finish off, we got four platters of dessert. I don’t remember everything that was on it, but we definitely got the Lemon Parfait and the Panna Cotta together with some homemade ice cream and marshmallows. Honestly, I was so stuffed at this point I could barely finish.
Now the most recent visit that I made a few weeks ago was just with Sir Durr. We ordered the Chickpea Fritters, Duck Breast and Parmesan Crusted Chicken.
Normally, I would never have ordered the Chickpea Fritters, but having had that as part of the family style menu, I decided to get it again. And I was not disappointed. I loved their curry mayo sauce.
The Duck Breast was essentially the same as the whole roast duck that I had which made me wish I had ordered something new to try. But it was still good nonetheless. It was placed on a bed of quinoa, nuts, cherries and peaches. The sweet, tangy sauce when well with the duck, but when having the quinoa, I sometimes found it a bit too sweet when paired with the sweet cherries and peaches that was mixed into it.
I was worried that the chicken would be really dry. But it was cooked perfectly. The meat was juicy and tender and the parmesan crust and the sauce complimented it perfectly. I didn’t try the zucchini noodles though, so I can’t comment on that.