Sunday, July 31, 2005

Know of any other garlic restaurant?

After my visit to Garlic's restaurant, I got a comment from Angel:

There's also a great restaurant called Garlic and Shots in London, England and Stockholm, Sweden. It's like a Swedish/Goth/biker bar.

See a menu of food and shots here:

I also got an email from Bobbi:
"...I had the opportunity to visit there a few years ago and I can tell you that you wouldn't be dissapointed.
The food was excellent and did not lack any garlic flavor. I had the garlic bread appetizer and the tiger prawns with pene pasta it was great. If you ever get the chance please don't miss this wonderful dining experience. Also the atmosphere and decor was one of a kind."

I have been thinking of this, and since I'm in no position to go to California to visit The Stinking Rose, or to Stockholm to visit Garlic and Shots, I was wondering if any of you, Garlicster readers, know of other garlic restaurants all over the world that you could provide links to. We can visit the menu on the internet. Also, maybe some of you may want to go visit and do a review like the one I did of Garlic's. Sorry, there is no sponsorship or anything, you would have to pay for your own meal, but hey, it would be fun.

Anyone interested?

Friday, July 29, 2005

Bacon and blue potato pizza

Garlic's menu said this was a garlic intensive dish. Unfortunately the strong flavour of the bacon covered the flavour of the garlic.
It was really good, though, just looking at it I get hungry!

Bacon and blue potato pizza

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Garlic ice cream

Yes, garlic ice cream does exist. I have personally tried it. At Garlic's restaurant in London, Ontario.

It was pretty good, actually. By far the most interesting dish I had that night. It was even topped with a chocolate covered garlic clove.
Here is a link to the recipe from Garlic's website.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Roasted garlic

This is the roasted garlic. They give you a whole head of garlic accompanied by toasted french bread and some grapes. It is really good. Since the garlic has been roasted it is pasty and has a nice subtle flavour. I spread it on the bread, but I had to add some salt to it. I think the addition of the grapes was a really nice touch.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Cream of garlic soup

This is the cream of garlic soup, a specialty of Garlic's. It looked a lot like cream of mushroom.

It had a subtle, not that garlicky taste. It could almost have been cream of just anything. It was good, though.
Here is a link for the recipe, found on Garlic's website (garlic soup).

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Garlic Martini

At Garlic's restaurant I had a garlic martini.

This was a normal martini with either gin or vodka and vermouth. The difference is that instead of olive or twist it had a clove of garlic inside. It was nicely roasted so it was easy to chew. An interesting take on the regular martini.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Garlic's Restaurant

I came upon the idea of this blog because of a restaurant in California, The Stinking Rose. I have never been to it, but I thought it was a great idea to have a whole restaurant devoted to Garlic.

Recently I found out there is a restaurant devoted to Garlic in London, Ontario. I could not let the summer pass without me visiting. It was worth it.

This is the entrance to Garlic's restaurant in London, Ontario, Canada.

We made a reservation for 7:00 and were received nicely. The menu is not entirely devoted to garlic but it has about 15% of its dishes with strong garlic content (or so they say).

I ordered a garlic martini and proceeded to examine the menu. The roasted garlic arrived accompanied by grapes and toast to spread on. It was really good but I think it was lacking a bit of salt, I took care of it via the salt shaker. Garlic bread with brie was another good appetizer on the menu.
The cream of garlic soup looked a bit like cream of mushroom and it was really good, but the garlic taste was subtle, it could have been stronger.
The caesar salad absolutely disappointed me, the dressing tasted like bottled dressing. After the garlic-intensive caesar salad I had earlier this summer I thought in a garlic restaurant they would be having something similar.
The garlic linguini had a better taste of garlic on it, unlike the bacon and blue potato pizza, which was advertised as garlic intensive too. The garlic flavour was overcome by the flavour of the bacon.
The most interesting part of the evening was the garlic ice cream which was exactly that: garlic ice cream. As weird/gross as it sounds, it was actually pretty good. It appears to be made from raw rather than cooked garlic and it tastes. It was accompanied by a clove of garlic dipped in chocolate, interesting again, and good.
More pictures to be posted during the week.

Here is a link to the menu, there is another Garlic's in Stratford, ON, Canada.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

I just made reservation for a place called Garlic's, in London, ON (Canada). I'm going on Saturday and will have reviews, pictures, everything for next week. I'm so excited!

Saturday, July 9, 2005

A garlic spread for half your needs

From Fearless:

1/2 c. half and half
1/2 c. white wine, i use n/a white wine coctail cooler from s&s.
1/2 c chicken broth
1/2 c. diced garlic
heat and reduce to 1 c. puree,
use with 1/2 c. most any cheese on pasta, rolls, vegetables etc.

Monday, July 4, 2005

Marinated garlic

Blair sent this email:

If you like garlic, I mean REALLY LIKE GARLIC , this is the recipe for you. Enjoy with meat, pasta ,rice . Don't be surprised if you find youself eating this on every thing!!!!!! Enjoy and let me know what you think.

Marinated Garlic

20 cloves
Teryiaki Sauce

Slice garlic cloves in thin slices
Put garlic slices in a jar (or container that you will never want to use again) and pour Teryiakie in untill full. You can use low salt if you like. Place in frig and forget it is there for at least 3 weeks. This is very hard for my family to do.
The longer the better. That's it . Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, July 2, 2005

Chicken with garlic and mushroom

8 boneless skinless chicken thights.
20 cloves of garlic.
1 cup of chicken stock (I used instant from cubes)
Poultry seasoning.
1 pound mushrooms.
Olive oil.

Brown chicken in olive oil. When it's brown all over transfer it to another plate. Do the same to the mushrooms and set aside.
Fry the garlic, seasoned with the poultry seasoning and salt over medium heat until garlic is golden but not charred. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon flour and let cook for one more minute. Add the chicken stock and when it is boiling reduce heat and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
Return the chicken and mushrooms to the pan, cover and let cook for about 25 minutes.

This is the chicken with garlic and mushrooms. Accompanied by a side of rice. The garlic is cooked so well that it has a sweet un-galicky flavour. It's delicious!