I literally gasped when I walked in the resto. Gone was the dark, dated, European restaurant look of the 60's... and I was suddenly transported into a northern European/Scandinavian space - light wood surfaces, colourful banners, natural light pouring in - it was the perfect winter getaway. Our hostess told me about some of the extras they were working on - cute little fire outside, with fur covered seats to curl up in, even a piano that gets played on the weekends.
I started with an Edelweiss, a lovely cocktail of sparkling wine and St. Germain liqueur (elderflowers). The perfect mix of sparkly-sweet-floral tones. Perfect to whet the appetite... So good, in fact, that we went straight to LCBO to buy a bottle after lunch!.
I ordered the Gravlax Tartine, a yummy open face sandwich with burnt orange wild BC coho salmon on top, creme fraiche and pickled onions, served with a side salad and butternut squash soup (sooooo creamy). Memories of open faced sandwiches in Denmark and Sweden.
Donald ordered the German Burger - a pork sausage burger served on a sweet roll with the requisite mustard, with the same side salad and delish thick cut fries.
Nice wine list, relaxed service - we'll be back soon! Another huge selling point - Das Lokal has a huge parking lot (thanks to its KFC roots)... love the Lowertown location.
No web site that I can find, but they are on Twitter.