The Bier Market prides itself on using the freshest ingredients in order to provide a Belgian Brasserie menu. The reason why most people come, however, is for the beer selection. The Bier Market has over 100 unique beer brands from over 24 countries around the world. Each item on the menu is designed to be paired with a beer. Don't be shy to ask your waiter for help pairing your food choice with a beer from their wonderful selection.
With over 100 beers to choose from, it was hard to decide. In the end, we picked the AMSTERDAM BLONDE, a Toronto local microbrew.
We started off with the MARKT CHARCUTERIE FOR TWO. It was a large portion of assorted meats including Westphalian ham, salumi, cured beef tenderloin, Prague speck and double-smoked pork loin. The meat was accompanied by a cherry and balsamic compote (too sweet for us), sour pickle, Kozlik's mustards and grilled bread.
BRASSERIE BURGER BITES included three slider-sized prime rib burgers stuffed with Gruyere cheese and smoked bacon. In an attempt to be bold and creative, they topped the burger with a thin slice of green apple. I could have gone without the apple for it added nothing to the balance of the burger. The patties were a little dry and had an overwhelming flavour of smoked bacon.
POT OF MOULES PORTO FINO came in a rich thick tomato concassee, with roasted garlic, shallots, and chilies. We asked for extra spicy sauce to satisfy our never-ending need for heat, but trust me the mussels would have been just fine without it. These mussels are HOT! Make sure you ask for extra grilled bread to dip into the sauce.
CAPON WINGS were fried crisp with a house made medium hot sauce. The wings were juicy, spicy and went well with our beers.
STANDOUT DISH OF THE NIGHT:
Pot of Moules Porto Fino