I had a weird thought the other day. Basically, I came to the realization that if you have good cheese, good meat, and some creativity, it’s nearly impossible to mess up a charcuterie plate.
But I am talking about good cheese, not the cheese you get at your standard grocery store’s deli, I’m talking about the this-is-so freaking-good type of cheese. In fact, that’s actually how our server at Gundrun described the plate above. The charcuterie consisted of Grey Owl Ash Goat Cheese, Avonlea White Cheddar, Merida Chorizo, Housemade Pâté, Czech Beer Salami accompanied by an assortment of mustards, olives, apples, mangoes, dates, figs and quince jam.
And the dish we all spent the last few days craving for…Appenzeller, Emmental, Gruyere, Wine, Kirsch and Fresh Nutmeg Fondue.
Our bread was served in little baskets, and when they arrived at our table I was delighted by how cute they were, so much so, that one server promised I could keep it while another server unfortunately scooped it up as he cleared our table.
Gundrun Tasting Room, if located somewhere else say Yaletown or Gastown, would be fitting though would surely have its fair share of competition. But here in Steveston the restaurant seems to have found a fitting nesting place, hidden from the main street. The space offers both small and long communal tables and with a spacious patio, it’s a great little nook for ushering those beloved, summer nights. And like many other restaurants in this community, the service here is lovely, with approachable and helpful servers.
With right ingredients and a little creativity, it really is hard to mess up cheese and that’s probably one of the reasons I love it so much — that and because it’s so freaking delicious.
Gundrun Tasting Room – 3500 Moncton St, Richmond, BC