Tucked way at the back of the very posh La Boutique Noire store is a hidden gem of a restaurant, Chabrol. Chabrol is a great new French spot in the heart of Yorkville and the highly anticipated new restaurant by Chef Doug Penfold and Manager Niall McCotter – The geniuses behind Cava Restaurant, a highly respected institution at St. Clair and Yonge.
The inspiration? A sentimental tribute. Doug Penfold is a classically trained French Chef and was mentored by Claude Bouillet (Pastis) who passed in late 2014.
Having some trouble getting a table at Chabrol? That’s because space is very limited…limited to about 4-5 tables in fact. But come on in and cruise up to the bar where they offer the same great food and same great experience.
As you would expect for a highly functional pint-sized restaurant, everything is thoughtfully curated! The menu is tight and each offering is delightfully tasty and wonderfully precise – most are made up of ingredients that were brought in earlier that day! Space is of the essence!
A lovely selection of cheeses from the Cheese Boutique.
The lentil and beet salad with smoked parsnips is a must try for me next time, my friends said it was incredible!
The lamb shoulder is meltingly tender.
Ballotine of Chicken…delish!
Whitefish en Papillote cut open tableside source from Honest Weight.
Mushroom and Artichoke Ragout showcased hedgehog mushrooms that arrived earlier that day and sourced from Marc’s Mushrooms.
Must have dessert? The apple tart! It arrives piping hot with a warm Calvados sabayon and baked on their very own home rolled puff pastry. A labor or love…
TIP: If you don’t see what you like on the wine list, ask Niall or another member of the serve staff, they have a wider offering beyond the menu!
Great things do come in small packages…at least at Chabrol!
Charol is open every day from noon to 10 PM and is located at 90 Yorkville Ave. Call them at 416-428-6641 or contact them at email@example.com