For those that have actually met me (and have spent any amount of time with me), it is pretty obvious that I like good food ❤️ I am a girl who will happily go to the gym, and then indulges in a fantastic meal and a glass (or two) of wine. Last night was no exception when it came to savoring good food and drinking great wine as we happily visited Noble Bistro Downtown Oakville. Full disclaimer: I totally skipped my regular pre-dinner yoga, in favour of a glass of Honey Jack… because sometimes that’s just the way a Friday should start😂 (BALANCE?)
If you are local to Oakville, you’ve probably heard or seen the advertising for Taste Of Oakville (which ended on February 6th). Luckily some of the best restaurants that Oakville has to offer, including Noble Bistro, have extended their prix fixe Taste Of Oakville menus. This means you have even more opportunity to pop in and try their signature menus! Noble’s was created by Jonny O’Callaghan, who I may have sent an Instagram DM to personally thank for the amazing food (it really was THAT good). Also, his Instagram makes my mouth water, so go check it out here: @jonathandouglasoc
NOW TO THE FOOD!
So in this age of food photography and Instagram (#nomnomnom), I did what would be considered a massive “Influencer Faux Pas” (but should win me points for being a real human being) I was actually enjoying the company, the wine, and the food so much that I actually FORGOT to take pictures of it all 🤦♀️ (And I don’t even feel bad about it). Plus forgetting to take pictures of my food had me messaging the Executive Chef over Instagram and asking to use his pictures, which are WAYY more appetizing than any food selfie I could snap with my phone.
So without further adieu, here is what we ate!
Wild Boar Ragu is 100% my favourite thing. EVER. It’s literally the reason I visit Noble, and sometimes I do think I should extend my choices and try something different. BUT I JUST LOVE IT, and I’m not against stealing a bite off a friends plate to try their food (I am THAT girl🙌). It is also a very big treat since I hardly ever eat pasta and the Orecchiette is perfect. (Both locations have a wild boar pasta, but the type of pasta sometimes changes).
The duck wasn’t my dinner, but was eaten by a self proclaimed “Duck Connoisseur”, who has apparently eaten duck all over the world, in every way you can possibly eat a duck, and he couldn’t say enough good things about it! And being the type of person who steals bites of food off peoples plates, I have to agree that it was a pretty perfect duck.
The other really great thing about it, was how helpful our server was. He knew absolutely everything about the menu, could explain the details of the pineapple that was smoked in house for the Tuna Tartare, and was just all around friendly and helpful (which yes, that is his job, but he does it well).
Not Pictured: The loaf of “straight from the oven” bread drizzled with olive oil and herbs. And the Pecan Pie Tart with warm crème anglaise, vanilla ice cream and bourbon white chocolate crumble (which was also super delicious).
If you are ever wandering Downtown Oakville and you start feeling like you could really use a glass of wine and an even better meal, definitely stop in at Noble Bistro. Bring a friend, drink the wine, try the duck, demolish a plate of wild boar ragu, and at least a few bites of dessert😉 and I swear you’ll end up having a pretty perfect evening.