Thursday, January 8, 2015
Just a Taste | Fionn MacCool
I actually had not heard of Fionn MacCool until I was reached by their Ontario staff back in October/November. I had friends who had tried it in other cities and gave me pretty good feedback about the pub but I wanted to check it out myself. You may be thinking to yourself "it's just another European pub, what makes it different?" A few things that stood out from my first experience was the size of the entire restaurant, the live music and the friendly/helpful service (thanks Amanda).
We sat down near the window facing 2nd ave. and ordered Original 16's and Kronenbourg to start. After the reviewing the menu on our own and then asking for the advice of our server Amanda we went with the blarney chips, shrimp cake sliders, shepherd's pie mini yorkies and the vegetarian flatbreads. Everything was delicious but our favourite was the flatbread. The savoury dill cream cheese sauce and spice from the jalapeno peppers made the dish addicting (so addicting we ordered it a second time).
To conclude, we will be back. The food, service, Kool & the Gang songs and atmosphere all contributed to making our first experience a good one.