|Chef Reuben Major|
The tasting kicked off with a glass of Glera sparkling wine, as we grazed on Chef Reuben Major’s take on sour cream and onion chips, reimagined as house made kettle chips with a sour cream and caramelized onion dip. Although sour cream and onion chips are also my all time favourites, this was my second least favourite dish of the night as I found the chips too thick and the sour cream dip lacked the sweetness I was expecting from caramelized onions. I think had the chips been a bit thinner and the caramelized onion come through more strongly, it would've been a great dish. My least favourite dish of the night was the spicy chicken taco. The chicken was unfortunately so shredded that there would be no way to know it was chicken unless you were told. Although it was most definitely spicy, there was little depth of flavour otherwise. It would have been better to leave the chicken in whole strips to give the dish some diversity of texture aside from the vegetables, and perhaps if the serrano lime marinate were more flavourful, it would have given it the complexity the dish needed.
|Albacore Tuna Tataki + Wonton|
|Apple + Cranberry Crumble|
|Menu on back plus pen to take notes|
|Central Social Hall Downtown|
I will definitely be returning to try the other items on their new menu, and for those who are too far from downtown, have no fear! They will be opening up a second location in St. Albert soon. If you’ve never been, now is the time to visit Central Social Hall with their newly revamped menu, or if you’ve been before and were unimpressed with their lacklustre food, give them another whirl, as it has changed for the better!
Central Social Hall
10909 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB T5J 3L9