Sunday, July 19, 2015

Fast Food, Frites, Fried and Rotisserie Chicken: Moo Frites, Dirty Bird and Flock Rotisserie.

Moo Frites

Fries and a multitude of sauces are all that is available at this shop. The fries are made in automated timed friers. One has a choice of fries fried in canola oil or beef fat. We tried one of each.

Fries made in canola oil. These were tastier than beef fat fries. 

Beef fat fries. Franky, bland and not particularly tasty.

Neither one of the fries had a particularly good texture and were not crispy enough. I was not satisfied with the taste with either fries.

We ordered 3 sauces, garlic (which was good and garlicy), Tunisian which was a it spicy and a mayo sauce with parmesan.

Dirty Bird

I ordered the chicken thigh and the dirty fries. The chicken had been sitting for some time so the fried skin lacked any crispiness although it was tasty. The chicken was cooked properly, juicy. The fries had been sitting as well and had no texture although the taste was satisfactory. What set the fries apart was the very tasty "dirty" sauce made with maple aoli, chives and french fried onions (cheddar as well but I asked for that to be omitted).

Flock Rotisserie

Flock Rotisseurie is chef Cory Vitiello's latest venture, located in the club district.

The pulled chicken sandwich, consisting of beet and apple horseradish, dijon mayo, lettuce, crispy onions, tomato and avocado, all on a multigrain bun. This is a sandwich with good textures and flavours, but the flavour of the chicken is rather absent. Much more chicken is needed. 

After a big bight!

A leg of rotisserie chicken. Good flavour of both the skin and the chicken, all with a mild bight. Chicken was properly cooked and very juicy with good flavour. Two sauces were offered and I chose the very well flavoured and highly complementary chimichurri sauce. 

But for me, one of the real highlights were the salads with multiple complementary flavours and textures. It is rare for any fast food joint to have such great flavourful salads as these.

The "boho" Flock, marinated kale salad, red quinoa, oven-dried tomatoes, roasted and raw beets, dried currants, pumpkin seeds, shredded carrots, pomegranate seeds, sweet red peppers all with a beet/basil/orange vinaigrette.

The "Frenchie" Flock, arugula,  blanched green beens, french lentils, roasted cauliflower, red onions, sweet peppers, cucumber. cherry tomatoes, hard boiled egg all with a roasted tomato/olive/caper vinaigrette.

"Power" Flock, romain lettuce, squash, avocado, orange slices, walnuts, marinated chick peas, goji berries, sunflower seeds, soy beans and sprouts all with a carrot/ginger/soy bean white miso dressing.

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