Please note that I was invited by VANEATS to review this package, anything extra I paid for out my own pockets!
Here is what’s included in the Falconetti’s Fix Package ($16):
A. Mini Poutine, freshly made pepper gravy drizzled over real Quebec cheese curds
B. Slow Smoked Pork Ribs, smoked in-house with our special rub then slathered in our Tequila BBQ sauce
C. Falconetti’s Famous Sausages, choose 1 of any of their gourmet, home made sausages
D. Phillips Beer’s Blue Buck, two 4oz glasses of a deep amber coloured beer with a crisp finish featuring a delicate hop aroma
When we arrived, there was a band setting up. I love live music so I was hoping they’d start while we were still there, but sadly it didn’t happen! Our waitress also informed us it was Burlesque Night! Fancy.
To start off, we had two 4oz glasses of Phillips Beer’s Blue Buck. Although they say it’s 4oz each, I’m pretty sure it feels more like 8oz each! It’s a great beer that goes really well with the meal!
Now onto the platter. You have the Mini poutine, ribs and your choice of one of their famous sausages. Our waitress suggested the Honey Bratwurst and she also enjoys the more spicier ones (much like me!) like the Yucatan Chicken (their hottest) and the Chaurice which she describes as second hottest.
With the VANEATS package, we went with Honey Bratwurst, as Brian – my dining partner this evening is a sucker for anything with honey mustard and caramelized onions. Oh my gosh, this was so delicious. There was just the right amount of toppings as the sausage itself stole the show! Their buns are shaped the same way as their sausages as well so it held the toppings and the meat quite perfectly. The bratwurst was flavourful and the mustard and onions really complimented the flavour.
Our second favourite item on the platter was the Mini Poutine – made with pepper gravy over real Quebec cheese curds on their fries. The gravy was delicious – it had so much flavour to it that we were dipping our other fries into the gravy! On another note, their fries are EXTREMELY tasty! I think it’s quite possibly the best fries in town. I say this because it’s tossed in their zingy garlic oil, which is a little bit of a bit and refreshing on the palate.
Finally, the Slow Smoked Pork Ribs. These ribs were tender and fell off the bone easy and were quite lean. The Tequila BBQ sauce is another punch of flavour, a bit tangy. Brian said he thought it was spicy, but I didn’t find it that spicy.
We ordered another sausage to get a feel of the flavours, the one our waitress recommended: The Chaurice. It’s described on their menu as “Cajun style chorizo with deiced tomatoes, red onion, house & hot sauce ($12)”. Second spiciest on their menu? I can see that! It’s quite spicy, but I love spicy food! Brian, who is not a big fan of spicy food managed to eat most of his half so while yes, it is ‘spicy’ it’s not unbearably spicy. I’d like to come back and try their Yucatan Chicken!
We met the general manager, Jesse briefly as he introduced himself to us and explained that they were catering a film event upstairs. He also offered to bring us a sample dish to try, which was super nice of him. It’s braised duck served on a bed of arugula and with a poached egg. What a delicious treat – the braised duck is by far the best duck I’ve tasted in my experience of duck-tasting. If duck tasted like this all the time, there’d be a shortage of ducks at Queen Elizabeth Park (KIDDING!).
At $16, this package is a great deal. Not only do you get to try all their great items, you’ll be fairly full – especially if you eat this on your own. I’d definitely recommend checking this place out for their sausages, poutine and fries – all winning items in my book!
To learn more about the package and purchase it, please visit the VANEATS website.