FurcoPosted By Jennifer Ho Nov 01 2012 · 0 comments · Downtown, Get Basted
Popping up just a couple weeks ago, Furco has managed to become wildly popular in a matter of days. Boasting a high-ceilinged, open and industrial type of space, it exudes a sort of laid back cool. It is no wonder that the owners have some connection with Buvette Chez Simone, known for their dominance in the trendy wine bar scene. Let me tell you – Furco’s emergence on the scene was sorely needed. The downtown core is in dire need of decent bars – I think I can name one other place that makes the cut.
With the bar at the centerpiece, the surrounding peripheries are filled by tables and booths where people can lounge about and pick at the bar food. It’s pretty much the perfect place for an early (or late night) drink – especially for those who live and work in the area. Who doesn’t want to knock back a perfect G&T with cucumber after a long day?
We checked it out when it first opened and it was surprisingly busy. We went again recently on a Thursday evening and we could hardly move. It was totally packed, with people pushing up against one another (take that as a good sign). The crowd is a mix of twenty-somethings and early thirties, all mostly pretty cute and well-dressed.
Feeling peckish, we looked for the menu which is actually hand written on individual sheets of paper, hung up on a line close to the kitchen – you’ll have to walk right up to get a good look. The offerings change depending on what’s available at the market but this time around we got a beef tataki with mushrooms, a chèvre with pears and a tartare. We agreed the best amongst the three was the tataki for its light but flavorful taste enhanced by the marinated wild mushrooms. Otherwise, based on what we had here, the food is good – nothing to write home about but will definitely keep your hunger at bay while you schmooze and booze with your friends and co-workers.
So, basically: Furco is the new hot shit. Check it out if you haven’t already.
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