If you find yourself hungry and in downtown Moncton, you just might want to visit Tide & Boar. Tide & Boar is an original Gastropub located in the heart of the city. (I think that the name is a clever play of words, because the Tidal Bore rolls through Moncton twice a day.)
Chef Michel Savoie serves up creative dishes made with local ingredients. Their menu used have more boar inspired dishes, but they had a surprisingly large demand that almost depleted their boar supply! Luckily, you can still find boar items on the menu, which brings me to….
…the Boar Poutine ($16), a deliciously filling dish of chicken and boar gravy, hand cut russet potatoes, braised boar, caramelized onions and giant cheese curds. The poutine was topped with their house made tide ketchup. It was the perfect size to share and perfectly flavoured.
We had a pretty hard time choosing from the diverse menu, but we eventually did.
For my main, I chose the Parmesan Crusted Haddock. The haddock is rolled in panko, Parmesan and basil. It was served with a fennel slaw and a choice of side. I chose fries.
The fish was surprisingly light, which was great. Sometimes it can be pretty heavy with breading. I enjoyed the fish, but I wished I could have tasted more Parmesan in the breading.
My dining partner had the T&B Veggie Burger, made with black beans and (surprisingly) dates. She said it was amazing. For her side, she chose the Tide & Boar salad. It was super good. (Okay, I stole a little)
Their house salad is made with artisan lettuce, root vegetables and granola tossted with shallot dressing and finished with fresh Parmesan cheese. YUM.
We were quite full but we made sure to save room for dessert…
Our desserts were the perfect end to a delicious meal. The service was friendly, and the restaurant itself is a pretty hip place to hang out. I loved the fun 8-bit bathroom icons.