On a particularly cold, rainy and chilly Sunday night, a couple of friends and I were in search of some comfort food to warm us up. I suggested BBQ as I kept hearing about the two new places that had recently opened up in town. We decided on Le Fumoir Rubs and called in for a table. We parked a couple of blocks away and quickly walked through the rain. Opening the door to the restaurant we were immediately greeted by a delicious aroma of BBQ; a smokey and sweet smell. I immediately began to drool.
We were seated quite quickly and within seconds our waiter appeared to offer us drinks. I quickly ordered a beer, Moosehead my favorite, and began scanning the menu. We all decided to share the "Bigger than Big: Texan Platter" and then changed our minds as both my friends do not really eat pork.
Two of us ordered brisket, while the other had the beef ribs and a chile for two out of the three of us to share. We all ordered different sides and shared them; mac n cheese, coleslaw, fries and sweet potato fries. I wanted to order a pulled pork sandwich too, but decided to save that for another time.
We waited for what felt like three minutes for our meals and quickly began our eating frenzy. I must say for a busy restaurant the service was impeccable, our waiter was great and the manager even came by to see how we were enjoying ourselves.
We sat eating, laughing and thoroughly enjoying our meal for what seemed to be an hour, we were all stuffed but couldn't stop. The beef ribs were perfectly smoked and had a deep rich bark that was very flavorful. The meat was tender, smokey and delicious. The brisket had a beautiful bark layer atop a beautiful pink smoke ring that was just delicious and the meat was buttery and melt in your mouth good. The rub used on the meat was spiced well and very flavorful, it flavored the meat very well. The BBQ sauce served on the side was sweet, tangy and oh so yummy on the brisket and ribs. The spicy mayo that they also serve was delicious on the fries, yet I wish my fries had been crispier and better cooked. The sweet potato fries on the other hand were absolutely delicious. The mac n cheese was shockingly good, I have to admit I am not a fan of smoked gouda but I did enjoy the dish. The coleslaw was perfectly balanced and I really loved that they used purple cabbage. Huge hit at our table.
The chile was absolutely delicious, I was just expecting it to be spicier but the flavor was well balanced and I really can't complain.
We kept eating and picking way beyond our stomachs limits until a waiter passed by and asked if we were done. We sadly replied that we were and asked for our bills.
I must say we were all extremely satisfied with our trip to Le Fumoir Rubs and will definitely be going back very soon. Cannot wait to try the pulled pork sandwich next time, or maybe the Texan platter... Hmmm...