Introducing: Das Gasthaus, a new German pub on the Danforth from a former Langdon Hall chef
Name: Das Gasthaus
Neighbourhood: The Danforth
Contact info: 107 Danforth Ave., 647-352-5044, [email protected], www.dasgasthaus.ca
Owners: Ruthie Cummings and her silent partner (and brother) Christopher Cummings
Chef: Andrew Taylor, who used to be the executive chef at the posh Cambridge restaurant Langdon Hall
The Food: Northern German pub food, including smoked herring, house-made sausages and charcuterie boards sold by the metre and half-metre. On the weekend brunch menu, potato rosti comes topped with bacon, gouda and a sunny-side-up egg.
The Drinks: The focus is on German brews and local craft beers, including two rotating taps. There’s also a short wine list.
The Place: A casual bistro with mismatched chandeliers, green velvet upholstery, traditional German paintings by the owner’s sister and a heavy wooden bar.
• 100 per cent of the dishes have German names (with English descriptions)
• 36 seats, including six at the bar
• 30 more seats to come on a back patio
• 12 beer taps with seven German imports and five Ontario craft options