Urban Cat is one of those places with split personalities. They are a regular cafe by day and serve Georgian cuisine by night. Not only that, but the name is totally misleading. Still, it’s a stone’s throw away from home and my housemate had already sent me some interesting pics from a meal he had there. I had to find out for myself.
We ordered what he had: Georgian-style fish. The whole deep-fried trout, served with spicy (pickled) onions and a Georgian beetroot and walnut salad, was smaller than expected but juicy and only needed a pinch of salt or two.
Georgian-style fish ($26.50)
Our second main was Les Calamars a la luzienne, a dish influenced by the Basque cuisine. The calamari was perhaps a bit on the chewy side but the flavourful tomato-based sauce was excellent. It would have been great with bread (if we had some paleo-friendly at hand) or mash. Instead, we ordered boiled potatoes with butter. We could have done better on the sides, I think.
Les Calamars a la luzienne ($22)
Boiled potatoes with butter ($4)