Anyone who has walked through the doors at the Yvette Moore Gallery knows what I mean when I say elegance and class. For those of you that haven’t been, I would like to share with you what is behind the doors at 76 Fairford St. W.
The Gallery is located in the original Land Titles Office, running from 1910 to 1998. It was named a Heritage Property in 1997 and the Yvette Moore Gallery Project started in January of 1999. The building has undergone a number of renovations all while keeping the natural design and charm of the original property. One of the most surprising finds during this process was the solid copper window and door frames which to this day are part of the décor in the Gallery. Although new elements had to be added to the renovations, everything was carefully chosen to keep with the original beauty.
While walking through the Yvette Moore Gallery, you can tell just how much care and attention goes into all the displays of various art mediums. Each standing out in its own right, from Yvette Moore’s beautiful works to those of other local artists such as Brysen Bert and Claude Morin, everything is perfectly shown.
While your eyes are taking in all the beauty around you, your nose may pick up on something as well. Nestled in the back of the Gallery is something so special in itself, The Gallery Café. The aromas that fill the Gallery will have you hungry almost instantly! So naturally lunch was part of my visit.
The Gallery Café was on my list of places I needed to visit. This was the first time I have dined here and I can tell you, I left happy! I started my meal with the Hot Apple Cider which was a great choice for a chilly day. Next I had the Vegetarian Spinach Pie which I am told is a classic favourite, and a cup of their homemade Cream of Mushroom Potato Dill Chowder. Everything was perfect and I can see why this is a popular choice among locals for lunch. We finished our meals off with dessert which consisted of Gingerbread with a Lemon Butter Sauce and Grandma’s Bread & Butter Pudding! All I can say is dessert is a must when you visit The Gallery Café!
One of my absolute favourite things about The Yvette Moore Gallery is how local everything is. From the artists to the ingredients used in the kitchen, they all share that common theme. There is something so special to know that what you are purchasing supports hard working people in your community!
In closing I would like to thank Yvette and Sarah Moore for having us in to snoop around and for the amazing lunch you treated us too, it was much appreciated! I was impressed from start to finish.
See you around,