Amherstburg bistro becoming a destination for waffle lovers

Amherstburg's Dalhousie Bistro recently introduced waffles to their menu - and they're creating quite a stir. It's because they use yeast in the batter.

Windsor Morning's Jonathan Pinto finds out the secret behind the popular waffles at the Dalhousie Bistro

Chef Lawrence Koloff of the Dalhousie Bistro in Amherstburg, Ont. shows how they make their popular yeast waffles. 3:00

A few weeks ago, two people — Windsor Morning listener Brad Robitaille and my colleague Katera Zappacosta — told me within hours of each other that I had to pay a visit to the Dalhousie Bistro in Amherstburg.

The reason? Their new Belgian-style waffle.

Unlike most North American waffles, which use baking soda or powder as the leavening agent, the Dalhousie Bistro uses yeast. Many foodies claim this process makes for a more flavourful, crispy and fluffy waffle.

I'm not a big waffle eater, but I was intrigued enough that I decided to find out more. Tap on the audio player to hear about my experience.

A restaurant in Amherstburg is becoming a popular destination for waffle lovers. Jonathan Pinto introduced us to the traditional yeast-raised waffles at the Dalhousie Bistro. 8:02

The Dalhousie Bistro is located at 219 Dalhousie St. in Amherstburg. Waffles are served all day.

About the Author

Jonathan Pinto

Jonathan Pinto is a reporter/editor at CBC Windsor, primarily assigned to Afternoon Drive, CBC Radio's regional afternoon show for southwestern Ontario. Email


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