I can often be caught ranting and raving about how my neighbourhood, The Gay Village is a bit of a barren culinary wasteland. This past winter on one of those Friday nights where you find yourself totally exhausted after a long work week I called up my friend Mark and asked him if he was peckish. I was hungry and wanted to get out of the house and socialize but was too lazy to venture too far from home as I knew I was fatigued from a consuming week. I suggested we visit Smith as it had been open for over a year and I had heard good things about their cocktails and brunch.
I dare say Smith is the only restaurant on the Church and Wellesley strip worth telling people about. I was actually pleasantly surprised when reading through the menu that they were current and in the know on foods that are in fashion. Too often I find myself sitting in the Village at a restaurant which is serving up outdated dishes such as “strawberry and goat cheese salad,” so 1998!
I really enjoy the restaurants ambiance. It is quirky yet refined and a perfect spot to go on a date. I also love how their menu is featured in a newspaper style format (also a fan of their font!)
Knob Creek Bourbon, Grand Marnier, egg white, home made grenadine, lemon juice, nutmeg
Fettuccini with Duck
capers, mint, grana padano
Harissa Roasted Chicken
frisee, eggplant, dates and chickpeas