The first day of Summerlicous in Toronto was excruciatingly hot. Over 40 degrees throughout the day plus a bit of obnoxious humidity. I walked from my apartment up to Yorkville with my dining companion Joaquin, looking forward to getting ourselves off the streets and into a well air conditioned dining room.
Shortly after sitting down we had a nice chat with Chef Philip Horrigan who filled us in a bit on the restaurants history and menu. The interior is inspired by French artist Matisse while the menu offers some French favorites with an overall continental appeal. The service was attentive and portion sizes were great value. We spent the next few hours slowly sipping on martinis, sampling each plate and swapping wine glasses.
We enjoyed (* notes my favorites)
Matisse Martini *
vodka, alize, lime juice, splash of cranberry
Vegas Lemon Drop
citron vokda, triple sec, lemon juice
Black River Malbec, Argentina
Angels Gate Gewurtzraminer, Ontario *
Beet and goat cheese salad with Mizuna *
“picards” crispy sunflower seeds
chimmichurri dipping sauce
14 oz Bone in Rib eye Steak *
pommes frites, broccoli, compound butter with a red wine jus
Fettuccini Alfredo *
double smoked bacon & green peas with a creamy alfredo sauce
Warm Apple Caramel Crumble
mocha cream & chocolate covered espresso beans
Traditional Carrot Cake
cream cheese frosting and crème anglaise
#346 restaurant reviewed in Ontario since moving to Toronto in 2010.