Wednesday, August 6, 2008
What's Cooking Wednesday: Toronto Week: Toronto Restaurant Reviews
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This just in: I did no cooking last week.
From Sunday morning through Saturday afternoon we were on the road. Since then, I've been lazy.
This morning was farm share day, and today I've blanched and frozen kale, made a blueberry-peach cobbler, a batch of borscht, a Russian cucumber-sour cream salad and prepped a summer squash gratin.
But I'm not going to write about any of those.
If you want any of the recipes, leave a comment and I'll post one for next week. ;-)
This week I'm going to talk about all the wonderful food that D and I ate in Toronto.
Now, here's the thing that stinks: our camera wasn't working. So I'm going to have to post links, etc. You'll just have to take my word for it that the food rocked.
King's Noodle House
Image from: Houston Daily Photo
We had this very dish - a flavorful broth with unbelievably tasty barbecued duck and wontons filled with shrimp, along side bok choy and perfectly cooked Chinese egg noodles. We also had the best shrimp we've ever tasted - it was steamed together with garlic and served over rice noodles. The dinner was cheap and probably the best Chinese food D and I have ever had (and that includes food in NYC, San Francisco and Vancouver). This is not the place for a relaxing dinner - there's virtually no ambiance, and you're usually seated with others at huge tables, but the food is.... amazing.
This was a suggestion from NYC/Caribbean Ragazza, and I am so grateful to her! D and I shared a fabulous pizza, suggested by the server, that included mozzarella, gorgonzola, speck, basil and mushrooms. It was truly out of this world. To give you an idea of what the pizzas at Terroni are like, here's a picture from
We also had very good meals at
La Bruschetta (a wonderful pear and gorgonzola salad with a pear-infused vinaigrette, and chicken breasts stuffed with roasted vegetables over a bed of pesto cappelini)
Image from www.dine.to
At Avli, in the Greektown secion of the Danforth, we had magnificent Greek food - a mezze plate with the best taramosalata I've ever tasted and a perfect lamb pie, with huge chunks of succulent, grilled lamb.
and Little India
Image from Food TV/Canada
We had the buffet lunch depicted here. The butter chicken was out of this world, as was the rasmalai.
And, at the risk of boring you (or starving you) to tears, I have to mention Dufflet Pastries, where we had this:
"Passion Fruit Mousse Mini
Delicate layers of polka dot chocolate sponge surround dark chocolate mousse and passion fruit mousse; garnished with a mirror glaze and a swirl of chocolate."
Image and text from Dufflet Pastries