Visual Diary – Sassafraz for Summerlicious

In the heart of Yorkville, there is a yellow, Victorian house -aka- Sassafraz Restaurant.
…my mom, Regina and I went there this past Saturday.

After trying their summerlicious menu, we went shopping at Holt Renfrew.
Perfect weekend.

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First Course – Tomatillo gazpacho
crème fraiche / chipotle saffron oil / basil cress (vegetarian)

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Second Course – Harrison Co-op artisan chicken breast
white quinoa pilaf / summer squash ratatouille / natural reduction (local)

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Third Course- Mango and mint bavarois
oat crumble / spiced raspberry coulis

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 Very strange Celine heels! Love them or hate them?

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Visual Diary: Diving into Good Food at Canoe restaurant and bar

Luckily for the budget-minded, Toronto’s Summerlicious (‘special offers’ offered by restaurants throughout the city) is in full effect.

My best friend, Regina, and I decided that we would try Canoe restaurant’s menu. We called on the day of and luckily got a spot for 2:15 Lunch.

Located atop of TD Tower, we marveled at its breath-taking view of Toronto and appreciated the taste and the visual presentation of the food served to us.

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For $25 Lunch we got:

STARTER –
New Farms Chilled Cucumber Soup
Orange Scented Cucumber, Hewitt’s Buttermilk & Dill

(Prepared by Regina’s boyfriend who is one of Canoe’s chefs)

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MAIN- Chicken Campanelle Pasta
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MAIN- Wellington County Flat Iron Steak
Gai Lan, Sarladaise Potatoes & Smoked Mustard Aïoli
(BEST STEAK I HAVE EVER EATEN)

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DESSERT –
Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse
Coco Caramel & Devil’s Food Cake

(Chocolate and Hazelnut….the keys to my HEART)

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DESSERT – Frozen Yoghurt
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Overall a delightful experience!

a highly recommended restaurant