Canoe is located on the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower on Wellington Street just west of Bay Street. It’s in the very heart of Toronto’s Financial District. If you’d like to learn more, please check out their web-site.
Mikey ordered the Crispy Duck Salad that came with crispy chips of taro root over Asian greens and edible flowers. He really enjoyed it.
For our dessert course Mikey ordered the Hewitt’s Dairy panna cotta. Hewitt’s is a well known and respected family owned dairy business in Southern Ontario. Not only is it a sign of working to incorporate ingredients from local sources but Hewitt’s also comes with its own guarantee of quality. Because of Canada’s pasteurization laws, we have the best quality dairy in North America. That means freshness and flavour. Nota Bene’s panna cotta is served with a blueberry compote and a yuzu granité. Yuzu is an Asian citrus fruit and granité is a French term for crushed, flavoured ice. Mikey described the dessert as light, delicious and refreshing.
My third and final Summerlicious experience was with my dear friend Alicia at Lee Restaurant. Alicia joined me in a review of the only restaurant I got to try for Summerlicious last year. It was only fitting that we join forces again this year. Dining with Alicia is always a little more interesting because she is a vegetarian and has a number of allergies, so choosing a restaurant comes with a little extra scrutiny. Luckily we ended up finding a place that turned out to be pretty fantastic. I really lucked out this turn of LiciousTO.
Lee Restaurant is located in Toronto’s downtown Entertainment District and is known for its fusion menu of East Asian and French flavours, but as you’re about to see their menu also has some South American, Italian and Indian elements as well. The dishes were quite elaborate and very interesting.
Three whole weeks of Summerlicious! What a treat. Now I’m looking forward to Winterlicious when it rolls around. This is a great event that I always look forward to and if you live in Toronto or get a chance to visit while it’s going in, I really recommend you take advantage of it. All of these multi course meals were just $45 each before taxes and gratuity and that is the most expensive as it gets. Multi course lunches start at $15. I always look forward to this event and take part every year.
I hope you enjoyed this post! There hasn’t been much of my own stuff on the blog lately. I have been eating a lot of repetitive, lean meals that include a lot of chicken or fish methods I've already posted and salad. Breakfasts are usually grapefruit, cottage cheese and almonds. I’ve been really fitness oriented this year, especially this summer. In one week from today I’m going to be in the Caribana Mas festival with a couple other of my MasterChef Canada friends like last year. I can’t wait, it should be a lot of fun. A lot of my fitness goals have gone into preparation for Caribana so I’ll be able to loosen up a bit and start preparing food with a little more excitement afterward. Most of my “cheat meals” this month were tied up in Summerlicious. Totally worth it if you ask me!