A few days in Toronto
Friends we have known since college graduation ended up putting their roots down in Toronto. It is funny how life takes you places that you were not expecting. We try to get together with them a few times during the year. This time we went to their town. Great city.
We had dinner at Boralia on Friday night. Boralia is located in an area that like many other urban cities has gone through a lot of transformation over the past 5 years. The food is creative and definitely has a Canadian edge to it.
Everything is meant to be shared. These are chopsuey croquettes. Interesting take of chopsuey wrapped up into one bite.
Deviled Chinese tea eggs. These were really good. Lots of flavor that you aren’t expecting with deviled eggs
Mussels smoked in pine needles, pine ash and butter. Here is how it comes to the table.
Here is what is left when the smoke evaporates. This was absolutely delicious.
Smoked white fish is hiding underneath the rice crackers with a hint of curry.
Stuffed onions mixed with carrots, rye berries and a light onion sauce.
Beautiful presentation here. Grilled mushroom salad with watercress sauce and a hazelnut corn cake.
This was the special of the evening. Beef two ways. Simple and dense like a stew. This was my least favorite of the meal.
Caramelized onion and potato pierogies with crispy onions, red cabbage and a horseradish sour cream on top.
Dessert was not as light as it should be. Hot chocolate beignets.
The place is great. Wonderful vibe with creative food. If it was in NYC well we would be coming back.