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.

fried ballsEverything is meant to be shared.  These are chopsuey croquettes.  Interesting take of chopsuey wrapped up into one bite.

eggsDeviled Chinese tea eggs.  These were really good.  Lots of flavor that you aren’t expecting with deviled eggs

smokeMussels smoked in pine needles, pine ash and butter.  Here is how it comes to the table.

musselsHere is what is left when the smoke evaporates.  This was absolutely delicious.

whitefishSmoked white fish is hiding underneath the rice crackers with a hint of curry.

onionsStuffed onions mixed with carrots, rye berries and a light onion sauce.

mushroomsBeautiful presentation here.  Grilled mushroom salad with watercress sauce and a  hazelnut corn cake.

beefThis was the special of the evening.  Beef two ways.  Simple and dense like a stew.  This was my least favorite of the meal.

potatognoiccCaramelized onion and potato pierogies with crispy onions, red cabbage and a horseradish sour cream on top.

beneignDessert 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.