The food at this Mount Pleasant restaurant is so excellent that diners don’t even notice the total lack of decor. Velvety duck liver parfait arrives in a tiny Mason jar with mulled plums, house-made chestnut honey mustard and crisps. Duck confit is everything it should be: crisp skin, moist meat and just a bit of rich fat. It’s sided by wilted Swiss chard, port jus–braised shallots and a vanilla-infused celeriac purée. Three wild Atlantic diver scallops (the ethical choice) are seared and plated with navy bean purée, roasted cauliflower, sautéed baby spinach, bacon and truffle—it’s a curious but wonderful collection of flavours. The list of wines by the glass is paltry, but there are tipples (port, muscat, tokai, brandy) paired with each dessert for just a couple of extra dollars. Calvados-spiked pudding chômeur supports a tiny scoop of brown butter ice cream that melts into rivers of happiness.
FOOD IS ALWAYS AMAZING! SHOULD BE ON DINERS DRIVE IN & DIVES SHOW DEFINITELY! #1 CHOOSE FOR DINING OUT IN TORONTO!
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