Sunday, September 4, 2011

George Restaurant, Toronto

George has been a highly respected establishment in Toronto, with chef Lorenzo Losetto at the helm. What makes the experience at George particularly enjoyable lunch in the garden during the lovely summer months.

We began with perfectly cooked B.C. spot prawns accompanied by saffron couscous, tomato, pieces of crisp cucumber and chopped chives, cucumber dressing.

Veal tataki, "gazpacho" salad, raspberries, crispy potato strands and a raspberry dressing. The chilled, marinated, medium rare, thinly sliced veal was a pleasant accompaniment for the salad and potato.

We just had to order the veal burger to try. It was accompanied by a bland avocado mostarda that could have used more bight. Unfortunately, the burger was well worked and the ground meat too compacted to be enjoyable. The fries were not crispy enough, but the potato taste was quite fantastic, so good that we devoured 2 portions of the fries, accompanied by a raspberry flavoured aioli.

Togarashi scallops were accompanied by fava bean and raisin relish and couscous.

Seared foie gras was topped with crispy sweetbreads on a tart with roasted peach all joined with a composed root salad. This was an indulgent but hearty dish for a summer's day. It was enjoyed with a '75 Ch. Montrose brought by my friend.

Dessert was lovely, buttery, apple tart with a very well prepared and intensely flavoured raspberry sorbet and mixed berries.

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