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Chowhound Review: Perigee dessert tasting

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Chowhound Review: Perigee dessert tasting

kellybobo | May 21, 2007 06:05 PM

My favourite part of dinner is dessert so I was anxious to try the dessert tasting at Perigee in the Distillery District in Toronto, and so convinced my husband to take me there in lieu of a birthday dinner.

For $40 each we received a cheese plate + various breads, 3 main desserts, 3 amuse-bouches, and a few nibbles with the bill which we were too full to try. The cheese plate is optional so if you don't want it I assume another dessert will be served instead of it. The food was great, we both really enjoyed it. There were plenty of interesting flavour and texture combinations. The cheese plate and one of the desserts was shared between the two of us, and for the other 2 desserts and amuse-bouches we each received different dishes. Can't remember all the details of the food but it included lots of fruit flavours like mango, rhubarb, grapefruit, and pear ...different types of desserts like sorbets, panna cotta, pastries ... there was also a caramel souffle ... and the last course was chocolate-themed. Very filling so I would recommend a light, early dinner before such a tasting.

Perigee has a large open kitchen and we were seated by it. The head chef described the 3 main dishes for us so I felt like I was on "Iron Chef". Never been to the restaurant for dinner, but the couple beside us were having it (they only have tasting menus there) and it looked good too, with generous portions.

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