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Short Review: Lago

Wil | Nov 21, 2005 09:11 AM

Well, my wife and I wanted to go to Auberge on Friday, but it was fully booked so I was scrambling on this board for a new place to try out. Someone recommended Lago and I read a quick review of it on toronto.com so I thought I would try it out.

Lago is located at the Eagle's Nest Golf course at Major MacKenzie and Dufferin. Sounds far, it is, but considering I live at Major Mac and 404 it's actually really close!

The dining area is very small, I think only 14-15 tables in total with a bar on one side and glass doors all along one wall which overlooks the golf course (of course it was pitch black at night so couldn't enjoy this facet of it)

First off, the bread was simply FANTASTIC. Baked on premise focaccia bread was really good. I had 4 rounds!

For our appetizers we decided on the butternut squash soup and potatoe gnocchi. The butternut squash soup was perfect, creamy without being heavy, strong butternut squash flavour great. The gnocchi was well done as well, but nothing spectacular.

For our mains, I had the crispy conrish hen (29.95) and my wife had the fish(I forget the type!) (34.99) The hen was indeed crispy and the hen was rather large. Served with a mix of vegetables and a glaze of some sort it tasted pretty good, but felt like a bit of comfort food rather than fine dining. My wife's fish was very fresh and tasty. We bypassed desert and coffee because I am embarred to say, we had a craving for dairy queen blizzards! :)

Overall I felt the food was ok, but probably not worth the prices they were charging. Presentation was so-so and there was nothing special that made me want to go back. Service was excellent though.

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