The Humber Room (Humber College)
Lunch Mon-Fri- 11.45 until 1.15
Dinner***Wednesday only*** 6.15- 7.45
Off of Hwy27, north of Finch
Call for directions and where to park, its in Bldg "E"
Free parking for dinner
Very nice, very good, very cheap
Getting tired of chicken wings but wanting to keep within the same budget, we went to the Humber Room yesterday. The Humber Room is the training venue where students in the Culinary Arts(?) programme put on lunch and dinner.
A very pleasant surprise. Good ingredients, well thought out plates, well cooked and nicely presented. Nothing goofy, but interesting. Consistently good from beginning to end. Enough to eat. Four courses cost between $20 and $21, plus GST only. No PST since Humber College is a provincial institution. The cost would be easily double in a nice place downtown.
A white table cloth room, but location does lack cachet. Nevertheless the venue and meal can be ideal if cool is not required: dinner with your wife, (older) relatives who are a bit formal, a celebration with a group for which you want good food but no budget for it. Otherwise, it is a very good meal for very little.
You can see the menu on the website. Punch in "Humber Room" and follow the highlighting. The menu changes a bit, otherwise it is kept for the semester. The soup and the Student's Feature change daily.
We had the blini and smoked salmon plate, bitter greens, salmon (replacement for cod, a beautifully composed plate, $8.95), scallops on a saffron risotto with a mushroom cream sauce($8.75)and all four desserts. The cranberry and apple strudel on an apple caramel sauce and wine muscat cream was our favourite ($3.75)
The wines are from one of the school's local sponsors and definitely do not intimidate the guest.
We used to go to the George Brown equivalent from time to time and can tell you that the quality of the meal depends very much on who the chef-teacher is. The instructor at Humber is very good.